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This is a discussion on New User, Is Spare ACTUALLY Required? within the Wheels & Tires forums, part of the General Discussions category; Honestly, people worry way to much about this. I keep a spare in the truck so I don't waste a weekend of riding time if ...

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    Honestly, people worry way to much about this. I keep a spare in the truck so I don't waste a weekend of riding time if I destroy a tire. I carry tire repair stuff in the buggy to keep on riding when there is a tire problem on the trail. If I cant repair it on the trail is trash anyway so just ride back with it flat. Worst case is you ruin the rim and have to buy another, same amount of money you would spend to have a spare. I've rode a long way with flats and not hurt the rim and really have not even done any more damage to the tire. Your offroad, not going 70 down the highway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBR View Post
    I mulled that over with our SOB machine and riding we do.... finally decided not to carry a spare as I really didn't want one. I carry everything I can think of to fix any tire problem out desert riding tho....air jack, power tank, plug kit, sidewall slugs, JB Weld, and beer.
    Super Glue can be valuable as well
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    Personally, I carry a spare. I've been riding for about 3 years and had an unrepairable sidewall slice once and on another occasion, friends we were with had the same thing happen and had to use my spare. We ride mostly hard trails and rocky terrain so that may be the reason for both incidents. In both cases, the thought of extra weight carried was the least of our concerns: we were both just glad to finish our ride.

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    That's a really good point, if you can't repair it, it's most likely garbage anyway, so if you're able to limp home, why not.
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    Well that creates a thought if the tire is wasted. Carry a few cans of spray foam to fill tire up. Not an original thought. Like a no flat wheelbarrow tire. You could even shove some sticks, aluminum cans, cola bottles, etc. in there as filler, easy to sawzall the sidewall off later..........
    Not sure what kind of volume you get out of the cans? But it could maybe save a rim.
    Or how about some deflated cheap balls to shove in the hole and then air up. Or some doubled over inner tubes you have laying around the garage....
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    People are known to run tennis balls in their tires. Easy temp fix if you beadlocks.
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    I don't carry a spare nor intend to. A plug kit with the tools for insert it. A 12VDC compressor and what can help locate the leak is water and/or water/soap mixture. thats all you need.
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    I keep a spare in the truck as others have said. However, if I was doing a multi day expedition ride far from the truck and with no other people around, I'd carry a spare. Otherwise just the basics as mentioned above.

    On tire choice, I've always liked an 8 ply or stronger tire. The factory tires wer one of the first things I got rid of. I'm not saying they are bad but I wanted something taller and 8 ply. I lucked out as my brother had a set of take offs from his RZR that fit my wheels perfectly and were 27". I also run slime in them. The multi seal stuff looks good.
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    I always wondered about the super glue, poor mans bead locks?
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    In sealing the bead and if you wanted to improve the bonding and seal out crud. I'd use Silcone (GE Silicone) which my goto product for many uses. Its always pliable and can be remove even though it really sticks to all surfaces.

    I would not use crazy glue it just too crazy for me.
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