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Thread: Tyre Plugs, how many is too many??

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    I guess the plugs are relatively small compared to the sidewall area, so should be OK.

    I think the reason they are illegal in road tyre sidewalls is that the sidewall is much thinner than the tread and flexes in a different way.

    You wonder what who ever made the tyre used as fabric. Fish guts?
    Regards PhilipA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    I guess the plugs are relatively small compared to the sidewall area, so should be OK.

    I think the reason they are illegal in road tyre sidewalls is that the sidewall is much thinner than the tread and flexes in a different way.

    You wonder what who ever made the tyre used as fabric. Fish guts?
    Regards PhilipA
    We had two brand new tyres, two different brands. Sitting side by side both on pallets

    One had 22 holes

    The other had 4 holes

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    Had a very small hole in one of my tyres. Was told by my tyre retailer that it was illegal to put plugs in road tyres . Ok for agricultural and side by side/ 4 wheelers tyres . But not for anything that was going on road . He put a patch on it instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33chinacars View Post
    Had a very small hole in one of my tyres. Was told by my tyre retailer that it was illegal to put plugs in road tyres . Ok for agricultural and side by side/ 4 wheelers tyres . But not for anything that was going on road . He put a patch on it instead
    I don't think that is correct, there are however numerous sub laws governing repairs, can only do the middle 70% of the tread etc etc...

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    Sooooo…. truck was sitting on Jack stand for a week went to check the pressure and it had 0PSI Tyre Plugs, how many is too many??

    Re-inflated the tyre and after emptying a whole bottle of soapy water we found another small hole that was clogged with dirt……

    Added another plug…….

    Fingers crossed it’s the last one and the tyre holds pressure as it’s required to start hauling some more dirt later this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by W&KO View Post
    Sooooo…. truck was sitting on Jack stand for a week went to check the pressure and it had 0PSI Tyre Plugs, how many is too many??

    Re-inflated the tyre and after emptying a whole bottle of soapy water we found another small hole that was clogged with dirt……

    Added another plug…….

    Fingers crossed it’s the last one and the tyre holds pressure as it’s required to start hauling some more dirt later this week.

    Your not having much fun!

    Neither are we, the 24.5x32 was dead flat the next day, and when we went to pump it up to drive back to the shed, we realised it was leaking near as quick as we were pumping it up.

    The tube must have got damaged installing it, possibly because the valve is on the inside of the rim, anyone who has fitted one like that will know what a bear they are.

    Anyway, fixed now and we swapped the valve to the outside.

    I love tyres... They are great on your forearms.

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