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Old 06-13-2003, 07:19 PM
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Brand new tire with a nail - replace tire or just get it patched

This must be my unlucky day

I just walked into my garage and found one of my brand new Yokohama ES100 tires with a nail in it leaking pretty quickly . . .

of coruse I alreeady took it off the car and mounted one of my M68's . . .

Should I just get the darn thing patched or just splurge and spend $180 for a new one mounted and balanced . . .

I never felt comfortable with a patched tire but will take your guys advice on this . . .

BTW I post on this once before and got some mixed reviews so now that we have a tire forum . .. what's the word on this ?
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:14 PM
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I had a nail in my tire just last week. I had it patched. I've had this done several times in the past with no problems. I don't track my car, it's just a daily driver. If that's your situation I see no problem with having it patched.
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Old 06-14-2003, 05:49 AM
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I'd have to agree with this. No need for a new tire unless the nail is in the sidewall.

You lose the speed rating of your tire by patching it but I doubt you'll be driving at 130+ anytime soon.
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Old 06-15-2003, 02:26 AM
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Patch it if you don't plan on tracking it.
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Old 06-15-2003, 03:49 AM
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Thanks or the response guys . . . I gonna patch it
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