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Old 05-18-2014, 09:12 PM
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Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

I somehow got a nail in my left rear tire. Firestone says it's too close to the sidewall to repair so I need to replace it. My truck is the 2014 overland with 20" tires. About 20k miles on them.

Should I just replace the one? Both rear tires? What brand should I get? And if I just get a pair, do the need to be the same as the current (fortera?) tires or can I get a better set? My current tires have a decent amount of tread left, if that matters at all.


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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

If you are wanting to keep the set, then get a second opinion. It probably can be patched.
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

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I somehow got a nail in my left rear tire. Firestone says it's too close to the sidewall to repair so I need to replace it. My truck is the 2014 overland with 20" tires. About 20k miles on them.

Should I just replace the one? Both rear tires? What brand should I get? And if I just get a pair, do the need to be the same as the current (fortera?) tires or can I get a better set? My current tires have a decent amount of tread left, if that matters at all.


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If you are only replacing one or two get the same tires. It looks like crap when tires are mixed.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:24 PM
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

Because of the 4 wheel drive you may need to get 4 new tires. I was at 28k miles and ran over a bolt. Tire was unrepairable. I didn't think I had worn down the tires much but measurements of each tire said otherwise. I got 4 new tires. Hankook Ventus AS RH07. I like them much better than the Forteras.
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

Do some research...I read somewhere that the 4x4 system requires that all tires be within a certain tread depth of each other. Unfortunately, I can't remember what that is right now.

Point is, apparently if it's too far off, you could potentially damage the 4x4 system. Is this 100% true? I have no idea, so like I said, do some research!

Also, I believe you can have Tirerack shave a new tire to the existing tread depth to match the others...or just get all new tires and purchase from a place that offers a warranty, like Discount Tires. For $25/tire, if that happens to me, for the life of the tire, they will replace it for free.
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

20,000 miles?

Save yourself any worrying about the AWD system, tires with different amounts of tread, or the patch coming undone...and just get a new set of 4 tires. It's called peace of mind.

The stock Goodyears suck, so don't buy those again.
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

Post a pic. Bet u can patch. Ive had some serious punctures near side wall that i had patched and plugged and put some hard serious off road miles thru them and street.
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Post a pic. Bet u can patch. Ive had some serious punctures near side wall that i had patched and plugged and put some hard serious off road miles thru them and street.
Agreed. Take it to a local Discount Tire. If they can't fix it, they'll let you know.
And if not, may be able to offer some adjustment for the remaining tires to go to some better ones.
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I somehow got a nail in my left rear tire. Firestone says it's too close to the sidewall to repair so I need to replace it. My truck is the 2014 overland with 20" tires. About 20k miles on them.

Should I just replace the one? Both rear tires? What brand should I get? And if I just get a pair, do the need to be the same as the current (fortera?) tires or can I get a better set? My current tires have a decent amount of tread left, if that matters at all.


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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

You will be fine with one new tire. Think of how many AWD jeeps are out there with bad front tires because they didnt rotate them enough, somehow they dont manage to break anything.
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Re: Nail in tire. Question regarding replacements

Another alternative. Buy two and keep them on the same axle. Just do front to back rotations (no crisscross).
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