What do you do if you get a flat? I'm making the swap myself and realized that I don't currently have a solution to that problem that doesn't involve a flat bed, so I figured I should ask. Thanks!
Sorry to thread jack, but what are your impressions of the new tires?Bob I just put some BFG Rivals on my car last night, going to buy a can of slime/fix-a-flat and a cigg. plug powered air pump this week to go with it.
The stock Dunlops are listed as "non repairable" and "single mount." So I'm not sure about repairing them...I have a mini air compressor/pump a plug kit and a small water bottle with soapy water in it. The soapy water makes it easier to find hole.
I have run flats and would plug the tire before running flat as running flat can ruin the tire. The tire manufacturers actually recommend replacing tire once it has been run while flat. Of course number of miles and speed run while flat will impact how much the tire is compromised.
It is nice to have the run flat capability when plugging isn't practical though my first choice is to plug then get to a reputable tire repair shop and have them plug/patch the tire. Though tire manufacturers do not recommend repairing run flats either.
First choice cost not considered is run flat then replace.
Second choice plug then get repaired.
Third choice run flat minimal miles and we'll below maximum mph, then repair.
Forth choice plug and leave it.
If you've got a puncture, it won't be slow enough to get around on when compared to a RFT. I'd get the slime kit/air compressor.The reason I shied away from that one is because it (if I understand the way it works,) is a single stage repair kit. Meaning one button dispenses the slime and then pumps the tire up. I'd rather have the option of just adding air, if it is a real slow leak.
Not necessarily. I have a screw in my left rear tire (it is what started this whole ordeal,) and it leaks roughly 8 PSI every 24 hours. All I'm saying is, is that if I had a leak that slow, I'd like the option of re inflating and going, to save on the mess created by the slime.If you've got a puncture, it won't be slow enough to get around on when compared to a RFT. I'd get the slime kit/air compressor.
and what if your nail comes out and you get a flat vs the slow leak?....not everyone 'conveniently' has a slow leak that can be driven on and then filled up.Not necessarily. I have a screw in my left rear tire (it is what started this whole ordeal,) and it leaks roughly 8 PSI every 24 hours. All I'm saying is, is that if I had a leak that slow, I'd like the option of re inflating and going, to save on the mess created by the slime.