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    Tire vulcanizing

    Okay... I have heard about this... but never seen it done or talked to anyone that has had it done first hand.

    I have a IROK that has about a 1 inch slice in the sidewall... I was thinking about having the tire vulcanized as I am to poor to buy a new tire right now...

    Would this work? How does it work? Is it something I can do at home? If not, where can I get it done???

    Thanks!
    Turtle

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    to the best of my knowledge, when you cut the sidewall you cut the cords (cannot be repaired). Vulcanization is the process which joins the plies / tread together... kinda like a hot glue think. I have seen trail repairs with bailing wire for sutures and then multiple plugs to seal (5" cut)... got the guy off trail and all the way home

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    Call someone who does or specializes in heavy equipment tires or maybe one of the shops that services tires for the mines. Definately not a home project. I have seen it done many, many times on skidder tires in the north country of Michigan were I am from, all my drinking buddies were loggers. They can fix large gashes on those tires, but of course this is a different beast than any truck tire, those tires are inchES thick and barely turn double digit rpms in high gear wide open. The big skidder float tires run $5000+ each so they fix them all until there is nothing left. I have a feeling you are SOL .

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    Just stitch it up!!! Then add a patch inside... NO tire shop will do this.. But you can fix it...

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    there is a little tire shop on ocotillo just west of ellsworth in Queen Creek that repairs heavy service tires. If your rig were trailered, so it wouldnt be driving on the road......he might fix it for you.


    I could get you the phone # and you could ask!
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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    James Tire on Power Rd. does this, but I would use as a spare if you drive on street at hwy. speed.
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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    Have also heard that Roberts Tire (Power and Warner/Ray) can also do this. No first hand knowledge, though.

    Tom

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    Seen some vulcanized repairs fail on the trail...these were on 44's though.

    Best bet would probably be to stitch it with wire then plug it...then dismount the tire and turn it around so the repair is on the 'inside'.

    Run this as a spare if you drive on the road.

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    I have had two BFG Krawlers successfully vulcanized on the side wall by Roberts Tire on Power. Both have been ran for a while with no issues thus far. Worth it for sure.

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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Jacobson View Post
    Have also heard that Roberts Tire (Power and Warner/Ray) can also do this. No first hand knowledge, though.

    Tom
    Thats what I meant Roberts Tire not James Tire.
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    Re: Tire vulcanizing

    James/Roberts same thing. Have another one on me! By the way, are you ever going to get out and wheel?

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