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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by BenH1993, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. BenH1993

    BenH1993 Active Member

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    Just clipped the kerb. Wasn't concentrating for a split second and paying for it now, do we think the tyre will need replacing or is it good for now?

    Usually I'd just swap out but it's an un-needed expense at this moment in time.[​IMG]

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  2. Scotty

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    Change it mate that tyre could cost you more than a hundred quid.
     
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  3. Kirky

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    Keeping a tyre with sidewall damage isn't worth the risk. Definitely change it.
     
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  4. BenH1993

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    Cheers guys

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  5. LouG

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    Are the belts exposed in the cut? If it's just slightly cut the rubber it could be OK. Get a tyre guy you trust to check it out.
     
  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Yeah. I think this! Get a tyre place you trust to look at it. I just lost a near new PS4S. Cost me £162. Annoying yeah. Worth my life no.
     
  7. C_ED_99

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    Looks like the alloy took more damage than the tyre, can't really tell from the picture what the side wall is like. Is it bulging or cut? It looks like it has maybe been abraded a bit? General rule is side wall damage will necessitate changing the tyre, but take it to a tyre mechanic as others have said.
     
  8. Mr Pig

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    Hard to tell but it looks like a chunk of rubber is gouged out? That's a pretty strong part of the tyre so I'd not like to call it over the net. Don't take it to Thick Fit as they will just tell you top change it no matter whether it is ok or not.
     
  9. RUM4MO

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    That damage, as long as it is not through to the cords will be okay normally, but it needs a professional to confirm that. At MOT it will still warrant a warning/observation, my daughter cut one tyre, it got reported at next MOT, when I heard about that I cleaned the area up and super glued it back down, after that the next MOT did not comment on it. In that case, I felt that the cut/gouge was minor enough to not affect the safety of her or any other road user.

    Your main problem might be that the cut/gouge material has "gone", so that damage remains open.
     
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