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i have a slice in one of my sidewalls on a mudlight(was like new).it seems to have a slow leek from that tire....what would you recomend? an inside patch...gorilla glue the outside....tire slime....or just a new tire?????any experiances w/any of these methods??? thanks.......
 

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A slow leak from a sliced sidewall is not very likely and should be easy to find with a soapy water solution. The leak may actually be from the valve or the rim. The sidewall can probably be repaired by a tire dealer using a vulcanized patch. These repairs are usually "good as new " when they can be done.
 

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I had a sidewall repaired on a car one time. It made it 2 or 3 miles down the interstate and disentegrated!!!!! It almost killed me and about 10 other people!! If I got a slice in the sidewall of my 4 wheeler tire, I would trash it and get a new one, unless you fear nothing. The way I see it, I will spend $120.00 or so, to stay alive, any day!! Just my opinion!
 

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do ya got a $120 i can have.....lol...im a ford tech.i do know that you should never patch a side wall on any car tire...i just figure that im not going to fast(48 mph tops,and its a rear tire) im just trying to buy some time....QUOTE ("mudder fudder":2oesy4ck)
I had a sidewall repaired on a car one time. It made it 2 or 3 miles down the interstate and disentegrated!!!!! It almost killed me and about 10 other people!! If I got a slice in the sidewall of my 4 wheeler tire, I would trash it and get a new one, unless you fear nothing. The way I see it, I will spend $120.00 or so, to stay alive, any day!! Just my opinion!
 

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ive used plugs in sidewalls before on an atv would never on a car bur the atv is light enofe that i would trust the plugs
 

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fatsam,

If I knew you, I would be glad to give it to you. I was using my opinion about this. I used to work as a tire repairman/salesman, and I know that the side wall, on anything, (car, 4 wheeler, lawnmower) is under more stress than any other location. I know you wont be doing 80 mph in a mud pit, but I belive you are better safem then sorry. But dirty4man has a good short term fix, tube the tire!
 

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i didnt say that it was a bad opinion....no hard feelings...just lookin for options...thanks...
QUOTE ("mudder fudder":2a4cd3l6)
fatsam,If I knew you, I would be glad to give it to you. I was using my opinion about this. I used to work as a tire repairman/salesman, and I know that the side wall, on anything, (car, 4 wheeler, lawnmower) is under more stress than any other location. I know you wont be doing 80 mph in a mud pit, but I belive you are better safem then sorry. But dirty4man has a good short term fix, tube the tire!
 
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