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Tire Repair Kit

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 4Runner22, May 19, 2020.

  1. May 19, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    4Runner22

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    Looking to purchase a tire repair kit just to carry around in my rig just in case. I was looking at these repair kits from 4Wheel Parts:

    1. ARB Speedy Seal Series II Repair Kit
    2. Smittybilt Tire Repair Kit
    3. Trail Gear Tire Plug Kit

    My buddy told me not to waste my money on those kits above. He said just go to Wal-Mart and pick up a Slime Tire Repair Kit for $5.88 it will save you a lot of money.

    What do you guys use and how much did you pay for it?
     
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  2. May 19, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    I’m looking to get one of these too. I never had any of those pressured sealant cans work very well though. Especially if you’re in the middle of nowhere.
     
  3. May 19, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    I agree those pressured sealant cans are garbage. I might pick up the one from ARB looks durable and easy to use. No way I'm purchasing the one from Wal-Mart looks too cheap. Funny my coworker said that he used the one from Wal-Mart and he said when he inserted the T-Handle Insert Tool into his tires it broke in half the other piece went inside the tire.
     
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    Here's the one I have. $24.98
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X15JJ4F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I found a GI medical pouch and put everything from the kit into the pouch.

    Used the kit, about a month or so ago, to plug a tire on my 4Runner that had a nail in it:

    Nail1.jpg

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    Medical pouch. A flat head screwdriver worked good for prying the nail out.
    Nail3.jpg
    Plugged:
    Nail4.jpg
     
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  7. May 19, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    Just get a good Plug "Kit" & one of these https://www.pepboys.com/onlineflow-...ble-air-compressor/product/9892794?quantity=1 You'll be able to inflate the tire to 1: Get to a safe place to plug it IF on a busy Hiway!.2> You NEED the tire to be Over inflated to make it easier to do a plug insertion. Just my $0.02 of advice here.
    P.S. Explorer is SO slow with this site :frustrated: Can't use Chrome for reasons can't get into either:censored::frustrated::frustrated::frustrated:
     
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    You do realize that this pump cannot fill LT tires to a high enough PSI.
     
  9. May 19, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    The guy was asking about a tire Repair kit. I gave MY suggestion. I ain't getting into a Pi$$ing contest only to get flamed/banned!! Ok go your own way then :bowdown::hattip:
     
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  10. May 19, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    No one causing a pissing contest. Just FYI you recommending a pump that cannot inflate LT tires. now if you don't mind running it low after the repair by all means it should work to a point.

    No need to think everyone that disagrees its trying to start an argument.
     
  11. May 19, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    I used a Slime tire repair kit from Walmart once, and it got the job done. I would probably carry something from a more reputable manufacturer if I was going way off the grid, though.

    I still don't understand the reasoning for this. I know it's based on load ratings, but I just don't understand why I need to run higher pressure in the same size tire to support the same load. I ran my KO2's (load range C) at 34-35 and they wore perfectly. According to the calculator I used, I should have run them at 38. I could understand airing up when hauling and towing. I just don't get the logic behind running around with rock-hard tires when the truck is empty.

    Either way, as you said, 35 PSI should be more than enough to get someone to a gas station.
     
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    Here you go. 35psi is fine to get you to the gas station. But if you looking to fill it all the way up not happening.
     
  13. May 19, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    I've read all of that. I understand that LT tires require higher pressure to achieve the same load rating.

    20 would get you to a gas station, as long as you take it slow. I've run 50 miles or more on 25. It's just a matter of adjusting how you drive until you have a chance to air up to proper pressure.
     
  14. May 19, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Never said you wouldn't make it to the gas station.
     
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    Again I was Only giving My advice to his question about tire repair kit. He never said anything NOR did I about an LT tire that YOU referred to! Disagreements/Other issues here HAVE been B.S. By certain individuals that I will refrain from.
     
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    True, but it was a valid point. Many people who off-road a lot run LT tires. I wouldn't buy an inflator that wouldn't get my tires to proper pressure. Most 12 volt inflators will go much higher than 35 PSI.
     
  17. May 19, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    I'm NOT saying ANYTHING about LT tires!! I Was responding to 1st post About Tire repair. To get tire re-Inflated to GET to a safe spot IF,IF on a busy Hiway to install a plug!!! Dam Now I see why people get hosed/Banned here,I made a SIMPLE suggestion for a "tool" And Now I'm questioned on that tool NOT beining capable of sustaining the PSI requirements of a TIRE that WAS Never in the equation!?! Friends Previously:hattip: can't say more
     
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    I got the ARB kit now for about 5-7 years, never regret that I spend a few dollars more. The tools are good and last, fixed already more then 20 tires with that kit, sure I had to fill up the plugs but that’s it. I had to do it once with a cheap kit... almost end up in the hospital because the tools are flimsy and the tire was stubborn!
    Only thing I add was a tube of rubber cement - works great as a lubricant for the plug
    What I got from Walmart was a tire inflator, purchased it at the same time, no regrets nether and I used it successfully on my 2500 with the 10plys
     
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    I bought this Viair 300P Air Compressor a year ago and keep it in my 4Runner. I've used it a bunch of times for my Nissan Frontier, 4Runner, and riding mower. It's rated for 33 inch tires.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X90YUO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    For the longest time with my Nissan Frontier - I was using a cheap Slime plastic tire inflator that runs off the cigarette lighter. Viair takes 1/3 the time.


    Note I've read lots of good reviews on the Viair 88P on many different forums. I just wanted one that was a little nicer / heavier duty.
    https://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-...d=1589969095&sprefix=Viai,aps,297&sr=8-4&th=1
     
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    What are you on? Windows 95? If you're going to use a Microsoft browser, use Edge. It's probably on your hard drive right now.

    As an aside, I just looked up Internet Explorer on my Windows 10 PC, and it's still there! Wow!

    Anyway, I'm going to have to look into some of these kits linked to here. I should carry one.
     
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    I'm using Windows X. I'll check when I get home. Thank you :hattip:
     
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