16 penny nail through tire at 4K

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  1. ETP

    ETP 2019Prius(Limited),Highlander HYB Plat,B52-D,G,F,H

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    FQFK4703.JPG Wow this really hurt. Went to tire Kingdom and ordered a Yokahama made in the Philippines. Looks nice but a slightly deeper tread.
    Will try to post a picture.

    Can't upload stuck at 0%
     
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    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    Where in the tread? How close to the edge? Plug repair out of the question?

    I had a small finishing nail, maybe 3/4" from edge of tread. Pros (who would do an inside/outside patch/plug) said it was too close to edge. I did an old-school outside-only plug. About 7~8 years later finally replaced that tire (and the set), basically aged-out.

    How many miles on the tires?
     
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  3. ETP

    ETP 2019Prius(Limited),Highlander HYB Plat,B52-D,G,F,H

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    4K went through the tread and then out the side wall
     
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    ETP 2019Prius(Limited),Highlander HYB Plat,B52-D,G,F,H

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    I think it would have made a great emergency spare with two plugs.
     
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    Ok, that's impressive. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    bummer, how did you handle the situation, tow? spare? etc?
     
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    Back home in Albania that would be repairable.

    EVR-L29 ?
     
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    Ouch!! Sort of reminds me of what my wife did a while back. She only made one hole, but it was a doozy. :D
    IMG_7894.JPG
     
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    Wow, never seen one like this! Were you able to drive any distance after this happened?
     
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    A lot of carpenters aren’t that precise.
     
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    These are tire snuff pictures! :eek: