[urq] no spare wheel at all ?

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Sat Oct 28 17:20:13 EDT 2006

Or (likely not available in our size) Run-flat tires.

On Oct 28, 2006, at 5:02 PM, brozmotorz wrote:

> in my eyes, no spare wheel is not an option. I know flats become rare
> nowadays but they do happend.
> A lot less than 15 years ago when I worked at the gas station, then  
> I would
> do 4/5 everyday but that was mainly because then there were no  
> mandatory
> tech check and people would still use bald tires.
> we still have people coming in the shop with wheels to repair and  
> only about
> 1 on 3 is vandalism...the others are staples, screws (those modern
> all-materials-screws are like barbwire !), glass, gravels...rubber  
> is still
> rubber, no matter what.
> spraycan flat saver is not an option. they trash rims and tires and  
> not
> always work !
> the only other option is tubeless repair kit and inboard  
> compressor. I have
> them but it is not always possible to fit them correctly on the  
> roadside
> especially at night and I mainly use the car at night and often in
> industrial zones, will let you figure out why. If I can avoid a  
> flatbed
> truck trip, I like that better and my wallet too.
> what is a "good tire" that does not get flat when pierced up ?  
> Solid rubber
> or tank tracks maybe ? ;-)
> pierre
>> I'll let you know, when I have tried it in practice.
>> At front of a 034EFI radiator I have placed a huge IC.
>> At back 2 flat fans at 25 cm each programmed to start from an EGO  
>> of the
>> 034EFI IIc ECU.
>> Due to the close placement of the IC to the radiator, I place 2  
>> 25cm flat
>> fans pushing at front of the IC,
>> depending on intake temperature and charge.
>> (A WR to AAN project with Garrett T035R turbo, special IM and EM)
>> I have noticed, that the "real" solution is to cut a hole in the  
>> roof and
>> place the radiator in the trunk.
>> Next plan if  fans and waterinjecton or CO2 cooling don't help.
>> Hope to have an answer in December. Driwing to Spain from Denmark  
>> just now
>> with 2 horses, 2 dogs but only one wife.
>> No - I use a Land Rover Discovery as puller for a 2600 kg  
>> horsetrailer.
>> Claus
>> BTW: sparewheels in the trunk? Use good tyres and drop the wheels  
>> at all.
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