Posted by Mark on July 14, 1998 at 16:19:48:
In Reply to: TIRE RIM DAMAGE posted by Will Carino on July 12, 1998 at 17:25:02:
The tire probably is not repairable. A bulge or bubble in the sidewall, especially when you know it hit something usually means that the ply cord is damaged/broken. It is possible to fracture the ply cord without tearing the rubber. The bulge comes from air infiltration between the innerliner and the sidewall rubber since the innerliner rubber is probably fractured too. There are a number of companies that repair aluminum wheels, so it might be repairable, but it might not be cost effective.
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