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tire repair question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I picked up a nail about 1 inch from the sidewall can I get that patched or do I have to dump money on tires. Dont have much money so tires would be a bummer I am running my spare but it is a spare not exactly brand new ya know.

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    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    depends where you go, some shops wont touch it, others will just put a big patch on it and call it a day. Try to find a SMALL tire shop and you will have a better chance on getting it done...
     
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    jacksprat1599 Registered Member

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    If its still in the tread,plug it.If you don't like plugs the small tire shop is a great idea.Most chain stores don't have a problem if it is still in the tread.
     
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    In the past I have put in a plug , then put a patch inside for extra insurance
    It worked for the life of the tire
     
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    Plugs work fine. Autozone has a tire repair kit . I carry one at all times . Did it to my 31's , wheeled on em to. They are still in my garage with AIR in them. But a patch is better idea. I recommend letting a tire shop do it if your in town , and plugging them yourself on the trail. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    is it a bias ply, if so a tube works great. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Have it patched if it's in the tread.
     
  8. sandawgk5

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    I want to get it patched the problem is where the nail was it is only about 1 inch from the sidewall in the first lug.
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Put JB weld over the hole /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Go to walmart, and get it patch/plugged.They use a single patcher/plugger. They are the only ones that i know of who go that extra distance to do it.
     

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