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Old 11-14-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ard View Post
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...
I agree with you. I exploded a style 128 rim in half and this would not have helped me. Actually I destroyed both f/b so the spare did me no good, I had to get my summers out to put on until I got it repaired. I was just posting that BMW has an all inclusive kit which is supposed to not effect your rim when used. My m3 does not have a spare but I do have the kit
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