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Picked Up A Screw (tire thread)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by DCSBMurph, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:14 AM
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    DCSBMurph

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    So in between running my daughter from soccer practice to girlscouts I found some rubber bushing with a screw in it with my driver rear tire. Most places dont plug tires and in my experience it's too close to the sidewall to patch. Also I've put about 39k on them and one tire is already plugged. From what I'm reading that is about the life expectancy for the stock tires and they are close to needing to be replaced. What I need from you guys is advice on tires. I'm looking at the Goodyear Duratrac in possibly an E load. What I dont know is the size I want. I know max size that will fit but that's not what I want. I want a narrower tire without looking too silly. There was a skinny tire thread somewhere on TW but i cant find it. And if there are other suggestions for brand or whatever I'm open to suggestions. 2017 TRD OR stock suspension and wheels.

    Long story short.... need replacement tires, looking at a skinny duratrac... HELP

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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:16 AM
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    No expert, but it looks like you can patch that.
     
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    Yeah, those tires look like they have at least 5-10K miles left on them, and you can plug that.
     
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    I've patched a tire that was much closer to the edge than that, and it held.

    P.S. I've got the C load 265/75/16 Duratracs, and absolutely love them. Was so happy to sell off those crappy Kevlar Highway tires.


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    I had a tire shop plug a hole bigger than your screw in about the same location. Been over a year and no leakage.
     
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    I’ve got 55k miles on my E rated duratracs. They should be good until at least 70k
     
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    Unfortunately the tire was leaking when I parked so I just left the screw in and threw the spare on. What is the middle number in the tire size? Sidewall height? In my case I'm on 16's. Why couldn't I just stick with the 70 or 75 that's on there?
     
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    That tire is repairable. You could easily throw a plug in it or get a shop to patch it. No need for a new tire.

    Unless this is the opportunity to get better tires then, sorry for your loss! That tire is toast and should never see the light of day again!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Sort of. It's the % you multiply by treadwith and that result equals the sidewall height.

    You can do whatever you want. I was under the impression you'd like to have a taller tire (which creates real ground clearance) that would fit with no rubbing/cutting or suspension changes. And those size tires often only come in an E rating.

    Not sure why you feel you need an E tire? I'd look for a C in the size of choice, mostly to save some weight and ride harshness.

    So in your case a 255 x 85 x 16 would be that fit.
     
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    There is no reason you can't fix that tire unless you are just looking for an excuse to replace them. A plug is a temporary fix. The tire should be removed from the wheel and patched from the inside.

    Don't go with an E load range tire unless you know what you are getting into. The ride will be awful.

    If you are changing tire size, it isn't a bad idea to learn the measurements then use a tire calculator to figure out what you want. This one is as good as any -
     
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    I would definitely plug that.

    If you're considering having a shop patch it from the inside, don't plug it yourself. I did that with an almost-new tire on my wife's car, and when we tried to get the shop to patch it properly, they wouldn't touch it because I had plugged it.
     
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    It can be plugged, unless you're trying to convince the wife that you need Duratracs... then you need new tires!
     
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    265/75 17 KO2's on my first gen and I think they look perfect for the truck, touch of sidewall lug rub on your control arm at full lock with suspension at about half droop or further, so in real world driving the occasional off road excursion is the only time I have noticed it.
     
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    What size are you running?
     
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    Thanks everyone for the input so far.... I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and get new tires instead of plugging another tire. Getting ready to call around for pricing
     
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    Easily pluggable/patchable.
     
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    since your getting new tires, can I have the old set since they are toast
     
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