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Old 02-13-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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that's a first

was in the desert with my dog this morning in the middle of nowhere, walking arround the jeep and here what I saw that's a first, some wood puncture the side wall !!








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Old 02-13-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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I have done this many times on 4 wheelers and 3 wheelers. never a automobile.
i would think the tire would hold up better to some wood. hahah

im sure a patch could fix it.

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Old 02-13-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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Sidewall punctures are why I upgraded to the MT/R.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
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Clunk, Clunk, Clunk, stopped, looked - a 6 foot long branch was sticking out BFG AT. I cut it off short and drove on. It held air all the way home.
When I pulled it out it instantly went flat.

Years ago Stagger Blocks - saw a small shiny thing in the tread - pulled it out - a nice Snap-on 1/2 9/16 open end!

Careful -
You've probably heard about rattlesnake fangs in tires too.

I love my MT/R's - except in mud. I saw a rattlesnake hit mine several times - he just bounced off - he probably had a big headache before I shot him.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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desert wood are hard !! LOL
I'm getting the tire replaced for free so it's not a big deal.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #6
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im sure a patch could fix it.
Not on a sidewall. Never take that chance.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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Not on a sidewall. Never take that chance.
why is that? Im New with the whole automobile thing. When this happens on atvs, we usually run an inner tube.
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not on cars or motorcycle, if you have a puncture on the side wall the tire must be changed. safety issue.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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good to know, yeah i would never run a tube in a car, to many reliability issues and balancing issues (which result to safety issues) and any motorcycle that has spoked rims runs an innertube, its not as big of a deal on a narrow tire. wide tubes seem to bind and rub a hole in itself when not installed very carefully. but as for side walls its probably the same deal and need replacing.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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Not on a sidewall. Never take that chance.
No, but a bunch of plugs will help get you home and hold the air.

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No, but a bunch of plugs will help get you home and hold the air.

love that. how did you keep that many plug in your Jeep
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #12
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love that. how did you keep that many plug in your Jeep
Wasn't mine. An accuantaince did that to his MT/R out in Table Mesa north or Phoenix. I think Jack said they used like 20 plugs. The plugs are sticky so they stay in. He babied it back, but made it to a trailer.

We got some sharp rocks out here.
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I had a stick wedge itself between the bead and the rim. I broke it off and it stayed in there for years, tire never did leak. I also drove over a stick and all of a sudden the right side of the jeep came off the ground, I got out and looked and both right side tires were off the ground. The whole jeep (XJ) was propped up by a small stick! It's amazing what little sticks can do.
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My dad drove over a stick once wheeling and it twisted upward and punctured the sidewall. Out came the spare.

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