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Probably this is a stupid question, but when I read the manual of my new 997, it says that tires should not be fixed, so does it mean each time I get a nail I have to buy a new tire??

One more question, my car has in the rear 305/30/19 wheels, anyone has an idea how long will they last and the replacement value??

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using a tire plug to fill a nail hole is not recommended on high performance tires because it voids the speed rating. I have done it though, because in normal even spirited driving I can't imagine you'd approach your "new" max speed.

also, your tires are 305/30/19 not the wheels. you can get replacements at tirerack.com. you didn't list what brand tire you have but if its bridgestone they are $339, michelin $488, pirelli $465.

if you have significant wear you should replace in pairs, not just one.

some peope get as little as 7k miles and others close to 15k. depends on brand , driving style etc.

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I've had 7 nails in 2 summers... And I've had BMW patch them every time (since my Porsche dealer wont), no high speed blowouts yet... I doubt I or anyone else could push the car hard enough on public roads to cause the patch to fail.

The only time I didn't repair was when the puncture was near the sidewall... That was the last one and it cost me 2 305/30/19s.!. Now I have an extra with 40% wear.

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