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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Spare tire or plug/patch kit?

Lots of discussions on how and where to mount spares but is anybody opting to just carry a plug kit and an electric pump? The Teryx has front and rear 12V accessory plugs and now electric pumps are about the size of a small purse so it would be cheaper and take up less room than a spare. A plug should be able to get you back to the trailer I would think so you could patch it at home.

I guess the other question is what kind of failures do people experience? Are people shredding sidewalls or slicing an entire tread width? Has anybody driven miles and miles back to civilization on a flat with negative outcome?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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I carry one of those co 2 kits and about twenty five cartridges. Often finding where the leak is the hardest part, low pressure tires. The cartridges have worked fine for me but you have to have a lot of them. Plug kits work fine when you find the leak, on a split you may have to put 4 or 5 plugs side by side to stop the leak. If you run out of plugs use nylon rope or any thing you can get to fit tight. Use just enough air to keep from ruining your tire, may have to add more before you get back. On my ATV it took about 8 cartridges to get where I could ride. Would take more on my Teryx.
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