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      06-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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BMW M-Mobility Kit? Or .....

I was going to buy the BMW M-Mobility Kit now that I'm putting on 4 Non RunFlats later this week ...

However, @ $180.00 + tax , I started second guessing it (seems awfully expensive)

I was at Canadian Tire this evening, snooping around, and I found the following for $30 bucks !

Smart-Spair-15-Minute-Emergency-Tire-Repair


How could a fellow go wrong ...? Seemed like the right thing to do!
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      06-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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There is a kit that is made by Continental, very similar as well.

On a side note, if you don't get the "M" one, just get the regular Mobility kit, it's suppose to be slightly cheaper.
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At first i use to ride with one of my 16" winters in my trunk. Now i've been driving without it but with my luck I am just waiting for something bad to happen. This is a great alternative.
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oh, btw, if you used up a bottle of the "gunk" in the M mobility kit, it's like $120 bucks from the dealer if you want a new bottle.
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And the replacement bottle of "Slime" to refill the kit above, is like $9.99 !

The Mobility kit just seems to not make since, now that I found this kit.

It will be living in my trunk from now on

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Airman kit from Canadaian Tire
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Airman kit from Canadaian Tire
Saw that as well, but it is $50 bucks.
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Well, you do get a fancy packaging with the M mobility... but yeah, the Slime kit will serve the same purpose.
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Just got the Air Man kit from Crappy Tire. Seems like a quality product. The LED flashlight built into the unit and backlit instruction panel are good touches.

The kit includes Dunlop latex tire sealant. Noticed that the replacement bottles are made in Germany for those that care. I would guess that it's probably the same stuff included in the Continental Mobility kit considering that the compressor units are almost identical. The only difference is that the Air Man includes a pressure release button right above the on/off switch to let air out.
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Just got the Air Man kit from Crappy Tire. Seems like a quality product. The LED flashlight built into the unit and backlit instruction panel are good touches.

The kit includes Dunlop latex tire sealant. Noticed that the replacement bottles are made in Germany for those that care. I would guess that it's probably the same stuff included in the Continental Mobility kit considering that the compressor units are almost identical. The only difference is that the Air Man includes a pressure release button right above the on/off switch to let air out.

+1.. i've got 2 airman kits, and they’ve saved my ass a couple of times from being stranded with no spare. Believe it or not, both the overpriced conti kit and airman are produced by the same manufacturer, so you essentially pay for the conti name.
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I had posted these pics before but I just can't resist:


Airman left, Conti right. The units may carry two different brand names so are the sealants, but none of Dunlop or Conti are in the sealant making business so draw your conclusion.
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I had posted these pics before but I just can't resist:


Airman left, Conti right. The units may carry two different brand names so are the sealants, but none of Dunlop or Conti are in the sealant making business so draw your conclusion.
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I was going to buy the BMW M-Mobility Kit now that I'm putting on 4 Non RunFlats later this week ...

However, @ $180.00 + tax , I started second guessing it (seems awfully expensive)

I was at Canadian Tire this evening, snooping around, and I found the following for $30 bucks !

Smart-Spair-15-Minute-Emergency-Tire-Repair


How could a fellow go wrong ...? Seemed like the right thing to do!
I have this kit and have had 2 flats since, but have never used the slime. 99% of my driving is in the city so I re inflate the tire to 40psi and go find a tire shop to patch. I heard if you use the slime its PITA to remove so I try to hold off until I really need it.
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I have this kit and have had 2 flats since, but have never used the slime. 99% of my driving is in the city so I re inflate the tire to 40psi and go find a tire shop to patch. I heard if you use the slime its PITA to remove so I try to hold off until I really need it.
Good to know. I bought it for peace of mind more than anything. 1-800-come-save-me-BMW will be getting a call if my flat is bad enough !
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The gunk may gum up the rim, and may be a hassle to take off...
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Airman kit's been discontinuted at Cdn Tire, any other recommendations?
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$19.50 on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Slime-Smart-15...ergency-Repair
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Would this work on a RFT tire too?
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This statement kinda worries me:

Repairs in four easy steps: remove valve core, install sealant, replace valve core and inflate tire

From Canadian Tire website on usage instructions for slime.


EDIT: From product reviews it comes with the tool
Make sure that they valve stem removal tool is in the packaging. There wasn't one in the unit I purchased.
The second bottle of the repair liquid came with one so I'm glad I made the purchase.
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Would this work on a RFT tire too?
There is no need with a RFT.

I have had 3 flat tires with my RFT. Buzzer in car goes off, drive to the tire shop, they pull the tire and patch/plug it, back on the road in 30 minutes. Of course, this would not work in a complete blowout situation.

I am really not sure why people hate them so much. None of the pavement I drive on is like glass, so the ride wouldn't be any different with regular tires.
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Duh! I can't believe I asked that... LOL! That's the whole point of RFT's!

I do find a big difference in comfort and less harshness riding on my 18" winter non RFT tires, vs. my 18" summer RFT's. Though I wonder how much of that might be due to the softer winter tire compound vs. a summer tire's rubber? I might go to non RFT tires once my existing summers need replacement.

Lots of people though seem to say that non RFT tires are not as harsh as RFT's, which would make sense, given that RFT's you'd think would have to be pretty hard to stay upright in the event of a leak, compared to a regular tire.
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My Fiance even noticed it got a little less harsh over TO's crappy roads when I went from 17" RFT's to 19" non-RTF's.
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