Nail in rear tire patch or buy new?

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  1. Hellcatmichael

    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    2500 miles huge nail. Should I patch or get new one?
     
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    Remove tire...Plug and patch!
    Move to rear if you want,what I'd do if i was worried about it!
    Far
     
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    buy new and ship me the old one. ;)
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Funny but seriously
     
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    actually I have already patched 1 of mine.
     
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    with that low mileage, i would have them do the combo fix. It is a plug with the patch on the inside. So the tire has to
    be dismounted to do it. Have had it done in the past and not failed on my vehicles.
    It is a one piece item that does both.

    Yes the cat is the baby, but it should be safe unless it is right near the edge of the belts. then i would discard it.

    Matt
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    It's about 2 inches from side wall
     
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    One of mine is patched as well...close to sidewall like you, and it has been fine...make sure they vulcanize the patch.
     
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    I think you should be fine as long as it is just a puncture wound. If it slit a little, then the tire guy could be better at making a determination on how the repair will hold up.

    Most likely your good to go.

    Matt
     
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    Depends on how you drive it. If you drive hard or track, I'd replace. Otherwise no sweat IMO.
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Dealer said it's to close to sidewall he cannot legally fix it because he has to cut the patch in order for it to lay flat and seal properly.
     
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    I got a nail within the first week of ownership. No air leaking and I just let it be. 10 months later and all is well;)
     
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    If its a HUGE nail, it gets risky. you cant be sure if the inner belts are cut or to what extent. You can plug them and take a chance. I have but I wouldnt drive too fast or you might end up paying for it. that being said, tiregod posted up a thread about manufacturers rules for speed rating on repaired tires and pirelli states the tire loses its speed rating after repair.

    If you decide to get a new one, I would be interested in purchasing the one you have. let me know
     
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    Well, at least you had it looked at. Safety first.
    You might look at the other tires and consider getting a pair if one is wearing funny.
    Keep the odd one if you choose to get 2
    Your indicated mileage says you only need one though.
     
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    Got a spike with 200 miles on it. Discount tire plugged/patched good as new. They know the safety margin if a hole is unrepairable. Some will tell you to buy a new tire because of the speed rating blah blah blah. Bunk. Patch it and move on..
     
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