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Is fix-a-flat dependable enough to rely on as your spare? Say, if towing, AAA, etc. was out of the question (location, time)

I want to ditch my spare and change my sub set-up in the trunk....

Any personal experience, I am just worried caus of my rims?
 

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I would get the M mobility system, you can get rid of your spare, i dont have a spare, instead I have the M mobility fix it pump in my trunk. No matter what if you get a flat, then fix it with a plug the fix a flat is a crock.

Also, run your tires on low air pressure like 35 below then worry about getting your low profile wheels damaged. I put about 46lbs of pressure on my 19 inch wheels, also reduction of 1 lb for every 10 degrees up...and with fix a flat....i see leakages...and air loss...from high pressure to LOW pressure...and damages to yoru wheels in NYC streets.

for a short drive..its ok..but for long trips..take the spare...or fix it ...man
 

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Yeah but the M Mobility system is basically the same thing....just contains a micro-compressor to pump the sealant. I agree, it might be a better quality tho--

I will probably ditch the spare. Maybe I will invest in a temp. plug kit too to last me until I can get it patched right from the inside.

thanks-
 

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plug kit

the mobility system is better than fix a flat..but you have no choice....except the spare..its only to drive to the nearest gas station...

BTW, I wonder how you are going to find that puncture, (if not visible) without submerging the whole tire in deep water....do you have such a container?
 

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since you have asked.... i will p*ss on it. Hah.

No really, i know what you are saying, but a lot of times it will be a punction from a nail or screw which will stay in the tire. In which case, I could temp. plug from the outside just to get home. But even with a simple plug kit, I would need the FaF or the M Mobility to fill the tire.

Also, tire sealants have the tendency to squeeze out of the puncture.....so that could help if I used both methods.

I really just want to get rid of the spare!

Thanks for the input... where u at in NY?
 

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piss on piss off

hahaha...thats one good tech..ahaha...yeah..usually its a screw or a nail..i hear ya...

I come around the bayside area..to see my GF....at my age i should be married...though...working on it...

but go to NYC once in a while..but i live upstate...ny...

better roads..
 

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They are PGII's. I maintain them by just avoiding potholes. (I don't know if that's what you meant.) I am looking for some new wheels though.....

here is an early pic b4 most of my mods-- all I have at work
 

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CLASSIC LOOK, Nice color, and the hamanns are excellent cast alloy wheels, very nice, the hamanns are quire pricey, i wanted to do Hamanns as well, but i really wanted all polished 5 spoke so I purchased intro forged...

but the problem with mine, although forged, if the back wheel gets damaged, im seriously in big trouble. I have to wait 3 weeks for a new wheel, or put on my old 18 inch OEM wheels....geez..
 

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If you use fix-a-flat make sure you let the person that fixes/patches the tire know. I believe there have been some injuries caused by that stuff.
 

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Guys

Its called BMW roadside assistance! Free! They will tow your car to your house where you can put on the spare! My friend has done it twice
 
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