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Old 01-05-2012, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jadnashuanh View Post
The tire service info that I've found says not to put a plug in a RFT. Now, I couldn't find a service bulletin for all manufacturers. Most say, if you drive on a RFT with zero pressure, do not attempt to patch. If you treat it like a normal tire and stop, it could be patched, if it's patchable. Now, trying to convince the service person may or may not be easy. Hopefully, I'll never know!
That's what I was thinking as well, to get it to a tire shop without riding on it on the rim and destroying it, to get it patched somehow. It just doesn't seem right to just replace a ~$400 tire for one nail. And if you have to replace a 50% worn tire on an x-drive, you just might have to replace all 4, to keep the same diameter, and not to mess the differential. Somehow, a little thing like a flat just becomes very scary.
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