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Tire tread cut repair possible? [Updated]

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Sep 7, 2004
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I'd definitely replace the tire. The gash looks deep.
Tires are the only things contacting your car and the road. You can't put a price on safety, especially when it's about tires. Don't cheap out on these 4 pieces of rubber.
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Feb 2, 2014
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UPDATE
I lucked out and found a pair of used michelin primacy mxv4 tires with almost the same tread wear as mine (it looks like a difference of 1/32" which is negligible IMO). So I replaced the damaged one with one of those and the other one I'll make a full size spare out of it. It has room for a full size spare so might as well keep a full size.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/IGcsdWo.jpg?1[/IMG]

Tread wear on the used tire I bought, a tad above 6/32"
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/5jaCXwz.jpg?1[/IMG]

Tread wear on my existing front passenger side, a tad below 6/32"
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/B3Q8Yh6.jpg?1[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/MLNdFiq.jpg?1[/IMG]
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May 26, 2015
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Alberta,Canada
I would replace the pair of tire or find a similar tire like u did. It is the cheapest way to go and the safest. The depth of the gauge you had look like it is above the limit IMO. Maybe for a beater car or a farm truck but i wouldn't bring my family in a car that got tire like that.

Most of people don't realize that tires are the only thing that keep you on the road and allow you to steer/brake. I d rather skip a few nice restaurant meal and have more then decent tire.

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