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Thread: 2 Spare Wheels?

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    Default Re: 2 Spare Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    ....... after removing the reason for the leak (ie: stick, nail, bolt), pump your flat wheel up to near normal pressures before attempting a repair.

    And get a proper tyre repair kit. Steel handles - not the plastic handle jobs.....
    Totally agree, even the steel handle ones you have to make sure the rod is properly fixed into the handle, and pumping the tyre up it makes it much easier, as you shove the reamer in, you can get the correct angle and path by listening to how the air escapes, otherwise in the worst case you might not follow the original puncture properly, especially if its in the tread

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    1: Even when having to reinflate the wheel, repairing the tyre on vehicle is still faster than putting a spare on. Depending on the type of puncture, obviously.
    2: I roll with Maxxis AT 811's. Best AT tyres I have owned.
    Agreed on above too. If you are lucky and find the puncture quickly, you need maybe ten minutes and you might be on your way.

    Maxxis AT811's easily the best tyres I have ever had too. Quiet, long lasting, puncture resistant, just awesome
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    Default Re: 2 Spare Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgjean View Post
    I could probably repair a puncture, these tires a stong. But i would not attempt to rebead a tire or repair a cut or put a tire on a rim.
    As far as Iam concerned re-beading a tire is usually not as difficult as many people make it out to be and is an essential skill for off-roaders and overlanders.

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgjean View Post
    Yes for sure i have a tire repair kit and a small Viair tire compressor.
    I don't know which model but be careful of a compressor that is too small. I think 70Lpm is probably about the minimum that is suitable.

    As far as tire choice is concerned, I am somewhat at odds with several of the previous posters.
    Off-road tires have either a two or a three plie sidewall. On the face of it, that's a 30% difference.
    However, they all have several more plies in the tread area, and often get punctured through the tread. I have even seen pebbles penetrate the thread of highly-regarded off-road tires of supposedly strong construction. If this can happen through the tread of strong tires, no tire is safe from sidewall damage.

    My own experience seems to bear this out. I have personally had and seen sidewall punctures in the best tires available on the market at any given time.

    I am in no way advising anyone to buy junk tires, as tire performance does vary and good tires are one of the best ways to improve your safety, but I no longer stare blindly at the sidewall ply rating.
    Much better I feel to have the tools and knowledge to affect repairs and taking a bit more care with regard to where one drives.
    Beat-up rat rod of a '96 Nissan Patrol that bears the evidence of many wonderful adventures (and a few stupid indiscretions).

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