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Old 06-10-2013, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lewes2 View Post
Perhaps this is the wrong thred for this question, and if it is, I apologize.

We take delivery today of a new f30, 335i with the RFTs. I really want to swap them out for Pilot Sports but I am reluctant to give up trunk space.

In the 50 years I've been driving, I've never had a flat on the road. (Jeez, now I've done it!). Rather than a spare, can I simply use a can of the gooy tire sealant and pump up up the tire with a 12v compressor if I have a flat? I recognize that I would have to purchase a new tire as I believe the goo would prevent the tire from ever being balanced properly?

So, is the can of goo and a comrressor a viable alternative to carrying a spare? Appreciate any responses.
depends on the puncture. a nail puncture in the middle of the tread can be fixed with goo. a sidewall rupture from a pothole hit cannot.
there's also a distance limitation with goo, 50 miles.

i carry a plug kit, a contiseal inflator, and on long trips, the compact spare.
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