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Got some nails in my tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, Two of my tires have a nail in them. What is the best way to fix this? Should I get one of those plug kits with the two tool and the plugs or should i try to slime them?

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  2. HarryH3

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    I take mine back to Discount Tire. They do flat repairs for free. [​IMG]

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  3. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I wouldn't use the slime, I'd go with the plug kit or just take them to a tire place.It only cost about 5 or 6 bucks a tire...

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by chevyfumes on 11/29/01 04:32 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    That slime crap doesn't work...Might as well pay the $6 at a tire store and have them fix it right [​IMG]


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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Iv had a big nail in one of my tires for about 5 years.It dont leak so I dont mess with it.[​IMG]

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    I agree, if they don't leak, then run them until you get a chance to get back to where you bought them. I too use Discount Tire and they'll fix it for free.


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    plug kit.
    they are cheap so there is no excuse for not having one in your truck
     
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    Iv got a kit.Im just lazy [​IMG]

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    They are Swampers so I cant really take em back to where I got them cuz they arent local. I think I might try the plug kit just for the fun of it. If I dont do it right then i can just go get it fixed.

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  11. BlueBlazer

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    Go somewhere that does patch-plugs. Almost guaranteed never to leak.

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    Most GOOD tire places will not just plug a tire. Yes, its cheap and easy to do ( dont have to take the tire off the rim), but they have been known to pop out on the highway and cause blow outs. Places like Discount tire will pull the tire off the rim and put a patch on the inside. Sometimes they will both plug and patch the tire, but IMO a plug is not a good idea for something that sees the highway.

    Sparky

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  13. 78Blazer

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    Plugs work just fine. I use them almost every day at work. I personally had a tire with 6 plugs in it (darn porcupines) and never had a problem with it.

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    When we had the Suburban- we drove to Florida, from VT, and got a nail in SC area-- decided to not mess with it etc.. ended up getting to Florida- and 5 days later, got up in the morning, went to leave the hotel and the tire was flat- Long story short, get the tire fixed its cheaper now that it will be if you end up somewhere without a spare etc.. These were the 33's and I didn't carry a spare -- I don't like those plug things either- its just as apt to leak as a nail-

    just my .02
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    Great advice MudNurI but its too late, came outside this moring to go to school and The tire was flat as a pancake. Tried to move the truck a bit to get it closer to the compressor line at my house and broke the bead. Now i have to figure out how im going to gt to work and get the tire fixed.

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     

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