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rk-d 04-02-2016 08:47 PM

So I can patch this tire, right?
 
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FelisMalicious 04-02-2016 08:49 PM

Sorry to see it.

In Germany not possible for 300+ rated tyres. You wont find anybody to do it.
Other locations might be possible. It seems it is not on the shoulder.

LexVan 04-02-2016 08:51 PM

Is it loosing air? Maybe just unscrew it. Might not be that big.

Phil T 04-02-2016 08:51 PM

If those aren't your track tires I would even plug it and move on........Phil

johnr265 04-02-2016 08:56 PM

Yes, should be ok to plug/patch.

rk-d 04-02-2016 08:57 PM

These are for the street.

No serious air loss, but I think it just happened today. I'm pretty sure it's small - about a 1 cm long if I had to guess.

LexVan 04-02-2016 09:04 PM

Good read here:

https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...errerid=130056

rk-d 04-02-2016 09:12 PM

Interesting. I'm thinking the screw is exactly the same length (although his was in a much more questionable spot on the shoulder). Good to know. Hopefully this one didn't pierce through.

jphughan 04-02-2016 10:00 PM

I patched one of my tires with a screw in almost that exact location. 2 track days and general road miles later and no worries.

rk-d 04-02-2016 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by jphughan (Post 13163461)
I patched one of my tires with a screw in almost that exact location. 2 track days and general road miles later and no worries.

I'm feeling better about it now.

Patch or plug remains the question, I guess. I had always thought that outside plugs were considered no bueno, but maybe I'm wrong on that?

Phil T 04-02-2016 10:08 PM


Originally Posted by rk-d (Post 13163471)
I'm feeling better about it now.

Patch or plug remains the question, I guess. I had always thought that outside plugs were considered no bueno, but maybe I'm wrong on that?

I keep a plug kit in my car with the slim and compressor.....I've plugged many tires and haven't had a issue. I even plugged a tire on my motorcycle before and ran it until it was time for fresh rubber.........Phil

4carl 04-02-2016 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by rk-d (Post 13163338)
These are for the street.

No serious air loss, but I think it just happened today. I'm pretty sure it's small - about a 1 cm long if I had to guess.

Spray some dish soap water mix on it . If no bubbles just pull it out.
If bubbles plug/ patch from the inside is best. Although hate to say it I have had no problem with plugs inc track. The main thing is not near the edge and dip the plug in valconising cement. Carl

johnsopa 04-02-2016 11:24 PM

I've plugged tires many times on our cars. Never had any problems. Balance was never affected. Like one of the earlier posters said, I carry a plug kit in every car, along with a pliers to pull out the offending nail/screw.

stingray84 04-02-2016 11:27 PM

As many people stated, just plug it. I did this twice on my car, no problem. Even took it to track a few times.

jphughan 04-03-2016 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by rk-d (Post 13163471)
I'm feeling better about it now.

Patch or plug remains the question, I guess. I had always thought that outside plugs were considered no bueno, but maybe I'm wrong on that?

I've run both patched and plugged tires and not had issues. Patch seems to be the more confidence-inspiring solution, but it's obviously more time-consuming and difficult since it requires a tire mounting machine, whereas a plug can be implemented at the track if you pick up a nail there. Tire Rack says that the recommended solution is to do both.


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