Puncture Repair Kits

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  1. Jim

    Jim Member

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    Share which kit you have, especially if self-assembled. Links to other good kits would be nice to share.

    My main kit is from Extreme Outback: Ultimate Puncture Repair Kit
    https://www.extremeoutback.com/product/27/The+Ultimate+Puncture+Repair+Kit+Part#+001-009.html

    The kit is pretty complete and the hand tools are very good.
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    Depending on where I am traveling I add in a couple of full sized tire irons, a bead breaker, cans of fix a flat (TPMS safe) and some other odds and ends.

    I have an ARB air compressor installed under the hood
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    Your ARB compressor is for airing up or lockers or both?

    Ive just got the ARB puncture repair kit for now. Too stupid to make my own kit.

    http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-Speedy-Seal-Tire-Repair-Kit-10000010-P3580.aspx
     
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    Don't equate lack of smarts with lack of experience. Once you repair a few tires you learn what things work well.

    The compressor is for both tasks but I have the locker out of the axle right now. I recently had about 4 teeth break out of the ring gear. I kept my original 3rd member handy and just swapped it back in while I decide what to do with the busted locker.
     
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    Did you run the compressor to a relay or straight to the battery?
     
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    My repair kit is one by ARB, it has had very little use as the Cooper STMaxx tyres I am running seem to be tougher than the spikes...!!
     
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    I spent the day changing tires and repairing punctures. Wish I had taken a picture of the tools. Granted they were pretty big tires with some heavy ass weights, but the process is all the same.
     
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    I have a mix of stuff from different kits all thrown in a canvas zipper bag. It stays in a larger bag with my small compressor, OBD2 scan tool, etc.
    One thing I often see left out is a dozen feet or so of bailing wire. Because if you're having to sew up a sidewall your day is not going well. If you have nothing to do it with then it's going even worse.

    I'll grab pics over the weekend. And hopefully figure out how to post them clearly.
     
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    Ill have to dig into sewing a sidewall closed. Seems like a good skill.

    Also, need to get some ether for mounting tires apparently too. :)
     
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    Highly recommend for YOU only. Again don't know how I survived childhood.
     
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    It's one of those plan C type deals that occasionally comes in handy. I was with a group at the old Tellico when a guy ripped his sidewall open and had no spare. We were able to sew it up enough to get his Bronco back to Crawford's.

    A year or two later I went up to Cohutta (North Ga) to camp. Blew out a tire on the way there and then trashed a sidewall on my Ford Tempo while I was several hours from pavement down some rough forest service road. Managed to sew it up, using wire, a piece of floor mat and some super glue, enough to limp it back down the mountain to a house. Stopping every so often to put air in with a bicycle pump. I probably never got close to 10PSI in it, but it was enought to keep it on the wheel.
     
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    ^ much easier to carry a few spare truck tubes......sized to your tires........pop the bead on one side, remove the old valve stem, insert the tube and valve , grunt the tire bead back on and inflate the tube....
     
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    I need to learn how to set valve stems etc. Seems like a good skill to have. Youtube i go when i get a break.
     
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    Doing anything in the Cohutta is hard.
     
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    Especially when you're a stupid kid who doesn't have the sense to turn back when he should. That bit me in the ass many times up there. And lots of other places. I took a friend on a weekend hiking trip up there once. I think she still hates me twenty years later. I'd never heard her cuss or raise her voice until about the tenth water crossing.

    Fortunately I've gotten older and now I'm a stupid adult who doesn't have the sense to turn back when I should. Just ask my wife.
     
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    The last two kits posted look to have good tools but they are only for repairing basic punctures in the tread. With any of these kits we have to periodically check them to replace the glue and other consumables that age or can be damaged by heat.
     
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    We added patches and rubber cement to the kits I listed, but due to the trucks intended use there is no need for anything else. They all have utility beds containing pretty much anything else that might be required.

    Good point about regularly checking and replacing parts of one's kits.
     

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