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Old 07-29-2000, 07:57 AM   #1
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i somehow got a screw stuk in my tire last night, and my concern is, should i ay 22.13 to repair it and get the balance done? or should i just get the tire repaired and pop right back in...the car is one week old, and with like 550 miles...please help me out
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Old 07-29-2000, 07:59 AM   #2
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They (or you) can repair the tire without taking it off the rim. If it's a small enough screw in the tread, buy a tire-patching kit. It literally takes about 5 minutes for you to fix it.
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Old 07-29-2000, 08:01 AM   #3
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tire patching kit? you mean that plug stuff?

If thats it I would do that. Most places dont even recommend the plug because its dangerous. It has been known to shread tires, its unsafe
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Old 07-29-2000, 08:24 AM   #4
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just plug it, cheap and easy.

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Old 07-29-2000, 08:28 AM   #5
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unless the puncture is in the side wall all or within a 1/2 inch of the shoulder of the tire, then the tire must be replaced, i dont think you will have a problem with a plug, i work at a Lincoln Mercury Jagaur dealer, and ive plugged tires on Jagaur XKR spercharged xk8) 400 hp, with 45 series 18 inch pirellies and no problems.

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Old 07-29-2000, 09:14 AM   #6
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well...i patched it not plugged it...asked my mother on her opinion and she said patch it, my mom knows cars pretty well. she said the tire would lose value or whatever i dont know...patch or plug? what u people think
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Old 07-29-2000, 10:15 AM   #7
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I say patch or anything else, but the plug! If you use a plug you lose the warranty of the tires, and thats a fact. Plugs are very unsafe IMHO. I rather pay extra money NOT to get it plugged.
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Old 07-30-2000, 09:02 PM   #8
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Any discount tire in town will fix it (plug, patch, I'm not sure which) for free. I picked up a nail in mine on a trip to Tuscon just a couple of weeks ago. I dropped it off at discount at lunch and picked it up after work. Real easy.

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Old 07-30-2000, 10:45 PM   #9
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patch - never plug.
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Old 07-30-2000, 11:27 PM   #10
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I've had both done B4 , but the patch is the best way to go.
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