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Cracked Tyre - Pirelli A6

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by imaginesaran, Jul 19, 2014.

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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    I guess i hit a stone jutting out of a narrow road on a hill.
    And the Front Left tyre now has crack. No significant damage to the Rim, only cosmetic
    The tyre however is cause for worry, though the crack seems minimal.
    Fairly new, a year old and run 8000km, im thinking i'll shift it to the rear and drive for a while?
    Please advise. IMG_20140716_160505.jpg
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    Don't see what difference it makes putting it on the rear, that looks dangerous and a blowout is just as bad at 70mph on the front as it is on the rear, I would bin it!.
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    thanks! and after the first wear out, im thinking of changing them all to Bridgestone
    as its pretty evident that these Pirellis are made for Track-like roads.
    or is the tyre-profile for A6 that make them nimble. All the A6 owners i know of here have told me that they've had atleast one cracked tyre!
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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    You need to watch cuts, can't recall the exact ins and outs but if they are deep enough to reach the body cords they are illegal. Endoresable as well!
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    Side wall is the strength of a tyre.
    Any loading and that will fail.
    If you must leave it on the front as you have steering.
    On the rear a failure is instant loss of any control.
    Frankly its bin ready even if not for you but the people you will take out when it all goes sideways.
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