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Old 11-14-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MRV99 View Post
BMW already sells a compressor/sealant kit which is specifically for BMW's w/out run flats and no spare. My M3 has it s well as z's

In 3 of my 5 flats in my M5 over the course of 143,000 miles, it would not have helped. One was a broken wheel and tire that stranded me for 36 hours.

The other two were blow outs. (Debris)

The last two were simple flats, which slime would have fixed.

However, after the first stranding, I began carrying a jack, lug wrench and spare tire (full size front wheel). Now a flat tire is a 10 minute annoyance. (See note)

Note: Followed by a 'I can order a tire on tirerack to replace the flat, and install it in 3 days'- as opposed to getting bent over locally by the BMW dealer, or worse, putting on a non-matching tire because mine isnt in stock...
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.

Last edited by ard; 11-14-2012 at 11:34 AM.
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