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    Sidewall repair

    On a trail only tire, Goodyear yellow label mtr.
    Need a sidewall patch. Plug will not do.

    Anyone know of someone who can do
    Good job in or around the springs. ?
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    not only not possible but federal d.o.t. regs made sidewall repairs illegal. I have a GY Wrangler Authority, brand new, you can have if its your size.
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    its not an on the road vehicle,

    it is possible to do, done em before just odnt have the equipment access anymore, so looking for someone local to do it, i know a shop wont do it, but i know someone has the stuff somewhere

    its a 35x1250x15

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    It is possible but you will have to do it yourself. For liability reasons no business will do it. Even an off road vehicle can go fast. A sidewall patch is not safe and if it failes no business will want to be responsible.

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    ya sorry i should change the title to
    "anyone personally do this out of their garage?"

    i know no business is going to do it...as i stated before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJs4ever View Post
    not only not possible but federal d.o.t. regs made sidewall repairs illegal. I have a GY Wrangler Authority, brand new, you can have if its your size.

    Quote Originally Posted by BusaDave9 View Post
    It is possible but you will have to do it yourself. For liability reasons no business will do it. Even an off road vehicle can go fast. A sidewall patch is not safe and if it failes no business will want to be responsible.
    Really?
    Ever hear of a section repair?
    It's done all the time.

    SIDEWALL REPAIRS
    A few years ago the International Tire and Rubber Association conducted a research study on the strength of sidewall repairs in radial truck tires. Radial truck tires with injuries 4" long and 3/4" wide were repaired, x-rayed, and subjected to increased pressure until they burst.
    From the results the International Tire and Rubber Association (now known as TIA) concluded that properly repaired sidewall injuries have a strength equal to that of the surrounding tire body and provide a safe performing product for the transportation industry. Copies of this research project are now available from the Tire Industry Association/TIA, Box 37203, Louisville, KY 40233, Telephone: 800/426-8835, E-mail: info@tireindustry.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by in4aride View Post
    ya sorry i should change the title to
    "anyone personally do this out of their garage?"

    i know no business is going to do it...as i stated before...
    Talk to a tire shop that sell tires for big trucks. If they don't do it, they might recommend a shop that does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al24 View Post
    Talk to a tire shop that sell tires for big trucks. If they don't do it, they might recommend a shop that does.
    thanks! thats the answer i was looking for...

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    The sidewalls on a semi are a whole different game vs. light truck and passenger tires. The thickness of a semi tire sidewall is what allows it to be repaired and maintain its strength. This is impossible with a thin light truck tire. You may be able to find a shop that does semi tires that will do the repair on your tire, but don't expect any type of warranty and expect to pay cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by in4aride View Post
    thanks! thats the answer i was looking for...
    did you have any luck on this? i have a trail spare that needs a repair my rig never will see any road time but it would be nice to get the jeep on the trailer or out of the trail if needed to...
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    ya i just fixed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4aride View Post
    ya i just fixed it
    How?
    What kind of repair kit did you use?

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    For semi tires, The big TCI tire center over by the flea market on I76 charges between $40 and $80 per tire for this service, which they perform out at their retread plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by in4aride View Post
    ya i just fixed it
    who did you use?

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    heavy duty 5X5 patches inside and out, buffed surface in and out, burned/cemented the patches on. let it set. then used essentially 'tar' with a torch and melted that over patches.
    aired up to 50psi and tire held no prob, so at lower psi should be ok. tire is a bit lopsided from extra weight, but its just a trail tire so who cares. felt a lil sick after all that burning tho :/

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    A good place to get it done is tire stores that do tractor and equipment tires they get their sidewalls damaged all the time and are far to expensive to toss. The local place's here had no problems doing my swampers they even would warranty it.

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    What is this "impossible" b.s.....Mike?

    I am running around on a krawler with a vulcanized sidewall repair covering a 4 inch gash that went all the way through. $20 bucks to fix it here in town and they do a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR4X View Post
    What is this "impossible" b.s.....Mike?

    I am running around on a krawler with a vulcanized sidewall repair covering a 4 inch gash that went all the way through. $20 bucks to fix it here in town and they do a great job.
    Yep had mine one of my old tires fixed at the same place. And it is still used as a spare tire.

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    Yeah I have a TSL swamper that had one of the big lugs ripped off.It was fixed probably at the same place in GJ.Can't even notice it if you don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR4X View Post
    What is this "impossible" b.s.....Mike?

    I am running around on a krawler with a vulcanized sidewall repair covering a 4 inch gash that went all the way through. $20 bucks to fix it here in town and they do a great job.
    What place was that?
    Just a girly little Jeep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepDiva View Post
    What place was that?
    Heuton Tire on Pitkin and 12th. I had a gash in a Krawler sidewall fixed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost_junky9 View Post
    The local place's here had no problems doing my swampers they even would warranty it.
    Where is "here" and what is the local place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Heuton Tire on Pitkin and 12th. I had a gash in a Krawler sidewall fixed there.
    Cool, thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSP View Post
    Where is "here" and what is the local place?
    x2 on that....

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