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sorry to say but ya that's too close to plug. it may not look like it but that is actually right on the curve of the begining of the sidewall. i just got on in my left front last week
 

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I'm gonna see if they can plug it and monitor it anyways...damn tires are 250 a pop and the screw is relatively straight and inbetween the grooves


but ya I do like the tires so far :)
 

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I was going to say YOU can plug it where ever you want, even in the sidewall (which is not recomended). But NO reputable tire shop will fix that, too much liability... (I work at Sam's Club Tire Dept)

And the question is, did you spend the extra few $$$ and get road hazard warranty?
 

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Nope. I had a 6" lag bolt in my tire a few months ago in a similar spot. They said you need a new tire....Sorry, man!
 

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I'm gonna see if they can plug it and monitor it anyways...damn tires are 250 a pop and the screw is relatively straight and inbetween the grooves


but ya I do like the tires so far :)
Trying to plug that tire could be very dangerous and lead to an accident. With a puncture in the shoulder of the tire where it curves into the sidewall, that is not a flat area and it flexes when you go over bumps. This flexing can cause the plug to be slowly forced out and lead to a very nasty blowout. The plug wont hold. A plug isn't the proper way to repair a tire anymore anyway. A plug/patch should be used and that will not adhere to a curved surface. If you get into just one accident because of this problem, the damage to your car could far exceed the cost of a replacement tire, not to mention your very life is on the line here. Priced a funeral recently?:( You'd also be liable for anyone else on the road that could be involved in that accident. My advice is, don't tempt fate. Replace the tire.

With the replacement tire and the other three tires on the car, buy the road hazard warranty. Peace of mind is priceless.

-- B.F.Goodrich T/A Certified Tire Specialist
 

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Well I took it by a local tire shop that had awesome reviews and they were able to patch it. As it turns out the screw was slightly angled inward so the hole was juuuust within the limits.
 

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Well I took it by a local tire shop that had awesome reviews and they were able to patch it. As it turns out the screw was slightly angled inward so the hole was juuuust within the limits.
Based on my 25 + years in the tire industry, I disagree. Anytime there is a puncture in a tire beyond the last tread block in the tire's shoulder, it's not safely repairable.

Plus, when a speed rated tire becomes punctured and then repaired, it loses its speed rating capability.

I take it you bought these tires online?

-- B.F.Goodrich T/A Certified Tire Specialist
 

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Well I think the angle of the picture makes it look a little closer too, I'm not doubting you guys and im sure its safer to just buy a new one. I'm leaving for Afghanistan in September so really just need it to hold till then. I know it affects the speed rating but I've never came close to the 149 rating of the eagle GT and never will in an Impala lol. I bought them at Mr Tire, guess I'll pick up a new one when I get back.
 

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Well I think the angle of the picture makes it look a little closer too, I'm not doubting you guys and im sure its safer to just buy a new one. I'm leaving for Afghanistan in September so really just need it to hold till then. I know it affects the speed rating but I've never came close to the 149 rating of the eagle GT and never will in an Impala lol. I bought them at Mr Tire, guess I'll pick up a new one when I get back.
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There is a lot to be said for road hazard warranties. I personally don't really worry about blowouts very much, I've had a front tire blow out on the freeway on my car at about 75, it didn't flip over and explode like in the movies, very disappointing. Actually it was just like getting a flat at any other speed, not a big deal.
 

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There is a lot to be said for road hazard warranties. I personally don't really worry about blowouts very much, I've had a front tire blow out on the freeway on my car at about 75, it didn't flip over and explode like in the movies, very disappointing. Actually it was just like getting a flat at any other speed, not a big deal.
You're very lucky you were able to keep control of the vehicle and not let it go into the guardrail or another vehicle. Good job.
 

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There is a lot to be said for road hazard warranties. I personally don't really worry about blowouts very much, I've had a front tire blow out on the freeway on my car at about 75, it didn't flip over and explode like in the movies, very disappointing. Actually it was just like getting a flat at any other speed, not a big deal.
haha disappointing?!

I definitely should have bought that warranty I guess, I usually never buy them on anything, although this is the second flat I've had in 12 years of driving knock on wood
 

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I'm gonna see if they can plug it and monitor it anyways...damn tires are 250 a pop and the screw is relatively straight and inbetween the grooves


but ya I do like the tires so far :)
you got majorly screwed for that price i got mine for $95 each

Goodyear Eagle GT
 

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I got a big flat piece of steel stuck in one of my tires about 2 days after I got them, it was ruined. But it was replaced free thanks to the warranty.
 

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Your best bet is to bring it in to a tire shop... if its too close to plug, trust me, theyll tell you. Is it possible theyll just try to sell you a tire? Sure, but at least that way you know if they say "sure, we can plug it", then your definitley good.
 

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haha disappointing?!

I definitely should have bought that warranty I guess,
I have found over the years that if you get the warranty...you won't need it, if you don't get it, you will ....that's the way it goes for me most of the time on any warranty crap.
 
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