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Kevlar tires my ass! Proud redneck story

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Tacowin1013, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Jul 9, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Tacowin1013

    Tacowin1013 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This morning on my way home from the gym i encountered a piece of scrap metal near a junk yard in the road. Being dark and seeing it too late, decided not to swerve and just run the damn thing over--thought to myself "what the hell--its a truck right?" Pull in my driveway at 6am only to hear a hissing noise from the front right tire. Damn well my next thought was
    1. Do i swap the spare on and deal with it after work orrrrrr
    2. Redneck methods so i can go inside shower and have my morning coffee before work

    So i grab a nail and jam it in the tire ( I could see the puncture and feel it leaking) and the tire went from a hiss to a subtle whistle--so i grab some rubber gorilla tape and smother the leak and viola! We're fixed---for now. Yes, i know its only Thursday

    What would you have done?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    stronghammer

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    I would have not run over the scrap metal.
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    OMGitsme

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    I would have pulled my tire repair kit out of the back seat cubby and patched/plugged her up.
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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  5. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    Tacowin1013

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    :bikewhoops:
     
  6. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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    WVTacoma08

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    Gorilla tape?? Come on everyone knows T-Rex is the way to go.

    Just kidding...I applaud your redneck intuition
     
  7. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    Damn Rednecks!
     
  8. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    Fargo Taco

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    I would have waited and done this tomorrow.
     
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  9. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    Xplosiv

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    I would have tossed my spare on then given one of our tech apprentices $5 to fix my flat the next day at work.
     
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  10. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:19 AM
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    cubie

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    Plugged it right there and aired it back up, is what I would have done. I’m a redneck too.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2020 at 6:49 AM
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    JaTe

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    I would've slapped some flex seal on it.

    300px-Phil_Swift_Slapping_on_Flex_Tape.jpg
     
  12. Jul 9, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    THAT'S A LOT OF DAMAGE!!!
     
  13. Jul 9, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    Woodrow F Call

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    1. I try not to run over stuff.
    2. I would have pulled my tire repair kit out and plugged it.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    Plucky was his name

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    I’ve seen (possibly done) way crazier repair jobs during my ranch days. It’d be a blisteringly hot Texas afternoon, hay had been cut the day before, teddered the next morning, and with everyone waiting to jump into balers and start “making hay” the rake would self destruct. One time we created what could only be described as a UFO with 3 tentacles being dragged cock-eyed across a field. It even raked a little bit.

    You’ve got repair how you can, and do your best not to injure yourself or others.
     
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  15. Jul 9, 2020 at 9:57 AM
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    Lawfarin

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    You must not know how Kevlar works
     
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    JaCado

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    Aren't they just kevlar on the sidewalls
     
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    coopcooper

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    Wait, do you not own a patch kit.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    rocky_mountain_dave

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  19. Jul 9, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    Was the hole in the bottom? The sidewalls are Kevlar reinforced but Kevlar is not indestructible.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    Plucky was his name

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    I think he sort of made his own? Stab the tire with a nail, then tape over the hole like it’s the International Space Station. If it’s good enough for space it’s gotta be good enough for holding air pressure on a driveway.

    I just hope today wasn’t Leg Day, OP. Too much irony.
     

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