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Old 09-04-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Fixing a flat tire, the easy way!

I've had my share of punctures over the years and always struggled with the final step to fit the plug in, especially with those big hunky tires.

I can't be the only one so thought I'd share how I make it easy on myself



Sooooo easy!

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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Nice! Never would have thought of that.
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I wish my flats could have been fixed with plugs, but unfortunately they have all been unfixable tears in the sidewalls. Good idea though.
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What kind of plugs do you use in the US? I never had problems to put them in
I use this guys and it works very easy
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Does your tire plug kit include a reamer?

Regardless though, that's a great idea.


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Old 09-04-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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Does your tire plug kit include a reamer?

Regardless though, that's a great idea.


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yes all included. The Plugs are available in different sizes. And in emergancy you can use two ore three of them
One time i stamped out a big hole out of my tyre because i drove over a 1" metal pipe. Even that was working well
Here some pictures of repairing a small hole caused by a piece of wood in the desert. These plugs here are very small, much more bigger are in a kit made for lorrys and wheel loaders

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What kind of plugs do you use in the US? I never had problems to put them in
I use this guys and it works very easy
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I'm using the ones that come in the ARB kit. They are about 5" (12cm) long Maybe I'm just weak! Hahaha

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It does and no issues getting the reamer in to clean the puncture, it's just the plug that I find myself fighting with...

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