That sux! Ive been paranoid about that happening with me also since I bought my new rear tire. That plug will work great so do not worry about it.:edit::edit::swear::swearAMNIT!! I've only got 800 miles on the new Avons and I got a screw in the back tire!! Tried to pull it out, to see if was all the way through, and it started hissing. I"m gunna have to get oneof thos eMushroom plugs, with the patch for the inside of the tire. Damnit!