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# 175039 15-Jun-2015 14:30
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Not sure how this happened apart from being the obvious kerb rash. Would this tyre fail a Warrant of Fitness which is due next month.

If pull back the flap I can barely see the wire mesh.

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  # 1325016 15-Jun-2015 14:35
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Don't think it would more cosmetic

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  # 1325020 15-Jun-2015 14:37
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Even IF it passes WOF, I will change that tyre.

Sidewall damage is a time bomb.

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  # 1325022 15-Jun-2015 14:39
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nakedmolerat: Even IF it passes WOF, I will change that tyre.

Sidewall damage is a time bomb.

What car is it?


Oh yeah, I'll get it changed. It's just it's not a good time to splash out $200 on a tyre right now.
It's a Mazda MPV 2008.





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  # 1325023 15-Jun-2015 14:41
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I'd pop in to a tyre shop and get them to have a look. Sidewall damage can be pretty serious, or it may be nothing at all.  I wouldn't leave it to the WOF inspector.

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  # 1325025 15-Jun-2015 14:41
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If steel belt is not damaged it's only cosmetic damage and will not impact the safety of the tyre

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  # 1325028 15-Jun-2015 14:46
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Might upset balance of the tyre but not much at all, 10 grams is all I use to balance out when working in a tyre power 20 years ago

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  # 1325030 15-Jun-2015 14:49
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jimbob79:
nakedmolerat: Even IF it passes WOF, I will change that tyre.

Sidewall damage is a time bomb.

What car is it?


Oh yeah, I'll get it changed. It's just it's not a good time to splash out $200 on a tyre right now.
It's a Mazda MPV 2008.


Fair enough.

I have had experience with sidewall damage and ignoring it. Always a little bit concerned. Did you see the cord when you pull the flap?

I saw this on AA site - not entirely sure what it means as apparently cut more than 25mm make it illegal.

Sidewall bulges cannot be repaired. They show that the tyre is unsafe, so must be replaced as soon as possible. Tyres are illegal to use if they have a cut of longer than 25mm, deep enough to reach the plies/cords, or a cut that actually exposes the cords.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1325035 15-Jun-2015 14:51
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Side wall damage is only an issue if steel belt is damaged if not then you are throwing money away, The strength is in the steel belt not the rubber

If tyres have bulge then get it changed ASAP and don't even use it as a spare tyre

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  # 1325063 15-Jun-2015 15:11
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jimbob79: 

Oh yeah, I'll get it changed. It's just it's not a good time to splash out $200 on a tyre right now.
It's a Mazda MPV 2008.



you could try a second hand one for about $80 installed. loads of shops in mt roskill / manukau / papatoe region. 



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  # 1325067 15-Jun-2015 15:14
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Something similar happened to me the other week - and I discovered it a couple of days before my WOF was due. I called into the only store that stocks the current tyre on the car, and they checked it out and said it would be fine and would pass the WOF without issue. In my case, only rubber was visible under the 'gash', so you may face a different outcome. But I'd totally recommend just calling into a tyre place to have them check it out - but perhaps one that you trust, rather than one of those that appear to do anything to increase the chance of a sale...

And, yes, my car passed the WOF without issue, which I was damn glad about given I got a quote for new tyres at the same time: $1600 (or thereabouts) for four tyres (at that point they were doing 4 for the price of three, so the full price was something like $500 each!).


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  # 1325068 15-Jun-2015 15:14
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I'm guess you'll be 70% ok.  The cut doesn't sound that deep.




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# 1325070 15-Jun-2015 15:17
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sep11guy:
jimbob79: 

Oh yeah, I'll get it changed. It's just it's not a good time to splash out $200 on a tyre right now.
It's a Mazda MPV 2008.



you could try a second hand one for about $80 installed. loads of shops in mt roskill / manukau / papatoe region. 




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# 1325071 15-Jun-2015 15:20
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hahaha. almost same things. :) 

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  # 1325080 15-Jun-2015 15:28
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tyre.exe or tyre.dmg

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  # 1325108 15-Jun-2015 15:33
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Best to check when you get a WOF so see if they will pass it. But is that caused by damage, or is it a manufacturing defect in the tyre. It looks like it is sliced, can you trim it off, and whats under it? I dont think people can say it is safe, as you can't tell from a photo.

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