Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 Dork
12/8/18 10:03 a.m.

See the attached picture.

This was not noticed when the tires were dismounted. 

Snow tires size 255/35 R19

 

is it junk? I saw a few post where people were able to use them but the local shop we use didn’t want to mount it, they wanted to sell a new set of tires for $1,400

 

any ideas? The tires are older, we were hoping to get a few more winters out of them. We were actually looking to only mount them once more and look for new rims for summer tires.

 

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
12/8/18 10:33 a.m.

If that damage doesn't extend much around to the other side then they would probably still hold air, but I don't think I would want to actually use them on a car that would get driven. I can understand how that tire size would be pretty expensive, but I think if you don't want to spend this money again you should buy a set of winter wheels to go with your inevitable new set of winter tires since this type of damage only occurs during mounting/dismounting. If you can go down to a smaller wheel size in the process it should make the tires cheaper in addition to getting those two extra years from not being damaged on a tire machine. 

flatlander937
flatlander937 HalfDork
12/8/18 10:38 a.m.

Are all the tires like that or just one?

I wouldn't run it with torn threads like that... Rubber removed down TO them? Sure no problem.

Buy a single tire from Tirerack and have it shaved to equivalent depth if that matters to you.

rslifkin
rslifkin UltraDork
12/8/18 10:46 a.m.

This, right here, is why I have a problem with the idea of dismounting and remounting tires twice a year to avoid buying extra wheels for snows.  It doesn't really save money in the long run once you factor in mount / balance costs and can lead to tires getting damaged like this in the process. 

jfryjfry
jfryjfry HalfDork
12/8/18 12:39 p.m.

I’d run it if it holds air.   I’ve seen guys run tires on the track with no issue that had worse damage than that in the same area. 

bentwrench
bentwrench SuperDork
12/8/18 12:46 p.m.

Another vote to always use lube!

Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 Dork
12/8/18 1:54 p.m.

I want to try to get it mounted, I just don’t know who would do that.

i need someone that can carefully mount it without making it worse and without  damaging the wheels.

 

i did just find a used tire on eBay from a company with 55k sales and 100% positive feedback.  $160 shipped. I think I will give that a try. Paying with PayPal gives pretty good protection if the tire is not as described.

Rodan
Rodan HalfDork
12/8/18 2:04 p.m.

Just make sure to check the date codes.

 

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