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post #1 of 7 Old 03-09-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I've done quite a few searches but still cant seem to find any write-up about tubing a radial tire. I know it's not the safest BUT I only intend to use it strictly as a spare. I have 5 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs and I ripped a hole in the sidewall of one on my sway bar link bolt... in a parking lot no less. These tires have under 500 miles on them and my cheap dumb a$$ didn't get the road hazard insurance.

I've looked briefly into patching or vulcanizing but can't find a place that'll do it for a regular (not farm) tire. Any links or legit how-to would be greatly appreciated, as I can barely afford gas at the moment, none the less a whole-nother tire... and I'm tired of the fear that comes with wheeling with no spare.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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It's deinately not a good idea. All depends on what kind of "hole" we are talking about here? You have a picture of the tire? I work at a shop fixing tires. Had the same thing happen to a guy I work with on his ZJ. I was able to put a big patch (made for skid steer tires) on the hole, then put a tube in it. It held for 3 or 4 months of driving it to and from the place he wheeled it which was about 5 miles.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-09-2012, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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It's deinately not a good idea. All depends on what kind of "hole" we are talking about here? You have a picture of the tire? I work at a shop fixing tires. Had the same thing happen to a guy I work with on his ZJ. I was able to put a big patch (made for skid steer tires) on the hole, then put a tube in it. It held for 3 or 4 months of driving it to and from the place he wheeled it which was about 5 miles.
I don't have a pic, but it's a little over a half inch. I'm not going to try to use this for anything but an emergency spare so I'm not worried about a patch shifting or what-not due to use. I just don't want my investment to go to waste. My ZJ is not a daily driver either, I just dont wanna get stranded on a trail because of some rogue tree branch.

How easy was it to tube your buddies tire?

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

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North Texas Grands:
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Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-09-2012, 05:25 PM
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If its not too bad, Have a hot patch done on it and tube it for spare only. The outside if the hole or ply show, Use ultra black RTV to keep moisture out. Its hillbilly and un safe for the road, But around a farm or to limp off a trail it works great. Goo luck either way

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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If its not too bad, Have a hot patch done on it and tube it for spare only. The outside if the hole or ply show, Use ultra black RTV to keep moisture out. Its hillbilly and un safe for the road, But around a farm or to limp off a trail it works great. Goo luck either way
Thanks, but do you have any more detail on how to hot patch and tube it? I found some patch kits on Ebay but am not sure if they're the right ones. Sorry for being noobish.

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
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I usually take mine to a tire shop to have it patched. But all it amounts to is scuffing the inner rubber carcass a little, Some good adhesive and a patch. The patch could be done using an old bicycle tube cut down if you get one thick enough. I would try a local shop though, Only cost $10 dollars. A tube off ebay is $30 give or take unless the shop has or can get a 33-12.50-15 tube.
But if all else fails you can find or make a patch kit if you have to do it 100% on your own. Just make sure its sealed up good and wont break down and the tube will put pressure against it to keep it tight on the carcass. Be careful and IMO if you have to use it on road if you get a flat dont go over 45mph to be safe for you and vehicles around and only use it as a last resort.

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-10-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tire shops around here won't do it, but I shouldn't have too much trouble doing it myself. I just wasn't sure of what materials I would need. Thanks for the info man.

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...3/index19.html
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