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Old 05-10-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Inside wall damage, questions

I had a pretty new tire that popped off the wheel when doing agressive turn and I had to limp around 1-2 blocks. There are no holes in it but a local tire shop I went to opened it up and told me I need a new tire due to inside damage.

The debris from damage was minimal (shavings) and side wall still looks okay from inside a bit worn where rim was going over it.

I'm using another tire now but just want to know, if there is a case such as this can tire be reused safely? I'm second guessing opinion of the street shop because they are in business of selling services/tires and I don't want to throw this one out and find out it could be used fine.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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On any low pro cant limp on the tire with no air. IT WILL RUIN THE TIRE!
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #3
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On any low pro cant limp on the tire with no air. IT WILL RUIN THE TIRE!
I was on major intersection and simply made 2 blocks to pull over and change it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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Sidewall damage = new tire, everytime.

Take it from someone who's changed hundreds if not thousands of tires...
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:42 AM   #5
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I was on major intersection and simply made 2 blocks to pull over and change it.
2 Blocks will ruin tire...
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:47 AM   #6
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inside damage probably sounds like the sidewall gave out or the bead is messed up. get it checked out but sounds like youre out of luck
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #7
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Definitely sounds like sidewall damage, which renders the tire unusable.
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Gotcha, will throw it out. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:06 PM   #9
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That's the right call. There are some things you absolutely do not want to risk... and running on a damaged tire is one of them.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #10
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I had a pretty new tire that popped off the wheel when doing agressive turn and I had to limp around 1-2 blocks.
Eleven years in the performance/racing tire business and I never once heard of a properly inflated tire "popping off" the wheel without some kind of lateral impact. Did this aggressive turn involve an aggressive impact with an aggressive curb?

If one of my customers brought me a tire that had "popped off" the wheel, that tire wouldn't be going back on a wheel in my shop, no matter how the sidewall looked.
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