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the BFG didn't like this!

so one day while changing my oil i finally found what had been causing my tire to slowly leak. i looked over at the tire and seen somehthing in it! well i fianly got around to pulling it out! i have no idea what it is but it was in there alright! i plugged if for right now until right after christmas when i get NEW BFGs! i hate plugged tires, but you have to do what you have to do. sorry for the blurry pics, macro doesnt work too good on a dark carport

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the hole was right on the edge of a tread, so i took my knife and cut that corner of the tread off so that the clug would go in there better.
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yep that be a hole!
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that sucks haha. I have had worse and not even a leak happened. FTW.
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I had a nail in my bfg mud terrains for over a year it just kept getting ground down along with the tread from driving and it never did lose any air from it either lol. This was on my F250 though and they were E rated tires.
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My tires had a few plugs in them. I trust them I've had them for atleast 20k on other sets of bfg all terrains and I wheeled them, smoked them and aired them down with no problems
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yeah how do you hate plugged tires? they are just as good

my motorcycle had like almost a 1/2 inch hole from a bolt. i got it plugged and ran it the rest of the year like that. always brought it down to my knee and never thought twice about it.
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nice, had what looked like the needle from a sewing machine go through my tires once
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i've had my share of nails and crap in my tires.. but the weirdest one was i went into my local tire shop and an old couple walked in behind me with a tire which had a 7/16" to 1/2" sized wrench half in the tire... it was weird.
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I have some plugs in my tires, never had any problems with them on any vehicle I have ever had. Looks like you plugged that one from the outside though
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I have some plugs in my tires, never had any problems with them on any vehicle I have ever had. Looks like you plugged that one from the outside though
I had to, I wasn't payin someone to take that tire off of the wheel.

I don't mind plugs done by my tire place, they plug from the inside then follow that up by putting a patch over it on the inside
. Those are great,but again I wasn't waisting my money on these crappy tires especially with new ones coming
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patch > plug
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I'd go to AZ or Walmart and get something to put a plug in your tires. Putting that little "patch" on the outside is going to come right off.
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screw plugs only get HOT patches it fuses to the rubber inside becomes one with the tire. one of my Mud country's has a hot patch in it. I air down to 8psi all the time at the dunes with no issues
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I'd go to AZ or Walmart and get something to put a plug in your tires. Putting that little "patch" on the outside is going to come right off.
these tires aren't going to be on here long enough
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i've had my share of nails and crap in my tires.. but the weirdest one was i went into my local tire shop and an old couple walked in behind me with a tire which had a 7/16" to 1/2" sized wrench half in the tire... it was weird.
LOL, I actually had that happen to me on the interstate when I drove my '90. Leaving class after my last final. I didn't see it, ran over it, and I guess the front tire kicked it up and it punctured the rear passenger tire. I've still got the wrench too, lol!
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I've never had any issues with using those tar strip plugs before. I've always pulled the debris from the tire, used the rasp tool to clean and clear the puncture, then inserted the sticky tar strip into the puncture hole and then cut off the excess tar strip even with the tire tread. Never had a problem with the repair coming out or leaking. Using DRY and OLD tar strips is asking or trouble though.
I've never taken a tire off the rim to repair it (via a patch or plug). Never had more then a nail or screw puncture my tires.
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I just leave the crap in my tire lol
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Alright, I stopped my my tire shop yesterday and told them about my plugged tire; they told me to pull her on in. turns out the plug i put in didn't go in very far (it wouldn't). also another staple that i hadn't pulled out happend to be a not so shor staple. It went into the tire ike an inch! long story short, they took tire off of wheel and checked it out for any more punctures and patched them. It only needed two patches. The best part about all of this, they did it for free! I'm a regular there, and buy all of my tires there, so they just did it for free.
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Yesterday night my dumbass friend thinks it would be funny to stick a glass bottle under my BFG. When I left the parking lot I ran it over, this morning when I went to start my truck I have a freakin flat. Why are some people so stupid?
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Yesterday night my dumbass friend thinks it would be funny to stick a glass bottle under my BFG. When I left the parking lot I ran it over, this morning when I went to start my truck I have a freakin flat. Why are some people so stupid?
make whoever did pay for it!
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make whoever did pay for it!
Yep thats the plan. God the more I think about it the more pissed off I get.
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Yesterday night my dumbass friend thinks it would be funny to stick a glass bottle under my BFG. When I left the parking lot I ran it over, this morning when I went to start my truck I have a freakin flat. Why are some people so stupid?
Good crowd you hang with............
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Good crowd you hang with............
Haha ya pretty much. He felt so bad when I told him I had a flat. He paid the 17 bucks for the patch and so far so good.
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meh, got one of my MTZ's plugged.. been on multiple trips with the tires between 8 and 12psi, with plenty of wheel speed at times.. haven't had an issue.
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meh, got one of my MTZ's plugged.. been on multiple trips with the tires between 8 and 12psi, with plenty of wheel speed at times.. haven't had an issue.
Cool. Good to know. Ya I traded a guy my Baja Claws for a set of BFG's last week. I was so tired of the vibration lol
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