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      07-11-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Tire Damage

I hit a curb, it was unavoidable, and my tire took a pretty good beating along with the wheel. I'm unsure as to whether or not it's damaged enough to buy a new one. This set is about done; they might have another 2000 miles on them. Would I be safe waiting it out, or should I go ahead and replace this one?

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No one?
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How was the curb "unavoidable"?

The damage isn't major enough to be unsafe, you are fine, just run out this set.
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*probably* ok for street use. If you go on the race track, I would swap it out. Anything on the sidewall makes me nervous if you're running hard.
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How was the curb "unavoidable"?

The damage isn't major enough to be unsafe, you are fine, just run out this set.
I was in line at the bank, and had to get out of the way of a woman rather quickly so she wouldn't hit my car and ran on the curb. Of course, she had no idea and went along her merry way.

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*probably* ok for street use. If you go on the race track, I would swap it out. Anything on the sidewall makes me nervous if you're running hard.
I've been going extra slow around right-hand corners to keep stress off the sidewall. It scares me too.
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What you chopped off is the "rim protection" rubber on your tire. There are no exposed metal wires that provide the structural integrity of the tire so IMO everything is fine for every street use case.

If you inspect it regularly you will be fine until you get a new set.
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What you chopped off is the "rim protection" rubber on your tire. There are no exposed metal wires that provide the structural integrity of the tire so IMO everything is fine for every street use case.

If you inspect it regularly you will be fine until you get a new set.
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What you chopped off is the "rim protection" rubber on your tire. There are no exposed metal wires that provide the structural integrity of the tire so IMO everything is fine for every street use case.

If you inspect it regularly you will be fine until you get a new set.
Good to know. Thanks
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