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    Slime tire sealant

    Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Normally, I wouldn't consider it, but I'm about to drive 4000 miles across the country without a spare tire. This stuff goes in the tire before you have a leak, and if you get one, it's supposed to seal it right away? Will it affect my balance? Any other drawbacks?


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    balance, will leave a residue on your rims, isn't a perfect seal...so carrying a portible tire-inflator/compressor/battery jump-starter is a good idea.

    usually run-flats are a much better option, but they also suck for handling/performance, imho.

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    I'd never thought about using that in a car. I've used it a lot when I used to mountain bike. I can tell you that crap worked great in my bikes. However, that was sealing up holes from little things like stickers.

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    Ive used it before and it works just fine. It will throw off your wheel balance and it will be a PITA when you change tires (for the person doing it) but in an emergency its better than being left on the roadside.

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    there is a kit you can buy for $20-30 bucks that includes a bottle of slime, a valve core tool, and a cheap compressor, i bought it before BRG and keep it in the car with me. you dont have to put it in before hand, you can put it after you get a flat, you just have to remove the valve core. its a temporary solution imo.

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    That stuff is nasty and messy inside your rim and will throw off your balance as the guys said. The tire guy will hate you...

    Use only if your stranded and have no other choice. I prefer a spare on a long trip for cheap insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearheadvr4 View Post
    That stuff is nasty and messy inside your rim and will throw off your balance as the guys said. The tire guy will hate you...

    Use only if your stranded and have no other choice. I prefer a spare on a long trip for cheap insurance.
    yeah, and since he's got an n/a, it's not like finding a single rim with a tire of acceptable tread & diameter is going to be hard to come by. hell, i've got an n/a spare with a GREAT tire on it sitting in my garage that i can't use. too bad i'm not going to NG

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    Never trust Slime to do anything more than make a mess.

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    All of my local shops hate tire slime. Most shops will refuse to work on a wheel/tire that has slime in it, and if they will work on it expect to pay at least twice as much.

    Slime is great for things with tubes... Not so much for a tubeless tire where the slime makes a mess.
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    I carry plugs, tools, and a 12v compressor everywhere I go.

    With the Stealth, the jack can give me the clearance to properly plug a tire.

    Beyond that, it's AAA's baby.
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