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Old 04-03-2016, 09:15 PM
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Nail in Duratrac, can it be fixed?

Last night I noticed a nail in the edge of my tire and when I pulled it out, the air started to come out. I've attached a pic. Do you think it can be repaired or do I need a new tire? Thanks

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Old 04-03-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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From the picture I think you could get it repaired.

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Old 04-03-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
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I would say yes, but it's ultimately up to the guy doing the repair to decide if it's safe or not.
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I just used an ARB tire repair kit for a nail in my tire. I drove it 1500 miles up the California coast and did some light off roading and it held fine. I like having that kit for trail use and such. And it would be cheaper to try then replace.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll bring it somewhere tomorrow.
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I had to repair a bran new super swamper bugger 9 years ago. Wheeled it since then with tha arb type repair kit (stuff you get at aoto parts and even walmart. And it was not in a log like yours.

You have more rubber in a log. Do not see why it would not hold.

I have a tendency to repair then more than putting the spare. Once the tire is in the air, take 2 minutes to fixe and couple more to air the tire up with a compressor.

Same with my dd suv if I have the plug kit.

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My experience is that if its a straight in puncture to the face of the tread it can be repaired. The "okie" way to do it is with a plug and glue. You can do that yourself. A better way is to pull the tire from the rim and patch it from the inside.

It the foreign object is in the sidewall - game over. New tire time.
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Thanks guys, looks like it will be repairable!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:59 PM   #9
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Patch not plug
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Tire mfg's require a plug and patch combo to retain original tire warranty and speed rating.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:26 PM   #11
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Tire mfg's require a plug and patch combo to retain original tire warranty and speed rating.
Maybe, but it is a jeep. Even if it can go to a 100 mile /h or more, who realy do it.

And I do not remember seing a tire deteriorate so much latetly needing a warranty replacement.

Other thing, if it is under vendor warranty, do you have road hazzard on it? They would fixe it for free.

Other than that, all the comments are good and only made to help you take a decision that you and only you will leave with.

In my case, most of the time I'm to far away to go back to the dealer to have them fixed.
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I've been plugging tire holes for the past few decades without a problem. I too would sooner plug them than change them. Usually faster too. I always carry a plug kit and compressor.

Re the OP's tire, I'd plug that sucker up and keep on truckin'.
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Had this happen to my MTR (through the tread) but when I pulled the screw out, the air did not come out. Still I had it plugged from the outside and patched from the inside, since it created a weak spot for sure. Never had any issues.

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