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10-23-2012 01:07 AM
Tarmac btw, a 2 year old tire is not brand new.
10-16-2012 06:39 PM
Matt89 Good new guys, I brought it in to a smaller shop, they checked it out and said that the nail didn't even puncture anything (it was a stubby nail). The guy just put a little plug in it and I was on my way in 10 minutes. Now I know for sure that the other place was trying to rip me off and sell me a new tire for $200 haha
10-14-2012 06:31 PM
jetrinka ^^Waste of money if its not leaking air. Just use some soapy water where the nail punctured to see if air is leaking out. If its not, pull the nail out and forget about it. I can't even tell you how many nails i've pulled out at the shop that didn't leak air and never once had a comeback. Of course I always tell the customer about it anyway just so they know.

If it is leaking and not towards the sidewall, just take it to a shop to have it patched.
10-14-2012 05:52 PM
RonMaiden The best option is to replace the tire and not have any worries but I know with my driving style which is agressive,I wouldn't trust the tire. In your case I'd would just check the tire regularly since there are reasons tire shops won't touch it since there are reasons lawsuits happen.
10-14-2012 04:07 PM
Matt89
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Originally Posted by BigRed03 View Post
did you get road hazard on the tires??? I always do for this reason, have yet to need it, but I figure paying it a couple of times spreads the tire replacement cost out, and not a one time.
Nah I didn't maybe I will next time if I hve to replace this tire.
10-14-2012 04:05 PM
Matt89
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Yeah but, how long is the nail? I'd also move that tire to the rear if its not.
It's already the rear tire so no worries there.
10-14-2012 10:55 AM
BigRed03 did you get road hazard on the tires??? I always do for this reason, have yet to need it, but I figure paying it a couple of times spreads the tire replacement cost out, and not a one time.
10-14-2012 12:12 AM
felixthecat
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I'm hoping this is the case considering that the nail isn't in all the way and is stick out about a 3/8".
Yeah but, how long is the nail? I'd also move that tire to the rear if its not.
10-12-2012 11:10 PM
Matt89
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First off if the nail did not actually penetrate the interior of the the tire.. Just pull it out and forget it.
The nail may have twisted into the side and just punctured nothing but rubber.
If so, ZERO need to do anything but pull out the nail.

IF the nail punctured into the inner area, then it penetrated the 'ply' and that usually calls for a repair which also reduces the speed rating by one.
The sidewall area flexs a LOT and cannot be properly repaired. (Because it flexes all the time...)

I would pull out the nail now. Check the pressure a few times over the weekend, and if NO pressure is lost, the nail did NOT enter the interior of the tire.

If you are racing the car at 120mph then yeah have the tire removed and checked inside.
If all you do is normal daily driving. no problem. The tire is NOT going to come apart, explode, or otherwise cause havoc.
The TPF monitoring will tell you if it suddenly starts loosing pressure while driving.
If it does NOT lose any pressure in a few weeks, you are totally in the clear.
I'm hoping this is the case considering that the nail isn't in all the way and is stick out about a 3/8".
10-12-2012 08:35 PM
Elizabeth First off if the nail did not actually penetrate the interior of the the tire.. Just pull it out and forget it.
The nail may have twisted into the side and just punctured nothing but rubber.
If so, ZERO need to do anything but pull out the nail.

IF the nail punctured into the inner area, then it penetrated the 'ply' and that usually calls for a repair which also reduces the speed rating by one.
The sidewall area flexs a LOT and cannot be properly repaired. (Because it flexes all the time...)

I would pull out the nail now. Check the pressure a few times over the weekend, and if NO pressure is lost, the nail did NOT enter the interior of the tire.

If you are racing the car at 120mph then yeah have the tire removed and checked inside.
If all you do is normal daily driving. no problem. The tire is NOT going to come apart, explode, or otherwise cause havoc.
The TPF monitoring will tell you if it suddenly starts loosing pressure while driving.
If it does NOT lose any pressure in a few weeks, you are totally in the clear.
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