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Old 09-09-2011, 01:15 AM
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Is this ok to drive on?

I recently hit a curb while I was driving and when I got home and checked it out, I saw this hanging off my tire. Am I ok to still drive on it? Or should I get a new tire?
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

I would only drive it strait to the tire shop on all small roads under 40mph.

if you choose to drive it it's a 50/50 chance it could blow.
If you have AAA just call them and they will tow it to you for free to local auto center.

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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

It may hold up but I would fix it asap. I can`t really tell the depth of it but it appears to be abit deep. Hopefully your tires aren`t new or semi-new but then if you have good tires you may have some warranty?
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

I wouldn't drive on that. A blown tire at highway speeds can spell disaster for your car and even claim your life. It's ultimately your decision, but I suggest you get that replaced immediately.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Not worth the risk man, get a tire.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:49 AM
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Looks serious. Check on it to see a bubble forming around or in the scrape. Sidewalls are pretty resilient, or there'd be a sidewall rash epidemic. I see chewed up tires and rims every day. If I actually saw radial belts, or sipe cable, then oops. Definitely check it out, used tires are your friends.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Throw your spare on and drive to a tire shop to replace it.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

There is no bubbling or lighter coloration on the spot on the tire. Would it be an option to take it to a place like Pep boys and have them patch it until I can afford a new tire or set of tires?
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Put some glue on it and call it a day lol
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

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There is no bubbling or lighter coloration on the spot on the tire. Would it be an option to take it to a place like Pep boys and have them patch it until I can afford a new tire or set of tires?
Patches are not for sidwall repair. They are to patch holes on the tread from the inside.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

lol sounds like hes gonna drive on it regardless boys
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Epoxy glue with the high tensile strength. And stop driving into curbs please.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

if it's holding air, you should be fine. One of my tires on my SH rims is missing a chunk and I drive on it all the time when I've blown out a tire with my other rims. I'm actually driving on it now :P
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

I actually haven't driven it since. And what about green slime? Would that save me from having to buy a new tire? I can't afford a new one right now and won't be able to for another week and I have to go to work somehow.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Noooooo! Please take this advice, I work at a tire shop and iv seen a lot of tires that have had blowouts ect.. don't take ur chances and get a new tire on that wheel. As for slime its not going to help at all. If u have a discount tire company around were u live go there first they will inspect the bead and see if its damaged. If u can't afford a new tire get one used, but get if from a reputable place not from a junk yard. If u don't mind me asking were r u located
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

that fix a flat is just junk. I used to work at Discount tire a few years back, and I hated changing flats that had that crap in there. I'd only use that fix a flat stuff for a golf cart or maybe even an ATV if I'm stuck in the forrest
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

Yeah I saw some tires on their website for around 80-100 bucks. Are all of those new?
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

if its on the front change it with a rear tire, if it blows and you're driving under 70mph it wont throw you off too bad on a dry road. keep your spare for when it finally does go. a spare's not meant for more than 50 miles. do what sideswipe said and throw epoxy on there to be safe.
And get another tire next check.
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Re: Is this ok to drive on?

The guy who fixed my car's tranny and who's done an indefinite amount of work to my car said that it would be fine as long as it's not loosing air and it's not bulging or discolored and showing signs of thinning rubber, I'm ok to drive on it. He's a very reputable guy. He rebuilds cars for a living and has several sweet rides (GTR, King Cobra, Lotus Elise, BMW K 1600 GT).
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