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Old 11-20-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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I ran over a screw about 3/8 in diameter that went completely through my tire and rim. I need to buy a new rim, but will the tire be repairable if it went through both sides of the tire?

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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donno dude post a pic of the actual hole and i bet you will get a better answer
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Please post pics. I've got to see this. Went through the tire and wheel?

I've had plugs put into low profile tires several times with perfect results. It depends on the damage to the tire and where the damage is on the tire.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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sorry i have no camera, but to illustrate it went through my rim which means it had to go through the outer wall AND the inner wall to the rim.

i will try to find a camera
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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tire place will tell you if they can plug it or patch-plug it, some places might, some may not want to chance it
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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i've plugged a few tires using these temporary type plugs...never had any issues afterwards and always left them in as a permanent fix, hell i even did a sidewall hole with one (not safe) until i could get another tire


it's not the safest way to do it; you should have a tire shop patch it
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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sorry i have no camera, but to illustrate it went through my rim which means it had to go through the outer wall AND the inner wall to the rim.

i will try to find a camera
Inner wall?

What sort of crazy tire was it?
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:53 PM   #8
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Damn it went through the rim too? Wow, ive seen some crazy stuff in stuck in tires before, but damn. Um if its 3/8's it will be easy to get it patched. The big patch that that most tire shops carry is about the diameter of a dime. So no issues there. FYI, i work at a sears autocenter part time, so i patch tires all the time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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Inner wall?

What sort of crazy tire was it?
+1 did it go throw the tread portion of the tire then into the rim? If so depending on what the hole looks like after the screw (sounds more like a rail road spike) discount tires (as well as others im sure) can patch it from the inside.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #10
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I ran over a screw about 3/8 in diameter that went completely through my tire and rim. I need to buy a new rim, but will the tire be repairable if it went through both sides of the tire?

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....both "sides" of the tire (as in sidewalls)? Plugging/patching is only possible (safe) when the puncture is through the tread portion of the tire. ....and at a far enough distance away from the sidewall. If it is too close or actually though one or both sidewalls, you're SOL. Either way, take pics. ....I've got to see this.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #11
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i would take it to a tire repair shop and have them patch it. (not plug it)
They will dismount the tire and put a patch inside.
Usually if it's within reasonable amount distance away from sidewall most shops can do it
I like taking it to those mom and pop shop instead of big retail chain tire place, because the retail chain most of the time will tell u it's bad and they can't patch it cuz they want to sell you new tires.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:58 PM   #12
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thanks guys, sounds like i will be able to get it patched from what you guys are saying. it went through the tread to the rip, so not the sidewalls. sorry for the confusion.
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