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Thread: scraped the curb, and tire damage.. need to replace?

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    Default scraped the curb, and tire damage.. need to replace?

    To make a long story short, i scraped my wheel, resulting in a rashed rim plus a good chunk came off of my tire. The chunk missing is located by sidewall (closest to the rim?). Should i be replacing the tire or is it ok? I would say that the chunk missing is less than 1/4" deep. Any advice is greatly appreciated! thanks!

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    I don't man but riding on tire sidewall damage is asking for trouble. A tires sidewalls are already pretty thin and taking a chunk out just made it thinner and weaker at that spot. In a worse case scenario it may cause a blowout.
    Got any pics of the damage?
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    i dont have the pics yet but its not showing any cords or leaking any air but do you think i can get by just driving it on the street and not on the freeway?

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    it depends on what type of tires you have cause some has thicker sidewall...
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    A pic would help but my main thing is what type of driving will you be doing on it?

    You could always just dunk it in a tub of water to see if it leaks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    A pic would help but my main thing is what type of driving will you be doing on it?

    You could always just dunk it in a tub of water to see if it leaks.....
    ill take the pics on my day off but i drove it today, got as fast as 60 mph, not leaking air, and now im just granny driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtsevovii View Post
    sell your evo quick! its going to explode in a fire!!
    hehe....................... huh??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RREVOVIII View Post
    it depends on what type of tires you have cause some has thicker sidewall...
    i think they're proxies 4... something like that...

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