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Loic 02-13-2011 01:57 PM

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 :facepalm: that's a first, some wood puncture the side wall !!



http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...P/IMAG0287.jpg

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Mr_RPM 02-13-2011 02:04 PM

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.

Jerry Bransford 02-13-2011 02:11 PM

Sidewall punctures are why I upgraded to the MT/R. :)

rrich 02-13-2011 02:29 PM

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.

Loic 02-13-2011 03:29 PM

desert wood are hard !! LOL
I'm getting the tire replaced for free so it's not a big deal.

MLaborde 02-13-2011 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_RPM (Post 1053192)

im sure a patch could fix it.

Not on a sidewall. Never take that chance.

Mr_RPM 02-13-2011 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MLaborde (Post 1053320)
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.

Loic 02-13-2011 05:09 PM

not on cars or motorcycle, if you have a puncture on the side wall the tire must be changed. safety issue.

Mr_RPM 02-13-2011 05:13 PM

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.

AzTJ 02-13-2011 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MLaborde (Post 1053320)
Not on a sidewall. Never take that chance.

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

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...wheelin078.jpg

Loic 02-13-2011 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 1053473)
No, but a bunch of plugs will help get you home and hold the air.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...wheelin078.jpg

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::thumb: love that. how did you keep that many plug in your Jeep

AzTJ 02-13-2011 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Loic (Post 1053477)
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::thumb: 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. :cool:

Phil05LJ 02-13-2011 05:57 PM

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.

Rubicon2 02-13-2011 06:01 PM

My dad drove over a stick once wheeling and it twisted upward and punctured the sidewall. Out came the spare.


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