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    Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    I have been curious as to the best way to handle the new Michelin non run flats on my 04 xlr I just got. I found that TIRE RACK sells a kit for around $70 that has 2 items in it. #1 a spray canister to fill the tire with a new chemical mixture that will not gum up the air pressure sensor #2 a mini compressor to pump up the tire using the lighter outlet. Im ordering one today! Jim F


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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    Got the kit today from Tire rack came to over 80 bucks with shipping. THe entire box fits perfectly into the hidden trunk storage unit. The kit can be used once and then you buy another refil for your mini air compressor. Cool unit and good for up to 100mi at 55 mi an hr. Same as run flats for alot less money! Jim

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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by rufcar View Post
    Got the kit today from Tire rack came to over 80 bucks with shipping. THe entire box fits perfectly into the hidden trunk storage unit. The kit can be used once and then you buy another refil for your mini air compressor. Cool unit and good for up to 100mi at 55 mi an hr. Same as run flats for alot less money! Jim
    It's not going to be that cheap if it gums up tire pressure sensors.
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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    Tire Rack tells me this set up is not suppose to gum up the tire pres. sensors! Thats probably why they get a trailer load in and there all gone in a few days. But only reality will tell me 100% for sure. Thanks Jim

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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    FWIW, the owners manual on page 5-68 specifically warns against using tire sealants if you have the tire pressure monitor system because it will gum up the sensors. The reason Tirerack sells out the product is that nobody ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the public.
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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    DK, My wifes maiden name is Rozaieski! So I wont say anything more! LOL Thanks for your input and yes I did know that but, I and most of my friends hate the runflat handling. So I guess I'll need to deal with the monitors when not if it happens! Jim F

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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by rufcar View Post
    DK, My wifes maiden name is Rozaieski! So I wont say anything more! LOL Thanks for your input and yes I did know that but, I and most of my friends hate the runflat handling. So I guess I'll need to deal with the monitors when not if it happens! Jim F
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    Re: Non Run Flats Repair Kits

    True enough but my full factory waranty is good till 4/06 them my Gmpp clicks in and thats not covered! But i do know the ck book trumps most deals. Jim

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