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My swamper got punctured by a stick WTF!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 81jimmyslt, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. 81jimmyslt

    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    I was doing some wheeling out at the twin peaks trail in Tahoe, when I got to the very top and got out to check the scenery.....I hear psssssssssssssssss......there was a small stick stuck in my tire right in the middle of the tread. I knew these tires were soft, but that is pathetic, one could only imagine what a rock would do.. Just had to vent a little, sorry no picture of a measly stick it fell out as I wimpered home. How many of you guys have popped a big tire so easily? It is a 39.5 TSL. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Jesse
     
  2. denver75k5

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    I would have to say that is either a defective swamper or one heck of a well placed sharp stick /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, I've put my 39.5's through hell and back and never have had a problem, my 38's where the same way....
     
  3. 81jimmyslt

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    heck of a well placed sharp stick /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Ya just my luck too, happened to be my first time wheeling since the 1 ton's and new tires.
     
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    stick a plug in it and be on your way. at least it wasn't in the sidewall, had that happen once, can't fix a hole in the sidewall /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Depending on where you got them , 4wheel parts? Do you have any kid of warrentie on them? If not, about all you can do is use a plug on it.
     
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    stick a plug in it and be on your way. at least it wasn't in the sidewall, had that happen once, can't fix a hole in the sidewall /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

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    ya I'm definately glad it's fixable and wasn't the sidewall, I'm going to get it plugged tomorrow.

    No warranty /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    can't fix a hole in the sidewall

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    I think you meant you can't fix a hole in the sidewall SAFELY. It can be done, ask me how I know /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif A whole package of those twizzler plugs comes in quite handy when you don't have a spare. /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    Used to work in a tire shop and I have seen worse. Actually a 10mm box end wrench through the tread of a tire. Strait through vertical as odd as that is. (was on a Firebird) Also the sidewall can be patched but as stated above not D.O.T safely, but enough to get you home or to help.
     
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    whatever works man! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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