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Side wall of Goodyear tire has one inch cut...

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07-26-04, 08:33 PM   #1  
Side wall of Goodyear tire has one inch cut...

Today, I ran over a piece of sharp scrap metal. Two miles later I had a flat tire. There is a cut (one inch in length) on the side wall. It's a Goodyear Wrangler RT/S P235/75R15. Now, it will cost approximately $100.00 to replace the tire--I haven't even figured the additional costs of balancing, mounting, etc., yet. Is there any way to patch the tire? I know that Plugging it won't work since it's not a nail puncture--but is there a patch that will work? If not, and since it's a tubless tire--will an inner-tube do the trick? Thanks!


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07-27-04, 02:30 AM   #2  
Nope, your going to have to bite the bullet. There is no way to make any repairs whatsoever the the sidewall of a tire. That's call a "road hazard" failure and all you can do is replace the tire. Why on earth would you ever want to drive something that would be so unsafe anyway?

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07-27-04, 04:09 AM   #3  
not good

The only thing you can do is make a tire swing out of it now.I know how you feel 100 bucks shot down the drain.

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07-27-04, 02:04 PM   #4  
Chances are even though it can't be repaired there is more damage than that 1 cut in the tire after a 2 mile ride on it low/flat.Iwouldn't consider repairing that tire if it didn't have a 1 inch cut myself.I'll bet when the tire is removed from the wheel alot of little rubber pieces will be inside,kinda looks like hair.

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