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Old 01-26-2010, 10:32 PM
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Just picked up....

A big freaking nail in my left rear tire.

Luckily there's a Discount Tire a few blocks away. Hopefully it can be patched, I'm pretty sure they don't have my tire in stock.

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Umm, a tire plug kit is like $5 at wal-mart. Do it yourself and save the time. Hell, I had my TPS go off as I was leaving our lakehouse and I simply pulled over, saw the screw in the tread, and found the nearest walmart. 15 minutes later I had the plug in the tire and went on down the road (aired it up to proper inflation at a gas station). I've probably put 10K miles on the tires without an issue . . . didn't even have to pull the tire off the truck.
 
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:34 PM
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patch > plug

plugs are designed for temporary repairs only, not a permanent installation
 
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i had the same problem today but mine was a screw no air leak, but i didnt want to pull it out till i got to a wheel shop. when i get there they tell me its to close to the side wall and that they wernt going to be able to patch it. luckily one of the wheel guys says maybe it didnt go thru by then i was parying it didnt since each tire cost me about 270. so we started taking it out little by little wetting it to make sure no air came out, the screw was about an inch long and until now it hasnt gone down hopefully itll be good in the morning....
good luck man!!!!
 
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i had a giant something stuck in one of my bald rear tires and it was patched just fine
 
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Just buy a plug kit. I got in my truck one day and the one rear tire was completely flat. I got lucky because the way it was sitting, I could see the screw in it without having to spin the tire. I plugged the tire and it was fine. This was like within the first 2 months of having my truck and here I am over a year and 8,000+ miles later on that little plug in my stock tire.
 
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Originally Posted by Patman03SprCrw View Post
patch > plug

plugs are designed for temporary repairs only, not a permanent installation
Werd.

Hey NCSU - maybe Raptor did it

 
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I would never use a plug on a car tire, but thats just me, to each his own. Patch it up and never be concerned with it again.
 
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THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

I used to drive a 1995 ford expy.

I had a crazy ex-g/f who I almost got hitched to.

She shot a tire with a .22 pistol and then shot at me. ( side wall )

We put a patch/plug in it, tire is still going strong, I walked away knowing what its like to be shot at, and with no extra holes.
 
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:16 AM
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I've got a plug kit, but I'm not going to plug a $300+ tire when I'm pretty sure I got the road hazard warranty from DT. The nail is about 1/2-1" from the sidewall, not sure if a patch will work there or not. Headed over to shop now to find out.

I had a nail in my stock tire a couple years back, I plugged that one, then put that tire on the spare rim, and took the good, fullsized spare tire and mounted on my FX4 rims. I might do the same thing this time. Replace the punctured tire with a new one, then patch the tire with the nail and mount it on a 20" rim and throw it under the truck as a fullsized spare.

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^^^^^^Sounds like a good idea. Hopefully they can patch the old one!
 
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Originally Posted by Patman03SprCrw View Post
patch > plug

plugs are designed for temporary repairs only, not a permanent installation
I will have to disagree. While a patch may be 'prettier", they aren't always the best solution, especially when the puncture is near the sidewall. Plugs are as permanent a fix as any other. Hell, without tire plugs, offroad guys and farmers would be SOL, lol. I've seen tires with 30+ plugs in them still goin strong (farm trucks mind you). The plug isn't going anywhere just because the vehicle moves faster.
 
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Turns out the nail did not go all the way though. We pulled the nail and I'll be keeping an eye on it to see if it develops any leaks. If it does, I'll have to take it back in and get the tire fixed/replaced.

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I had a nail in my tire all the way in there but i guess it wasnt long enough to puncture the tire. Just kept driving with it then one day i go out and the head of the nail wasnt there anymore. Havent had any problems with leaks for anything. I was too afraid to take the nail out
 
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Lucky deal, man. Reminds me of this: https://www.f150online.com/forums/wh...6-go-toyo.html
 

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