Sigh... Tire damage


Old 10-23-03, 04:00 PM
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Sigh... Tire damage

I think I know the answer to this but I don't want to believe it. I've got a tire on the front right and the little lady drove it into the curb. There's a small gash in the sidewall, very small. Do I need to replace it, and do I need to replace another tire at the same time, they're all pretty new, maybe 9,000 miles on them.
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Old 10-23-03, 04:22 PM
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I'd replace it as it could blow out on you without warning if it's deep enough.

BF Goodrich makes "Tri Gard" Sidewalls (I believe that's the term they use) for truck tires which are strengthened.
Old 10-23-03, 04:22 PM
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You need to take it to a tire dealer for inspection.It could be cosmetic damage or structural.Usually if you don't have exposed cords it's only cosmetic.If you can send me a pic I'll look and try to advise.
Old 10-23-03, 06:07 PM
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What Davo said

Depends if any structural damage was done.

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