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Old 07-22-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default Tire with nail in it... What to do.... pictures inside.

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So one of my RT-615's decided to engulf a metal spike or nail the other day. I was treated to the spectacle 2 hours before my flight left from the airport, so i had to swap out all of my rims, and i am now rolling on my winter tires.

Anyways, the nail measures 1/8 inch diameter at the narrowest point. The pictures are below. I cannot get the nail out either, i have tried with all kinds of tools, and everytime i pull on it, it looks like a 1 inch section of the tire is going to come with it..., only on one side of the hole lifts up though. I measured the tread depth, and it is about 5-6/32. I am not sure what it should be stock, but i guess i am asking what i should do. I dont think a patch kit will work with them, so now the dilema is should i just buy one tire or get a whole new set. Any ideas, suggestions are welcome, i really dont know much about tires at all so any help is appreciated



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Old 07-22-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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recommend you get a new tire, it to close to edge
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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i am not amused.... at least i am leaving the state of utah in the near future!
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:05 AM   #5
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It's far enough away from the edge that I wouldn't hesitate to repair it. That's even my Professional opinion. If it were actually on the edge of the tread I would agree with ej20one, but as it stands I don't.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:06 AM   #6
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By the way, use diagonal pliers (often referred to as "Dikes") to get under the head and pry as you grip the shaft.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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you should be able to repair that, its not that near the sidewall. And most placed i have been with my wrx wont just do one tire. Because of are awd all the tires have to be within like 3/32 or each other.
And dykes work the best at pulling **** out of tires.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:16 AM   #8
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also untill the tires ware down to there markers.. I circled in the pic

There repairble, once there at the marker there "not allowed to repair" anymore. Which if you dont have a tire protection plan they will tell you, and if you do they will most likely repair it. becuase they dont want to have to pay anything for non repair able tire..

And a BIg FYI if you paying at least 200 total for your tires, get a plan it well worth it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:17 AM   #9
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i was thinking about just getting it patched as well.., thanks guys. Do you know what the stock tread depth is for these tires?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:19 AM   #10
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And a BIg FYI if you paying at least 200 total for your tires, get a plan it well worth it.

Thanks for the info and picture. The only reason i didnt get the plan, is i bought them from a local member for 450, and he installed them himself as he worked for tirerack..., the cheapest place other than that was 660 mounted.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info and picture. The only reason i didnt get the plan, is i bought them from a local member for 450, and he installed them himself as he worked for tirerack..., the cheapest place other than that was 660 mounted.
ya i used to work for just tires, and a small auto shop where i did tires and oil and small other things before I jonied up. and now i cant stand hving someone else do my tires for me since I know how to do it better then most of the people I have ran into.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:56 AM   #12
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so firestone said that the tire is unrepairable...., can i get just one new tire? or do i have to get a set of 4? tread depth is 5-6/32, new it is 8/32
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:37 AM   #13
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It would be best to have it shaved to match the other 3 tires.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:08 AM   #14
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Is anyone giving a reason for not putting a patch on it?

If you're not planning on autoxing, etc. on it...seriously, put a plug in it if no one will patch it for you. Yes patches are better. But there's no reason a plug can't and won't last.


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Old 07-24-2008, 10:27 AM   #15
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lol I would repair that ****. And if the tire place wouldnt I would do it myself.

If it popped and I went off a cliff and died oh well you win some you loose some.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:10 AM   #16
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Plug it! I got a nail in my Neovas and plugged it. I have autocrossed and daily driven on it for many miles and it is still holding strong.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:18 PM   #17
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so firestone said that the tire is unrepairable...., can i get just one new tire? or do i have to get a set of 4? tread depth is 5-6/32, new it is 8/32
....try another shop.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #18
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Is anyone giving a reason for not putting a patch on it?

If you're not planning on autoxing, etc. on it...seriously, put a plug in it if no one will patch it for you. Yes patches are better. But there's no reason a plug can't and won't last.


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....try another shop.
They said it was too close to the shoulder of the tire, he even got out his patch kit and showed me how close it was to the shoulder. He said that it would most likely fall off, and said he could take my $20 and put it on and have it fall off, or i could keep my $20. I have a patch on one of my potenzas, so i am not opposed to repairs,. but something about doing lots of canyon runs with a patch that "might" hold scares me. 5-10 feet from canyon faces and streams + 40to70 MPH + possible patch hold, doesnt sound safe to me.
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Plug it then. If the plug shoudl fail (unlikely), it will normally occur in the form of a leak, rather than a blow-out.
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Plug it then. If the plug shoudl fail (unlikely), it will normally occur in the form of a leak, rather than a blow-out.
how does one go about plugging it? I have never done that before.
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how does one go about plugging it? I have never done that before.
Plug kit from an autoparts store. Then follow the instructions. Takes about 10 minutes.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #22
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Plug that bish and forget it... I've plugged many a tire, and not once have I had a plug fail on me, and I drive a LOT of dirt roads, rally around a lot... Hell, i've never so much as lost any AIR...

Just make sure you buy a kit with rubber cement in it, or buy rubber cement yourself..

You get the kit, it's has a "rasp" and a plug tool and some plugs..

Get the rasp shove it in the hole and work it in and out real good.. (reams out the hole so the plug will go), get the plug and put in the plug tool..
Lube it up real good with rubber cement and shove it in the hole, be a little bit delicate here, push the plug in about half way and twist it 1/4 turn and yank it out really quick(the tool, plug should stay).. spend 5min drinking a beer... cut the "tails" off the plug and pump it up and drive..
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Plug it. You can buy a kit at Walmart for $6-10. Get the kit with the T-shaped handle. I got the screwdriver-type handle and regret not spending the extra $2. Then follow Aaron'z 2.5rs' instructions...

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...spend 5min drinking a beer... cut the "tails" off the plug and pump it up and drive..
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:34 PM   #24
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Plug that bish and forget it... I've plugged many a tire, and not once have I had a plug fail on me, and I drive a LOT of dirt roads, rally around a lot... Hell, i've never so much as lost any AIR...

Just make sure you buy a kit with rubber cement in it, or buy rubber cement yourself..

You get the kit, it's has a "rasp" and a plug tool and some plugs..

Get the rasp shove it in the hole and work it in and out real good.. (reams out the hole so the plug will go), get the plug and put in the plug tool..
Lube it up real good with rubber cement and shove it in the hole, be a little bit delicate here, push the plug in about half way and twist it 1/4 turn and yank it out really quick(the tool, plug should stay).. spend 5min drinking a beer... cut the "tails" off the plug and pump it up and drive..
any specific "brand name" kit you rec? or should i just look for one with rubber cement?
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