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    HELP! I need your advice ASAP.

    Ok, so long story short, I picked up a nail today. Of course Subaru told me that it is not repairable and that I will need to buy 4 new tires since my tires have 18,500 miles on them. Tell me what you guys think. I think I can have it patched and save the tire. Thanks!

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    Eh it's pretty close to the side wall, so that would be under a lot of stress especially when cornering and taking turns which could lead to a blowout.

    Honestly it looks like you could use some new tires anyway.
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    Re: HELP! I need your advice ASAP.

    And I agree with the above. Get 4 new tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Eh it's pretty close to the side wall, so that would be under a lot of stress especially when cornering and taking turns which could lead to a blowout.

    Honestly it looks like you could use some new tires anyway.
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    One of my RE-01s got screwed in the exact same spot a couple of years ago. I patched it, but then about a week and a half later the sidewall buckled and started bulging in places.. $1150 worth of tires down the drain. That's why I don't buy super expensive tires anymore. I still want ones that grip well, but tread life is of little concern to me knowing that at any time I could pick up a nail and have to buy four more.




    Forgot to mention, I was doing 120mph WOT 4th gear logging pulls when the sidewall gave way.. it did not feel like a good thing.

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    Gosh, thought I might get one person saying I would be ok patching my tire but I guess I was wrong. I really wasn't wanting to spend money on tires right before Christmas but it looks like I have no other choice. Thanks for the advice guys.

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    HELP! I need your advice ASAP.

    You'll be fine patching the tire, just don't drive on it all after. Or just put tire sealant and keep the nail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    You'll be fine patching the tire, just don't drive on it all after. Or just put tire sealant and keep the nail.


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    HELP! I need your advice ASAP.

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    Yeah, patches and plugs in the shoulder never last. It's a waste of time.... and potentially dangerous too. (Tire fitter in a previous life).

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    Re: HELP! I need your advice ASAP.

    I've had a nail at the exact same spot. Patched it. Didn't drive hard after that. Got 4 new tires a month later because I needed new ones anyways. I was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    I've had a nail at the exact same spot. Patched it. Didn't drive hard after that. Got 4 new tires a month later because I needed new ones anyways. I was fine.

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    I was thinking as a temp solution as well if you absolutely had to wait a little to get tires, then it'd be ok...but as UEDan says...don't drive hard and look to replace soon after.
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    Don't buy OEM tires.. At 250 a pop it's crazy stupid expensive. You can get 4 tires with a similar spec for at least 100 dollars less per tire.
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