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This is a discussion on just Freaking GREAT! within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; ive put about a grand total 700 miles on my sumitomo htr z-III's and picked up some object that punctured ...

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    just Freaking GREAT!

    ive put about a grand total 700 miles on my sumitomo htr z-III's and picked up some object that punctured the tread about a cunt hair over 1 1/2" from the side of the tire(not from the bead) ive been reading that you cant really repair a shoulder puncture and if thats so, im freakin pissed!! money is tight but this is my luck. every time things start looking up, there;s always something to bring me back to my knees!

    This is what caused the damage..


    and this is where it all went down..


    i need advice asafp! thanks

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    i don't see a reason you cant plug that
    if you want take it to a tire place and have them patch it from the inside

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    i have the slime quick plug things, the thing is that the holes are pretty close together. i dont wanna have to take it to a shop and spend more money if its not necessary, but if its definitely a much safer bet, then ill take it. ive plugged a tire before but not nearly as close. it hurts cuz i just freaking bought it for $120 not including install. but like i always say, "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans" and in the words of Too Short, "life's a bitch.. and then you die"

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    shouldn't cost that much for a patch

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    That is too close to the sidewall. I doubt many tire places will patch that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    That is too close to the sidewall. I doubt many tire places will patch that for you.
    It is close for sure but not in the sidewall.. Most reputable tire facilities would/could do an internal scuff and patch imho..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    It is close for sure but not in the sidewall.. Most reputable tire facilities would/could do an internal scuff and patch imho..
    No one in Tulsa would touch that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    No one in Tulsa would touch that.
    Long drive from SoCal. but here professional tire retreaders would'nt have any prob fixing it especially since it's not even in the sidewall.. I had a set of 33's on an 89 2500 silvy that someone cut into my actuall sidewalls. Took it to a retread facility that retreads 22.5 and 24 inch tractor trailer tires and they fixed them right up.. Ran then about 2 years then sold the pickup to a buddy whom ran it another 2 years..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Long drive from SoCal. but here professional tire retreaders would'nt have any prob fixing it especially since it's not even in the sidewall.. I had a set of 33's on an 89 2500 silvy that someone cut into my actuall sidewalls. Took it to a retread facility that retreads 22.5 and 24 inch tractor trailer tires and they fixed them right up.. Ran then about 2 years then sold the pickup to a buddy whom ran it another 2 years..
    Let me specify, there are plenty here that are able to fix it, just no one will fix those in Tulsa.

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    you have to know people for them to fix something on the sidewall......


    one time i had a 3inch bolt on the sidewall of my dumptruck rear tire, went in on an angle was about a 1inch long hole 1/4inch wide and i know people () and he fixed it with no problem, the tire was only a month old and the patch was there until i put new tires 10months later, haulin 80-100k everyday

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    DO NOT use that tire slime shit.


    It may be time to get some real tires.

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    We had a nail in a similar spot in a tire and no franchise tire store would repair it here in IL. Certainly worth seeing if any will. Personally I would never slime any of my Auto or Truck tires if they are leaking.

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    The tire can be patched up properly, without any adverse reactions to sidewall flexing during hard cornering, if done properly. Many outfits wont do the work on it because of the liability of the work done. However, because most performance tires are reinforced with extra belts/ply near the bead area down to the sidewall, heavy sidewall flexing, with regard to patching near the sidewall, is only limited to the size of the puncture (s)and the effect of any broken belts during the puncture process. Careful inspection is needed here. From what I see, repair is viable, yet is close to the sidewall, unless there are more than one puncture. Suggest to patch and move the tire to the rear. Otherwise, dont do any heavy Solo racing, LOL!

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    most places wont patch it due to legal reasons. find a mexican shop and they'll give it a shot

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    Discount tire wouldnt do it. said the holes were a tad too close to each other. if it were about 1/18 of an inch further apart, the fix would've been free.. my wife said its a thai superstition that everyone gets bad luck when they're 25. just my luck.. now i have a big piece of junk rubber with about 400 miles on 'em. Shit!

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    I second the not using the slime. Terrible stuff. If that was my tire, I would fix it. I had a nail go in right in the corner of the sidewall. Didn't have money to replace it so i plugged it, Lasted a whole year after that before I replaced them.

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    You could always have the tire removed and then patch it yourself from the inside.. Then have it remounted.. Just a thought..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    You could always have the tire removed and then patch it yourself from the inside.. Then have it remounted.. Just a thought..
    thats the right....and the way i have always done it

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    i cant do any of those because the holes are too close together. when you bore and clean out the hole just big enough for the plug, the space between is too thin and very susceptible to a blow out. id rather wait for a month until i can get a new tire and still provide for my wife and 2 kids than risk destroying my car and quite possibly my life. The Marine Corps doesnt have much use for a vegetable. the pros said its no good so ill take them for their word.

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    on another note, there are no more ants on or around my car.. left it out in the sun for a day in the driveway and i havent seen em since.

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