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    never used Nittos, but haven't really heard anything bad about them. One tire they make, think it's called Neo Gen, have a sweet tread pattern on them. I may use them one day, probably when I get different wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    I am curious what 'too close to the sidewall' is.

    I have successfully plugged tires that have had said offending pointy object in the first valley of tread, and the tires have lasted right to the end of their naturally useful life.

    I cannot speak to the outer tread block, though. Knowing me, however, if the hole was not right at the outer edge I would plug it and drive it until it failed, which could be never.

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    Scotty, what you and I would feel comfortable repairing. The big tire companies will not due to fear of being sued, should the patch fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeps View Post
    Scotty, what you and I would feel comfortable repairing. The big tire companies will not due to fear of being sued, should the patch fail.
    That's why I put new tires on my car a year earlier than I had wanted...
    Most places have a general rule of thumb. If you put your thumb on the outside treadblock and its under the thumb, they won't repair it. I personally will fix that, as long as it's not in the sidewall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfaided1984 View Post
    Most places have a general rule of thumb. If you put your thumb on the outside treadblock and its under the thumb, they won't repair it. I personally will fix that, as long as it's not in the sidewall.
    Teeps, I understand the liability issues, and bf, that's what I would do, as well.

    But it's my car, not a customer's.
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    From your description, I would plug the tire. Everyone has an opinion. That's what you were seeking in your post.
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    The tire is currently plugged......but I'm going to put a new tire on. Whether or not it would completely hold, a part of me is a bit anxious that it won't hold......especially if I get out on a highway doing 70mph. I'm replacing it for my own mental health...at this point.

    But I do appreciate the opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeCivic View Post
    The tire is currently plugged......but I'm going to put a new tire on. Whether or not it would completely hold, a part of me is a bit anxious that it won't hold......especially if I get out on a highway doing 70mph. I'm replacing it for my own mental health...at this point.

    But I do appreciate the opinion!
    I would say withing 10k miles of new doing just one isn't going to kill you. If the tire is plugged with an internal patch, I wouldn't replace it. Some shops will say a tire can't be repaired that can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeCivic View Post
    The tire is currently plugged......but I'm going to put a new tire on. Whether or not it would completely hold, a part of me is a bit anxious that it won't hold......especially if I get out on a highway doing 70mph. I'm replacing it for my own mental health...at this point.

    But I do appreciate the opinion!
    If they used a mushroom style plug that is inserted from the inside of the tire.
    When done right there is, (IMO), over a 99% chance that the repair will last the normal life of the tire.
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    I'm not too sure about what type of plug was used. All I know is that the guy said that it could last the life of the tire, or fail tomorrow. That's why I decided to get the tire....for better sleep. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeCivic View Post
    I'm not too sure about what type of plug was used. All I know is that the guy said that it could last the life of the tire, or fail tomorrow. That's why I decided to get the tire....for better sleep. :-D
    Sounds like they used a rope plug. Good call replacing the tire.
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