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Posted: 06/28/22 04:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a set of goodyear endurance tires on my TT and one of them has a nail in the tread about an inch in from the sidewall. The tire is only 2 years old. Can I take it to a shop and have it patched from the inside like I've done with car tires? Is this safe? Thanks.

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Posted: 06/28/22 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, it won’t be an issue! I’ve done it on trailer tires.


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Posted: 06/28/22 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, Like dodge Guy stated it is ok to patch as long as it’s done proper..

I always liked to use the patch/plug (umbrella patch) from the inside…..


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ask them how they patch. fords way is the best, done hundreds of them back in the good old days .

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Yeah, do not accept a "plug" as the higher pressure in ST tires tends to force the plug out.


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Posted: 06/28/22 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A gentleman who spent 40 years with a major tire manufacturer told me that they can be patched (not plugged) - but, for safety, it reduces the load rating by one letter; e.g., if it's a load range E tire, patched it becomes a load range D tire.

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Second Chance wrote:

A gentleman who spent 40 years with a major tire manufacturer told me that they can be patched (not plugged) - but, for safety, it reduces the load rating by one letter; e.g., if it's a load range E tire, patched it becomes a load range D tire.

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I think I would need to know what positions that gentleman had in the tire industry.
Lifetime I have used a lot of tires though few where ST. I have never reduced the load I carried because of patch.
If the tire got a hole in the first tread I would plug from inside then patch. When due for 2nd re-cap I would trade the patched carcass let somebody else take the chance.

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Posted: 06/28/22 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to work in a tire shop. We would not repair trailer tires, even with an inside umbrella patch.


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Posted: 06/28/22 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of my Endurance tires picked up a nail and developed a slow leak. I took it to Discount Tire where I had purchased the set. They dismounted the tire and plugged it plus put a patch on the inside. I could hear the tire leaking air as I was reinstalling it, so I took it back. Their tech had ground the inside of the tire into the cords and the inner patch wouldn't hold (nor the plug, I guess). I left an hour later with a no charge new tire. Two companies that stood behind their products/services.

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Posted: 06/28/22 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ford truck guy wrote:

Yes, Like dodge Guy stated it is ok to patch as long as it’s done proper..


Yep, there are certain types of punctures and/or positions on the tire where you can't patch but really no different from a car/truck tire for most simple nail holes in the tread.


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