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vq20

Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:42 PM

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hi

i am wondering if i could remove the spare wheel (my cefiro is using quite large tyres: 205/65r15) to save some weight and rely on tyre repair kit such as below
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what do you think?

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

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QUOTE (vq20 @ Dec 3 2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi

i am wondering if i could remove the spare wheel (my cefiro is using quite large tyres: 205/65r15) to save some weight and rely on tyre repair kit such as below
repair_kit.jpg

what do you think?

For tubeless tyres getting a nail or screw puncture the leak will be very slow. If you get a flat while driving either it is a blow out or you did not check your air pressure for a long time. It is good practice to check air pressure with every refill of your tank say one or two weeks time. If you maintain a pressure of 33psi and you get say 31psi is quite normal but suddenly you find one tyre with 28psi or even lower then better go to tyre shop for a check.
Coming back to the tyre repair kit. Yes, it works but again for small nail and screw puncture on the thread surface only. Moreover you will still need a pump so you need to buy the 12v air compressor or even the bicycle foot pump works but have to pump for quite a while.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:48 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Dec 4 2013, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you maintain a pressure of 33psi and you get say 31psi is quite normal but suddenly you find one tyre with 28psi or even lower then better go to tyre shop for a check.


i do check and pump air quite religiously. Thank for the tips.

QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Dec 4 2013, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Moreover you will still need a pump so you need to buy the 12v air compressor or even the bicycle foot pump works but have to pump for quite a while.


i have google it, a portable air compressor weight 500~700g, that's quite a lot of weight saving assuming wheel + tyre weight 18kg

i wonder if nobody does it already? or is there a trap?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:47 AM

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QUOTE (vq20 @ Dec 5 2013, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i do check and pump air quite religiously. Thank for the tips.



i have google it, a portable air compressor weight 500~700g, that's quite a lot of weight saving assuming wheel + tyre weight 18kg

i wonder if nobody does it already? or is there a trap?

Glad to hear you are already doing your tyres air pressure check regularly.... smile_thumbup.gif

Yes, a few of my friends have done it but not because of the spare tyre weight. Their BMW are on run flats without spare tyre, and run flats are very very expensive and have no comfort (very bumpy and hard). They have fitted normal tyres and are carrying repair kits.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:08 AM

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tyre repair kit cannot save you when your tyre sidewall koyak if you hit something sharp

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

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QUOTE (ruhaizad @ Dec 8 2013, 12:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
tyre repair kit cannot save you when your tyre sidewall koyak if you hit something sharp

Already mentioned is for small hole leak like nail and screw on the thread pattern area. Even small nail hole on sidewall better replace the tyre.....