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Hole in my Tire or Hole new Tire....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TONYP, May 14, 2003.

  1. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    Heres the deal,
    had a 37" x 12.5" x 15" rad. tire mounted and when I get there to pick it up the guy tells me it has a cut (small but leaks) in the side wall. The cut is very close to the thread but still on the side wall.
    Now can this be patched as this will only be my spare tire? I don't think a outside plug in patch will work cause it's a cut, but I will look at it again and try to see just how long the cut is.
    I have 4 more tires to mount so keep your fingers crossed for me...
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    I had a patched done in the same place you are talking about on a BFG tire. Cost about 15 bucks at the local tire shop and I never had a bit of trouble out of it. It was on one of the tires that I drove on all the time. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


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  3. TONYP

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    I asked the guy to patch it and he said the he couldn't patch on the side wall...still took my $10.00 bucks to set the bead and air it up though...
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    The tire store I went to had to order the patch. They couldn't do it that same day cause they had the order the patch, said it was different than a regular patch. Might try calling around and ask for someone that does sidewall patches. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif


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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    do you remember the place that did your tire...I'm getting the "deer in the head light" sound on the phone with tire stores that I'v called...
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Well I live in a pretty small town in east texas, the place isn't a national chain or anything like that. More of a mom and pop kinda place. Have you tried Discount tire, Sears or Wal-Mart?


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  7. thechevyman

    thechevyman Newbie

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    I work at a semi truck tire and retreading place and we fix crown injuries all the time.
     
  8. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    In California it is against the law to put a patch on any sidewall of any tire. I don't know about other states, but California is good about too many laws. Laws pertaining to safety items is a good thing but most laws around here are B/S.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol, yet another reason to never live in CA. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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