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tire plugs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bt08231, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    bt08231

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    Anyone ever run a plugged tire on a steering axle? i have 2 rear tireplugs but had to plug the passenger side front this weekend.... tires are dunlop at20s with 35500 miles on them so pretty worn. I think itstime to bite the bullet and get a new set....or should i stretch them longer? Is a plugged steering tire dangerous?
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    by the way, these arent professional plugs, i plugged them with a plug kit.....
     
  3. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    i wouldn't worry so much about the plugs. but from the sounds of it, at 35,000 + miles, its time to change them out anyway. i'd bite the bullet
     
  4. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    how much tread do you have? I changed mine around 32,000, there was no way I was going through a winter on what was left of the tread.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    just what is a professional plug?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    I think he means he plugged them on his own and did not have a tire shop do it :notsure:
     
  7. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    lol thats what im thinking to but ya never know.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    i mean its not a patch/plug from the inside of the tire like a shop would do. Tread is pretty worn, no siping left just the main tread blocks. They arent worn to the wear bars yet, when i do the penny test i can see abe's hair but not the top of his head, its pretty close, i am sure they will suck in the rain.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    I hit a box of drywall screws in my old Wrangler one night. Tires only had about 5K on them. Wound up with 8 plugs in the front tire and 15 in the rear. Never had any issues. YMMV
     
  10. Oct 23, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    well ith 35k, i just replaced them with some yokohama at-s
     
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