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Tire bead damage question

Picked up some used tires, closer inspection shows 2 have damage on the inside of the bead, not all the way through to the front of the bead. Each chunk is about 1.5 inch long

Does this type of damage make them pretty unsafe?
Is repair possible fir that kind of damage?
Would that be a big problem airing down?


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I have seen worse. Its not repairable any way that I have ever seen or heard. Not sure I would fully trust them to not slowly loose pressure. But they might. I'd probably take the refund. Or maybe a steep discount and run them on the back.


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Speaking from decades of dealing with tires as part of my job, I would condemn a tire for that damage.

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Unless you're using them only for off-roading, take the refund.

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Ok, thats pretty unanimous. Theyre going back. Thanks

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My last set of Procomps did that. I only noticed when I lost a bead 2 years after I first bought them. Once I reset the bead, the tires continued to hold air fine.

I assume the damage occurred when the shop mounted them.

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Couldnt say when it happened, I havent tried to mount them, im guessing when they came off the previous wheel.

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My spare Toyo has a spot like that. Holds air fine. How much was the tire?
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i wouldnt personally mount those. however ive had a lot worse come in. a lot of people dont know how to mount a 18 inch runflat tire correctly or even at all and a guy came in with on that was ripped a foot long section off of the bead and he never had a problem. he didnt even notice it until we put new tires on it.
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