Re: tire pluggin\', how to:
I have used the hot-melt method useing the rubber tarp straps for emergency off-road repairs, It worked.
Plugs are ok for small repairs on street tires, but don't use them for big cuts. We were flat towing the jeep thru KY and ran the LF jeep tire over a bottle bottom, a kid at a gas station "fixed" it while we ate. When we got up to about 70mph the plugs blew out, and the whole rig, suburban and jeep started spinning down the expressway pivoting on that 38 groundhog. The jeep hit a conc. pier and flipped, and thats all that stopped us...Another lesson learned the hard way.
Even the best equiptment is worthless, if you don't know how to use it.