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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigjohnson4.6gt, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    its called nailing the tire, i guess it happened to me at work, i noticed it when i was waxing my car i saw an oldschool iron nail sticking out of the back tire its half in and half out, i got a question though do i get the hole plugged or just buy another tire, its sticking out right where the tread starts going up on the side
     
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    I am sorry but I cannot be of any assistance.
     
  3. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    well dont put a post up
     
  4. Red96GT

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    OK

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  5. TxCobrA98

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    you can do whichever, plug it or buy a tire.. id just say plug it if its a small hole.

    i dont really like the idea of plugs but they hold up fine.
     
  6. uncltrvlnmatt

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    You could try to plug it, but I think it is to close to the sidewall. I have plugged allot of truck tires, and our rule of thumb was if it was within an inch of the sidewall change it. You might be better off getting a patch put on the inside.
     
  7. bigjohnson4.6gt

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    i dont want the plug coming out and then ruining the rim if it happens to blow, if i get a new tire im going to be prone to getting 2 new wider tires (i was planning to get wider tires after these go), right now i got 255's in the back and want 275's but at the same time these are kind of new tires (almost a year old), this is my dilemma
     
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    If it is anywhere near the sidewall please dont risk plugging it, especially not with one of those DIY kits. I worked at a tire shop for 4 years and any tire that came in with a hole in or near the sidewall got replaced or sent somewhere else.
     
  9. Lightning Struck

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    plug it and forget it
     
  10. scarface

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    if you plug a rear tire, a good burnout could pull it out and blow the tire.
     
  11. Lightning Struck

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    thats true, but if its on the side where its not making contact with road he should be OK
     
  12. scarface

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    All sides of my tires touch the road ;) if his isnt, he isnt cornering hard enough :D
     
  13. Lightning Struck

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: taking the twisties with the new snake are we :khobra:
     
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    Replace it..

    Your safety.. or your girlfriend/wifes safety worth it?
     
  15. Lightning Struck

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    thats true, the reason I said keep it is because I have never had any problems with any tire plugs. And I have had dozens on my work trucks that see 50k miles a year over the last 12 years.....but I would not gamble with my son in the car so getting a new one isint a bad idea.
     
  16. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    my ride on my walls a bit, and i dont have a g/f or a wife
     
  17. Lightning Struck

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    live on the edge........plug it and hang on ;D
     
  18. bigjohnson4.6gt

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    dude when ever you post i barely ever pay attention to what you say, cause trish keeps diverting me away from your knowledge
     
  19. Lightning Struck

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    shes eye candy :boink: :boink: :boink: :boink: I have had that avatar for quite a while now, i need a new one :)
     
  20. 19mustang95

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    it would be alot simpler to tell you to plug it or not if you had a pic...your description is kinda confusing to me.