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#4442747 - 06/27/17 12:23 PM Which Tire Repair Kit?
BlindBaby Offline


Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 96
Loc: WV
In addition to a properly inflated spare, Viair compressor, etc., I'm looking for a tire repair kit to put in all of my vehicles.

I've seen plugs, mushrooms, you name it. What type of tire repair kit would you recommend for plugging holes in the tread area? Any other tools such as needle-nose pliers that would make the job easier?

Thanks.

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#4442771 - 06/27/17 12:42 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Any basic kit should do. You'll need to provide pliers.

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#4442780 - 06/27/17 12:53 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
NoNameJoe Offline


Registered: 06/03/15
Posts: 414
Loc: New York
You'll need:
1. The T-handle rasp to bore out the steel plies so they don't catch on the plug.
2. The T-handle plug inserter.
3. The plugs.
4. Pliers to remove the foreign object.
5. Optionally they sell a vulcanizing agent which is like rubber cement in a little can with an applicator. I like to put this all over the hole, on the plug and insert it in. Once it's all done and I cut the tail ends of the plug off, I put the vulcanizing agent all over the plug too. The VA also acts like a lubricant to make it easier to push and pull on the plug.

You probably won't find any other style of tire kit. The plug ones are most common and very cheap and always got the job done for me.

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#4442792 - 06/27/17 01:03 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
3800Series Offline


Registered: 08/02/14
Posts: 1452
Loc: Gulf Coast, MS
I'm not a fan of plugs, they can get you to a repair shop but I've never had a plug that did not fully leak over night.

They make these 2 part patches for tires. It's a little more work and probably can't be done on the side of the road but basically it's used on the inside of the tire. You clean the hole area then you place the first patch on it and role over it with the needle tool. It releases the adhesive on the inside of the first path. You then put the second patch on and use the tool again and it fuses the patches into the tire.

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#4442793 - 06/27/17 01:08 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
BlindBaby Offline


Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 96
Loc: WV
Any thoughts on the Dynaplug ?

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#4442804 - 06/27/17 01:14 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Fattylocks Offline


Registered: 12/21/16
Posts: 45
Loc: Lemont IL
The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.
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#4442859 - 06/27/17 02:08 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16835
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Get a quality kit with the red plugs. Mine cost about $30. I have put many thousands of miles on my plugs and never had one leak yet.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281907908784


Edited by Chris142 (06/27/17 02:11 PM)
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#4442877 - 06/27/17 02:36 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Eddie Offline


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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
+1 Fattylocks. I used to live in Lamont IL when I worked at Argonne Labs. Ed
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#4442963 - 06/27/17 04:15 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
SKVenture Offline


Registered: 03/21/17
Posts: 92
Loc: Philadelphia PA
Originally Posted By: BlindBaby
In addition to a properly inflated spare, Viair compressor, etc., I'm looking for a tire repair kit to put in all of my vehicles.

I've seen plugs, mushrooms, you name it. What type of tire repair kit would you recommend for plugging holes in the tread area? Any other tools such as needle-nose pliers that would make the job easier?

Thanks.


No better substitute.

https://www.amazon.com/ARB-10000010-Orange-Speedy-Repair/dp/B004P91FCO

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#4442967 - 06/27/17 04:19 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: Fattylocks]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10179
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Fattylocks
The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.


Walmart does a good job with flat repairs. They put a plug in that melds right into the tread. This happened shortly after I bought the tires and that was 60k miles ago with no issues.

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#4443037 - 06/27/17 06:08 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Langanobob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 208
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I use this Safety Seal kit. Dozens of repairs on mine and friend's tires without a problem. Looks similar to the ARB kit suggested by SKVenture which is probably also a good kit.

Safety Seal


Edited by Langanobob (06/27/17 06:11 PM)

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#4443051 - 06/27/17 06:21 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18900
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: BlindBaby
Any thoughts on the Dynaplug ?


I am looking at one myself, I like the idea of not rasping the hole out much bigger than a small nail, basically it doesn't seem to do any more damage than already done. Even if a temp fix it wont make more of a mess so the proper patch plug patch can be used. This one is SS is on my list.

http://www.dynaplug.com/pro_xtreme.html
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#4443057 - 06/27/17 06:29 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: Fattylocks]
jrvn Offline


Registered: 08/11/16
Posts: 160
Loc: new jersey
Originally Posted By: Fattylocks
The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.
this

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#4443109 - 06/27/17 07:29 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby]
spk2000 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 985
Loc: Prospect, KY
The ones that Walmart will normally work but I have broken the T-Handle then it becomes a real pain to work with. Fortunately I was at work and able to use a drill to ream out the hole. I do like the looks of the Dynaplug which require no reaming to create more damage. nice design but I have not used them. Never had any issues with the standard plugs but definitely prefer the long stringy type over the round rubber ones that resemble a valve stem.
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#4443280 - 06/27/17 10:47 PM Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: 3800Series]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6160
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: 3800Series
I'm not a fan of plugs, they can get you to a repair shop but I've never had a plug that did not fully leak over night.


You're doing something wrong.

I have one had plugged tire leak for every 80-90 that don't leak, not even the tiniest bit.

Maybe don't ream the hole so much?
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