sidewall punture

Old 02-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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Just a street tire.
It has a plug in it and its a little leaky, but the tire shops say a tire is ruined with a side wall punture.
They don't make this tire anymore and i haven't found a used one so can a patch be put in the tire then add a innertube and that be alright?
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:40 PM
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if it is a hole -yes--if it is a slice --NO!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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Yea its just a hole because its got a plug in it and it doesn't leak very much at all, but I figure on a side wall that flexes at every revolution it only a matter of time before it shoots out the plug!!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:17 PM
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YOU CAN PATCH THE INSIDE BUT MAKE SURE AND CUT THE PLUG OFF FLUSH INSIDE SO IT DOES NOT CUT THE PATCH ops:

I WOULD NOT TRUST THIS TIRE TO RACE ON OR AT HIGH SPEEDS BUT I WOULD TRY FIXING IT :wink:
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:02 PM
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Tubes don't live very long in radial tires. The built-in sidewall flex will eventually wear thin the inner tube. In an emergency situation you could temporarily run a tube but ya want to run higher air pressure to limit the sidewall flex.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:29 PM
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Go to truck stop or a truck repair shop they will tire plugs with a patch on it
you put the plug from the inside pull through then cut off the extra plug off even with the side wall i have done it a few times works great.
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