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Can anyone on here justifiably argue why a plug is dangerous? I'm talking about plugging a hole on the contact side of the tire, not the sidewall.

I'd plug a tire in a second. The place where the screw went through is thick rubber, underwhich is a steel belt. Some people will argue that the plug point is now weak, and you risk a blowout. FALSE! Blowouts occur because of a defect in the sidewall. That'll be the day when I see 32lbs of air blow through a steel belt and half inch of rubber. If done right (scratching the inside surface of the hole, using tire cement, and a good plug placed in properly), that plug will last you the remainder of the life of your tire. Think about it... what's really the worst that could happen? The plug comes out and your tire slowly leaks back to flat? Even at that... I've never heard of a plug coming out.
 
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