Thread: another nail
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      12-19-2008, 03:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by jksgoh View Post
hey guys, it deff has not been running on low pressure as its only dropped a couple of psi. however the nail is pretty close to the side wall. whats the reasoning as to why you cant repair it if its close to the side wall?
Sidewall flexes a lot more than the tread area. A hole in the tyre is very likely to have damaged some of the steel/nylon/etc reinforcement to the rubber. In the tread area that is not issue. On or near the sidewall, the constant defections each time the tyre goes around can cause the existing damaged steel beads to cause further damage which eventually may result in a rapid blowout when you least want it.
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