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Once you get it in your mouth you will fully understand.
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did u really just quote yourself?
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you cant "thats what she said" yourself...
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I dont know if yall got Hibdon Tires around yall...but the two closest to my work have patched the van's tires for free and did a guest's tire for free...said they patch them for free so that when they DO need a new tire, people will think of them first.
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hahahahaha thats funny.. he quoted himself..

and i know others have said it, but


45 PSI? HOLY CRAP THAT IS WAAAAAAAAY TOO HIGH. YOUR TIRE WAS BETTER OFF AT 34. AIR THEM DOWN TO 35 OR LESS.
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I dont know if yall got Hibdon Tires around yall...but the two closest to my work have patched the van's tires for free and did a guest's tire for free...said they patch them for free so that when they DO need a new tire, people will think of them first.
smart business tactics.. patching a tire isnt labor indusive, and its cheap.. good way to advertise.
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not to hijack the thread, but i was in a local tire shop a week and a half ago and an old couple came in with their tire and there was a wrench halfway through the tire.. the hole had to be about the size of a nickel it was huge... the guy at the shop grabbed the wrench and pulled and wiggled it and it was in there good. the first time i've ever seen that. oh and i think 35 psi is a guideline of what the tire pressure should be.. most of the vehicles i worked on in work experience (did 2 weeks at a local automotive shop, p.s i hate working on cars/trucks) and they were around the 40psi mark which is normal.
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the ones we use are work are a patch/plug combo, comes in two sizes




personally I don't believe in Fix-a-flat, it turns into a nasty liquid after awhile and no longer seals your tire. Tire Slime works ALOT better, but you have to have an air source. I also run a emergency tire patch kit at all times, its small enough to keep in the truck


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smart business tactics.. patching a tire isnt labor indusive, and its cheap.. good way to advertise.
Its a very good business tactic. What they are really hoping for is that tire to be unrepairable and that way they can sell you a new set of tires.


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not to hijack the thread, but i was in a local tire shop a week and a half ago and an old couple came in with their tire and there was a wrench halfway through the tire.. the hole had to be about the size of a nickel it was huge... the guy at the shop grabbed the wrench and pulled and wiggled it and it was in there good. the first time i've ever seen that. oh and i think 35 psi is a guideline of what the tire pressure should be.. most of the vehicles i worked on in work experience (did 2 weeks at a local automotive shop, p.s i hate working on cars/trucks) and they were around the 40psi mark which is normal.
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Thats a chuck of leaf spring. 9" long by about and inch and a half by 3/8" thick. Somehow the tire didnt blow out. When we originally looked at the tire we didnt even see the hole where it went in. Probably one of the oddest things I have ever seen at work.
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Alot of shops will not even touch your tire if that stuffs in it. It makes a mess and once it seals the hole its a B to get it out!
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the ones we use are work are a patch/plug combo, comes in two sizes




personally I don't believe in Fix-a-flat, it turns into a nasty liquid after awhile and no longer seals your tire. Tire Slime works ALOT better, but you have to have an air source. I also run a emergency tire patch kit at all times, its small enough to keep in the truck


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Alot of shops will not even touch your tire if that stuffs in it. It makes a mess and once it seals the hole its a B to get it out!
We wont touch any tires that have fix-a-flat or slime in them. It voids your warantee too.

DONT USE IT! PUT ON YOUR DAMN SPARE THATS WHAT ITS FOR!!!!
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well im gonna defend slime atleast, if you spend a lot of time driving through fields.. especially down here with cactus and misquote trees slime helps a ton, you only have one spare tire..
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Yeah, I change tires too, I will come find you if you bring me a tire with fix-a-flat in it or green slime or anything similar. That stuff smells so bad after its been in there for a while . And on top of that, you'll be buying a new tire from us because we won't fix it if you put that crap in it. And don't use plugs you ram in from the outside either, just go spend maybe 15 buxx and get it taken care of professionally. We use a patch that is a flat patch with a plug attached to it that seals from the inside.
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45 PSI HOLY CHIT!!!!! lol
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its free for a patch or plug here :)
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I know you've all been busting my ***** about the 45 psi.. and to be honest, I have no idea why it was set that way.. I'm assuming one of the rookie mechanics at ford that they get to do oil changes/tire rotations probably put it up to 45, because I always used to have it at 35psi. But I have to be honest, the wear has been really even, most of my driving is highway, and I get great fuel economy. I was talking to a guy at a job I was it that had basically the identical truck, colour and all, same mileage, and I was getting better fuel economy than he was in his stock truck. And the max psi on the sidewall is 55psi on the MTZ. Later in the fall/winter I'll drop it down to probably 30 - 35... or what the hell, maybe I'll just go outside and do it not so everyone can stop worrying about my tires .
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I try not to slime my tires just because of the damn balance issues but when you drive through thorns all day, it is either slime it or go get a new patch everyday, f-that. I will slime and hope it holds all the little leaks
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and yeah the slime sucks when you have to patch it, but damn you work at a tire shop. Your going to get dirty
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I know you've all been busting my ***** about the 45 psi.. and to be honest, I have no idea why it was set that way.. I'm assuming one of the rookie mechanics at ford that they get to do oil changes/tire rotations probably put it up to 45, because I always used to have it at 35psi. But I have to be honest, the wear has been really even, most of my driving is highway, and I get great fuel economy. I was talking to a guy at a job I was it that had basically the identical truck, colour and all, same mileage, and I was getting better fuel economy than he was in his stock truck. And the max psi on the sidewall is 55psi on the MTZ. Later in the fall/winter I'll drop it down to probably 30 - 35... or what the hell, maybe I'll just go outside and do it not so everyone can stop worrying about my tires .
who cares what everyone else says. if you are happy with the tire wear and ride than leave it that way. every tire/ truck combo is different so the 35 PSI isnt optimal for all tires on all trucks. in my BFG AT's i ran 40 in the front and 35 in the rear and they wore perfectly. i run 40 in the front and 30 in the rear with my KM2's and they are also wearing great. that may not work for your mickey thomsons or joe blows goodyears but ive found thats what works for me. if 45 works for you than thats great!
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