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      04-05-2020, 03:51 PM   #1
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Would you patch this?

Thread life is about 50-60% and I just discovered the screw on the inner shoulder driver side. 335 is xdrive with a staggered 19" oem setup. Tires are Yokohama Advan A/S non runflats. Replacing the front two tires might throw off the rolling diameter and I feel that it's too early for a new set. What have you guys done that were in similar situations?
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If the screw isn't too big and a regular patch kit can do the job then yeah i'd 100% patch it.
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It's in the shoulder... close to the sidewall. It can be patch... but not recommended. Most tire center will not do it.
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I would try to plug it just like it sits... without even removing wheel from car. Harbor Freight has a kit that actually works for $5.

You might be surprised how long that holds. Speaking from experience.

I agree... most national brand tire joints will not patch because its too close to tire shoulder / side wall. Just went through this...
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I have patched similar nails in this location with no problems. You need to do it yourself as no reputable garage will do it due to liability reasons. A few suggestions...clean and dry the area, use a plug kit with fresh glue and do it on a warm day. I would also take it off and swap it with one of your back tires in case you have a fast blow out. Good luck...
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Just remember... if you do patch it yourself. Always remember that one of your tire is not 100%. No autobahn driving . Be safe out there.
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I have done a plug-patch on the shoulder right about where your screw is. A plug-patch covers the inside surface over the puncture but also fills the hole in one piece. By law, tire centers are not allowed to plug-patch on the shoulder so you would have to do it yourself. As long as you do not track with the tire or rely on it at high speeds way over 100, a plug-patch done correctly will hold.
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Update: I looked for the sketchiest shop I can find on google and got it patched no questions asked. Hopefully it can last for a few more months until it's time for new tires. So far so good
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Update: I looked for the sketchiest shop I can find on google and got it patched no questions asked. Hopefully it can last for a few more months until it's time for new tires. So far so good
A litttle late but i had a plug/patch (combo of both) put in a RFT in a very similar spot, also close to the sidewall. Major tire chains refused to patch because (1) it was a RFT, and (2) it was close to the sidewall. I had a indy put a plug/patch for $20.

I drove it like that for about a year and 5k miles with zero issues. This included canyon runs and 150+ MPH pulls. Would i necessarily recommend that? No, but it held up fine. Mine was also a RFT however. I eventually replacing all my tires with PS4S because i disliked the runflats and because i ended up getting yet another puncture on a rear tire and a bubble on my front tire. Bad luck with that set. Of course BMW would not provide any kind of road hazard protection even though the tires were brand new when i got the car CPO.

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