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    I rubbed my tyre against a pavement , and i discovered this, Can i fix it or i need a new tyre?
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    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Sidewall damage means replacing the tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    Sidewall damage means replacing the tyre.


    Can it be kept as a spare? They are less than 6 months old....

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    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    That looks superficial with no damage to the side ply. I'd leave it on but keep an eye on it.
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    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    I kinda find these threads funny most of the time.

    Firstly, since you are asking, it means you already have your doubts about it. Secondly, you are going to take the advice on this thread that suits you best, and to add to that, you are asking for advice and taking advice from strangers, and you don't even know their credentials.

    Secondly, a burst tyre can cause you to completely write off your car, or get killed, or injure or even kill those you love.

    So, my advice, superficial damage or not, if you have any doubt in you, the price of one replacement tyre, is a lot cheaper than a funeral, or car write off.

    PS, I not attacking YOU, the OP, directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    PS, I not attacking YOU, the OP, directly.
    But you're having a little dig anyway, right?
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    If it was ME, I would keep it as a spare to be used only for shorter distances at lower speeds.
    I would keep the original spare (assuming it was OK!) - so now you have two.
    If overlanding that can be a life SAVER.
    However I would not use it as a normal everyday tire on the road especially at any kind of speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    But you're having a little dig anyway, right?
    More a dig at the general idea.

    It's kinda similar to asking whether one walk over fire. Of course you can, and if you do it quick enough you might even get away without being burned. But, are you willing to take that risk?

    There was also another thread just a couple of days ago with the bubble in the sidewall.
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    I agree with Jelo on this one. Seems like there is no structural damage. That looks like the 'rim protector' that was damaged. If it was mine, I'd superglue it in place and keep an eye on it.

    At the end of they day, if you feel you're not going to trust it, replace it.
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    I guess i can replace it and fit in a new one, This is the Pirelli Scopion ATR 265/65/R17 ... well will go buy one and replace, That will set me back about R 2143.00 ... rather than dying..... good choice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    If it was ME, I would keep it as a spare to be used only for shorter distances at lower speeds.
    I would keep the original spare (assuming it was OK!) - so now you have two.
    If overlanding that can be a life SAVER.
    However I would not use it as a normal everyday tire on the road especially at any kind of speed.
    As I said: If it was ME.
    This is really good advice. I had a somewhat similar issue (small sidewall bulge - granted, might be a bit more serious than yours looks) recently, also with a tyre that didn't have many miles on it. I replaced the tyre - now I don't have a niggling worry when I drive anymore. It's definitely worth it for the peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaeo View Post
    This is really good advice. I had a somewhat similar issue (small sidewall bulge - granted, might be a bit more serious than yours looks) recently, also with a tyre that didn't have many miles on it. I replaced the tyre - now I don't have a niggling worry when I drive anymore. It's definitely worth it for the peace of mind.

    Yes, but you know Murpey, you will need that "spare" somewhere between Keetmanshoop and Windhoek - distance and time not on your side.



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    Wow , found the price... still cheaper than my life.... yeap..am gonna buy,.....
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    A bit too irritated when I wrote that... Sorry.
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    Thank you everyone , will keep it as a spare, yall amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbiggestr24 View Post
    Thank you everyone , will keep it as a spare, yall amazing...
    Just an idea, take it to a tyre place and get their advice. If you want to keep it as a spare, then get them to glue in a patch over that area for added protection.
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    Why do I see the comment so often that a not-so-good tyre can be kept as a spate?

    If you have 5 tyres available, you can "afford" to have one go flat, because you have a SPARE.

    If you have a flat and fit the spare, you now rely on only 4 tyres (one is flat).
    Does it make sense that you knowingly fitted a dodgy tyre as one of the 4?

    Should the spare not be at least as good as the other 4?
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    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    The idea is to put the tyre on the roof rack and use it to tip toe out of the bush after you have used the spare already.

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    Well start to rotate your wheels. If you need to buy a new tyre it will be a larger diameter. So rotating wheels means the older tyre will be closer in diameter to the new tyre. And you get some use out of an otherwise brand new tyre. I am sick of finding vehicles with brand new spares that are not currently made any longer meaning you need to replace all 5 tyres when up for replacement. Keep the damaged one as a second spare as it then becomes a cheap option for something that you might never need again. Of course be sensible about it if you choose this option.

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