FINOCJ previously posted:
"This is what I wanted to do, but most shops would not touch it as its deemed sidewall....plugging it from the oustide was just my fallback option that I would do if no-one would patch it. On the recommendation of a jeep connection here, I went to a shop over in Belgrade, and after some discussion (how many people does it take standing around a tire to determine if you can patch it?) they decided to give it a try. I walked out with the tire patched-up 20 min later....he didn't even charge me, just ask that I leave a good review online. I don't think they want any official record that I paid for their service, so there is no liability or responsibility tied to them. I told them I wouldn't hold a failure against them in any way - just looking for someone to give it a shot. Heck, i have enough various rubber repair work with my raft that I would have given it a shot myself if I could more easily rim and de-rim the tire. So, anyway, hopefully it holds for the next year or so....probably going to replace all 4 next summer - especially if rubicon trip happens. Just trying to get it ready for Leadville in 2 weeks."
Glad they fixed them for you. When I said I lived in the Bozeman area years ago, I actually owned my first home in Belgrade. Quaint little town.