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Old 06-29-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Is this Nail to close to the sidewall for repair?

I'll keep this short and sweet. I have attached a picture of a nail in my tire. Is it to close to the side wall? I'd prefer it be plugged as this nail is in my shelby tire and if it needs to be replaced I'm just going to go with Michelin pro super sports for all 4.

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Patch is better than a plug.
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Patch is better than a plug.

Okay good. But the tire can be saved?


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Dam Probably not, to close to the sidewall from the pic. Only one way to find out though.

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I would have fixed it, back in the day, when I was doing that sort of work...
But it is at the discretion of the person doing the repair.
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If it's on the outer tread blocks it cannot be repaired. The inside of the tire isn't flat in this area and a plug/patch will not hold. Also, those tires are far beyond gone. Time to replace them anyways.


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I'll keep this short and sweet. I have attached a picture of a nail in my tire. Is it to close to the side wall? I'd prefer it be plugged as this nail is in my shelby tire and if it needs to be replaced I'm just going to go with Michelin pro super sports for all 4.

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Is it actually leaking? I've had a fairly good luck with those not actually penetrating through the tire due to the head of the bolt
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Is it actually leaking? I've had a fairly good luck with those not actually penetrating through the tire due to the head of the bolt

I got it plugged 2 days ago and yea unfortunately it did penetrate the tire. I know what you mean though as I've had a few nails that didn't get through. I'm going to put her away until construction in my neighborhood is over.

Also just an FYI about the tires being worn. I asked the mechanic and he said they're fine as half the wheel is a slick and the inside half is rigid. He also should me how I can tell when it's time to change the tire by looking at the outer half there is a rubber piece inside the ridges and when the tire wears down to that then you change the tires. He said I got a good 15k left on them.

I doubt I'll get to that as I'm saving for some Michelin pro super sports.


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Patch is better than a plug.
When I get flats fixed they do both.
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I catch a nail every other month... Funny, i know ppl that been driving for 20 years and never caught one
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I catch a nail every other month... Funny, i know ppl that been driving for 20 years and never caught one

I've been driving just about 3 and I've had good luck so far lol


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I've been driving just about 3 and I've had good luck so far lol

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I've been driving just about 3 and I've had good luck so far lol


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I think it all depends on your neighborhood as well. Currently all the streets are being worked on around me because of the rough winter. I'm sure some people have the great luck of having newer roads and non construction areas to drive through.


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I think it all depends on your neighborhood as well. Currently all the streets are being worked on around me because of the rough winter. I'm sure some people have the great luck of having newer roads and non construction areas to drive through.

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Nevermind the nail, those tires are bald as hell and need replaced anyway.
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Is this Nail to close to the sidewall for repair?

Everyone keeps saying my tires are bald. Please don't take this the wrong way but have you guys seen the actual gt500 stock tires? They aren't bald I brought it to the dealership and a mechanic and they both said tires are fine. They are half slicks on the outer half of the rear 185 gy tires


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I can see the entire tread in that pic. Those tires need replacing.
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Same tire
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:31 PM   #21
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That tire looks, to me, like it is just starting to get good and sticky.
New tires usually suck for the first few thousand miles.

I did construction for most of my career. I had nails or screws in my tires for almost 3 decades... continuously! I got to where I just ignored them and left them in the tires. Some, that never leaked bad, would stay in the tire until they wore out and were replaced.
Thats the beauty of tubeless tires.
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That tire looked, to me, like it is just starting to get good and sticky.
New tires usually suck for the first few thousand miles.

I did construction for most of my career. I had nails or screws in my tires for almost 3 decades... continuously! I got to where I just ignored them and left them in the tires. Some, that never leaked bad, would stay in the tire until they wore out and were replaced.
Thats the beauty of tubeless tires.
I tried that before... Had to pump my tire everyday.
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That tire looks, to me, like it is just starting to get good and sticky.
New tires usually suck for the first few thousand miles.

I did construction for most of my career. I had nails or screws in my tires for almost 3 decades... continuously! I got to where I just ignored them and left them in the tires. Some, that never leaked bad, would stay in the tire until they wore out and were replaced.
Thats the beauty of tubeless tires.

I unfortunately always had a nail where it leaked. I feel once every couple months my air would drop at not a normal rate and sure enough there was a nail.

Before this I had a nail in the other rear tire of my Shelby and to add icing on the cake it was still leaking and it was plugged that was a result of a faulty valve stem that was covered by warranty. I always gasp when it comes to this because I blew all my savings on this car and new tires would def set me back.

But hey it's so worth it. I'm keeping a running tally of how many girls I pick up with this car


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