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      05-01-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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I hate nails / screws

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My car has less than 8k miles. Kept wondering why my low tire pressure monitor went off twice in the last 2-3 weeks. It would usually go off in the morning on my way to work so I briefly checked and didn't see anything...added air and all good. Of course I live in an apartment so I can't really mess with it in the carport. Finally I took the car to my parent's house today and did a more detailed search and found this:

Effin 1.5-inch long screw in my rear tire on the driver's side.
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Effing nail in my rear tire on the passenger's side.
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Almost head a heart attack since earlier I read horror stories on here how no one would repair runflats especially if the screw/nail is near the sidewall. I took my car to this independent shop and the guy fixed it for 20 bucks each.
So relieved, but still how shitty is my luck?
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Noticed my right front was slowly going flat the past about a month ago. Took it off and sure enough there was a nice ~1" screw.

Pulled it out, plugged it and it's been fine since. Idk about not repairing runflats...haven't had any issues with the kit I've been using the past x years...if anything happens, I'll just grab another tire from the garage and swap it out.
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Really?

Is it just me or is this forum full of pricks?
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      05-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
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lol oh shit sorry I posted this on the wrong forum
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lol oh shit sorry I posted this on the wrong forum
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good luck man
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So check this:

My car has less than 8k miles. Kept wondering why my low tire pressure monitor went off twice in the last 2-3 weeks. It would usually go off in the morning on my way to work so I briefly checked and didn't see anything...added air and all good. Of course I live in an apartment so I can't really mess with it in the carport. Finally I took the car to my parent's house today and did a more detailed search and found this:

Effin 1.5-inch long screw in my rear tire on the driver's side.
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Effing nail in my rear tire on the passenger's side.
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Almost head a heart attack since earlier I read horror stories on here how no one would repair runflats especially if the screw/nail is near the sidewall. I took my car to this independent shop and the guy fixed it for 20 bucks each.
So relieved, but still how shitty is my luck?
God hates you. Good luck with that.
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      05-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #9
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Good to know it's so cheap to get them fixed up
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      05-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #10
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Take it to discount tires...not only do they repair rfts, they do it for free!
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The world is conspiring against you.

Dont drive over any bridges.
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my car only has 3.5k miles and its currently got a nail stuck in the same tire as well..
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      05-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #13
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at least that's repairable. try getting a bulge in one of your runflats which causes you to replace both tires on that axle. NOT CHEAP. damn i hate runflats
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Sucks man ... happened to me in my last car, two screws. Cost very little to repair but it was a big inconvenience. Probably fell out of some dumbass contractor's pickup truck or something.
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had almost the same situation, i should have tried a small shop, because no one would repair it. but learned how to plug the tire, so I guess I have to thank rfts for motivating me to learn a valuable skill.
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Sloppy contractors dropping screws and nails from there flat beds
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Take it to discount tires...not only do they repair rfts, they do it for free!
^ Yep. They fixed one of my RFT's, and it was fine for over a year until I sold them.
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Here's a question that no one ever seems to be able to answer: WHY THE HELL ARE THEIR NAILS ON THE ROAD?
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When I removed my runflats after doing a burnout in them, I discovered an enormous nail in the tire. Hell, I even grinded the nail down w/ my burnout. TPMS never went off!
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