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      05-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Safe to drive with big hole in sidewall???

Dumbass me, I turned a corner too sharp on the way home today and banged into the curb with my right rear tire. Stopped to take a look, and the curb ripped a chunk right out of the sidewall. The bead and tread are still intact, but the hole is about 2.5" square. Is it safe to drive about 5 miles to the tire store tomorrow morning?
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you should be alright man, i had that happen to me before and i drove it like that for a couple of weeks until i was finally able to get it fixed
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a couple of weeks?!? wow. It's making a noise like one of the popcorn popper toys little kids push around. I think I'll go straight to the tire store. Thanks.
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yeahh man, the noise your hearing is probably a flap of rubber hitting the the road, but it is best to get it fixed as soon as possible
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