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Old 10-17-2015, 08:30 PM   #36
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Have you had a flat tire recently?



Most of the new cars have tire pressure monitoring system, which helps us maintain proper tire pressure. That will significantly reduce the chance of a blown tire.

I don't think that system will prevent you from running over a nail in the road.............


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I don't think that system will prevent you from running over a nail in the road.............


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Running over a nail is never a problem for me. I have a jack, tire repair kit, and inflation device in my car. I can fix a nail hole in my tire in 10 minutes.

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Have you had a flat tire recently?

Most of the new cars have tire pressure monitoring system, which helps us maintain proper tire pressure. That will significantly reduce the chance of a blown tire.
I believe all cars since 2009 have been required to have TPMS?
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wait what?
I have just reread this twice and i still can not find where it went from reducing weight to nails and flat tires...lol
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He was worried about removing the spare and having a flat in the future.
I pull mine for track events and put it back before any trips

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He was worried about removing the spare and having a flat in the future.
I pull mine for track events and put it back before any trips

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Dosnt anyone have Insurance or AAA?

I refuse to ruin a wheel or TPM sensor using one of those tire inflation kits. I ripped mine out as soon as i got it.
If something happens its going to put a wrench in any plans you had and your going to be spending some time getting it fixed anyway. Rather not be the one freezing in winter fixing a flat. Leave it to the tow guy
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Dosnt anyone have Insurance or AAA?

I refuse to ruin a wheel or TPM sensor using one of those tire inflation kits. I ripped mine out as soon as i got it.
If something happens its going to put a wrench in any plans you had and your going to be spending some time getting it fixed anyway. Rather not be the one freezing in winter fixing a flat. Leave it to the tow guy
I'm not an old person so no...

I also don't have those stupid sensors in any of my wheels.

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I refuse to ruin a wheel or TPM sensor using one of those tire inflation kits. I ripped mine out as soon as i got it.

If something happens its going to put a wrench in any plans you had and your going to be spending some time getting it fixed anyway. Rather not be the one freezing in winter fixing a flat. Leave it to the tow guy

If you carry a lug wrench, portable air pump and tire plugs you can fix a flat on the side of the road without putting that goo stuff In your tires it just takes a little more time jacking the car up and taking the wheel off


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I believe all cars since 2009 have been required to have TPMS?

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If you carry a lug wrench, portable air pump and tire plugs you can fix a flat on the side of the road without putting that goo stuff In your tires it just takes a little more time jacking the car up and taking the wheel off


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So you end up having to carry more crap in your car. Im all for doing the work yourself but id rather leave it up to someone else to fix a flat seeing as Ive been driving for only 15 years and I have never had an issue in any of my cars...yet.


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What does being old have anything to do with having insurance? i think its mandatory by law to have it in all 50 states. I could be wrong.

the sensors came with the car...taking them out will only bother the crap outta me as i will consistently get that alert in my dash and they are expense to replace.
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So you end up having to carry more crap in your car. Im all for doing the work yourself but id rather leave it up to someone else to fix a flat seeing as Ive been driving for only 15 years and I have never had an issue in any of my cars...yet.




What does being old have anything to do with having insurance? i think its mandatory by law to have it in all 50 states. I could be wrong.

the sensors came with the car...taking them out will only bother the crap outta me as i will consistently get that alert in my dash and they are expense to replace.
I'm not paying extra for roadside assistance I would never use. I've had to call a tow truck twice and changed 2 flat tires in 15 years. I'll take those odds.

It takes 5 minutes to throw the spare on and keep going down the road. My 1 car that has the TPMS system will be tricked into reading good pressure here soon. I've just been dealing with the light for 6 months after changing wheels. It's not too annoying.

I'll also add I drive over 60k miles per year in all conditions in a multitude of vehicles. I currently don't have a spare in my truck but have never needed one either.

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Very true. its one of those if you need it use it if you feel you dont then whatever. My insurance is through AAA so I get the free road side assist. heh heh Wether i use it or not who knows. I have used the free tows to move around buddies vehicles when they had issues.
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I'd use it for that. The stipulations on mileage limits and such is what has kept me from signing up. I'm rarely within 30 miles of my home or where I would want a vehicle taken

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So you end up having to carry more crap in your car. Im all for doing the work yourself but id rather leave it up to someone else to fix a flat seeing as Ive been driving for only 15 years and I have never had an issue in any of my cars...yet.









What does being old have anything to do with having insurance? i think its mandatory by law to have it in all 50 states. I could be wrong.



the sensors came with the car...taking them out will only bother the crap outta me as i will consistently get that alert in my dash and they are expense to replace.

Not that much more. Basically replace your spare tire with a 12 volt compressor and tire plugs. Would weight 4-5 pounds maximum.


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weight savings would be more (20# + ?) we are talking weight of a tire/jack correct?

that being said I throw in my spare for road trips only. My two sets of rims 1 has 1 doesn't tpms but I just cover the light with painters tape in the winter when my summer only tires are in the barn. I have ti hit reset on the info center each time I start the car...simple enuf.
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I actually prefer to have the weight of the spare in the back. Reduces in cabin noise, helps traction and it also gets you closer to 50/50 weight distribution.

I had mine out for a while then put it back in, and now it's staying.
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I've mentioned this awhile back in a thread that was started about removing weight; remove any part that has a bolt or nut that you can get a wrench on, but one part at a time. Start the car. If it starts, continue to next part removal. If it does not start, install last removed part. You are then done with weight reduction.
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There was a guy on the miata forums (stripped, full race car) who cut the excess of every bolt off the car so that it was just flush with whatever nut, clip, retainer that was holding it on. All this guys tricks ended up with a 1900 lb car with a cage and safety gear.
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heck, if a 1/2" diameter bolt is recommended go with 3/8" it's not my fault if they didn't engineer in a safety factor.
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I've mentioned this awhile back in a thread that was started about removing weight; remove any part that has a bolt or nut that you can get a wrench on, but one part at a time. Start the car. If it starts, continue to next part removal. If it does not start, install last removed part. You are then done with weight reduction.
LOL, I like this statement.
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heck, if a 1/2" diameter bolt is recommended go with 3/8" it's not my fault if they didn't engineer in a safety factor.
?? Not sure i understand you, or if you didnt understand me.

Lets say the bolt holding something on is 6" long, and 1" of that is sticking out past the nut holding it on; this guy essentially cut that 1" extra off.
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