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Old 01-23-2005, 06:32 PM
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Do you think it would bo ok to put a plug in the rear tire of my quad? I managed to put up a nail and tires for quards are expensive.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:04 PM
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Well, I can give you an answer, but most likely you will take it with a grain of salt, so why bother. And I am sure that if you wanted my opinion, you would have asked. But here goes... I would give it a try, as it cant hurt it more than it already is. Not to mention, ATV tires are only in the area of 4-5 psi. When I sliced my side wall on my raptor, I used 3 adhesive tire plugs and it held for a damn long time, and this gash was about an inch wide.

But remember, it doesnt hurt to try.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:32 PM
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theres also that "slime" stuff. We have it in all 4 tires on the mower and it works pretty well.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:39 PM
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For smaller holes like a nail or cactus, or little pinch holes, Slime or an imitation like it will work great. When you start getting to bigger cuts in the tire you'll have to either replace the tire or check with a local tire shop about getting it valconized. After those options I would look at a tire plug.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:20 PM
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You can't get a good patch job inside an ATV tire. There isn't enough rubber to buff down and still have a good enough base. We always patch them on the sidewalls on the outside or we plug them if they are in the tread. If you do it right it will hold a long time. You might be wise to carry a plug kit and a CO2 pump with you just incase it comes out or starts leaking.
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:39 PM
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Absolutly try the plug first!!! CHEAP!! Should work for a nail hole. The slime is a good insurance policy against a flat in the future "BUT BEWARE" replacing a new tire is a mess!
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