Can this tire be salvaged?

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  1. RAMVT

    RAMVT Senior Member

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    I don't really know where to post this so if it's not the right section, please move.

    Well I took a trip down to Boston over the weekend and ended up bringing home a little souvenir. My wife drove half way home. As soon as I got in the truck I instantly noticed the tire pressure was about 10 psi lower than the rest. Got home and found this guy wedged in there.

    I won't have time to bring it by a tire shop until Thursday so I figured I would see if anyone has any input.

    Can this be plugged?

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    I just need it to be used as the spare now. I am hoping it can be salvaged enough to hold air and be an emergency <50 miles trip type of tire.
     
  2. 17CrewCab1500

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    Nope.
     
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    If it’s in the side wall, no.
    I would not take a chance with it.
     
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    Nope, it's toast!!!!
     
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    Really? Sure looks like it in treads to me. Please post what tire place said. Maybe ask 2 tires places to be sure.
     
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    I wouldn't take that chance, you dont want to change a flat, put that on and it blow as soon as you drive off.
     
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    I would have a good tire shop remove the screw and take a feel around the wound. If there's no separation/damage to the belts and it didn't separate the sidewall from the inner liner at all (and I'm guessing it probably wasn't long enough, you'd have a bubble on he sidewall if it did), then I'd have no issue patching and running it, especially as a spare. We can sit here an armchair this thing to death, but until someone actually roots around in the hole a bit, no one really knows.
     
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    MADDOG Cummins Driver Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    A tech will have to check the inside of the tire where the tread panel meets the sidewall. Any puncture in the sidewall panel will render that tire unrepairable.
     
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    There is no such thing as a sidewall panel in a radial tire. The object is in the shoulder of the tire, but the thing that is dangerous is the angle of it. It went in almost parallel to the radial plies of the casing, so there might be damage over a longer section along the cords, as opposed to something penetrating straight through. I would expect that it is likely not possible to declare it safe. If a repair is made, you'll never stop thinking about this tire and doubting its reliability. You'd have pretty good justification for doubting it, too.
     
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    It's borderline. Depends if thst screw is bent in a favorable direction. Judging by the bulge on the side though I don't like your odds. Any chance that tire has a road hazard warranty? It looks pretty new.
     

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