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Old 03-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Norm37 Norm37 is offline
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Originally Posted by RBP3 View Post
I know I'll be happier with the new tires, but it's hard to get rid of good tread. Decisions, decisions.
I change when tire tread depth is 4/32nds not 2/32nds like legally required.

A very informative video on tread depth.

http://www.tirerack.com/videos/index.jsp?video=5

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Originally Posted by RBP3 View Post
My question is what are you (or others) doing about flats or other potential emergencies? There's no room for a small spare in the trunk like a 3 series, and I've been told that sealant/compressor kits won't work if the seal on the rim is broken. They will work ok if a tire is low, but not a flat. I drive a lot in the mountains, where there are lots of pot holes and rocks, etc. and I'd hate to spend hours stranded waiting on a tow truck.

Do you have a backup plan, or just going to take your chances?
I keep these two items in all my vehicles, even those that have a spare.

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...Tire+Inflation

Quote from above site. "the temporarily sealed tire is ready to be driven for up to 125 miles (200 km) at speeds up to 50 mph"

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/CAM...30-129923572-2

I figure if one doesn't work the other might?

Ps. My son also has a 2009 135 Vert

Last edited by Norm37; 03-13-2013 at 02:49 AM.
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