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I had a nail in my front tire .Brought it to the dealer .They repaired it with a plug .

Is this the correct method?? 2004 996 <_<

Are you sure they didn't put in a plug and a patch? I haven't heard of a tire being plugged for many years now.

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I had a nail in my front tire .Brought it to the dealer .They repaired it with a plug .

Is this the correct method?? 2004 996 <_<

Are you sure they didn't put in a plug and a patch? I haven't heard of a tire being plugged for many years now.

i had a nail in my right rear tire recently. the dealer said they would patch n' plug but they found a bulge in my sidewall (? too long in storage). They said that the particular bridgestones i had are no longer in production so i needed at least 2 rears but reccommended 4 michelins instead. I went with the michelins as i have a c4s and thought that the performance would be affected with different tread patterns front and rear.

just thought i would share my experience

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Indy mechanic plugged a nail hole in my rear tire recently...strictly the plug (applied from the outside), no patch.

I wasn't pleased when I found that was all that was done, but it seems to be holding out thus far...

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I had a nail in my front tire .Brought it to the dealer .They repaired it with a plug .

Is this the correct method?? 2004 996 <_<

The only advantage of a plug is cost and time, lower cost to you and less time for the shop. It’s better and safer to have it patched and plugged. :beer:

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I had a screw in the center of my right rear tire within the first few hundred miles of owning the car. I took it in to a local Discouint Tire center, and they fixed it with a "high speed patch". That was about 5000 miles ago, and the tire has maintained the same air pressure since the patch, and I drive hard and aggressive.

If your tires are worn (not a few hundred miles like mine) then I would get new tires.

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I had a nail in my front tire .Brought it to the dealer .They repaired it with a plug .

Is this the correct method?? 2004 996 <_<

Plugs are *NOT* appropriate for our cars. They can allow water to infiltrate the steel belts, they can fail at speed, and they are generally entirely too dangerous for high speed driving in modern steel belted radials. Get that tire removed and patched with a pull-through style patch. BTW, your dealer is an idiot for patching a tire on a Porsche. :cursing:

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This is an interesting topic. Can someone please describe in detail the difference between a patch and plug? Here in Greece I have seen two ways of fixing a tire:

1. Pull a rubber cord through the hole and heat it

2. Put a patch over the hole (from the inside) with glue

Is #1 the "plug" and #2 the "patch"?

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This is an interesting topic. Can someone please describe in detail the difference between a patch and plug? Here in Greece I have seen two ways of fixing a tire:

1. Pull a rubber cord through the hole and heat it

2. Put a patch over the hole (from the inside) with glue

Is #1 the "plug" and #2 the "patch"?

Option three is a plug-patch. That is a patch (done from the inside) that also has a plug attached to it. So, the plug is pulled through the hole securing the patch on the inside of the tire - all are glued.

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This is an old topic thought I would share my experience ..

Drivers rear tire had what looked like a finish nail in one of the threads..

I work @ a Lexus dealership so one of the ace technicians plugged it and and told me it was all set..

The next morning the tire was flat...

I called a local very reputable tire shop near my house, they removed the tire and immediately patched the tire checked and double checked for leaks or seepage, the tech also beaded the rim , he balanced the tire and I was off...

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