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Old 28th January 2022, 16:26   #106
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The most unkindest cut of all I am guessing this requires a replacement?

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The most unkindest cut of all I am guessing this requires a replacement?
Sorry for an increamental sad question. Considering the staggered wheel setup; and dependent on the tyre wear at the other side of the cracked tyre; would you be requiring the other side replacement as well and keep the existing good one as spare in the corner of your garage. Else it might potentially cause alignment issues.
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Sorry for an increamental sad question. Considering the staggered wheel setup; and dependent on the tyre wear at the other side of the cracked tyre; would you be requiring the other side replacement as well and keep the existing good one as spare in the corner of your garage. Else it might potentially cause alignment issues.
What you describe is relevant to AWD cars, even there I feel rolling diameter difference due to wear is acceptable. In a 2WD car such as mine, the front wheel rolling diameter difference is hardly critical (as long as ABS and traction control don't go bonkers, that could be a threshold of 3% or more delta). I don't see the need to replace both the tires given that the tires are reasonably fresh (these cars don't clock much mileage like a daily driver cars).
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This looks like a manufacturing defect as there aren’t any marks on the rim - usually a fall out of such a deep cut.

The only other probability is under inflation given the stretch marks to the left and right of the cut but I don’t think you would under inflate your tyres.

If the manufacturer has representation in India, and you have the time and inclination you could press for a claim.

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…I feel rolling diameter difference due to wear is acceptable
Rolling diameter difference due to normal wear and tear is acceptable but if it’s due to a replacement such as this it will have an effect on handling. But then again it depends on the speeds one drives these cars. If it’s on the slower side you should be okay with the difference.

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The most unkindest cut of all I am guessing this requires a replacement?
These really hurt, but sadly are part and parcel of our road conditions!
Will have to replace the tyre, not worth any jugaad/fix given what the car is capable of.
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The most unkindest cut of all I am guessing this requires a replacement?
That sucks tremendously, man. My heartfelt commiserations.

Yep, it's a definite tyre replacement. Don't mess around with tyres and brakes, just get a new tyre and call it a day. Grin and bear it.
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This happened with my BMW 5. Unfortunately, yes, it needs a replacement. It is beyond repairs.
You can replace one tire instead of both but please make sure the brand & model is the exact same otherwise you will have traction issues.
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I don't see the need to replace both the tires given that the tires are reasonably fresh (these cars don't clock much mileage like a daily driver cars).
What is the manufacturing date of these tires? Since there are cracks around the cut you have shown which is really strange for new stock tires.

Lot of Superbikes tires have had such small cracks when the owners replaced them with stock that was available after the tire import ban and some had cases of the date being re stamped to show it as a new tyre and clear the old stock.
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I finally ended up buying a pair even though I wanted to buy only one piece.

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What is the manufacturing date of these tires? Since there are cracks around the cut you have shown which is really strange for new stock tires.
These are late 2018 tires. To be honest, the current road conditions are really bad in my area (wholesale digging up of roads by corporation). I had a tire chip on 235/55/R17 profile tires, so you can imagine.

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Lot of Superbikes tires have had such small cracks when the owners replaced them with stock that was available after the tire import ban and some had cases of the date being re stamped to show it as a new tyre and clear the old stock.
Yeah, understandable. Often times the sizes are not readily available (even without the import ban) and ordering fresh ones takes time with unpredictable ETA.

Given the condition of our roads, tire and wheel damages are part and parcel of owning these vehicles. I am in the processing of getting 18" wheels ready:
Vroom for real - My used Porsche 911 (997.2)-wheelset.jpeg

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Re: Vroom for real - My used Porsche 911 (997.2)

New shoes, 18" silver wheels. The 19" glossy black ones look great up close in person - hard to photograph though.

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Androdev, I think the only thing missing on your Porsche is a "rear wing" to complete that 911 look. Thoughts? Planning? It will completely transform the look & stance. I find wing-less 911s to be a bit incomplete.
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New shoes, 18" silver wheels. The 19" glossy black ones look great up close in person - hard to photograph though.

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Why the steering is not present in the first photo? I thought your car is left hand drive, but the second photo has. Did you photoshop it?
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Why the steering is not present in the first photo? I thought your car is left hand drive, but the second photo has. Did you photoshop it?
Not photoshopped, itís just flipped. Look for the fuel cap on the front fender
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