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Old 07-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Nice holes...

Cha ching... hello $275 a tire x2!

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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What are you driving on, eh?
Please don't tell me it was gravel. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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yep - never fun but on the bright side, it doesn't look like you were too far off from the wearbars. Much better than being almost new I suppose...
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Patch that. I would plug it myself and not think twice about running it on the street. Or spend about $50 and have it patched properly from the inside at a tire store. I have a professionally patched tire that I've run on the track twice and never had a concern.
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If anything a patch, plugs suck and I would never trust it again when pushed hard. Like the other member said they are pretty well worn anyhow, replace and drive hard with confidence.
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Uhm, sorry wear bars aren't even close, but yes, the most conservative thing to do is replace all tires.
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I just pulled a drywall screw out of my new rear Pilot SS and plugged it myself. I drove 60 miles to an autocross and back, and the plugged area still looks great. I've plugged many tires over the years without any issues. YMMV!
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We sold Michelin, Pirelli, Atlas and I forget what other brands, I changed em all. Do as you wish but a patch is a better repair, period.
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Agreed, a patch would be better
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I guess everybody failed to see the crack on the shoulder... I could stick a finger in there!!!

Tire shop wouldn't mount the tire back on the wheel, but they're nice enough to give me a set of loaner tires (of 255 instead of 265, as that's all they got) to drive on until the new pair comes in.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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Oops, I guess I'm not very observant! I guess it was driven on, and wiped out the shoulder?
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Yeah, I saw that...looks like a bullet hole.
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