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      05-27-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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M Mobility kit or this Airman kit?

Has anybody tried this Airman kit?? It's a lot cheaper than the M Mobility kit but I am not sure how good it is.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1180318453851

I will be replacing the runflats with conventional tires in my future E93 and I'm not sure whether I should pay the high price for the M Mobility kit.
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      05-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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I bought the Airman. it's made by Continental.

I haven't used it yet (knock wood)
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      05-28-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Has anybody tried this Airman kit?? It's a lot cheaper than the M Mobility kit but I am not sure how good it is.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1180318453851

I will be replacing the runflats with conventional tires in my future E93 and I'm not sure whether I should pay the high price for the M Mobility kit.
I read a review on the Airman at Canadian Driver's web site... www.canadiandriver.com.

They gave it a thumbs up!
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      05-31-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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I just bought Airman at Walmart for 31 bucks.
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      05-31-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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damn airman is sold in walmart too?? i got mine for 75 from tirerack!!?!
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Can't find this in the US. Anyone know a retailer? How much is it in Canada? Can they ship to US?
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      05-31-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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mikki just said that they're at walmart...maybe try that first....I got mine from tirerack.com
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I bought the Airman. it's made by Continental.

I haven't used it yet (knock wood)
The sealant used by the Airman is made by Dunlop. The Airman itself is probably made by another company.

Continental has their own kit called the ContiKit which is on sale at TireRack.

Any of the three should be fine.
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      05-31-2007, 08:48 PM   #9
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Called three WalMarts, none had them or even knew what I was talking about. Tried walmart.com, no listing. EMailed 1010tires. com (a Canadian company), they dont' sell them. Any other ideas?
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hmmmm thought the airman was only available in canada?
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The sealant used by the Airman is made by Dunlop. The Airman itself is probably made by another company.

Continental has their own kit called the ContiKit which is on sale at TireRack.

Any of the three should be fine.
where can i buy this airman kit in canada???
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      06-01-2007, 02:39 AM   #12
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where can i buy this airman kit in canada???
canadian tire carries it.
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      06-01-2007, 08:38 AM   #13
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canadian tire carries it.
thank you my american friend...
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canadian tire carries it.
+1 ... crappy tire.

Just watch out for the annoying guy with the beard who is prepared for every little thing!
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canadian tire carries it.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true




A review of the Airman can be found here: http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/airman.htm
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Called three WalMarts, none had them or even knew what I was talking about. Tried walmart.com, no listing. EMailed 1010tires. com (a Canadian company), they dont' sell them. Any other ideas?
Get the Contikit from TireRack: http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...tkit/index.jsp
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I got the Airman kit. but then my car is May production, do all post May production car got TPMS? If so anybody know if Airman sealants and TPMS can live happily together when disaster strikes?
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