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I know many S owners have dumped their runflats for conventional tires, so what are you carrying with you to repair a tire that is leaking?
 

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I just carry a can of fix-a-flat with me. I haven't had any problems with my tires, but I'm sure the fix-a-flat can get me to wherever I need to go. I know you can get a small spare and a little handy pouch to carry it in if you are really a worry-wart. Someone on the forums makes the pouches. Maybe someone knows who they are or has the link to a post.
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You can order or purchase the following form BMW:

BMW Mobility Kit
Now available. With a portable compressor, tire sealant and a specially designed nylon carrying case, the mobility kit can help keep you moving if a flat tire comes along. Just plug the compressor into your BMW's electronic socket to bring an air supply within reach. Plus, the compressor's integrated gauge lets you monitor pressure precisely - handy for inflating bicycle tires, basketballs and other sports gear.


BMW-82110134558 $149.95

Or...

Last year I purchased a similar repair kit from Peak performance products for about 30 bucks.

Hope this helps

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parkaboy said:
I just carry a can of fix-a-flat with me. I haven't had any problems with my tires, but I'm sure the fix-a-flat can get me to wherever I need to go.
I do the same.

Frankly, I've never that far from a tire shop anyway. I might think differently if I did a lot of rural driving.

-CW
 

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Have you used it, or figured out what happens when you go faster than 75? My guess would be that if you use it as a repair kit, you keep the car under 75 until you fix the tire obviously, but for anyone using it as a preventative measure?
 

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There are two problems with sealants. They won't do a think if you have a slice in your sidewall, and when used you essentially have to throw away the tire, as they change its balance and weight and the way it handles heat.

It might make sense to carry around a tire patch kit, so you can quickly plug a hole the same way a tire shop would do it, and can continue to use your tire normally. About $5.

Still not a solution for all cases like a spare, but at least it doesn't destroy your tire like tire goo and is cheaper too.
 

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problem with not having a spare for me is "what happens if the wheel rather than tyre gets damaged" ... e.g. curbed v badly so as to be dangerous to drive on etc ... u call MINI Emergency perhaps and they take you to a garage/dealer to get a new wheel .... they tow you home / to the dealer and you wait car-less until they can get a new wheel in stock
 

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Scenario 1 - You use runflats, you get a puncture and drive 50 miles on it till you reach a dealer or tyre shop. You pay £170 for a new runflat

Scenario 2 - You use conventional tyres, you get a puncture and use a sealant, then drive for 50 miles to the dealer or tyre shop. You pay £110 (or less) for a new tyre.
 

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Please don't forget about Murphy's law regarding flat tires:

Your tire will go flat when you're driving in the worst possible, most remote place.

I agree, I've never owned a car without a spare tire, these runflats give me the creeps!
 

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Get towing from your insurance Co..
Mine is $24.00 a year and it includes $100.00 extra for service repair & towing.
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It might make sense to carry around a tire patch kit, so you can quickly plug a hole the same way a tire shop would do it, and can continue to use your tire normally. About $5.
+ pliers for removing the nail ;)
 
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