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Old 10-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #11
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Not getting enough glue on the plug is one way. I use lots of glue. I was also taught many, many years ago to light the excess glue and let it burn for a couple of seconds. I don't know if it actually makes a stronger bond or not but it can't hurt. The plug I'm running now is in an ultra high performance all-season tire. I like to play a little on the back roads and it has held up to everything I've thrown at it including burn-outs.
Excellent, thanks for the info man. I'll throw a plug in it this weekend.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:52 PM   #12
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+1 on burning the sealing compound. thats what i did on my front tire. i had a wood screw in it so i plugged it. been running on the plug for 500 miles so far no probs
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:57 PM   #13
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Take it to Discount Tire if there is one close to you. They will fix it for free. They use a solid rubber plug through the hole, a rubber patch on the inside with rubber sealer over that. That is the right way to do it, rope plugs will create a tread seperation leading to a blow out.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #14
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Man plug that thing. Plugs are not the best thing in the world but they work. I had one in a tire and went 140+ mph. Not the smartest thing I have done, but they work ...
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #15
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Guys... Seriously. This is like wrong info city.
There is a reason that no shop will plug your tire if the hole is in the sidewall. Plugs do not hold themselves in a tire. Plugs are held in the tire by the cords, not by the glue or the plugs themselves. Without cords, ie in the sidewall of the tire there is nothing to hold the plug in place. Regardless of the fact that some of you may have used a plug before and it worked, it's still extremely dangerous to use a plug in a sidewall.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:38 PM   #16
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I recently had a nail in my tire, pretty close to the sidewall also. I still have the BFG's on my car. The Dealer took it off, patched it, and it is fine. They said since the sidewall is so stiff, it would be fine, and they were right. I have driven it hard since the patch job, and I'm happy to report it is holding well. Good luck!
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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Hopefully he has the same luck, I've seen sidewall plugs fail and I would never dare use one on my personal vehicle. Best of Luck.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:24 AM   #18
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Just plug your tire and forget it, do not slime it though b/c it can throw it off balance with that goop inside your tire, not to mention a mess when installing a new set of tires later on down the road
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #19
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Dear god, no.. Listen to 96stang. Don't ever use that slime crap. You'll be needing a new tire.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:29 AM   #20
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Guys... Seriously. This is like wrong info city.
There is a reason that no shop will plug your tire if the hole is in the sidewall. Plugs do not hold themselves in a tire. Plugs are held in the tire by the cords, not by the glue or the plugs themselves. Without cords, ie in the sidewall of the tire there is nothing to hold the plug in place. Regardless of the fact that some of you may have used a plug before and it worked, it's still extremely dangerous to use a plug in a sidewall.
I agree that you do not plug a side wall. But as I understood the problem the hole was in the tread a little too close to the side wall for a patch to hold.
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