A lot of off road tires have lugs on the sidewall. If the tear was through the lug the patch wouldn't work.
LOL, never thought about it like that. Actually, that's a pinch flat. Caught a rock on the edge of the trail while going faster than I should have been going on that trail. Thank goodness for power steering or it would have ended up much worse than just a flat tire. Live and learn. Cost me a $170 atv tire. Guess Pitbull Rockers aren't as tough as they say...
I have seen this work first hand on a buddies rig in Tacket creek https://sidewallslug.com/
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while i have a spare back at the truck I usually do not take one on the trip. I have plugs, sidewall plug and a tube for worst case. With beadlock- sidle a pain you can always add a tube trailside to get you back if needed.
Exactly, not going to be as easy as changing a spare but you save yourself the bulk and weight of carrying that spare. Granted I always try plugs and sidewall slug first. The tube being a last resort.I guess with beadlocks and a Milwaukee ratchet it wouldn't be to bad.