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polar3
03-17-2006, 09:51 PM
anyone?

propr'one
03-17-2006, 09:59 PM
yes, that's the reason for a plug.

If its sealed properly, and its not in the side of a low pro tire, you're good

T.Dot_E30
03-17-2006, 11:53 PM
It depends where the plug is.....if its in the sidewall its not safe, if its on the thread part, then its ok.

Oyster
03-18-2006, 01:37 AM
I have been driving on plug tires, top thread plugged, no issues at all

I even plug them myself*th-up*

Mystikal
03-18-2006, 12:03 PM
They suposedly lose their speed rating, and go down to Q or something like that (160km/h).

jimmay
03-22-2006, 12:53 PM
Does the distance from the edge of the tire matter? My repair guy said within the last tread pattern is not safe. On my rear tire for M3 it is a good inch away from the edge, yet still in the last tread pattern. Comments?

T.Dot_E30
03-22-2006, 01:01 PM
Does the distance from the edge of the tire matter? My repair guy said within the last tread pattern is not safe. On my rear tire for M3 it is a good inch away from the edge, yet still in the last tread pattern. Comments?

It weakens the sidewall when its too close to the edge, making the tire more likely to blowout under heavy loads or at higher speeds.

So yes it does matter.

Will you notice anything if you drive like a grandma never going over 80km, probably not. But I wouldn't trust a plug close to the edge for aggressive and/or Highspeed driving.