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Old 21st July 2009, 12:57   #1
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Default Swift ZXI tyre help - Sidewall cut

My Swift's ZXI tyre got a cut on the side wall.

Now is it advised to use the tubeless kit for repairing the tyres, the cut is on the side wall and is about 1/2 inches.

Or should i go ahead and replace the tyre with a fresh one, how much should it cost.

The size is 185,70,14 if i am not wrong.

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Get ready to buy a new tire.
I don't think you can repair a 1/2 inch cut.
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Old 21st July 2009, 13:55   #3
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You can use the spare tyre. I don't think you can use the tubeless repair kit for sidewall cuts, and they are risky even if you could.

I too had a small sidewall cut recently and I replaced it with the spare.
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Repairing and using a tyre that has a cut on the sidewall is not recommended at all. Please buy a new tyre.

Most tyre shops will sell you a used JK for about 2000bucks. These might have been used for about 100 kms or so before the original owner upgraded to better tyres.
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Most tyre shops will sell you a used JK for about 2000bucks. These might have been used for about 100 kms or so before the original owner upgraded to better tyres.
+1 to that.

However do check the manufacturing date information on the tire.
Its embossed on the side wall and the format is typically WEEK-YEAR
For example 02-09 will mean manufactured in the second week of 2009.

The younger the tire the better it is.
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Hmm well i will need to check whether any such tyre is available, if not will need to get a new one.

Currently i have replaced it with the spare tyre, but still will need to get an extra tyre for the need in case of emergencies.

Ok the tyre balancing was done few days back, will that need to be checked again withthe new tyre or not.
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I too got a side wall burst and Maruti dealer told it could not be repaired. So I went to a local workshop to fix the tyre and they have put a patch on the side wall. I cannot run on it, however will be using it only for emergency purpose when any one of the tyre got punctured.
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