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Old 12-22-2011, 11:44 PM   #21
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i have driven worse.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:25 AM   #22
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Holy ****. There are other people that repair their own flats?!?! I've done dozens myself. No problems. I too keep a patch kit and compressor in my trunk.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:21 AM   #23
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So much doable in that picture. REREREREREPAIR.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:55 PM   #24
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use a t plug and you're good to go.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #25
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It's within the "no-go" zone: within one inch of the sidewall.

No shop would even consider plugging it; that's a lawsuit waiting to happen. And with most plugs, it's nearly impossible to make them stick properly to the constantly changing shape of the tread-to-sidewall area. If you dismount the tire, check for rubber crumbs. If it has any, the tire is junk. Well, actually, it is junk since it's not safe to repair.

I plug/patch tires for a living (tech at Goodyear).
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #26
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Well seeing as he already plugged it, I'd say it was doable since he hasn't reported back besides that it was working. I worked at goodyear back in the day, and although I wouldn't do it for a customer, I sure as hell would do it for my own tire. It's more than fine.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:29 AM   #27
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It's within the "no-go" zone: within one inch of the sidewall.

No shop would even consider plugging it; that's a lawsuit waiting to happen. And with most plugs, it's nearly impossible to make them stick properly to the constantly changing shape of the tread-to-sidewall area. If you dismount the tire, check for rubber crumbs. If it has any, the tire is junk. Well, actually, it is junk since it's not safe to repair.

I plug/patch tires for a living (tech at Goodyear).
Lol. I used to do that too and I know exactly where you're coming from. With that said, those "rules" that shops make are just to cover their ***. The tire is definitely not junk.

Hasn't leaked yet.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #28
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We need "I track with plugs" bumper stickers for the TXMC crew.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #29
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Cool.
A nail in 3 week old RS3s in the exact same spot.

I'm going to track on this bitch.
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