Help, tire damage

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by MaseratiGuy, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. MaseratiGuy

    MaseratiGuy Rookie

    Jul 3, 2004
    Hey, I need some opinions. I hit a curb today, my tire did not lose pressure, I did however take a 1/4" chunk out of my sidewall, how thick is a sidewall on a 265/35/18 tire? Any opinions?

  2. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
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    Buy 2 new tires.
  3. Ferrari0324

    Ferrari0324 F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    Agreed. Once you harm the sidewall, get new tires. If you ever puncture the side wall and bring it to get fixed at a shop, they will tell you right away they can't. There is no reinforcement in the sidewall like there is the tread.
  4. BusDriver

    BusDriver Formula Junior

    Mar 30, 2004
    Yes, replace that tire. 1/4" is a lot.

    - Jon
  5. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    Mar 16, 2003
    Sorry, but I agree with all the others. Sure, you're out some serious $$ for the tires, but how much could it cost to have the damaged one blow out at 60 mph ... bite the bullet.
  6. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
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    Will insurance even cover a driver if he knows about this kind of problem?
    Get on with it. Take the bus and go buy 2 tires. I would park that thing in a massive hurry. One good side load and you could be licking sap from the back of your eyeballs. It blows. but ya gotta do it.
  7. GoFerrari28

    GoFerrari28 Formula 3

    Jun 16, 2004
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    Jeff Spicoli
    I agree. get two new tires, or you can wait and get two new tires and a new rim.
  8. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
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    Now that sums it up neatly.
  9. Zupra

    Zupra F1 Rookie

    Mar 31, 2004
    St Louis
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    I agree get new tires
  10. doug328

    doug328 Formula 3
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    Mar 11, 2004
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    Doug B
    I agree get a new tire, if the one on the opposite side is worn, get two. I drive past some loading docks to get to the office, and it's been known to happen that you can pick up nails ect. from some of the broken pallets around. Went a year without any problems, then had two nails in two weeks on the same corner. Both nails were just on the edge of the tread and sidewall, not a 1/4" gouge, but enough that it could not be patched. Two new tires, ouch.
  11. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
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    Jim E
    #11 jimpo1, Aug 16, 2004
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