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Is it safe to drive like this?

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    Is it safe to drive like this?

    I noticed that there is a nail in my passenger side rear tire, but its not leaking the tire pressure is right where it should be. I dont know if I will have time to get it pulled out and plugged up today but tonight I'm driving home (about 30miles). Is it safe to drive on it or should I find a way to get it fixed first?

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    I would find a way to get it fixed first.. that would be the time that it would heat up and blow, or come out and leave you stranded...
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    if u can get it done before u drive on it

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    yeah i'm definitely gonna try. I'm just saying what if I cant? How risky is it for me to drive on it? Should I just go real slow?

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    30 miles of hgwy driving? ehhh......take it real ez

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    yeah i'm definitely gonna try. I'm just saying what if I cant? How risky is it for me to drive on it? Should I just go real slow?
    Nail could have been in there for months now couldn't it?
    Drive it.

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    yeah theres no telling how long its been in there. if i have to drive on it i'll just be real eazy

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    it will be fine. just dont go cruising at 80 down the highway and make sure you have the correct air pressure in the tires.

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    you should be fine, but that is how i had my blowout a few years back. a nail

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    just get a pair of pliers and a tire plug kit at walmart for like 5 bucks and plug it, won't take but about 5 minutes just make sure you soap the area with soapy water after you plug it to make sure there is no leaks.

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    My dads truck tire had a nail in it for four and a half months, and during that time we loaded the hell out of it with supplies. We had the time pinpointed due to the fact the nail was a facia(sp?) nail and is a faily specialty type nail, only one time when we could have got it.

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    i thinhk it should be fine. if its still at the right PSI then its not leaking....
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    had nail in tire for couple months and no problem, but was leaking soo every 3 days had to fill back up.

    BUT DO NOT FIX IT BY USING A "PLUG". get it patched , its a lot better, and if you but stuff at belle tire every they will do it for free.

    they told me " they wont plug tires, just patch"

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    Mines had a screw in the passenger side rear tire for a few months and I'm not worried about it.

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