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DAMN CONSTRUCTION...Wheel Help

so i was pulling into lowes and there was a bulldozer blocking the enterance because they are building a new Texas Roadhouse right in front of the lowes so everybody pulling in is told to go around....im going around i park and i hear a slow hiss coming from my truck and i just ignore it thinking its my exhaust since i just drove through a puddle in the parking lot.....i come outside and see my rear right tire getting low on air....get closer to the truck and still hear the hiss so now i know its the damn tire...must have run something over through that construction site....went to a local tire place and they say that there are three nails and that they are too deep to for the tire to be repaired so i had to get a new tire down the street, lowering my funds for wheels i was going to get.

since my funds have been reduced cuz of buying a new tire, i am going to get the 15x8 cragars with 4" B/S instead of the 15x10s or the 15x8 AR CIIs.
with the 33s, will the tires stick out at least to the flares or maybe a bit further with the 15x8s?
very pissed off i had to get a new tire
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that sucks.
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**** happens
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to deep? i had about 6 nails in my tire once the smallest being 4 inches... and i had them all plugged for free at a place in my town that will plug your tire for free lol i doubt it as to deep to plug....
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to deep? i had about 6 nails in my tire once the smallest being 4 inches... and i had them all plugged for free at a place in my town that will plug your tire for free lol i doubt it as to deep to plug....
That's what I was thinking. Too deep? The only time I've had a problem getting a tire fixed was because of the sidewall.

Did you keep the tire?
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no i don't have the tire it was 3 roofing nails and i went down the street on the least bit of air to get a new tire since i didn't have my spare on the truck...(bad idea). i probably might not have needed the new tire but i needed to get home lol stupid move but in a way, it had to be done.
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roofing nails are very short nails very very short man all you needed was some plug you got screwed sorry :(
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lol i kinda figured but whatev...done deal now i needed to get home anyway and AAA takes like2 hrs to get to you which blows
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Fail!!

I'd try and get my tire back. They probably charged you a disposal fee too and if it can be fixed they'll probably resell it as used.
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deepness doesnt matter. the issues are sidewall/shoulder damage > in which case the tire is no big deal. Also if there are more than one hole within 90 degrees of the tire we wont fix it where we work. but its not really bad to be flexible on this rule
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You should always carry a spare.
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i took it out to change my rear shocks and never put it back on...just put it back on though.
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My old bfg a/ts picked up the weirdest things.. like rebar.. train track nails.. always fixable.. My new bfgs t/a pick up razor blades, not fixable.
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My old bfg a/ts picked up the weirdest things.. like rebar.. train track nails.. always fixable.. My new bfgs t/a pick up razor blades, not fixable.
Ouch that must suck and to the guy that started the thread you got screwed man unless the nails where in your sidewall.
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chalk up another one ,,, last time i got a nail in the truck it was on the very edge of the tread close to the sidewall i was trippin ... but schab even fixed THAT
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They screwed you then because unless the nails were in your side wall they can be fixed. Dads car had a nail all the way threw his tire, we popped it of, fixed, and done deal.
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How does something go too deep into a tire? It goes all the way through if it punctures it,hence air loss. That should have been able to have been plugged unless they were too close to the shoulders of the tire. If they were in the sidewalls,then yes you'd need a replacement.

However, you already got a new tire and that totally sucks when you have to buy just one.
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you got screwed man, and i wouldnt get plugs, free or pay for em they suck, i see too many plugs leak and end up having to patch to many plugs.
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I work at discount tire and if the tire has three holes in it, it is shot. you can only repair a tire if the holes are 90 degrees away from each other. and you can only put three patches in a tire. to deep wouldnt matter. if the holes are next to eachother the tire is done. its a safety issue.
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you deff got screwed
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Internal patches rock , I have had 2 right on the sidewall line repaired and they have held quite well .
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Internal patches rock , I have had 2 right on the sidewall line repaired and they have held quite well .
where ya been country!?!?!?! I had 3 internal patches on my BFG A/ts and they NEVER LEAKED
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Lurking in the shadows , Yeah its always good to do buissness at the same place .
I went all over town , because Gateway had closed at 530 . Sears , Tire Max , Walmart , Pepboys all of them said it couldnt be patched . Rolled up at 730 am Gateway fixed it put it on put my spair on the Jeep in under 20 mins free of charge . Because Im a loyal customer , they know who spends money and treats them right and they take care of those few who treat them respectfully .
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i did go back. apparently the three nails were in close proximity and two were very very close to the sidewall. not that i realize it i was spinning that tire as i went through the site cuz im an idiot lol....even if i did get screwed, whatev. cant fix it now haha
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Ive had about 6 tire plugs done and none have ever leaked. I even bought a set of used tires with a plug in them and they were fine.


Oh well....Just remember,next time you have a problem,wheel help ya out.
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