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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
Tallboy67
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A nail in the rear tire...

Yep. During last nights weekly inspection, I found a nail right through the center of the rear tire. I pulled it out and put a plug in it, and started calling around for a rear tire. Believe it or not, the dealership came in with the lowest price, $280.00 including mounting and balancing. That was $31.00 cheaper than the closest indy shop, who came in at $311.00.

The plug worked, and the tire lost no air overnight. I had 6000 miles on it, with plenty of tread left, and probably could've just let it ride and would have been OK. But, my life is worth more than a rear tire, so I replaced it. Same tire, Made-in-Germany Metzeler with a production date of December 2011.

Never even considered a car tire...

Last edited by Tallboy67; 04-14-2012 at 07:25 PM.
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