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Old 03-23-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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i like the look better than my old bbs but as i was applying tire shine with an old sock my finger hit something hard, a nail, it's at an odd angle. do you guys think i can pull it out or did it puncture the tire, my friends are mixed here, i think i need a new tire.

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hmm, you could pull it and see what happens, or have the tire removed, then you'll be able to see if it went all the way through. You can probably remove the nail and put a plug in it's place.
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I've plugged worse. Pull it, plug it.
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i'm not sure how to plug it, it's got an entrance and exit wound, i've only ever plugged a hole straight through the tread.
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2 plugs?

I dunno, but at my discount tire they would refuse to fix something like that.
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remove the nail, then stick a plug through the hole, letting it hang out on both ends. Then trim it back on both ends.
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those tires look weathered. Have fun drifting.
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they're my street tires, i have azenis on my 14" bbs
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they're my street tires, i have azenis on my 14" bbs
just get the little $5 kit they sell. plug both holes. I've plugged worse.
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don't plug it.

i bet the nail never punctured the tire carcass just the tread block.

put soapy water on it. wiggle it. if it doesn't bubble/leak your golden and pull it out.

if it bubbles your screwed.
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don't plug it.

i bet the nail never punctured the tire carcass just the tread block.

put soapy water on it. wiggle it. if it doesn't bubble/leak your golden and pull it out.

if it bubbles your screwed.
don't be such a *****. It will be fine.
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Take the tire off and have it patched.
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You'd have to do it yourself since some states won't allow shops to fix a puncture on the sidewall.
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You'd have to do it yourself since some states won't allow shops to fix a puncture on the sidewall.
go to the barrio.
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i've pulled stuff from tires that was imbedded in a similar manor and it didn't puncture all the way through.
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i don't know if i want to bother i just came home from easter dinner at the girls house and the three tires without the nail look like their almost flat, they probably have nails too.
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some junk yard and shops will pull the wheel off, pull it, and plug it, for about 5 dollars

call around, try that
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I worked with tires for many years and saw this kind of thing a lot. From the looks of it it probably has gone through the tire, but the only way to be sure is to pull the nail out. No one will plug thsi tire for you. Personally I would not plug this tire or drive on it for safety reasons. You never should plug a tire if the cut or hole is on the side wall or very edge of the tire like yours is. I personally think the tire is destroyed. The nail pierced through but because it went in and came back out it is still holding air. It can also be fine if the tire has a thick enough edge with lots of rubber on and might still be ok. Just pull the nail either way. You don't want to be driving on it this way.
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lol this reminds me of an mnet question. no offense
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