Facelift Tyre hole advice

RSS-S3

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Forget or replace

Its very small and shallow, but I can see a couple of canvas threads.... please discuss.

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DrEskimo

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Take it to an expert buddy.

If it is bad, it definitely cant be repaired, it's too close to the sidewall.

Personally, I wouldn't chance anything when it comes to tyres.
 

Don76

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If the cords are exposed you need to replace it. Imagine what it looks like when hot at 70mph!

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Don76

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I've worked in tyres for 15yrs mate. Trust me, best to get it replaced.

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AudiNutta

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If you're replacing one then you need to replace two.

How have you been driving it?! That tyre is a scruffy haha
 

RSS-S3

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If you're replacing one then you need to replace two.

How have you been driving it?! That tyre is a scruffy haha

No extreme driving here ............. :tonguewink:

Ironically this mark has appeared on a little trip out to the new forest on the weekend!
 

RichardT

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If you're replacing one then you need to replace two.

How have you been driving it?! That tyre is a scruffy haha
Surely only if the other one is pretty worn.
 

AudiNutta

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Surely only if the other one is pretty worn.

If there is anything more than 1mm difference between the tyres on the same axel, you should change both with the sensitive haldex.
 

AudiNutta

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No extreme driving here ............. :tonguewink:

Ironically this mark has appeared on a little trip out to the new forest on the weekend!

Yeah yeah, like I believe you ;) I know how mine is driven from time to time and I am sat here wondering how the hell yours is driven to look like that :lmfao:

I tend to take it easy on corners thought to be honest, I see that isn't your style ;) Reminds me of the many salesmans loan cars I've driven, 1000 mile cars will well scrubbed in side walls :lmfao:

Seriously though, depending on the mileage don you should consider changing both. If anything did go wrong and Audi found there to be a big difference in the tyres, I'd expect they could turn the blame on you as they would tell you to change both at once.
 

JunkStory

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I suffered worse damage on the sidewall, and was able to patch it up with rubber cement (found in a bike tire repair kit) which does an amazing job of gluing rubber back into a single piece.

However, I still replaced the tire a month later because I was going on a long road trip.
 

richinsoton

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It's never worth compromising where safety is involved, for all you know it could look even worse from the inside & if your car is over 3 yrs old it's an MOT fail too. -

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RSS-S3

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Yeah yeah, like I believe you ;) I know how mine is driven from time to time and I am sat here wondering how the hell yours is driven to look like that :lmfao:

I tend to take it easy on corners thought to be honest, I see that isn't your style ;) Reminds me of the many salesmans loan cars I've driven, 1000 mile cars will well scrubbed in side walls :lmfao:

Seriously though, depending on the mileage don you should consider changing both. If anything did go wrong and Audi found there to be a big difference in the tyres, I'd expect they could turn the blame on you as they would tell you to change both at once.
They would have dam hard time trying to tell me a replaced tyre has caused damage to the Haldex system. (If that was to happen)

They would have to prove very conclusive/convincing evidence for that one.
 

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Personally I would definitely replace the tyre as what you can see on the surface is only part of the damage .
I wouldn't buy 2 tyres though, I am assuming that is a front tyre. With only 3K on the car I would swap the front and rear over on the one side.
Put the new tyre on the back on the side where the damage is and put the rear to the front. This should pretty much balance up the tread depths .
With 3K only on the clock the rears will be pretty much like new.
The depth of tread on tyres with Haldex cars doesn't really make any difference as it's not a full time system like the Torsen system.
You should have similar tread depths and tyre types across an axle to maintain balanced braking and traction.
 

RSS-S3

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Personally I would definitely replace the tyre as what you can see on the surface is only part of the damage .
I wouldn't buy 2 tyres though, I am assuming that is a front tyre. With only 3K on the car I would swap the front and rear over on the one side.
Put the new tyre on the back on the side where the damage is and put the rear to the front. This should pretty much balance up the tread depths .
With 3K only on the clock the rears will be pretty much like new.
The depth of tread on tyres with Haldex cars doesn't really make any difference as it's not a full time system like the Torsen system.
You should have similar tread depths and tyre types across an axle to maintain balanced braking and traction.
My thoughts exactly!
 

AudiNutta

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They would have dam hard time trying to tell me a replaced tyre has caused damage to the Haldex system. (If that was to happen)

They would have to prove very conclusive/convincing evidence for that one.

That's fair enough, I'd be the same.
 
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