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Old 06-05-2015, 08:12 AM   #11
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I guess times change, in my C5, I did not get any factory plug kit, just the runflats. Those were replaced with GS-D3s and my own plug kit and small compressor. And I agree, plugs usually void the warranty (as well as the speed rating), but I believe a professionally installed plug/patch is ok...I think. And plugging the sidewall is not advised, but if the tire is destroyed, you are in a desert, and it will get you to a paved road (AAA requirement), it works!
Someone with the knowledge might answer on if a plug/patch will keep a tire warranty.
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Amy's "LC" little car comes factory with a "tire sealant" and mini air compressor if she should get a flat.
No spare.

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Good info. Have been told that before a few years ago at a tire shop in Moab.

I always carry a plug kit, 12 volt compressor and a can of Fix-A-Flat. The FaF is for a last ditch effort to get to civilization; knowing I will have to pay for a new tire at the end. Just insurance....hope I never need it!

But I also inserted multiple plugs into the sidewall of my Hummer one time so I could get about 3 miles on a nasty dirt trail to pavement so that AAA would come tow me back to town. (Spare was already destroyed. Last set of BFGs I have ever owned.)
Napa and a few ours now have sidewall patches.
We've used them on low speed utility tires so far without issue.

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Need to access the inside of the tire to apply a patch. I guess I could have used something like that by removing the tire from the rim, then reseating with some ether. But the plugs worked; had to stop about every mile to add some more air. But better than walking three miles on a 110 degree day.
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