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post #1 of 23 Old 06-20-2014, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Nail in tire, get a new tire? or plug it?

So I get a nail in my tire, tire pressure dropped to 20 psi but has not gone totally flat. Called Chevy dealer and can't get in until 6/25. Guess I won't be driving it this beautiful weekend. Argh!!!!

Should I replace the tire or can I get it plugged?

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post #2 of 23 Old 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
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Plug it for now. Won't hurt a thing. I've run plugged tires on my SS for thousands of miles.

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I have also run plugged tires for literally thousands of miles.

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I agree plug it

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Well, you can plug it with the correct type of plug that has an inner "sealing head" to it, the regular plugs can be pulled loose. Otherwise I would have it dismounted and patched from the inside...

Here is the ONLY type of plug I use:
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Ok, I guess I will try to get it plugged tomorrow.

I will be calling Firestone/Bridgestone tomorrow morning to try and get it plugged. If someone in the NJ Monmouth/Ocean County area knows of a better place, do tell. I hope they do the plugs suggested above. What kind of plug do I ask for?

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Ok, I guess I will try to get it plugged tomorrow.

I will be calling Firestone/Bridgestone tomorrow morning to try and get it plugged. If someone in the NJ Monmouth/Ocean County area knows of a better place, do tell. I hope they do the plugs suggested above. What kind of plug do I ask for?

Thanks again all for the input and answers.
You want a "mushroom head" style plug or just have it patched from the inside. This is how most shops want to do it anyway...

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You want a "mushroom head" style plug or just have it patched from the inside. This is how most shops want to do it anyway...
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This happened with me on my 2LT front tire in which I had replaced at the dealership - they didn't even want to touch it for liability reasons. Replaced it instead. I plugged my 2LT rear tire and it lasted for thousands of miles. I only had to purchase a plug kit from the auto store. Took me less than 3 minutes to complete the job. In the past I had done the same thing with a Corvette I used to own and had no issues. Are you still running the original tires on the car?

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Thanks for input. I went and got it plugged (from the inside). $45 on plug beats $265 for a new tire (and I'm assuming that doesn't include mounting and balancing and disposal).

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