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Old 30th June 2017, 11:29   #91
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Upon close inspection, cut is about 3 cms long and 2-3 mm deep but at an angle of about 30-45' about sidewall face.
The cut looks big enough and it may expand at it looks deep too. Best option (obviously next to replacing with new one) is to put a tube inside it and use it as a spare tire. Putting it on front axle is a definite no-no.

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Hello everyone, I got a sidewall cut on one of the Michelin XM2 tyres, used on Ritz VDi. It happened about more than a year back. This set of tyres have covered about 50000 kms and still have about 40% life left.
The sidewall is the most important part of a tyre. It is the one that takes all the forces while cornering, driving over potholes, speed breakers and whatever else. If you are syaing you have 40% of the tyre life left, I presume you are talking about the tread. Tread depth only one of the measurements for tyre wear. A cut like what you have on your tyre makes it unsafe to drive on the roads. Though you may not have any air pressure loss or bulging etc., the tyre could give way at any time thereby risking not just you, but others on the road as well. Yes, it is a tough, but I would suggest that the tyre is destroyed so that it is not "fixed" and sold to someone else, thereby retaining the risks.
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