Tyre Repairs

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 18:50
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Got a punture the the other day on a tubless steel belt thats pretty close to needing replacing. Whatever caused it has gone but looks like a large nail like object which went through the road surface of the tyre. Haven't used one of the tyre repair kits before but am interested in how reliable a straight plug is without removing the tyre and putting on a patch.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 19:50

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 19:50
Hey Richard,
I have used them for a few years now, I find them to be a "must Have" every time i hop in my 4wd, they sit in my glove box just incase. Also handy for around town, you just never know when you need them. Most of my flat tyres have been around town although i have a 12V compressor in my 4wd just incase im off road, I'm never too far from a tyre guage in a service station. Sure has saved me expensive repairs. Never had a problem.
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Reply By: Wayne - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:08

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:08
Plugs are only to get you out of trouble in an emergency, all punctures in tubeless tyres should be fixed with a tubeless patch inside the tyre or put a tube in.

I always carry Tirepliers, with a fully stocked repair kit with plugs and patches and a couple of spare tubes also.

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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:55

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:55
I have 2 tyres now that have plugs in them and I'd almost forgotten they were there. I should get them patched one day soon but you know how it is.Allyn
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:42

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:42
Mate the only word of caution is that when you ream out the hole to clean it that you dont overdo it try and keep the hole as small as possible. Ive had 2 plugs in 2 tyres for 3 years now the tyres need replacing but the plugs are working well.
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