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Old 01-12-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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Well the other day I started hearing a new noise from my car, it turns out i have a nail in my back drivers side tire. What should I do? I have stock rims/tires with about 19k on them, i almost need new tires but not really. I need some opinions. Thanks.





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Old 01-12-2004, 01:59 AM   #2
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Replace the tire or get it plugged (preferably from the inside out).
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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I am an "expert" at plugging tires since I used to get a lot of nails and screws where I used to live. I never had a plug leak on me and I didn't ever take it easy on the tires after they had been plugged.
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Old 01-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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jsut get it plugged / patched. discount tire does it for cheap and guarantees their work. i wouldnt buy a new tire, let alone another re-92. if you decide to replace a tire you can do one of two things:

1. buy two tires and put both on either front or rear (this is expensive, might as well wait to get all 4 new tires, and not re-92's).

2. buy one tire, get the tread worn down to match the other 3 (although this is a waste because you are buying a whole new tire to match 19k mile used tires, when you havent even used the new tire for 19k.)

so, plugging it is the best option since your tires are already 19k used.
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Old 01-12-2004, 01:24 PM   #5
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get it patched
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is patching/plugging the same thing?
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Old 01-12-2004, 03:06 PM   #7
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is patching/plugging the same thing?
i think so, at least i use them synonymously when talking about car tires. luke would know, he knows all.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:16 PM   #8
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no, they're not the same.

Plugging is just what it sounds like. Plugging up the hole where the nail is. The problem is when the tires heat up from either driving or the weather the adhesive can soften and the plug can fail, which is why most tire shops do not plug tires.

Patching involves pulling the tire off of the rim and applying a patch to the hole from the inside. The advantage is that both the tire pressure and centripedal acceleration of a rotating wheel will act to hold the patch in place.

I've seen prices ranging from $6 to $15 for patching, it just depends on where you go.

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Old 01-12-2004, 10:26 PM   #9
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I prefer a patchplug. Best of both worlds.
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Patch and plug... unless it is within 1 inch of the side of the tire or touches the sidewall in any way.
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