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    Tire Safety ?

    What's the safety point (speed rating) on a V rated tire if you have to have a patch for an extremely slow leak caused be a very small flat nail?



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    Doesn't anybody have an answer for me. I need to know how fast I can go still without having any safety issues.

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    Honestly, I would keep it under 55 until you can get a new tire. :(



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    The speed rating is for a unmolested factory tire. A small nail hole with a patch inside the tire should not be an issue for most driving.

    If you are driving over 120 MPH for long periods you might consider a new tire. Driving 80 MPH on the interstate for long periods should not cause too much concern.
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    Thanks Chris, I don't think I can do that unless my foot looses a lot of weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryD View Post
    Honestly, I would keep it under 55 until you can get a new tire. :(

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    So long as it is repaired correctly you shouldnt have any issues unless you are pushing it to the max. In the military we repaired our own tires . First we plugged the hole , then we ground out an area so the patch would sit almost flush inside it. Granted these werent high speed tires , but we have had the Hummers well over 80 MPH with no issues.

    Since I have a V6 I dont have the issues with top speed you do , lol.

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    Ok, so you think I'm safe for stretches between 70 & 90 with an occasional burst to 110ish on occasion (til I replace). The tire shop guy told me because it is a V rated tire he did not drill out the hole to save some of the speed rating. He told me not to go over 140 (not a problem with a stock RT anyway).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby View Post
    The speed rating is for a unmolested factory tire. A small nail hole with a patch inside the tire should not be an issue for most driving.

    If you are driving over 120 MPH for long periods you might consider a new tire. Driving 80 MPH on the interstate for long periods should not cause too much concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant R/T View Post
    Thanks Chris, I don't think I can do that unless my foot looses a lot of weight.
    LOL. I hear ya Joel. I totally agree with everyone. The only reason I say that is because a blow out can be a very dangerous thing to happen and I don't want to be the one that told you it would be cool.

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    I knew you cared. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryD View Post
    LOL. I hear ya Joel. I totally agree with everyone. The only reason I say that is because a blow out can be a very dangerous thing to happen and I don't want to be the one that told you it would be cool.

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    With a properly repaired tire (at a good tireshop), I don't think you will have a problem 70-90 with a blast to 110 once in awhile.

    The risk *IS* higher for a blowout, can't deny that.... but I, Personally, would have no problem with it in my ride.
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    The actual rule of thumb is, you loose 1 speed rating for every repair up to 2, after the second repair, it drops to a S speed rating(102 mph) so if you have a V rated tire, it is now an H(130 mph)...and that's only if the tire was repaired using tire industry standards...
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    Thanks Eric for the re-assurance. So I will assume I now have a H rated tire (1 repair with patch only, no plug, not drilled out to make the hole larger).

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARGERSHED View Post
    The actual rule of thumb is, you loose 1 speed rating for every repair up to 2, after the second repair, it drops to a S speed rating(102 mph) so if you have a V rated tire, it is now an H(130 mph)...and that's only if the tire was repaired using tire industry standards...

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