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Old 07-16-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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Chunk out of Pirelli P-Zero?

I backed out of a parking space the other day and learned that the curb was unusually high. I was going minus-one-mph and turned the wheel. Chewed up my Brembo wheel something awful, but I know there's a thread already on getting these repaired at alloy wheel specialists.

But then I saw the chunk out of the tire! Egad! I have no idea how the curb could do this. But I'm most concered about safety. It's a few millimeters thick but I haven't actually measured. I've been driving on it, trying to keep it under 120mph. (jk)

Any experience with this? Thanks...
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:55 AM   #2
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That is not deep enough to cause concern. What should cause concern is the tire itself. P zero's blow. toss em.
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Okay, thanks... looks like *%&$. I don't suppose there's any non-jackleg "fix?"

They came with the Pirellis. To be truthful, I didn't know that they were bad. In what respect?
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I failed inspection cuz there was a chunk missing on the sidewall. Keep that in mind.
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The stock Pirelli tires are hard to have good traction woth, and for me, slightly noisy on the road. Traction is the big problem though.
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idk but if I drove it real hard I would be concerned.
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idk but if I drove it real hard I would be concerned.

Come on! You don't think a blowout of the sidewall on the freeway wouldn't be fun?


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only if it's on the exit ramp.......
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As long as you can not see the cords in the side wall and there is no bubble you should be fine

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Yes it's fine but if you need an inspection watch out. They failed me cuz of the missing chunk.
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It was probably because they could see the cords at least that's how it is in PA

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Nope. No threads showing. Just a bit of rubber was gone.
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Well, I know it doesn't blowout at 125mph...

ALLEGEDLY going 125mph... I know noth-thing... noth-THING!

Thanks for all the input guys. No tread showing. And while I'm not the expert, there seems to be a lot of baby fat on these tires. It doesn't seem to miss a little nibble out of it.

If it gets inspected, I'll put electrical tape over it and finish with Mcguiar's NXT Insane Shine. LOL

Do we get inspected in Michigan? I'm kinda new to the state (as evidenced by my buying a GT in Michigan)...
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The last set of tires on my truck had a 2" gash in the sidewall you could peel back to the cords. Drove it that way for almost three years. You may get by just fine, or not. Always a crap shoot.


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I would not worry about that, the rubber on the outside of the sidewall is to protect the cords inside the tire from the elements. Unless there is a gash, slit, or crack exposing the cords in some manner, then you have nothing to worry about.

If you start to see a bubble or bulge in the tire, then there is hidden internal damage and should be replaced.
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Yes it's fine but if you need an inspection watch out. They failed me cuz of the missing chunk.
I had the same thing happen to me on my Caddy CTS in VA. Failed cause of a small chunk gouged out.
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I had the same thing happen to me on my Caddy CTS in VA. Failed cause of a small chunk gouged out.
Pissed me off too lol. I was about 2000 miles left on the stock Pirellis and was gonna wait while Cruizin Concepts got some wheels back in stock. I wanted to give AM the business but they won't price match the tires and wheels package. They would price match the wheels but not the tires cuz it wasn't "normal pricing" or something like that.

So I had to waste $45 to buy a temp used tire. In retrospect I should have just rolled around with expired inspection lol.
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Pissed me off too lol. I was about 2000 miles left on the stock Pirellis and was gonna wait while Cruizin Concepts got some wheels back in stock. I wanted to give AM the business but they won't price match the tires and wheels package. They would price match the wheels but not the tires cuz it wasn't "normal pricing" or something like that.

So I had to waste $45 to buy a temp used tire. In retrospect I should have just rolled around with expired inspection lol.
Yeah that sucks I was thinking about pitching the P-Zero's but might as well wear them down as bad as they suck why Ford even chose a tire like that god only knows but it blows and to make it worse I don't really drive my car allot so until it stops hurting lol.
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Yeah that sucks I was thinking about pitching the P-Zero's but might as well wear them down as bad as they suck why Ford even chose a tire like that god only knows but it blows and to make it worse I don't really drive my car allot so until it stops hurting lol.
I feel ya. But at least the threads aren't showing so you should be safe. The electrical tape suggestion sounds interesting lol
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Is it really worth risking a blowout? Anything can happen


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Is it really worth risking a blowout? Anything can happen


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The main integrity is in the threads. U will now that this is the truth if u've ever seen a bubble on tires.
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The stock Pirelli tires are hard to have good traction woth, and for me, slightly noisy on the road. Traction is the big problem though.
Show me one tire that isn't noisy on 19s on this car...I hope to find one that is silent someday on the Brembo wheels.
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So has anyone had any experience with the factory Goodyear F1 eagles that are supposedly summer tires?


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Show me one tire that isn't noisy on 19s on this car...I hope to find one that is silent someday on the Brembo wheels.
You just answered your own question, sort of. You want to find a quiet tire for the Brembo rims, which are 19's...
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