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    Tire Question

    Okay so I picked up a set of TSL's really cheap used, and was told there was no problems with them, they have good tread on them still and thought I got a steal as they appeared to be in really good shape.

    I mounted them on my rims and all except one worked out good. It had a puncture between the lugs, not a big deal, I plugged it up and it is holding air no problems, I was excited to get these mounted. Soon as it gets up to about 25/30psi the sidewall at the top just before where the tread starts, it begins to balloon out bigger and bigger the more air pressure it gets. I'm assuming whatever punctured this tire went in cross ways and got the sidewall too, but not all the way threw. Could it be a bent cord or maybe just a split sidewall layer?

    What i'm wondering is if there is a way that this can be repaired, with maybe a patch from the inside of the side wall so the air stops getting between the layers? No tire shop around here will even look at it when I explain the problem, but they are all basic mechanic shops that mount tires. And the cheapest I have found for another TSL is 340$ for one as they are 255/85/16 thornbirds which is an odd size

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    Sounds like sidewall delamination, not the safest tire to try to still use, but you might get away with installing a tube.

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    nope...the tire is done...make a good swing for the kids.

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    ya shes done buddy
    rockin the 95 xj custom 4inch lift and 285/75/16 bfg mud terrain km2 and bds discos R.I.P

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    you might be able to go to a truck tire shop to get it vulkanized but its a spare tire at best
    Bryn; 86 chev k5 blazer

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    buy two tires then you have one good spare

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    The CORDS inside the tire are broken... likely why they were for sale! Tire is no good and is not repairable!!! no exceptions as this tire will NEVER be safe again! Sorry for the bad news!

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