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GeauxElliott
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Nail in tire's sidewall



I noticed one of my tires was slowly losing pressure.

After inspection, I found a finish nail lodged in the sidewall.

Sucks that the tire only has 16,000 miles on it.




swampdawg
Georgia Fan
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
Damn. That sucks. I don't think the plugs work too well in the sidewall. Might be worth a shot. They are really cheap.


guttata
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
Side Wall nail=new tire


WONTONGO
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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I don't think the plugs work too well in the sidewall


That is correct.


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TechDawg2007
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
wal mark won't do it, but you may find a gas station that will


tgrbaitn08
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
Plug it, but move the tire to the rear axle in case you have a blowout


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DW6pack
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
i thought this thread was a bout jimmy nall.


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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I've always heard to not plug a tire on the sidwall.


You're not supposed to, but you can without any problems


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tigerdup07
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
do not attempt to drive on a side plugged tire. this is VERY dangerous. if you find a gas station that will do this, they are nuts.


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Nature Boy
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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I don't think the plugs work too well in the sidewall. Might be worth a shot. They are really cheap.


What if you've got one on the corner? Right on the edge of the tread... I was thinkng about patching mine.


tgrbaitn08
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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What if you've got one on the corner? Right on the edge of the tread... I was thinkng about patching mine.


Thats what I'm talking about, I had one right on the corner and patched it.


GeauxElliott
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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Side Wall nail=new tire


That's what I was thinking... With all the flex in the sidewall, I don't see a patch holding up. One of my friends said i should put a tube in it. Do they still do that?


mhsdeuce07
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
yea been there, you will need a new tire


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TechDawg2007
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Nature Boy
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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ats what I'm talking about, I had one right on the corner and patched it.


What's the worse case scenario if it fails? It loses air again, or a blowout?


GeauxElliott
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tigerdup07
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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What if you've got one on the corner? Right on the edge of the tread... I was thinkng about patching mine.




Thats what I'm talking about, I had one right on the corner and patched it.



pretty easy to determine the soft wall from the tread wall. if it is on the "top" of the corner of the tread wall you should be ok. if it is below the tread wall in the soft wall, it will not be able to be plugged/patched.


sheek
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you cant plug a nail in the sidewall. sucks balls.


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Towelie
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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I found a finish nail lodged in the sidewall


Someone stuck it in there, you don't pick up a nail in the sidewall by driving over it.


Phate
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re: Nail in tire's sidewall
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What's the worse case scenario if it fails? It loses air again, or a blowout?


If it's on the tread then if the patch doesn't hold it'll just start losing air again. Blowouts happen on the sidewall.


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