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Do you trust a repaired tire?

Discussion in '360/430' started by saudio, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. saudio

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    I have a slow leak on a back tire. I have an F430 and once in a while I get her up above 130 mph. Are there any repairs that can be trusted at that speed or do I need to bite it and buy a new tire?
     
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  3. buddyg

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    I would not do any high speed driving on a patched tire.
     
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  4. autowerks9

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    Most tire manufactures do not recommend repairing tires. Those who do only recommend a permanant repair such as a patch plug. A tire plug itself is a temporary repair.

    David
     
  5. one4torque

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    Hpde cota- get a new tire.

    hot shoe wife’s car ( that you love) get a new tire.

    daily- plug or patch but not on sidewall

    ** free advice for hypothetical application ..
     
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  6. MaranelloDave

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    I do, as long as it's in the tread (not sidewall) and is repaired by someone who knows what he/she is doing. A small puncture repair is not going to cause a catastrophic blowout even if it fails.
     
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  8. buddyg

    buddyg F1 Rookie
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    LOL you really want to trust your Ferrari's safety and your own safety to a tire guy at Discount Tire?
     
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  9. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Buddy- Not the guys at Discount Tire, but I trust my tire shop to do it right. Why all the panic about a repaired tire? Pirelli always allowed one repair per tire as far back as the P7s on 308s. Nothing has changed.
     
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  10. saudio

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    I think I'm going to reach out to the tire manufacturer and see if they have an opinion. Ill report back.
     
  11. Skidkid

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    How it is repaired makes a huge difference. A plug, not at all on that car. Tire off patch/plug properly done, absolutely.


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  13. blackbolt22

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    I had a slow leak and had it patched. It left me stranded months later 100 miles from home. No spare obviously and it was a nightmare. People at the local tire shop didn't even want to touch the car. I had to find a place with a tire, get it mounted and borrow a jack from the tire place where I towed it. Remember they didn't want to touch it. All day debacle . I advise get another tire shortly.
     
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  14. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Wrong shop, obviously. My tire shop loves to see the 575M.
     
  15. thorn

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    I've repaired a lot of tires. When repaired propertly and appropriately, a patched tire will lose no more air than one that wasn't punctured.

    Having said that, a repaired tire is structurally compromised. I wouldn't drive one at 130 mph.
     
  16. NbyNW

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    ^ No idea where I got this but I thought a repaired tire loses its speed rating. Perfectly fine to drive on but no longer at the rated speed.
     

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