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Old 10-02-2013, 04:08 AM
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Down in Virginia this week visiting the Girlfriend, while driving her to school we felt a bump and the TPS light went off. I pulled over and the passenger rear is flat as a pancake. I figured a quick donut change and I'll drop her off and get this bitch plugged before 10:00 am. No spare! Hyundai did give her a slime kit and it all leaked out instantly. She got a ride and I'm waiting for a tow to the stealership for a new tire. I'm on a main road but next to the woods, I hope buffalo Bob sleeps in!
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:18 AM
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I guess all the "Low Information Voters" Ruined it for the rest of us ... They are Too Fat , Stupid and Mechanically Inept to change a tire ... And when they did attempt it they would hurt their widdle selves and then sue the car company ...

Hence no spare :-(
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
I guess all the "Low Information Voters" Ruined it for the rest of us ... They are Too Fat , Stupid and Mechanically Inept to change a tire ... And when they did attempt it they would hurt their widdle selves and then sue the car company ...

Hence no spare :-(
Wouldn't surprise me.....nice hole in the tire, dunno if they can plug. Two hour wait at the dealer in Richmond.....bored as heck!
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we just bought a bmw this past weekend and same thing... no spare... apparently they expect you to use 'run flats' all the time.
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So now it's up to us Pizzed off High information Voters th equip ourselves (as we always do) to handle a flat tire !

My liberal F$@K buddy calls me all the time and asks the dumbest questions I tell her to read the book ...

"I need a smarter woman ! You are supposed to feel smarter after sex cause you are plugged into a genius ... but a true genius is a huge PIA !!!"
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Maybe it's time to buy stock in AAA!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:26 AM
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I have a full size spare tire.
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My wife drives a BMW and they don't come with spare tires. They have "run flat" tires on them. Not sure how that will work with a total blow out though.
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Most people I know that drive a BMW would not know how to change a tire.LOL
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My wife drives a BMW and they don't come with spare tires. They have "run flat" tires on them. Not sure how that will work with a total blow out though.
RFT will blow-out too, that and they are VERY expensive to replace, coupled with the fact that treadlife is terrible. The first thing I did to my BMW was to remove the RFT's and sold'm. Improved the ride quality dramatically. Then I put a Conti Comfort Kit in the trunk. Had a donut for long trips, otherwise relied on the Comfort Kit, AAA and BMW Road Side Assistance.
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My wife of course would not be able to change a flat so if she got a flat she would call me to come to her aid. If I couldn't then she would call BMW roadside.

We lease the cars so I'm not spending money on any upgrades. We only lease them for 3 years so we never have to replace the tires anyway. We always turn the cars in with bald tires. LOL
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
My wife drives a BMW and they don't come with spare tires. They have "run flat" tires on them. Not sure how that will work with a total blow out though.
Run Flats are great - they work even for a total blow out. How they work is the sidewall is stiff enough to support the tread even without air, so you can drive up to 50 or 100 miles (varies by tire) at up to 50 mph with it totally flat. The downside is they are not repairable, so if you blow one it needs to be replaced, and they aren't cheap.
The OP's Hyundai doesn't have run flat tires - it is just one of many cars without spares - it appears the fix-a-flat in a can is enough to satisfy the regs.
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Save$$$$$ and weight = no spare
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Runflats suck ! I've been stranded twice with them. there is supposed to be a dash light to alert you of trouble. well,it doesnt always work. On my way skiing with 2 young kids and wifey,miles from nowhere. something doesnt feel right, I pull over and one of the runflats is SMOKING and starting to come apart! This sucker aint "running" anywhere! VERY, VERY long day that I'll spare you the details of. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars later, finally on our way.
Several months later, same damn thing! this time I pulled over sooner cause I figured our quick what was happening. Yea you can drive on a runflat, but when its flat, not very fast! I hobbled at 5-10 MPH to a toyota dealership which,fortunately, his time, was only 5 miles from where we were.(ended up with a police escort) Again, hundreds of dollars later and bored kids bugging us to death, finally on our way again. Then after about 25K miles, at an oil change , the dealer lets wifey know she needs to replace 2(MORE) of the runflats! They're almost 400 bucks EACH!! That was it! stick a fork in me baby! I traded in the car and got her a volvo with a friggen spare! Advice? stay the hell away from runflat tires!
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Change a flat. Add 1 more thing that today's man will not know how to do. I keep a plug kit in my SUV and I have had to plug a tire on the jack. I also have a built in compressor which is a great feature.
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It's all about the weight and packaging. If you can get a vehicle down one weight class that it will have slightly better fuel economy (and emissions). And if you can get it to cross over a 0.5 then you get to round up!
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My Lexus has a spare!
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My Ford has a full size spare.
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If somebody would have told me that their car came without a spare tire I would have called BS and thought you were joking...

You learn something new everyday.

Pathetic.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
If somebody would have told me that their car came without a spare tire I would have called BS and thought you were joking...

You learn something new everyday.

Pathetic.
X2...I never new it either.
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