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      11-24-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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Mobility with non runflats

Changing to 17" non runflats for the winter, never had a puncture in 20 years at least but bet one comes along as soon as I leave the runflats.

What do I need to keep mobile, never too far from home but need something just incase. Choices I guess are either to keep one of my 19" wheels in the boot, therefore I need a jack and a wheel brace. Whats the best options for a jack that will actually fit under a E92 esp with a flat wheel?

Other option is the can of tyre weld, do i need one or two, whats recommended. They talk of being able to inflate a tyre but do they really or do I need some sort of portable compressor to blow the tyre up. Any recomendations, not wanting to spend too much cash as it may never be used.
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I have Tyre Weld, a Ring 12v compressor (just over 20) and a lot of hope (and the number for the AA) I don't get a flat miles from home!
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how much are those continental kits, can't see a link to buy them?
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Davyk - this group test winner is about 20 delivered. I have it - it's good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Tyre.../dp/B000Q4UBMW

TyreWeld is about 6.

I'm guessing the Conti kits will be a lot more than that?
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That Amazon compressor looks good, much cheaper than a BMW kit for sure.

There are Continental kits on Ebay for about 15 plus 7 delivery, doesn't say if they are new or not, have asked the question as it seems very cheap for the continental item.
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Some kits I read about mention a valve stem removal tool, is this necessary? I assume buying the compressor and tyre weld option as separate items I wouldn't have this tool if I need this.
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davy get one of the ebay ones, the bottle of glue will have a use by date on it so just check that, i got one for about 20 delivered so its possible, also with the conti kits you just screw it on to valve and fill up the tyre.

this one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
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Davyk - this group test winner is about 20 delivered. I have it - it's good.
Agreed, except that I paid 27 for mine over a year ago and that was the cheapest I could find it at the time .
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Compressor and tyre weld. Can't be no more than 30 and perfectly good solution.
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I run with OKO tyre seal in the tyres. This self cures when the tyre is punctured so you never even know it's happened.
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Changing to 17" non runflats for the winter, never had a puncture in 20 years at least but bet one comes along as soon as I leave the runflats.

What do I need to keep mobile, never too far from home but need something just incase. Choices I guess are either to keep one of my 19" wheels in the boot, therefore I need a jack and a wheel brace. Whats the best options for a jack that will actually fit under a E92 esp with a flat wheel?

Other option is the can of tyre weld, do i need one or two, whats recommended. They talk of being able to inflate a tyre but do they really or do I need some sort of portable compressor to blow the tyre up. Any recomendations, not wanting to spend too much cash as it may never be used.

Just done the same and I've bought a can of 'Holts Tyre Weld' apparently it seals and inflates. Hopefully will not get to find out, but only cost 12.
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The well priced Continental kits on Ebay at moment have an expiry of the seal of July 2011 so thats a pretty short term solution. Guess I could buy a tin of tyre weld then but the Amazon one still looks pretty good if that is all I need.

Assume if the puncture happens you just stick on the tyre weld tin to the valve, empty it and then run the compressor until firm enough to get to a tyre shop?
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