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ExpensiveToys 08-07-2013 01:51 PM

Recommendations on Tire Plug Kits
 
Well broke the tire plug tool last night, in the dark, at way to dang early in the morning.

Have had this tire plug kit for many years through many trucks. So no clue what brand it is. But its seen its last rodeo.

Any one have an recommendations on which kits on the market these days are the best and have best quality tools? Looks like ARB and just about every manufacturer on the planet has kits out there. But nobody has them local, so going to have to order something site unseen.

richmond 08-08-2013 12:02 AM

Tire plug
 
Maybe it's me, but at 57 I would not ride on a plugged tire nor put my family or friends at risk on highways.

Off road only, maybe if with others in the pack and it's just an off road toy. R...

ExpensiveToys 08-08-2013 12:22 AM

Well at our shared years of wisdom you might be able to understand my problem. While out in middle of pasture, finding a puncture in the tire doesn't usually motivate me to throw out what's left of my back to try to jack up the truck in the mud and throw spare tire on. And usually don't want to hike back to get the tractor to come drag the truck to some place more civilized.

So will usually find whatever hole I put in from what stupid piece of old fence I rolled over, put a quick plug in and then use my compressor to air up tire. Then can get back to some place where someone with less miles on their backs can fix the tire properly. I am fully aware that a plug kit is a temporary repair only, but its infinitely better than a bottle of green slime.

Used the plug kits all the time when doing week long rock crawls as you would run your tires until they could not be patched anymore because once you killed your spare, you were out of options.

richmond 08-08-2013 12:44 AM

Off road is a good answer............R...

richmond 08-08-2013 08:57 PM

So today I apoligize
 
Here's why; My wife says we need river rock. Well, down below our farm they had an old Gris Mill. So I take us and the old 5.9 Magnum 4x4 to the dried out part of the river bed (but I thought about your post and a tire plug). I'm on/off-road, so I go to the barn and get two spare tires in case my 10 plies blow out the side walls (I'm 10 ply and 3 ply side wall).

I sometimes have to go to these locations and rock crawl (but not by choice).

Let's ask our guys here if they have answers to your question...

Did not mean to interrupt, clarification I guess was my thought (carry on). R...

Trail Whale 08-13-2013 01:41 AM

Nothing wrong with plugging the tire! I've done several over the years on my trucks, sure beats switching to the spare! I have the ARB kit and I like it! I've only used it once though (knock on wood) so, I can't speak to its longevity.

dodgert 08-13-2013 02:32 AM

any auto place will carry a plug kit

moparornocar72 09-04-2013 11:54 PM

I have several over the years in various work trucks to get people by and off the road until they can properly be repaired. Lately a kit I have called "the bone" (black magic I think) is the best kit. The handle are heavy and give you more leverage to get the plug in. Hope this helps.
http://www.amazon.com/Blackjack-BLJK.../dp/B0083IAO5M


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