I have a friend who can get one for $420 - then I'd have to go pick it up and find an installer - so $443 installed was the best I could do locally.:grrrr:Unfortunately the inner side-wall is the worst place for a nail or screw. You are going to have to buy a new tire. Do the rear PS2's really cost $443.00 That is CRAZY. Sucks! Sorry.:grrrr:
Advise well taken, thx.You really can't be serious, are you ??? Are you that much of a NON car person to realize the potential for catastrophic consequences ??? come on, are you really ?? Your putting us on, right ???
LOOSE the tire, or loose your life. PERIOD...READ all the posts on weather to repair tires or junk them....even a nail in the tire of a high speed car, (one that goes over 30mph) should be put aside...
....PLEASE, spend the bucks, i know it hurts, but what is my families life worth when you hit them because you lost control, because you fixed a tire that should have been scraped...
...If you find me offensive too bad, don't be ignorant of safety....
Any type of side wall bubble is a belt separation or break and needs replacing. A flat at triple digit speeds is spooky, if any doubt of a tire's integrity, replace it.Yesterday, I just changed my 5000 mile old front PS2 b/c of a tiny bubble forming on the sidewall. Seems like I may have hit a stiff pothole of rock. $350 installed. I did not even hesitate or ask anyone if it is safe. Lives are not worth only $350... heck, my ins deductable is $1000.
If you're looking for a cheap replacement, try Costco, $446.99 including everything except sales tax:
Lifetime flat repair
Lifetime air pressure checks
New rubber valve stem
Costco Wholesale's road hazard warranty
Normally I avoid extra cost warranties, in this situation purchase road hazard repair & replacement coverage regardless of where you buy.
I used them based on a recommendation on this board. Of course, I went in and talked to the guys first so that they new how picky I am. They did a first rate job and would not accept the tip I profferred.I don't see why not. Just make sure they use a Hunter Balancing machine (preferbly) and make sure they hand torque the lugs, not just impact gun it. I believe it is 88.5 lbs.