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Screw in tire!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by missileman125fw, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    I was on my way into work the other day as I was rolling through the gate. This guy Marcus looked down at my right front tire and asked if I knew I had a screw in the tire. Well, no I didn't! The next day, I took it to Tire Kingdom. The dude took it back and after about 5 minutes walked back up front and said he can't patch my tire. He said the screw was in the sidewall. Sidewall? Really? He could have a new tire there in 2 hours and that would be $308 with mounting thrown in for free! I knew my tires were expensive but 308? He said that the tire is still holding air so I kindly declined having it replaced. So, my question is, How necessary is replacing that tire? I know that you should replace in pairs so I'm looking at over $600. Is this dangerous driving this way? I drive over 80 mph on the Interstate. I'd hate to have a blowout.
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  2. May 15, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    wes

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    hey there--since the screw is not in the sidewall of the tire I would plug the tire and "drive on".U can buy a plug kit at any auto parts store or wal-mart.Get the plug kit with the T-Handle grips .u will have a much easier time.Hope this helps-Wes.
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    for $600 you could have a whole new set of tires..id get that plugged/replaced ASAP.

    A screw that close to the sidewall is a blowout waiting to happen. You dont know if that screw is curved inside or not and rubbing on the inside of the tire.
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    you need some new revos anyway :D
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    Brunes

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    Yeah...You need to do something. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with a patch right there. 600 bones sucks- but it's better than a blowout and accident or anything.

    Be careful what ever you do man!!
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    A tire shop is not going to plug that to close to the side wall
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Missleman, It looks like your tread is about gone (from the pics). I would go the new tire route. That screw is in a bad spot.
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    you can do it and it might hold
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    If you're going to spend 600, I'd get all 4 new tires, IMO.
     
  10. May 15, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    I roll with the tire plug kit, small channel lock pliers & 12v air pump FTW. Fuck changing tire & rollin on spare! Plug that bitch & be mobile again in less time & much cleaner.
     
  11. May 15, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    At the VERY least, swap it with a rear tire. Blowouts on the rear are not as FATAL as blowouts in the front. No point in verifying the impact ratings for your Taco!
     
  12. May 15, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    i got my nitto 285.75.16 Tg's for 600
     
  13. May 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    That size is more common than what MM is running, therfore the lower price. i belive he has 265/50/20's
     
  14. May 15, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    285/60/18 NTG reg loads will run ya 800 give or take a bit. 31" tire
     
  15. May 15, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    do not plug!!!!!!
    slow down!!!!
    find a dealer that will match internet price!!!!(free alignment,balance etc.)
    buy tires and have piece of mind!!!!!
    don't get ripped off!!!!!
    if there isn't sweat coming off him ,your'e paying too much

    good luck:D
     
  16. May 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    I think you'd be fine if you backed the screw out, put some loc-tite on it and screwed it back in.
     
  17. May 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.

    Only as long as you torqued to spec.
     
  18. May 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    yep, no patch will survive in that spot. Way too much deflection going on that near the sidewall. Suck it up and get some new hoops for your wheels. Safety is never compromised for cost.
     
  19. May 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    What tires? $300 seems like a lot. Get some other opinions on whether it can be plugged.
     
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