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Old 5th December 2006, 12:16   #1
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Default Sidewall puncture in tubeless tyre

i got a small puncture on the sidewall of my tubeless tyre. the puncture guy told me either to install a tube (effectively making it a tube type tyre) or change the tyre itself.

any idea if something else can be done to fix this puncture?
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Old 5th December 2006, 12:27   #2
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Dont fix it, it wont last and is dangerous.
Put in a tube and use as spare.
Next option is replacement.
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Old 5th December 2006, 12:34   #3
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i feel its best to go in for a new tyre if the sidewall's damaged.putting a tube just makes it another tubed tyre
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Old 5th December 2006, 15:13   #4
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As TSK mentioned either use it as a spare for short-haul journeys or replace it completely. It is not safe enough to be used regularly or for long distances.
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Old 5th December 2006, 20:21   #5
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the same thing happened to my innova's rear tire
i got a tube put in it
but the damn tyre was jinxed
it got punctured again and my stupid driver ruined the sidewall by driving it for a kilometre or so on a flat
the sidewall got damaged and i had to get the damn thing replaced with a new one, it was a 16" pirelli p7 cost me 5.5K

so do get a tube fitted and i hope nothin of this sort happens to u
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Old 5th December 2006, 21:29   #6
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Tube it best solution! That's what I did for my Swift - use it as the spare! Why spend so much on a new tyre? I mean you hardly use your spare wheel.

But definitely no repairing!!

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Replace it. And then you'll never have to think about it. Don't you love your car..
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You could take it to a good tyre repair shop and get them to fix a small radial patch, balance it and fit it on the rear. It could still run as a tubeless.
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Replace it. And then you'll never have to think about it. Don't you love your car..
I share that sentiment and also extend it to - don't you love yourself ? We fight about the need for safety equipment (ABS, Airbags) and NCAP ratings and yet tend to neglect the basics - like running proper tyres at all times.

I have a sidewall punctured tyre which I got repaired and is in the boot now. Am already talking to tyre dealers to get a new one.
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Yesterday, I noticed that two of my tyres had bulges and pretty thick ones. Plus one alloy had a slight bend. I closelooped with Iraghava and bought 2 new potenza GIIIs and a new rim from the showroom. When my alloy rim gets repaired, i'll use it in spare. It was a 25k dent, but my car is happy and i can peacfully drive it with hassles..
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It was a 25k dent, but my car is happy and i can peacfully drive it with hassles..
Is that for a Skoda ?
Any idea about the cost of 195/60 R14 GIII's ?
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Is that for a Skoda ?
Any idea about the cost of 195/60 R14 GIII's ?
Yes these were for his RS, upsized to 215/55 R16.
195/60 should cost you in the region of 3100-3200 per tyre.
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It was a 25k dent, but my car is happy and i can peacfully drive it with hassles..
sorry, typo.. i meant without hassles
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Yes these were for his RS, upsized to 215/55 R16.
195/60 should cost you in the region of 3100-3200 per tyre.
OT -
Delhi prices are low or what ? A bridgestone shop here quoted almost 6K per tyre. 5K+ for Goodyear F1's. 195/60R14's.

Checked with another small shop - they quoted 3800 per F1. Haven't check GIII from them.


Btw, the tubeless tyre repair (with a patch inside) cost me 200/-.
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Delhi prices are low or what ? A bridgestone shop here quoted almost 6K per tyre. 5K+ for Goodyear F1's. 195/60R14's.
Are you mad?? DMH bought his 215/55 R16 for about 6.5k per tyre (GIII's), I bought my tyres (185/65 R14) for 3.1k per tyre. Max you should be paying is 3.2-3.3k.

PS: I ran F1's before the current set & they costed me 3k per piece in 185/60 R14. You better try some other shops.

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