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Old 07-21-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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noticed a lil chunk of side wall out of my new tires
can I repair this or should I even be concerned? the grove cut in the tire for water is close to it and much deeper so I would assume there is plenty of rubber left and I can ignore it? I don't know? A friend of mine said to put shoegoo on it or 3M Weatherstripping Cement.
Figured I would ask on here before I go any further.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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noticed a lil chunk of side wall out of my new tires
can I repair this or should I even be concerned? the grove cut in the tire for water is close to it and much deeper so I would assume there is plenty of rubber left and I can ignore it? I don't know? A friend of mine said to put shoegoo on it or 3M Weatherstripping Cement.
Figured I would ask on here before I go any further.

Pictures? Did you rub the wheel well?


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I always rub the wheel well, I can see my tire marks inside it on the plastic insert. I don't think its from that tho, maybe a ****ty pot hole, roads are kinda ****ty around here
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the damage is where the red circle is
its not where the road makes contact really more just past where it would roll on the road
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the damage is where the red circle is
its not where the road makes contact really more just past where it would roll on the road

If you are circling the actual chunk, it can't be that large because I cannot see it. It looks more like you are pointing to the edge of the tire where the rubber is still thick and not on the actual sidewall where the writing is. You are probably fine, but I would rather not have tires that rub either. The harder you lean into a curve, the more the tire will flex and the harder it will rub.


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that is a google picture but I circled the area. I don't know why they rub. its that plastic insert in the fender, I may just remove it but it will expose some of the engine bay id assume? not sure I will have to look closer
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I will post an actual picture today
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I will post an actual picture today

Ok. That would be a good idea. That way we can tell you if we would feel comfortable running it that way if it were on our cars.


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just not sure if it will eventually wear down and be unnoticeable or if it will spread
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That little scratch??!?

Lol
Don't worry about it...
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just not sure if it will eventually wear down and be unnoticeable or if it will spread

It's just a chuck and doesn't have a split that goes down any deeper? If not, I would run it for now but just keep an eye on it that it doesn't start chunking any larger as you turn. You might even want to throw it on the back if all of the tires are the same size. That is just my opinion, I am sure others may disagree.


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no front and rear tires are different sizes.
No split just that flap that came off. I realise its not much but could just keep getting chewed up? A friend of mine said to apply some shoegoo or some crap to keep it from spreading?.
The ridges cut in the tire rite next for rain are much deeper so I would assume this doesn't hurt the tire. The fear is of it spreading as like you mentioned when I turn and such it just keep getting chaffed away
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no front and rear tires are different sizes.
No split just that flap that came off. I realise its not much but could just keep getting chewed up? A friend of mine said to apply some shoegoo or some crap to keep it from spreading?.
The ridges cut in the tire rite next for rain are much deeper so I would assume this doesn't hurt the tire. The fear is of it spreading as like you mentioned when I turn and such it just keep getting chaffed away

I'm not sure if what your friend is talking about will stay in there and smooth the whole thing out so there are no edges to catch, or if it will just fall out. I don't think you have anything to lose by trying, worst case it just won't stay and you will be where you are at right now. If it does continue to chafe away, I'm afraid you may tear a big chunk off some day right down to the belts and end up in a dangerous situation. No road hazard warranty on the tires or anything?


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no warranty
crappy thing is there all pretty much brand new and I don't even like them! worst tires are mickey Thompson street comps! My guess is anyone who says to get them or that they are good, has never owned them!.. and now a chunk gets torn out wtf cheap
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crappy thing is there all pretty much brand new and I don't even like them! worst tires are mickey Thompson street comps! My guess is anyone who says to get them or that they are good, has never owned them!.. and now a chunk gets torn out wtf cheap

Should have got BFG Sport Comp 2. Just put those on my '95 T/A this Summer. Great tire, nice grip. Supposed to be great in rain also, but that is a dry weather car so I couldn't say first hand.


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crappy thing is there all pretty much brand new and I don't even like them! worst tires are mickey Thompson street comps! My guess is anyone who says to get them or that they are good, has never owned them!.. and now a chunk gets torn out wtf cheap
That tire will be fine and the whole set will wear out before you know it TC. Then you can get a set of Dunlops and be done with all of this craziness.

Oh, by the way, it looks like you may have a bit too much air in that tire...
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Oh, by the way, it looks like you may have a bit too much air in that tire...

I checked them tonight, 40psi all around.
Tire says max 50psi. What do you run?
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I've been running the same pressure that I use on the autocross track, 38psi in the front and 35psi in the rear. My tires, on the street, feel (and look) good at about 36psi front and 34psi rear. I rarely drive the car except back and forth to autocross it.
The reason that I say that yours look like they have too much air is, in that pic, the scuff marks, from you driving on them, aren't far enough to the edge of the tread. There should already be scuffs down to where the tread starts rolling into the sidewall. Right about to where that little gouge starts to become skinny.
Try 38 in the front and watch what those scuff marks do. Look at the rear and see where those scuff marks are and adjust them accordingly.

When I autocross, I feel that I've got the air pressure dialed in perfectly if the scuff marks just barely touch the line, on the edge of the sidewall of the tread, that runs around the circumference of the tire.
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Thanks, Ill try that out
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