User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-31-2019, 07:21 AM #1
hogwild86 hogwild86 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 19
hogwild86 is on a distinguished road
hogwild86 hogwild86 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 19
hogwild86 is on a distinguished road
Driving with a flat-Replace or Good to Go?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the low pressure tire sensor appear starting the 4runner....Thought nothing of it due to it finally getting cold in my neck of the woods and drove 60-70 mph for 20 min to come back and see I was running on 10 psi and a flat....

Noticed a screw in the wheel, pumped the wheel back up to 34 psi to take it to the tire store and have the screw removed/tire patched.

They did not indicate that I needed a new tire, but seemed awfully rushed. How can I tell if there was any damage done re-inflating the tire with the screw in it/driving it at those speeds with such low psi? Not sure if I need to replace or roll with the patched tire now.
hogwild86 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 07:27 AM #2
Arnezie's Avatar
Arnezie Arnezie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 510
Arnezie is on a distinguished road
Arnezie Arnezie is offline
Member
Arnezie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 510
Arnezie is on a distinguished road
You would have needed to see the inside of the tire to tell for sure. That is assuming no obvious signs of damage on the outside. Often times tires ran low on pressure will chew up from the inside with no signs of damage on the outside. That being said itís usually lower pressures than your talking but every tire is different. What kind of tire ? How many ply side wall? These are definitely going to play a role. But in a nutshell without a proper inspection no one can tell you anything.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Arnezie is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 07:29 AM #3
hogwild86 hogwild86 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 19
hogwild86 is on a distinguished road
hogwild86 hogwild86 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 19
hogwild86 is on a distinguished road
Nitto Terra Grappler G2 All-Terrain tires
hogwild86 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 10:52 AM #4
pDubs's Avatar
pDubs pDubs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Aldie, VA
Posts: 521
pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough
pDubs pDubs is offline
Member
pDubs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Aldie, VA
Posts: 521
pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough
Did they dismount the tire and do a plug/patch the proper way?

As long as the nail/screw wasn't within an inch or so of the sidewall, plugging is totally fine and will last the rest of the life of the tire.

Check the sidewall of the tire and see if there is a ring the entire way around. If there is, I would replace. This ring happens when the tire is driven on when flat, and basically destroys the sidewall from the inside of the tire.

__________________
2014 SR5 Premium
Cornfed 1" front level - TRD Pro wheels - Prinsu Full Length Rack - 265/70 Falken Wildpeak AT3W - 1.25" wheel spacers - Full RCI skids - RSG sliders - Gobi ladder - Rago brackets and 32" LED light bar- TSO TRD Pro grille - 5k HIDs - ARB diff breather - other small stuff

Last edited by pDubs; 10-31-2019 at 10:54 AM.
pDubs is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 10:57 AM #5
JAXJeremy's Avatar
JAXJeremy JAXJeremy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 522
Real Name: Jeremy
JAXJeremy has a spectacular aura about JAXJeremy has a spectacular aura about
JAXJeremy JAXJeremy is offline
Member
JAXJeremy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 522
Real Name: Jeremy
JAXJeremy has a spectacular aura about JAXJeremy has a spectacular aura about
most tire shops will try to sell you a new tire if there is even any question of it being an issue.
__________________
'18 SR5 4WD, magnetic gray metallic, stock
JAXJeremy is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 11:06 AM #6
Mudballz Mudballz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Nyc
Posts: 212
Mudballz will become famous soon enough
Mudballz Mudballz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Nyc
Posts: 212
Mudballz will become famous soon enough
That tire is unsafe you chewed up the tire inside so the side wall will not be able to withstand the heat generated on the highway
Mike
Mudballz is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 11:40 AM #7
pDubs's Avatar
pDubs pDubs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Aldie, VA
Posts: 521
pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough
pDubs pDubs is offline
Member
pDubs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Aldie, VA
Posts: 521
pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough pDubs is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudballz View Post
That tire is unsafe you chewed up the tire inside so the side wall will not be able to withstand the heat generated on the highway
Mike
I was posting that picture as an example for him to check. That's not his tire....
__________________
2014 SR5 Premium
Cornfed 1" front level - TRD Pro wheels - Prinsu Full Length Rack - 265/70 Falken Wildpeak AT3W - 1.25" wheel spacers - Full RCI skids - RSG sliders - Gobi ladder - Rago brackets and 32" LED light bar- TSO TRD Pro grille - 5k HIDs - ARB diff breather - other small stuff
pDubs is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 11:57 AM #8
cb1111's Avatar
cb1111 cb1111 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 406
cb1111 is a jewel in the rough cb1111 is a jewel in the rough cb1111 is a jewel in the rough
cb1111 cb1111 is online now
Member
cb1111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 406
cb1111 is a jewel in the rough cb1111 is a jewel in the rough cb1111 is a jewel in the rough
The problem is that nobody knows. Short of x-raying the tire, there is no way of determining what damage was done internally to the tire. A visual check (inside or outside) won't tell you anything.

How many miles are on the tires? I'd certainly replace that one and (unless the tires were near new) at least the other one on that axle.

That tire could be a catastrophic failure waiting to happen. There is no way to tell.
__________________
When in trouble - obfuscate
cb1111 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 02:41 PM #9
4Reak Show's Avatar
4Reak Show 4Reak Show is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northern California
Age: 32
Posts: 1,166
4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough 4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough 4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough
4Reak Show 4Reak Show is offline
Senior Member
4Reak Show's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northern California
Age: 32
Posts: 1,166
4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough 4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough 4Reak Show is a jewel in the rough
Driving with a flat-Replace or Good to Go?

I drove on a flat BF mud terrain which is a load C but supposed to be strong as shit. Tire guys looked at it and it was toast. I did less than 5 miles. But it was also FLAT flat. Zero psi.

Dust on the right is rubber being chewed up.

Here's the metal I picked up.


Bottom line: I wouldn't chance it. Sucks, but not worth the risk. If you don't already have a full sized spare, get 2 new ones for that axle and mount the remaining good tire on the spare rim. Then you have a good full size spare also. And keeps tire rotations a little more easy to follow.
__________________
The 4Reak Show: 1995 4Runner, 3.4 swapped, manual conversion, supercharged & 7th injected, Eaton TrueTrac in rear, poly bushings F&R, lots of other outrageous add ons...

Wife's: 2016 Trail Premium, bone stock until she joins T4R.org one day...

Last edited by 4Reak Show; 10-31-2019 at 02:44 PM.
4Reak Show is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 02:42 PM #10
Mudballz Mudballz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Nyc
Posts: 212
Mudballz will become famous soon enough
Mudballz Mudballz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Nyc
Posts: 212
Mudballz will become famous soon enough
Is your life of you and yours worth a tire.???
I wouldn’t take that chance sorry
Mike
Mudballz is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
back , low , psi , screw , tire

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lift with good handling? - Mountain driving willo 5th gen T4Rs 33 10-01-2018 12:20 PM
CarID Replace bumper parts any good Crashnrondo 3rd gen T4Rs 4 01-17-2014 07:25 PM
Driving Playlists (good songs only) carter316 Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 31 09-10-2012 11:09 AM
Driving Lights - Which are Good ? heavydm Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 2 12-08-2008 04:26 PM
88 4runner driving not so good linuxgeek Classic T4Rs 13 04-19-2005 12:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.