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    Default Tyre repair

    So I pulled out this beauty just now...

    I knew I had a slow leak but was travelling back to Gabs so had to wait.

    In this case I have just put on my spare and I will go get it plugged tomorrow.

    If I have a decent tyre plug kit from say 4x4direct and I went ahead and plugged this... Do I still have to take it to a professional outlet to redo my job?

    I have read some people are using mushroom plugs but I haven't seen kits around for these.

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    Default Re: Tyre repair

    In my opinion, the DIY "snot-plug" is only to get you to a pro, who can fit a mushroom plug / gaiter.

    • It's cheap (compared to a tyre)
    • You travel long distances, you don't want to be without a spare.
    Last edited by 4eTouareg; 2018/10/02 at 04:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Tyre repair

    never had my snot-plugs redone.

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    Default Re: Tyre repair

    I have driven 10s of thousands of km with snot plugs in. I don't buy the it's only temporary story

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    Default Re: Tyre repair

    Nog nooit n probleem gehad met snot plug, al baie sl gte goed gehoor van mushroom pugs. Hulle veroorsaak glo flat spots eant jy kry hulle nie perfek geballanseer om gewig uit te kanseleer nie.

    Each to their own. Ek gebruik gemaklik plugs wat ek self in sit. Vandat eknplug insit, gebruik ek slegs my spaar as ek dit roteer met een van ander wiele sodat dit nie oud word nie.

    Het al n plugs binne eerste 2000km van nuwe band ingesit, en gery tot band glad was
    Vrywaring: Niks wat ek hier kwyt raak moet hoegenaamd as feite beskou word nie.

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    Default Re: Tyre repair

    One of my muds got a puncture within 100Km of buying them, in my driveway nogal
    Snot plug with the same kit.
    After 45K the plug was still good and the tyres were getting tired.
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    Never had a problem with a snot plug...
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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