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Can this tire be patched? or need to buy a new tire?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by takoashihaisen, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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    takoashihaisen

    takoashihaisen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    successfully installed 3 windshield cracks
    Just removed the flat tire and put in a spare tire. My first-ever tire change was not too bad. Based on this photo, what do you think? If possible, I still like to use this. Location is front driver side.

    I will bring my truck to a tire shop later today, hopefully. I do not plan to patch by myself.



    front left tire.jpg
     
  2. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    Don't see why they won't patch it. It's not on the sidewall.
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    mwc273

    mwc273 Earning my EAF sticker, one mod at a time.

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    Dents an' scratches an' stuff...
    Safety Seal brand tire plugs...

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  4. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    medic2230

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    What I'd do. But that's me.

    Would have done it on the truck, pumped it up and carried on.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    TheCookieMonster

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    plug it, that's an easy one
     
  6. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    inwood customs

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    Piece of cake, take it to a shop and get a proper patch, patch/plug... good as new.
    Some shops do free flat repairs.
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    mwc273

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    I carry an ARB tire repair kit in the truck at all times.
    Replaced the included plugs with SafetySeal plugs.
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:31 PM
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    takoashihaisen

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    Thank you all for kind reply.:bowdown: I just did not want to have a surprise at the shop "Oh, this is bad and you need to buy a new one. Luckily we have a sale right now etc etc"
     
  9. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    easy fix
     
  10. Aug 12, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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    inwood customs

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    If u plug it, u may own it.
    I had to do an emergency plug repair about a month ago. Im not sold on plugs as a perm repair personally (just my thoughts and i am aware i may be totally in the wrong). Took it to a shop later and asked them to patch it.

    Nope, they wont touch it.... i didnt ask if they would patch a future puncture in that tire tho. So maybe they just wont repair a plug.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    I plug all mine myself. I've even run two plugs on my DOT rated race tires (sports car) for several thousand road miles as well as autocross events.

    Patches are nice I suppose, but they take longer, cost more, and I've never had a plug fail. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  12. Aug 12, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    Good to hear.

    Maybe the little kid in me just wanted new tires
     
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  13. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    The Real Moondog

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    Easy plug or patch - your choice. A lot of shops now are just patching for whatever reason.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    Plug it yourself and be done with it.
     
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  15. Aug 12, 2017 at 8:55 PM
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    It is 10 to 15 dollar fix at most shops and can be in little time.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    takoashihaisen

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    Stopped by a tire shop this morning. Spent $17 (and 10 min).

    I will definitely buy a floor jack. It was painful to use the jack came with the truck.

    Thanks again for all your inputs.
     
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  17. Aug 14, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    As you found OP, the tire is repairable.

    In order for the tire to be repairable, the puncture must be 1/2 inch away or more from the treads edge where the steel belt begins. Any puncture less than 1/2 inch from the start of the steel belt, is not suitable for repair.

    For additional details and requirements for proper tire repair, check out the link below.

    Tire Repair Guidelines | Discount Tire Direct
     
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