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Old 09-05-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I'm still waiting If you picked some nutcake idea like the steering wheel getting stuck or the gas pedal on the floor or the wheels falling off, you could cite me a dozen cases where someone got sued or someone had a wreck. But this interesting theory about a sidewall blowout from a repair just seems to elude you. I wonder why that is? Oh, I have an idea. Maybe its because it doesn't happen.
Actually it's because nobody is stupid enough to attempt a sidewall repair.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Actually it's because nobody is stupid enough to attempt a sidewall repair.
I was just about to make that exact same post.

And now that the poster has been given pictures and writings explaining why it's a bad idea to try and fix a sidewall, he/she decides to sidestep that and only comment on something that was mentioned as a bi-sentence in the first place.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Actually it's because nobody is stupid enough to attempt a sidewall repair.

So basically we agree: Its never happened. Seems like that settles it. But why did you post all that stupid stuff about liability if it never happened?

Oh, are you still waiting for me to prove something never happened? Oh that's makes sense. Not. How about one of you geniuses get on Google and come up with a few cases where it did? Huh?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Actually it's because nobody is stupid enough to attempt a sidewall repair.
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So basically we agree: Its never happened. Seems like that settles it. But why did you post all that stupid stuff about liability if it never happened?

Oh, are you still waiting for me to prove something never happened? Oh that's makes sense. Not. How about one of you geniuses get on Google and come up with a few cases where it did? Huh?
See above post.

And I doubt we'll agree on anything.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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hey guys; radial tires don't have a structural sidewall! That's why you don't drive on them while flat (not like bias ply back in the day) and that's why, after several times buying used radials, I have only bought new tires for the last twenty-five years!

this thread is getting to be "dog pile on the rabbit"!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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So basically we agree: Its never happened. Seems like that settles it. But why did you post all that stupid stuff about liability if it never happened?

Oh, are you still waiting for me to prove something never happened? Oh that's makes sense. Not. How about one of you geniuses get on Google and come up with a few cases where it did? Huh?
It "never happened" because "nobody was stupid enough to attempt it" - how does that make it safe?
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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You're kidding, right? With all of the hundreds of millions of tires repaired by an array of yahoos in every manner and means, you don't think its important that no one has cited a case of a sidewall repair blowout resulting in liability? I think that argument speaks for itself.

You don't think that people repair sidewall nail holes? Google it and see. I get 98000. Is that enough? You can even buy a kit or read an article about it: http://www.ehow.com/how_5208517_repa...age-tires.html

http://www.4x4abc.com/jeep101/plugnplug.html

How many could I cite? A hundred?

So, it has never happened because people are too smart to repair a hole in a tire outside the horizontal plane of teh tread, huh. Have you ever seen an off road tire? They have tread half way up the sidewall.

Let me guess George Costanza, you're a guy who probably have never even had your spare out of the trunk, or do you even have a car?

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Old 09-07-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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If you would have bothered to read a few of those 98000 results from google you would have realized (maybe) those were intended for the do it yourselfer as a temporary fix. Of course there's no liability involved. Who are you going to sue, yourself?

Any shop in the business knows that a tire cannot safely be repaired if it has sidewall damage. Feel free to have at it yourself. Just stay away from me on the highway.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Have you ever seen an off road tire? They have tread half way up the sidewall.

Let me guess George Costanza, you're a guy who probably have never even had your spare out of the trunk, or do you even have a car?
An off road tire is also a lot more reinforced.

I'm starting to wonder if you've ever even been in a car, let alone owned one.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Speaking from a fleet management and maintenance perspective, no shop will touch a sidewall repair for liability reasons. It CAN be done, but is only a temporary fix. True off-road tires are very different from passenger radials and even then most tire shops won't touch a sidewall repair and even the specialty off-road shops aren't a sure thing.

When it comes to radial tires, sidewall damage = toast.
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