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Ow there's the kerb! Famous last words.
As suspected, this happened recently to the front near-side tyre at a very slow rolling speed.
No-one around on a very quiet, narrow and rural road, so why I din't take my time and reverse out a little knowing I wouldn't be able to make the turn is beyond me. :nah:

Doesn't look too drastic but felt worse back then, just from the sound it made, I knew that something had squeezed. :eek:
I'm guessing there's not a lot can be done seeing as part of the rubber is shaved away?

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Nothing worse bad luck :-(
 

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puncture would have been worse or crashing into a concrete mixer Stu!!!! :D
but seriously bad luck clix, do you think you need a new tyre or is it only surface deep?
 

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is it only surface deep?
I'll try and get a macro shot of it tomorrow if I remember. Surface by all accounts Capt. It doesn't look all that bad.
My first (daft) thoughts actually was going back to my bike (that's "bicycle" not real ones) days and using some rubber compound, but of course, clutching at straws, that isn't going to last five minutes :D
Added to the fact that some of the rubber is missing as you can see by the shredding effect.

I may take it a quick wander down to Martin's (Tyres of Burton) and seek some advice.

It would be the front as well wouldn't it?! He asks rhetorically... :oops:
The ones that natively go rearward when doing the old "rotate-the-wheels-when-back-ones-are-looking-shabby" kinda deal.
 

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I take it your tyres are directional? if so have your f/n/s tyre swapped with the r/o/s tyre then the damaged tyre wall would be on the inside of the r/o/s.
 

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Bad news about the tyre :( I guess all you can do is get it checked out, and suffer the cost of a new one if the diagnosis is not good, as you wouldn't want to compromise safety
 

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I take it your tyres are directional?
That's a yes.
For the sake of a couple o' quid I'll get Martin to give it the once over. Need to price up some rears while I'm at it.
Aha! And £ing up some fronts for the Mazda3, so three birds, one kerb stone.
I'll take the scenic route home :cool:
 

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A nickel's worth of free advice from Martin's.
"On the fattest part of the tyre, the rim protector, so no need to do anything", "not too bad."

Priced up some replacement rears whilst I was there. The Kumhos, KU39 newer tread pattern on 205/45/17 are now at £87 inc VAT per corner fitted, local and trusted. So :)
As for the Mazda3...soon, could opt for the Kumho route too, we'll see.
 

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Good news! so can you disguise it with something?
 

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Good news that the tyre lives :) Price for new tyres seems good too :)
 

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Take your razor to it and help it on it's way, then a bit of boot polish to disguise it further.
Price for the Kumhos is very good, I paid that sort of money a few months ago for KU31's. (am pleased with them but still got to see how long they last)
 
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