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Old 02-16-2008
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i have pro comp 31x10.5or15lts on the rear axle on my truck. yesterday when i left on a school sponsored trip my tires were fine, but when we got back later that night my driver side rear tire was flat. to air it up i had to drive 2 miles. when i got it aired up i could hear air leaking. my friend found out that it was leaking where it seals with the wheel. i think i have a nail or something in the tire and why it is sealing wrong is because i had to drive 2 miles with it flat.

could anyone confirm this for me?
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air the tire up to 40 psi and then take some soapy solution (dawn diluted with some water) and cover the tire with the solution...take your tire and look for where the bubbles are coming from; if its in the tire then plug the hole, if its where the tire meets the rim then break down the tire and spread some tire sealant around the edge of the rim to seal the leak
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i fixed it but i dunno how its going to do in the long run.
i used some soaply solution that my dad has and found the leak it was where the tire meets the rim. i moved the truck where the weight of the truck was on that spot and aired it up. it stopped leaking so took a quick drive and made sure i hit a few holes in my driveway and when i got back i sprayed some more on the tire and didnt see bubbles.
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Probably something stupid like something got in the bead...pebble, wood sliver, dirt in the bead.....i've had that happen many times. I aired it all out, stepped on the tire, took the air hose and blew at the bead while seperating the rim and the bead.
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A.D.D. Moment: I like using starter fluid to pop the tire back on the bead when your on a trail!
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