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tire repair or replace

Hi. I was wondering would any of you guys drive your P-car at 100+mph with a plug or a patch in your tire.

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I've driven at 140+ with plugs in the tires. Plug them myself and check them often. Some plugs are so old the tire wears out around them (the plug rubber is harder than the tire rubber) ha!
I always do the burnout test with plugged tires. If they withstand that they're good to go.

Likely not recommended but you asked. At $400 a pop for tires I'm not to anxious to toss them because of a nail. I also add patches on the inside of the tire as well as the plug for added protection. The last set of Yoko 345s I had looked like a porkupine by the time they wore out. 140mph blasts, auto-x, driver's ed, and 500mile road trips, the plugs took it all.

I do have a picture of what can happen when you toss a nail at speed. This butt puckering event took place at 85mph.


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Brian,

I enjoy your humor....seriously!

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