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      12-14-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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No Run Flats -- Mobile Flat Repair Kit

Hey Guys,

I've been running NON run flats on my E90 for YEARS. My wife's new Audi has runflats for summer, but we got NON run flat winter tires for it. I had used the Continental ComfortKit for my car, but can't find it any longer.

What do you NON RUNFLAT users keep in your trunk just in case.....??
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      12-14-2017, 02:39 PM   #2
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I have and have used these two kits.

1) The "Slime 70005 Safety Spair" works for slow leaks and small puncture
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...5+Safety+Spair

2) For bigger hole, like nails and screws, I used the "Slime 1034-A T-Handle Tire Plug Kit". The slime by itself did not work.
https://www.amazon.com/Slime-1034-T-...lime+tire+plug

I have both in my trunk. You need both.

I also have AAA for towing. Luckily, never had to used it.
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I have and have used these two kits.

1) The "Slime 70005 Safety Spair" works for slow leaks and small puncture
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...5+Safety+Spair

2) For bigger hole, like nails and screws, I used the "Slime 1034-A T-Handle Tire Plug Kit". The slime by itself did not work.
https://www.amazon.com/Slime-1034-T-...lime+tire+plug

I have both in my trunk. You need both.

I also have AAA for towing. Luckily, never had to used it.
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Safety Seal Kit
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Compressor
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I've got much the same setup. Was wondering if there is much sense in carrying a jack just in case there was a puncture near the inside edge of the tire? This would be difficult to reach to plug, especially a rear tire.
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I've got much the same setup. Was wondering if there is much sense in carrying a jack just in case there was a puncture near the inside edge of the tire? This would be difficult to reach to plug, especially a rear tire.
Meh, not really. You should be able to roll the car forward/backward enough to create enough space to get under/around the car and get a plug in there. Just bring a tarp to lay on if it comes to that

For those wondering, I've had 100% results with the Safety Seal product. The similar Slime kits aren't nearly as heavy duty, so those results will vary, but usually work well enough most of the time; especially when you're in a pinch.

I had high hopes for this kit, but results aren't as expected unfortunately:
www.stopngo.com

Neat concept, but unless the puncture is EXACTLY on a 100% flat surface of the tire, the mushroom plugs just don't seal as well as the goo strips in my experience. Given varying tread size, depth, shape, design, etc. it just isn't even worth messing with a mushroom style plug IMO.
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Meh, not really. You should be able to roll the car forward/backward enough to create enough space to get a plug in there. Just bring a tarp to lay on if it comes to that
Thanks. Space is at a premium when traveling in a 1 Series. A tarp is a good idea.
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[quote=FCobra94;22551971]

I had high hopes for this kit, but results aren't as expected unfortunately:
www.stopngo.com

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I also have this kit and it failed on me. I could not apply enough pressure on the handle to get the plug to go deep enough into the tire puncture. It is garbage.

However, I was able to get a temporary patch into the puncture with the slime kit and inflate the tire. The next working day, I stopped by a tire shop for a permanent repair, a tire plug applied from inside the tire.
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Great suggestions. I just ditched the run-flats myself. Thank you!

Anyone find a more or less compact air compressor?
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