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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.

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.

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"

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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