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What to do with this tire?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTChevy, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. MTChevy

    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I got these 35'' BFG mall terrains a while back and recently i just tipped my truck. 3 tires were still good but now 1 has a sidewall gash. This tire has less than 200 miles on it and I'm wondering what I should do with it? I sold off the 3 good ones but have this 1 perfect one with about a 1 inch sidewall gash in it. What do i do with it?
     
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    tire swing
     
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    Get a tube? Too big for an inside patch?
     
  4. MTChevy

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    tube isnt streetable is it? i remember a post poohbair posted where the tireshop wouldnt sell him a patch. where would be the best place to go?
     
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    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    a glass top, a few plumbing supplies and whala a table, the whole family can enjoy..............
     
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    Not sure about your state but in California it is illegal to patch a sidewall of a tire. If it's a trail rig only i would put a patch in there then run a tube but radial tires are not supposed to have tubes in them.
     
  7. MTChevy

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    well thats the pits... 160 dollars wasted... if i had 35's id use it for a trrail spare but im going bigger now...
     
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    Yard ornament....

    I'd plant flowers in it...Lilly's would be appropriate!..:(

    A large semi-truck tire shop might be able to vulcanize a patch in it,but it will probably be difficult to get done anywhere if its illegal in your state..I've had a few guys do just that here,but the tires usually dont hold up,and could be fatal if used on-road..even OFF road it could be very inconvienient to have a tire pop while its flexed out to the max!..best not to chance it..vulcanizing isn't cheap either,usually its reserved only for semi-truck tires and heavy equipment tires...:crazy:
     
  9. Esteban86K5

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    Did someone say Tire Swing?

    If you look at the tire, it has plenty of life left in the tread. I had a bad sidewall cut and I couldn't get myself to throw the tire away. SO I put it to good use.

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    burn it:haha:
     

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