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Old 02-07-2016, 09:25 AM
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Cut in sidewall tire

Don't have any enemy's that I am aware of but I found a cut on my sidewall that looks like a knife cut. Any suggestions on whether I can put a tube in the tire rather than buy a new tire.I only have 10 thousand miles on the tires. they are 31. 10.50 15's. Also if I do put a new tire on how or will it affect my ratio as far as being in 4x4 drive where the other three tires have 10 thousand miles on them

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Think you're S.O.L. Plugs are not recommended for on road use when it comes to the sidewall.

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is the cut into the cords? I don't think they recommend putting tubes in tubeless tires.
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is the cut into the cords? I don't think they recommend putting tubes in tubeless tires.
the cut is not very deep . I may have run over something.,like I said it looks like a knife slice but not down to the core. I think it will be safe to drive. I just drive it 5 to 10 miles goIng to work and no high speed 35 to 40
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Any reputable tire shop will not put a tube in a tubeless tire and they shouldn't. I know a lot of places do it and it is usually fine but I would strongly discourage against it. If its a hay wagon thats one thing but not on a street driven vehicle.

Cut in the sidewall is a death sentence for a tire and yes you can possibly buy just one tire but it needs to be the same brand, model, and obviously size as the others. Check the tread depth on the good tires and compare it to a new one, I can't imagine 10,000 miles wore enough off that it will cause any issues.

Now if it was AWD like a Subaru, that's a different story!
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if it is not deep and not to the cords I would not worry about it. The rubber protects the cords and the cords is where the strength is. I have all kinds of rock cuts in mine. it is when it gets to the cords that you have problems.
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if it is not deep and not to the cords I would not worry about it. The rubber protects the cords and the cords is where the strength is. I have all kinds of rock cuts in mine. it is when it gets to the cords that you have problems.
I agree, when I said a cut in the sidewall was a death sentence I was assuming it was all the way through.
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I agree, when I said a cut in the sidewall was a death sentence I was assuming it was all the way through.
I knew that . and agree.

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