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      12-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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driving from canberra to brisbane w/ rft's

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first thread for me, owner if a 09 125i in sedona red. im relocating to brisbane for work and will be driving up. car has rft's on it still and im wondering what would be the best insurance to have in case of a flat. im driving the internal route not th coast. have heard some peoople use a can of goo an air compressor some just a can of goo.

i was looking at picking up a cheap 12v air compressor from super cheap but am looking for some advice as to what others reccomend.

apologies for lack of punctuation and letter cspitalisation, new phone lol
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      12-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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      12-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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hmm well car is out of warranty by a few months now. dont really want to pay an arm and leg for a flat tyre.
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      12-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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bringing much gear with you? room for a spare or 2 in the boot?
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      12-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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bringing much gear with you? room for a spare or 2 in the boot?
no unfortunately not. will be packed up by the looks of things. possibly a space saver, maybe. thats why i was intrrested in a small air compressor
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      12-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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tyre puncture repair kit, air compressor, can of goo... anything that'll fit really.
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      12-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Slime repair kit.

http://slime.com.au/shop/category/pr.../smart-spairs/
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      12-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #8
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Eh, you're still on rft's? The goo can and 12v compressor should get you there

I used to have one of the (cheapo) 12v pumps, they take AGES, but they definitely work.. A bigger more exxy one will have a tyre up in a minute.
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hmm well car is out of warranty by a few months now. dont really want to pay an arm and leg for a flat tyre.
bmw was a couple of bucks cheaper than nrma.....go figure

always handy to have tow option. A chap downstairs went over/through a put hole and cracked/rooted the rim and no amount of slime is going to fix that
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yeh i have slime but dont buy it of that bloke get it from the states it'll be half price.
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yeh i have slime but dont buy it of that bloke get it from the states it'll be half price.
http://www.amazon.com/Slime-70004-Po...rds=slime+tire
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      12-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #12
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There was someone on e90post selling BMW mobility kits (in Canberra) for $180 last week. Don't know if that's cheap or not - but if you're after a quick solution - And in Canberra!

Also, don't know if you know but the coast road is great now! Back in the day I always went inland, but the last few trips via the coast were heaps quicker.. I was in a 73 911 so didn't want to go 'outback' just incase. And will continue to go that way from now on..
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      12-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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thanks for all the suggestions peeeps, i think ill scope our a small compressor and a goo can locally. prob gonna be hard to get stuff delivered this close to xmas, and im leaving early jan.

i will scope out the coastal route vs inland, was more looking at inland due to coastal traffic but i tbh i would prefer to do the coast. have to run the route past the misses.

thanks again, ill post back after the trip to let everyone know how i got on
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Don't use BMW mobility kits. The glue in them is not water soluble and the tyre can't be re-used/repaired
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      12-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #15
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Don't use BMW mobility kits. The glue in them is not water soluble and the tyre can't be re-used/repaired
Handy to know - I was just about to grab one. Thanks!
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      12-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #16
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Just get roadside assist. I drove Bris to Melb the back way and never had an issue with a car full of stuff from moving house, and I don't even have RFTs.
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      12-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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For what it's worth, it might be advisable to put up with the hard ride, and do the journey on RFT's. I'm happy I switched to non-RFT's (more grip, quieter ride, more comfortable), but I hit a pot hole at 110 km/h on the Pacific Highway last April, and bulged a sidewall. Toss-up really if the RFT's might have prevented that, or transmitted the energy through to the suspension and broken something there.

As for emergency kits, I have the Slime goo plus a foot pump. I got my foot pump from Big W ($25), and it is remarkably efficient. Don't buy the cheaper one, and don't buy the one from SuperCheap. Advantages of the foot pump:
- Cheap
- Always works (I use mine every week for adjusting our tyre pressures, including my MTB)
- No battery drain
- Doesn't overheat and stop during a long inflation

Enjoy the trip to BrisVegas!
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      12-21-2012, 03:50 AM   #18
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Hey mate, worth considering roadside assist.

Consider the company with the longest tow and overnight accommodation.

If you limit the k's on the RFT you can get them repaired. Once flat just stop, give the roadside people some bs like it is split ( hopefully not split) and say it needs to be towed. Usually they will have a 150k limit tow and O/N accom if cant be repaired that day.
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Hey mate, worth considering roadside assist.

Consider the company with the longest tow and overnight accommodation.

If you limit the k's on the RFT you can get them repaired. Once flat just stop, give the roadside people some bs like it is split ( hopefully not split) and say it needs to be towed. Usually they will have a 150k limit tow and O/N accom if cant be repaired that day.
that's assuming you have mobile reception
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      12-21-2012, 06:17 AM   #20
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I would just drive up and not bother with anything extra.
It might just be me, but that's the whole point of run flats, they're there to help if you do get a flat, I personally wouldn't be concerned and don't see it as a risk.

Enjoy the drive.

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Hey mate, worth considering roadside assist.

Consider the company with the longest tow and overnight accommodation.

If you limit the k's on the RFT you can get them repaired. Once flat just stop, give the roadside people some bs like it is split ( hopefully not split) and say it needs to be towed. Usually they will have a 150k limit tow and O/N accom if cant be repaired that day.
that's assuming you have mobile reception
Good point...make sure you are not with Optus...
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      12-28-2012, 07:00 PM   #22
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I thought the whole purpose of rft was to allow you to continue until you can get it professionally repaired / replaced ... No roadside dramas. I really like this concept. I wouldn't be worrying about a flat, particularly on the Pacific highway.
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