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Old 06-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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high-speed with plugs??

so, i'm riding on diablo super corsas, and lucky me, i've had two nails in the center of the rear tire in the first week. i was told not to drive too fast with plugs as i may have a blow out. i'm sure there's some truth to that, but what's too fast?
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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I cant see them slinging out. I would be more worried about them pulling out in a turn or under hard throttle.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Highly unlikely they will sling out, if they are dead center i wouldnt worry too much about it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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i've run well over 100 on plugs.
worn em down so far all i could see was a little pock mark where the hole was, still held air.
but patch-plugs are still better
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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the problem is that the nails have punctured the structural belts that run round the tire, severely compromising the integrity. at high speed the tire is under a great deal of stress in that regard and is more succeptable to failure.

$150 tire vs. blow out at 100+....your call
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There are many cords or belts in the tire.
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yea but at 100+ why knowingly take extra chances?
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According to Bridgestone:

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Never repair a tire with less than 1/32nd inch (0.8 millimeters) tread remaining. At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced.

Never repair a tire with a puncture larger than 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) in diameter. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.

Repairs of all tires (radial and non-radial) must be of the plug and inside patch type. Using plugs alone on any type of tire is not a safe repair.

Never repair a tire with a puncture or other damage outside the tread area. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.

Any tire repair done without removing the tire from the rim is improper.

Tubes, like tires, should be repaired only by a qualified tire service person.

Never use a tube as a substitute for a proper repair.

A tire's speed rating is void if the tire is repaired, retreaded, damaged or abused, or otherwise altered from its original condition. Thereafter, it should be treated as a non-speed-rated tire.

Speed should not exceed 50 mph (80kph) in the first 24 hours after a repair is made and the repaired tire should never be used at speeds above 80 mph (128 kph).
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