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Chipster27

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I’m no tire expert, but in my humble opinion this looks like it can be plugged from the inside out. They are not Z rated and they are not run flats.

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too close to the sidewall, I have seen worse things get plugged and patched, but I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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A tire store probably won't plug that due to the tread wear and proximity to the side wall.
 

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A tire store will not plug that (some may off the books with a large tip kinda thing due to liability). If the puncture is within the outternost row of tread (usually about 1 to 1.5 inches), the tire officially cannot be propeely repaired.

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If it were on my car, Id plug it and put it on the rear axle and keep an eye on it, if it were my wifes, I would replace the tire, but that is just me.

Regarding tire wear, Id say you need an alignment soon. ;)
 

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Plug AND patch. But no speed runs!
 

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I'd plug it and keep it as a full size spare. That's what I've done in the past

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Not legal to plug, must be within the center tread area (2" in) not a single tire store will touch it ...well if they want to keep their insurance lol.

There is nothing out there that close to the sidewall to support the plug, punch a hole in it and the belt will eventually unravel.

That tire is done too. Exactly why you got a nail there, no tread left to deflect it.

"Plugged" is only done from the outside, and damages the steel belt even more than it is from the original puncture. "Patched" is done after demounting the tire and properly prepping the area and applying the patch from the inside.

I might plug it if it was mine just to get me home, but you need a tire IMO. And an Alignment, your negative camber is way off.
 

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Put a plug in that and it will bulge out the side. I had a similarly located nail on a brand new BFG AT and it looked like a big zit coming out the sidewall. Made me wanna cry.

Most likely, those tires see some camber and they are stags? Thus, the wear? Been there, done that on the German cars.
 

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If it were on my car, Id plug it and put it on the rear axle and keep an eye on it, if it were my wifes, I would replace the tire, but that is just me.

Regarding tire wear, Id say you need an alignment soon. ;)
That car is designed to run negative camber on the rears. Can’t fix it.


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That car is designed to run negative camber on the rears. Can’t fix it.


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Beamer or Mercedes?

Find a new alignment shop, you can dial out a lot of it and still keep most of your performance. The guy I use knows I want my specs on the outside of the green, not the inside, get you 2x the wear than normally.
 

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That tire looks like a Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The outer edges give the illusion the alignment is off, but there is plenty of meat left on the tread.
 

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like brian said............my car yes my wife or kids car nope........
 

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As others have said legally no it can’t. Back in my tire shop days. I would do this after work for 40 bucks cash for people. Never had a problem. I’ve patched side walls. Edges, middle. Ect the only thing you can fix is a bead. I’ve done tires like yours and 44’s. Hope that helps. If patching take your time. Prep the surface really good and glue it right! It will hold
 

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Also if your going to do it, buy the patch plug. It’s a patch with a plug in it
 

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The sad truth is that tire safety/ legally can’t be repaired, but some tire place will do it , for cash , and send that person down the road . They will then have a blow out and maybe take you with them .
 

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Like you can’t believe...two new tears on my car in December, two new fronts on my car last week, cut sidewall on the toyhauler yesterday and this today.


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I bet you're getting tired of this shit
 

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I have a safety seal plug kit sitting on the shelf, hell yea I would plug it on my personal car for daily driving. High Speed or Performance no I'd replace it. Back in the 80's we plugged everything at the service station. I really think the Pep Boys rubber plugs that were shit are what gave plug kits a bad rap. The safety seal kits and plugs are what I have been using for Thirty years with no problems.
 

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Beamer or Mercedes?

Find a new alignment shop, you can dial out a lot of it and still keep most of your performance. The guy I use knows I want my specs on the outside of the green, not the inside, get you 2x the wear than normally.
It's not German, Lexus RC350...The 3IS RC-F,GS-F, RC350 and 4GS share the same stubborn suspension when it comes to adjustment, there is none.

Thanks for the feedback, looks like were going to bite the bullet and buy a new set of rears. BTW, they are Bridgestone Potenza at $350/tire (by the time you mount/balance/bullshit CA fees)
 
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Let's see, $40 too have someone plug the piece of crap tire, or you can buy a new piece of crap tire for $100 mounted and balanced.
 

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At the rate I’m going through tires, I’ll never re”tire”.


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At the rate I’m going through tires, I’ll never re”tire”.


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Can't be that bad I had to buy 16 tires last year and need 4 more soon.
 

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You definitely can, but I personally wouldn't.
 
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