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Old 11-23-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Chunk taken out of tire - is tire still ok?

I just had my winter tires put on and the other day I noticed about a one inch gash in the tire. I do not know how this happened, but I know it was not from me curbing the tire. Might have happened when the tire was put on the rim. Anyway, please take a look at the picture below and let me know if you guys think this tire is new unsafe and if I should get a new one. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't think twice about running that. That is at the bead, probably the thickest and strongest part of the tire.

YMMV of course.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:20 AM   #3
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I actually have the same thing on one of my tires in the same place, its been fine for thousands of miles already. But if your really worried, just take it a cheap tire shop and they'll check if its punctured

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I personally wouldn't think twice about running that. That is at the bead, probably the thickest and strongest part of the tire.

YMMV of course.
So I am assuming you are saying it is "ok" to drive with this, since its on the thickest and strongest part of the tire?

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Old 11-24-2015, 03:06 PM   #5
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Yeah it's fine. There is plenty of beef underneath that. Mainly just cosmetic
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:23 PM   #6
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Thanks all, I feel better now!
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So I am assuming you are saying it is "ok" to drive with this, since its on the thickest and strongest part of the tire?

Thanks for the replies
I'm telling you I wouldn't think twice about it. Yes. But you're a big boy so what you do is your decision alone.
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