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On the way to work yesterday a slab of wood that looked like a fence post came out from under the car just ahead of me and I had no time or choice but to roll over it. Well I rolled over it at 60 mph and it bent the interior edge of my rim in and caused my tire to go flat nearly immediately. I had 5/32" tread depth left and had to get a new tire. I run the Pirelli P-Zero Nero's and so they come new with 11/32".
The question is, does having one tire with more tread pose a problem or risk of damage to our AWD system? I have driven around and so far no lights or apparent problems.
Also, this is a more serious question, I called an alloy wheel repair service and they were able to fix the bend in the rim. He said that sometimes they crack when they straighten them and when he saw mine, he gave it about an 80% chance of cracking. It didn't and said it straightened perfectly. It appears to roll smoothly BUT is there a risk of metal fracture or fatigue that we can't see that could cause the wheel to explode/come apart at high speeds? Remember this is the interior edge of the rim. Just wondering if that's a cause for concern even though all seems well. Thanks!
'06 Black Mica Mazdaspeed 6 GT
P3 BUILT Engine w/BSD, Spec 2+ Clutch, BNR Stage 3 turbo, HKS SSQV BOV, HKS Twin-Power Ignition, HPFpump w/KMD internals, Saikou Catch Can, Driver's Wheel Well Vent Cover, R1 Concepts Slotted Rotors. Cobb Accessport tuned at 24 psi w/3 Bar MAP
CP-E: Rear Mount, DeltaCore FMIC, Downpipe, SafeSeal Injector seals VentPod w/VEI boost guage, Magnaflow Catback Exhaust, JBR 3.5" Full Intake, VCTS Delete, Redline Synthetic Gear Lubes, Battery Relocated to Trunk