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I have been looking for the last few days for some type of tire repair kit.

Through my search I have come across some types I am not familiar with.

One is the CO2 kind and the other is the green slime.

Which is better to carry on trips?
 

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from what little I know the green slime is out, I think that stuff messes up the inside of your rims...seals but makes a big mess and I dont think the tire can be balanced afterwards.

the CO2 sounds cool tho.

its funny you brought this up i was pondering a onboard compressor idea tonight.

Nizz
 

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An onboard compressor?

Like mounted to the grizz?

Help me understand.
 

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The green slime is good stuff, but it's more on the lines of preventative maintenance. That stuff seals holes as they occure. Put that in your tires before you go on a long trip. It only effects your tire balance in the winter when it freezes. During warmer temperatures it evens out in the tire as it turns.
The CO2 kits are very good. They usually come with a plug kit and can seal a pretty big hole.
It's also good to cary a can of "Fix a Flat" foam like you use for your car. That stuff works good for nail holes and small punctures. You have to be carefull when you are changing the tire after using that stuff because the gas is very flamable.
 

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If you have a pocket full of money that you don't know what to do with, you can buy Tire Balls.
 

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Alright, I am scard to ask, but here it goes.

What's tire balls.

Thanks for the fix a flat tip on the gas.

I did not know that.

Hey, I sent you a PM.

Did you get it?
 

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they make small 12VDC air compressors that use your aux outlet, if you had one of those and a $10 reapir kit from wal mart you can fix almost any flat...actually quite a few flats. what I was thinking is that they (the smart people that rode the long buses to school) come up with a really small compressor you could mount as a permanent part of your rig...it would be a cool option to have.
 

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Hey "Nizz", your a pretty thinking kind of guy (or girl - sorry, not sure).

Come up with something and post a pic of it.

Actually, you probably have a dang good idea.

But, you can probably find a small one and carry it in a trunk.

Still a good idea.
 

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its amazing what you can find in wal mart :)

Hey Tennessee, go check out the deer pic I posted in the New King thread, tell me what ya think!

Nizz
 

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I got your PM and wrote back.

Tire Balls - Have you ever seen the little air pillows some people use for packing material to ship packages. Well immagine those only a little bigger and more durable. You blow them up and put them in your tire before you mount the rim. It would probably take about 8 or 10 for a utility quad tire. They are basically individual inner tubes.
I'm sure if you do a Google for Tire Balls they will come up.
 

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a buddy of mine uses one of the small air compressors, it works great, but I'll stick with my hand pump. less chance of it breaking on the trail.
 

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Oh, yeah. Search google for them and get every porn site known to man.

Hey, hook up with Nizz. We figured out every town in Maryland is named after a body part.

Read his post and you'll get what I am talking about.

Tire Balls..... I'll try it and let ya know tomorrow what comes up.

See ya
 

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Yep, Starky's correct.

www.tireballs.com is the website with several others that came up.

They look expensive.

I stand corrected and bow down to Starky with my utmost appology.
 

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There are other companies that sell tire sealants and they do not freeze until well below zero. The slime brand will freeze. I buy the stuff in 5 gallon pails from Sparty TXT or Simonize Sealtite tire sealant. Highlifter sells a very good sealant also.

I also carry several CO2 cartridges with me for air. One 25gr cartridge will inflate my tire from flat to 3 lbs. However if I was out on a long ride or trip I would to have a hand pump along with me to. If you get a huge gash and plugs only slow the leak then you could use up allot of CO2 cartridges before getting out of the woods. Or if you break a bead in the woods it may take a few trys before getting it seated again.
 

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Has anyone ever tried using an inner tube on an ATV? Once the bead is sealed how would the air between the tire and the tube get out.
 

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TnWrangler, the team is giving you good advice above.

My choice is to put Slime/Fuggit etc in your tyres as a preventative. this will seal all holes smaller than 6mm (not in sidewall). YOU CAN NOW NOT USE A FOAM SEALER AEROSOL REPAIR!

Then carry tubless repair kit with sealant and plugs and a 12V air compressor (get a decent 4x4 one, the cheap ones, rattle to pieces!)

Failing that you get a connector/filler that goes on a fizzy drinks gas bottle (look at http://www.adeyeng.co.za/ for a picture)at least it fill a bigger tyre much easier!
 

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I think inner tubes are bad news. At least you can plug a tubeless tire but with a tube you're kind of up the creek with no paddle. The Co2 systems are nice, but I just use a $10 compressor from Wallyworld with tire plugs. Hasn't failed me yet!
 

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Thanks for the info.

One more question:

If you break the bead, will these $10 compressors pump out enough air to get the bead sealed?
 

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TnWrangler,

not any of the ones I've anyway.
 
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