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Charlie D.

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Posted: 09/29/21 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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LT275/65R20 has a very small leak. Aired to 75 PSI on September 15. As of today it is at 64 PSI.
Took it to a dealer and they found the leak. Can still see the nail.

Looks, for those old enough, like a paneling nail.

Told me it could not be repaired and quickly offered to install a new one.
Tire has less than 12,000 miles.
See photo. It is inside the white circle.
What is your opinion?
It is my gut feeling that if I should replace it, I should replace both.
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No image shows up…think your formatting isn’t correct

Here is the RMA image showing where the repairable area is and where it NOT recommended to repair.

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Make no matter how many miles is on the tire. Risk is a blowout from flexing at the stress raiser around the repaired area

Plus the tires speed rating is no longer warranted by the OEM once a tire has been repaired. Especially high speed rated tires.


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Posted: 09/30/21 07:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the tire dealer didn't insist that you had to install two, I wouldn't worry about installing two. Wouldn't even consider it.


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Posted: 09/30/21 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just replace the one tire.


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First make sure it’s not repairable. Many Tire shops are are more conservative than necessary for multiple reasons (liability and profit).
Next, depends how many burnouts you’ve done with the matching one? to determine if you need 2. But I bet there’s a very slim chance that replacing both tires is preferable based on the mileage on the tires.


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Small puncture patch it and carry on!


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Had a similar experience with our Malibu, picked up a screw just outside the repairable area. The Tech at the Tire place I deal with admitted if it was his, he'd repair it and carry on, BUT because we were a Customer he couldn't repair it for fear of losing his license.
Thank you our Government at work to protect us.


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Posted: 09/30/21 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They won't repair one that has damage at the tread edge.

To open the image, I right clicked on his image link and clicked on open in a new tab.





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Posted: 09/30/21 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Small puncture patch it and carry on!


NOT always true.... IF the puncture is within 1" of the sidewall on the tread, they are NOT going to repair...

If the puncture is more than an inch away from the sidewall, plug-patch ( umbrella patch) is the best of both worlds.

With that said.,,, if not repairable, buy 1 not 2


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Posted: 09/30/21 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks guys. As Lynnmore stated "right click on the image, save image as" and the photo will show up on another link

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