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Tire that won't stay round

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, May 28, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    Tire that won\'t stay round

    I have an old set of gumbo monster mudders 35X14x15 on 10" rims ,weather cracked pretty bad. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    Now one has started to leak through the side wall (found this after a mud hole) and is getting worse day by day /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    My "Q" is , is there a way to doctor this up to hold air for a few weeks until I can pick up a set of 36's /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    Any method within reason would be appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Thanks.
     
  2. cegusman

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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    Install an inner tube
     
  3. bigyellowjimmy

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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    Use an inner tube for a temp fix and make sure its on the rear just in case you have a blowout /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    Patch on the inside. (Not plug)
     
  5. big jimmy 91

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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    I did'nt think it was possible to put a patch on the side wall of a tire /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    I'll look to see if I have a tube for it
    Thanks for the ideas everyone /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    I had a nail in a sidewall down close to to the tread. the tire shop said a patch wouldn't hold. I patched it myself and it was still holding 3 years later when I sold that truck.
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    What about a can of that 'stop leak' stuff?

    Rene
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

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    What about a can of that 'stop leak' stuff?

    Rene

    [/ QUOTE ] I've prayed to the gods of "Fix-a-flat" many times, LOL. Only bad thing about it is it is a b_tch to clean up the rim when someone has used it. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

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    I've prayed to the gods of "Fix-a-flat" many times, LOL. Only bad thing about it is it is a b_tch to clean up the rim when someone has used it.

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    Yep, when I owned my shop I used to charge extra just to clean up the mess when a customer wanted a patch after adding the stuff. It can soften the paint on the inside of the rim as well. Its great for wheel barrows, torch carts, etc but I dont use it on automotive applications. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tire that won\'t stay round

    also fix a flat will eat away at aluminum rims and pit them...not good.

    NITRO
     

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