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      04-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #45
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I'm carrying a spacesaver spare tire setup from Bimmerzone (see pic below). I picked up the netting from Autozone.
^ Ditto, kit from Tischer, but I just use bungees to hold it in place. [I'd probably still carry a donut even if I still had RFTs, it's still possible to destroy an RFT/rim on impact or have a blowout 50 miles from nowhere up here...]

zzzbullseye, where did you get that sub box? I wanted to get one like that but worried having a sub + donut would make the trunk nearly useless, do you find you can live with the resulting space?
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      04-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #46
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I definitely need to get a spar tire kit ASAP. Been running non RFTs for the past 3 years and no problems yet. I have a feeling my luck is gonna run out one of these days, especially when I have to drive though NY to Ma.
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      04-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #47
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      04-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #48
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I have a slime kit from walmart for like 20 bux, but have yet to slime a flat tire.
I've had 2 flat tires, but I've only used the air compressor from the kit to inflate the tire, get my ass to the tire shop ASAP, and get it plugged there.. worked so far!
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      04-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #49
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You live in florida where an all season tire might not matter.

I like having an all season tire and the sport package.

I have a donut in the trunk and love feel of not having the runflats.

$900 to change them out vs. $1500 is also a point to consider.
Not to mention, the all season will last at least twice as long as the OEM runflats, as well. That makes them about 1/3 the actual cost of ownership compared to runflats.
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The only punctures I've had in the past 10 years resulted in slow leaks which were easily pumped up as necessary to reach a repair facility.

So I carry a 12v compressor and Dyna-Plug kit for both non-RFT & RFT equipped cars.

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Dynaplug sounds interesting.. have you used it yet? I might order this and keep it in the trunk.
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      04-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #51
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I have the Dyna-Plug kit. It did not work for me. A year ago, I got a bolt (about 1/8" diam) in the front tire, at the center of the thread. The tire was holding pressure while the bolt was in the thread. At home, I removed the bolt and the tire went immediately flat. I tried to patch multiple times with the Dyna-Plug but it did not work. The hole was too big, I cannot get a good seal.

I did not drive with the tire not inflated so I removed it and went to the tire shop the next morning to have it repaired.

Because of my bad experience with Dyna-Plug and the fact that it is only a temporary fix, I decided to get a more serious patch kit, the PatchBoy. I did not have the chance (and not looking for it) to try the PatchBoy but when you look at it, this is a sturdier kit. It has multiples size patch and vulcanizing compound. They claim that is a permanent fix.

http://patchboy.com/mm5/merchant.mvc...tegory_Code=ki
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      04-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #52
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^ Ditto, kit from Tischer, but I just use bungees to hold it in place. [I'd probably still carry a donut even if I still had RFTs, it's still possible to destroy an RFT/rim on impact or have a blowout 50 miles from nowhere up here...]

zzzbullseye, where did you get that sub box? I wanted to get one like that but worried having a sub + donut would make the trunk nearly useless, do you find you can live with the resulting space?
I had a local shop here in STL make it. It's nothing super fancy, but it blends well, and gets the job done. Check this link for a couple other pix.

The sub probably makes less of a "usability" impact than the spacesaver spare. The combo does chew up some space, but it doesn't render the trunk unusable - I can still fit a couple of decent sized suitcases and several soft bags without much fuss.
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      04-26-2012, 08:02 AM   #53
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do you carry a full size spare? a donut? no spare? fix-a-flat?
Nope, no spare or donut because then I wouldn't have room for my golf clubs. If I have a flat, my roadside assistance will have to bail me out.
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      04-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #54
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Dynaplug sounds interesting.. have you used it yet? I might order this and keep it in the trunk.
Luckily, i haven't had to use it as the last two punctures resulted in only a minimal pressure loss so I reinflated and safely drove to a tire shop.

But judging by montr's post, the Patchboy might be a better (albeit more expensive) option.

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      04-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #55
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Yup, full size spare. Picked up extra rim and tire from eBay and hardware (ie breaker bar and socket) from Harbor Freight. Leaves little room in trunk but rather be safe than sorry.
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