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Old 12-11-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Salvator View Post
It my understanding that this is a concern if you are routinely exceeding 100mph... Plugging the tires kills the speed rating... In most of the US, probably not a concern, IMO. However, if it concern for you, by all means replace the tire for peace of mind!
Not one tire manufacturer recommends "plugging" a tire and several states are moving to make such repairs illegal. Internal patches are recommended. Nearly every tire manufacturer reduces the tire's original speed limit after a tire has been repaired. Their policies vary.
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