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Old 04-05-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Angry Flat Tire. Do you replace or fix?

I have a bolt in one of my month old tires. Should I take it to somewhere like Big O' Tires and have them fix it? Should I look out for certain things like goo and not let them fix it with it? Or should I just replace the whole thing? I searched, but didn't find many difinitive answers on this subject.

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I guess it depends on the condition of the thread, and how likely it is to bust open at that spot again
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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if the nail is on the tread (the flat spot of the tire that touches the ground) it can be plugged or patched, if it is near the corner or sidewall, youre out of luck.
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if its on the tread just get it plugged...unless its a gash but if its a puncture your ok

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Old 04-05-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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if its on the tread just get it plugged...unless its a gash but if its a puncture your ok

NEVER plug sidewalls
I totally agree. I developed a blister on my passenger front tire a few weeks ago. I just decided to replace all the tires last week, as all 4 were pretty ravaged from the harsh winter.
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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I got a screw in the thread of one of my toyos and got it patched... worked great for the 8,000 miles I had the wheels on my car
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