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Cracked Tyre - Pirelli A6

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

  1. imaginesaran

    imaginesaran New Member

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    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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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member
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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!.
     
  4. imaginesaran

    imaginesaran New Member

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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!
     
  5. Stevieb2905

    Stevieb2905 Active Member

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    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!
     
  6. TYphoon GB

    TYphoon GB Active Member

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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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