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Nail in my tire question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Superdavert, May 6, 2013.

  1. May 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Superdavert

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    While I was changing the brake pads last week, I noticed a nail in my tire. I'll just fix it. No problem. But as these are my first set of A/T tires I have a question. This nail is in between two lugs in the middle of the tire. Sticking out as high as the tread. Now, would a simple plug and go be ok? Or, a patch nessasary? I have road hazard on them, but I would like to be informed.

    Thanks in adavance
     
  2. May 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    A plug should be sufficient. A patch plug would be the best.

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  3. May 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    Would help if you post the pic...:confused:
     
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    Any big tire shop is gonna do both. Plug and patch i had one fixed at discount tire and they said they do both. Sure sucks to get a nail in new tires but shouldnt be an issue.
     
  5. May 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    I'd get it patched, if not plug/patch. Patch is the standard at any rate.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Like everyone else, patch is preferred plug will work in a pinch. If you have coverage get it done right and not worry about it again.
     
  7. May 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    Plug will be OK by itself if:

    as described, it is in the middle of tire

    air up the tire really high

    install plug but first scour the hell out of the hole with the reamer,
    really lay on it, and air will be hissing out...

    goop up and jam the plug in and leave a little tread-size tail out
    ----
    air up tire again, let sit for an hour, test tire pressure, go driving

    check tire pressure again, then next day, then next day

    no leaks after some days, done. no worries.

    if this is on the front, it is a good time to rotate fronts to back. it is a little
    safer to run a 'test tire, one with a new plug' on the back until you know
    for sure leak is sealed.
     
  8. May 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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  9. May 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    Scratches, dents, and junkyard parts.
    Any hole in the tire, you want to get it plugged and patched. (and that's if the hole isn't too big, or in the shoulder/sidewall) The plug keeps dirt/water out, and patch keeps air in and helps maintain structural integrity of the tire.

    I know Discount Tire repairs tires for free and uses the plug and patch method... don't know if there is one nearby for you..http://dt.know-where.com/DiscountTi...egion=&place=athens,+ga&mapx=&mapy=&x=39&y=12 but any shop that uses the plug and patch method should be fine
     
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