Nail in my new Tire! Repair?

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  1. soundman5000

    soundman5000 Silver Member

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    Picked up a nail in my P Zero Summer and is leaking air. I know it is just a nail and I would normally just go to the tire store for a patch / plug but wonder if any of you have experience with tire repair and the 200 MPH Hellcat?
    Q1) Is the nail in an area that can be repaired? and will a dealer repair it or say I need a new tire?
    Q2) How is the best way to handle this? Go to my dealer? Local tire shop? Main issue I see is possible wheel damage and how to avoid that. I only have 700 miles on the tire.
    I have attached pics and welcome any input.
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    tire plug w/rubber cement.
     
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    tsubahog Gold Member

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    That's a diy repair with a plug- but - I wouldnt be doing much sprited driving with a plug. Safety says spend the cash on a new tire
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I would have discount tire look at it and they fix flats for free
     
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    between the tread block puncture, would leave me a tad less adventurous driving on it, as opposed to a puncture thru the thicker tread block. If you have not damaged an inner belt too badly you should be ok with a plug, have it done professionally though. If it s a front tire, Id lean towards replacement.
     
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    The tire will still be good for over 100mph after plugged. I wouldn't go faster then 150mph with a plugged tire. Go to a dealer to have it plugged if they do it, that way if the rim gets damaged they have to exchange or repair it.
     
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    That is repairable. You plan on hitting 200 soon, otherwise, you should be fine.
     
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    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    I'd say plug it and run it. Tire rack had them on sale for $181 a piece. I bought 2 for replacement for the front. and doing the nitto 555DR's in the back after I burn these up. If your not tracking it, and not doing 150 on the highway, I would think you'll be OK.
    Where is YOUR comfort level? Is it worth $200 to you? or $400 for a pair?
    There is your answer.

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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I picked up a wood screw in early July. I took it to a local race shop and we pulled the tire off and patched it from the inside out. Have had no issues with it.

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    Thanks for your post magnummrk I learned something on tire repairs.
    I think that if one is not racing and it is a clean nail puncture a plug repair will work well enough.
    However, if one will be using the full capabilities of the HC err on the side of safety and replace.
    On the upside one could use the damaged tire on an after market 20 inch rim and use it as a spare while just cursing. (I mean cruse ing damn auto spell correction….LOL)
     
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    Go to a reputable tire shop and have it patched. It they are reputable, they should not do any damage to the wheel during repair. Ask them if they have a touchless tire machine or what they use for wheel protection. Also, ask that they do not use an air wrench on the lug nuts...and you should be fine.
     
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    Found a similar nail in my rear passenger tire but it's not losing any air and can't be certain if it went through all the way. I would go have it patched but the only tire shop in my area is Les Schwab which have a perfect record of scratching, bending every wheel I've taken to them. I noticed you guys mention plugging them, which brand type would you recommend?
     
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    You should NOT plug the tire... Read Post #8 above... The link is to Tire Rack Puncture Repair...
     
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    Patch it and forget it. I'd take a drive and find a reputable shop.
     

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