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Old 12-22-2020, 06:34 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vekke View Post
We all know extra weigth is not good for MPG. In most cars there are two ways to solve flat tire problem:

Here is my latest mishap. few years old winter tires and screw throug the side which is tricky to fix so it lasts. On that morning had to use other car for the journey. Tried to fix it with can seal no luck with that. Bougth new used set of tires to fix the problem.
Hmmmm... I'm gonna be honest most shops won't want to patch that for you but the Cholo shops will. Hell I would patch that myself too.
I've seen either:
A. insert tire plug
B. dismount and patch inside
There was a guy at my old job who patched a hole just like that with a ginormous plug and is still driving on it much later lol

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Old 12-22-2020, 09:52 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I was at the lawn mower shop the other day and they had a video running promoting a product called liquitube.

Anybody here run that?

It seems to look very impressive


PS - for now I am running a full size spare , carry a plug kit and a compressor.
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I guess the owner of this Troller (a Brazilian fiberglass-bodied Wrangler replica) knows it's better to have a spare, even if it's mismatching the bigger all-terrain tyres.
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Perhaps...but I think for most people, the spare tire on the back is a matter of looks.
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After reading this thread, I decided to swap out the heavy steel spare in our Fit for the extra Insight alloy spare I had in the basement. They're close enough to the same size OD.

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