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Hit a curb, damaged a tire

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Mar 31, 2006
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Hit a curb, damaged a tire

Hi folks, I was changing to winter tires today and I noticed I have a pretty big bump on the side of my summer tire. I didn't notice any changes in the ride recently but I suppose it may blow one day which wouldn't be nice at all.

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I was wondering if there are specialty shops in T.O. that would repair the tire. A new one costs around ~300 so I don't want to go this way.

Thanks
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If that's what I think it is, it is side wall damage. No tire shop will touch that due to liability reasons.
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Yeah, it's side wall damage.

Pretty much I had this on one of the work trucks, and well, the tire would have went.. the mechanics wouldn't fix it, just direct replacement.

Sorry to break the bad news..
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Yep, you should NOT* drive at highway speed with this tire.

*if you value your life
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One of the downsides of low profile tires - very vulnerable to damage from curbs.
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Had my tire blown up and my rim got pinch through with a hole before and this company fixed it with no visual defect at all. I was impressed.

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It looks like the tire damage is nearly right above the damage to the rim. Maybe they both happened at the same time.

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The tire is history, but the rim can be refinished at any shop that specializes in rim repair, such as Wheel Wizards in Hamilton.

Minor curb rash can be repaired for about $120-150. A bent (or even cracked) rim is going to cost upwards of $200 for the repair.
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Concord
tire is done.. get a new one.
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xg3 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2009 11:58 am
tire is done.. get a pair ofnew ones.
FIXED.

Never replace ONE tire unless the tire is REALLY new, at minimum, do a pair.
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thephenom wrote:
Nov 9th, 2009 1:58 pm
FIXED.

Never replace ONE tire unless the tire is REALLY new, at minimum, do a pair.
Tires are 5 months old - no way I am spending 600 on a pair. I am driving on winter tires now so don't worry about my life guys.
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darek_dade wrote:
Nov 9th, 2009 2:01 pm
Tires are 5 months old - no way I am spending 600 on a pair. I am driving on winter tires now so don't worry about my life guys.
In that case, you can probably get away with just replacing one.
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