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Old 9th January 2007, 15:13   #16
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Just confirmed the GIIIs 195/60-14 is Rs.3250 per tyre...
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:00   #17
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Default Tubeless Side Damage. (Sidewall cut)

Today i observed that one of the tyres(185/70R13) got damaged on the side and it was punctured. so cannot do anything with the puncture kit, they told it has to be replaced. So right now it is running on the spare(tube 165/80R13). The tubeless have run about 25K. so the quesiton is
1) Should i buy a single 185/70R13 ?
2) make the tubeless a tubed tyre and run it till i change them next ? is it a good thing to do ???

Please let me know.

P.S: all(except the spare) are potenza gIII
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:05   #18
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Change that one tyre and put it at the back. NOT at the front. Continue to keep the 165/80-13 as a spare.
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:16   #19
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dunno about bangalore but there is only one place in mumbai where one can repiar the side puncture of a tubeless tyrethe charges are also quite reasonable.its in opera house.
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dunno about bangalore but there is only one place in mumbai where one can repiar the side puncture of a tubeless tyrethe charges are also quite reasonable.its in opera house.
I am also looking for such place in Bangalore. I checked couple of places but they said not possible. One person said check Lalbagh but till now I never went to check there.
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Change that one tyre and put it at the back. NOT at the front. Continue to keep the 165/80-13 as a spare.
Nikhil any reason of putting at back but not in front ?
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:40   #21
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1). you do have places on JC road to do it, but I would advise against it. It is not reliable and is sort of ok only if you use the repaired tyre as a spare. Meaning, you use it only for 50 kms or so in case of a flat. Not more than that and not at a high speed. Since you have only 4 of 185/60-13, wha you can do is to buy one more, use it on your car, then get this one repaired and use it as a spare ONLY. You are basically risking you life with these sort of repairs. In my line of work, I've seen quite a few tyre bursts because of this kind of repair job. They basically apply a heat patch on the inside of the tyre.

2). The brand new tyre will have ZERO wear. The other three tyres will have only abt 50% of the tread left. If you combine one brand new tyre and one worn out tyre at the front, you will have major pulling problems. Your car will not go dead straight. If you use it atr the back, it wont cause major problems. I dont think it will cause ANY problems actually.
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:45   #22
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I almost posted the same thing, but saw Nikhil's latest post and stepped back....

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2). The brand new tyre will have ZERO wear. The other three tyres will have only abt 50% of the tread left. If you combine one brand new tyre and one worn out tyre at the front, you will have major pulling problems. Your car will not go dead straight. If you use it atr the back, it wont cause major problems. I dont think it will cause ANY problems actually.
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in that case then, i can use the old spare only 165/80-13 bcos it has not run for more than 5k or 10K max. if there is puncture then i can use this for at least sometime. whereas if i repair the old one and keep it as a spare then i will have to keep worrying if i use it.
so i guess a strict no to make the tubeless a tubed one. ;-)
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dunno about bangalore but there is only one place in mumbai where one can repiar the side puncture of a tubeless tyrethe charges are also quite reasonable.its in opera house.
Is it really possible to repair a side puncture on a tubeless tyre. If yes, is it reliable? I really need to know as I have 2 almost new A-drives lying idle in my garage.
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so i guess a strict no to make the tubeless a tubed one. ;-)
As the sidewall is damaged, its not advisable to use that tyre as the damage will increase with the flexing of sidewall. also i dont think any company make 185/70R13 tube.
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Today i observed that one of the tyres(185/70R13) got damaged on the side and it was punctured. so cannot do anything with the puncture kit, they told it has to be replaced. So right now it is running on the spare(tube 165/80R13). The tubeless have run about 25K. so the quesiton is
1) Should i buy a single 185/70R13 ?
2) make the tubeless a tubed tyre and run it till i change them next ? is it a good thing to do ???

Please let me know.

P.S: all(except the spare) are potenza gIII
You could also add a tube to the tyre and use it as a spare.
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So finally decided to make the change. bought 2 new potenza gIII and put them on the front.(replace the spare also this time- got a good price for it.)
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Default Sidewall cut on new michelins

My front-right tyre has a small (but big enough to leak all the air out in munutes) sidewall cut. I am pretty certain, given Michelin's reputation, that I am not getting a free replacement. I would need to buy new tyres.
However, my tyres are ~3000Kms old. Can I get away with replacing just one tyre? Also, where should I put thee new tyre(front or back?)
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i dont think you will get a replacement, not only michellin, any company make.

well if u follow this thread, buy one tyre then you put it at the back. at least i had the advantage of having a lesser profile spare and i could buy a pair. normally changing tyres is recommended as a pair.
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I know that I wouldn't get a replacement. However, I also know that had I bought Turanzas or something, I probably wouldn't have needed a replacement this early.
Michelin sidewall damage stories have become a joke in the "local, small tyre repair shop" circles.
Anyhow, I am not complaining. I knew it was a risk when I was getting them
Coming back to the topic,so according to you, 3k odd km old tyres needn't be replaced in pairs if I am putting the new one at the back?
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