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Used my tire sealer kit today to fix a small hole in the left front tire, it seems to do a good job for this small hole. My problem is the Chevrolet dealer did not even think they sold the replacement. They tried to send me to an auto parts store until I told them it had a GM part # and was made for them in Germany.

They soon found the kit BUT was I shocked to fine the List price was $66.29!

Has anyone tried any other solution to this expensive problem?
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Nomadkenn said:
Used my tire sealer kit today to fix a small hole in the left front tire, it seems to do a good job for this small hole. My problem is the Chevrolet dealer did not even think they sold the replacement. They tried to send me to an auto parts store until I told them it had a GM part # and was made for them in Germany.

They soon found the kit BUT was I shocked to fine the List price was $66.29!

Has anyone tried any other solution to this expensive problem?
Nomadkenn

when someone at work slashed one of my tires with an ice pick in the sidewall, i just filled the tire with air from the compressor and drove to the tire shop to get a new one. they had to order it and it took about 2 days to come in. in the meantime, the tire shop put their goop in the tire and put it back on the ssr for me and i saved my kit goop for future use. i ran the tire the whole time with the goop in it and never had to add 1 pound of air the whole two days. needless to say, i was impressed it would hold air at all with the sidewall slashed. anyway, the point i'm trying to make is this; next time make the tire place repair the tire and save your factory kit for emergencies like when your stuck out in the middle of nowhere :flag
 

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WalMart!

I picked up a roofing nail while in Florida last November and the Goodyear dealer didn't want to do anything but sell me a new tire, so I went to good old WalMart and bought a plug kit for $4.95! I pulled the nail, cleaned the hole, inserted the plug and cut it off. That was about 7000 miles ago and I have had no problems so far.

I think Goodyear was reluctant to plug or patch because of the capabilities of the SSR, and that the tire is speed rated to 125 MPH. Under normal driving conditions we only hardly ever go over 90 right? So what's the worry?
 

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plugs!

they're great thats the first thing I bought for black beauty-even before gas! I havn't even looked at the repair kit, whats in it?
I guess I should check it out :flag
 

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I think Goodyear was reluctant to plug or patch because of the capabilities of the SSR, and that the tire is speed rated to 125 MPH. Under normal driving conditions we only hardly ever go over 90 right? So what's the worry?
The problem is that improperly plugging a steel belted radial tire can result in belt separation, and even severe tire failure. Tire dealers hate to plug a tire, because we know from experience that it can cause serious problems for you down the line.

That said, in an emergency you may not have a choice BUT to plug the tire, so just be aware that you may want to have a tire shop RE-repair the tire properly. This involves removing the plug, using a power reamer to terminate any cut steel belts, installing a proper plug AND patching the tire from the inside.

If you do need to replace a tire, consider going to www.tirerack.com , they offer the GY RSA's for the front at $139 each, the rears at $189 each. They will ship them right to your door. (they are my competetor, but for this type of tire they are probably your best bet)

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comley said:
when someone at work slashed one of my tires with an ice pick in the sidewall, i just filled the tire with air from the compressor and drove to the tire shop to get a new one. they had to order it and it took about 2 days to come in. in the meantime, the tire shop put their goop in the tire and put it back on the ssr for me and i saved my kit goop for future use. i ran the tire the whole time with the goop in it and never had to add 1 pound of air the whole two days. needless to say, i was impressed it would hold air at all with the sidewall slashed. anyway, the point i'm trying to make is this; next time make the tire place repair the tire and save your factory kit for emergencies like when your stuck out in the middle of nowhere :flag
Dang Comely,
You seem like such a quiet person, who did you piss off :lol :lol :lol
 

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Dang Comely,
You seem like such a quiet person, who did you piss off :lol :lol :lol


as many people as i possibly could. :jester .locally i am known for my politically incorrect views on many subjects. :lol :lol
 

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Comley - you need to learn diplomacy. The non-dictionary definition is "the ability to tell people to go to hell in such a way that they enjoy the trip. :lol
 

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living2be said:
I picked up a roofing nail while in Florida last November and the Goodyear dealer didn't want to do anything but sell me a new tire, so I went to good old WalMart and bought a plug kit for $4.95! I pulled the nail, cleaned the hole, inserted the plug and cut it off. That was about 7000 miles ago and I have had no problems so far.

I think Goodyear was reluctant to plug or patch because of the capabilities of the SSR, and that the tire is speed rated to 125 MPH. Under normal driving conditions we only hardly ever go over 90 right? So what's the worry?

I had my right rear tire plugged around 2 months ago due to a nail. THey pulled it off the rim and patched it on the inside. It was fine until yesterday morning. Driving up 495 on my way to work I had a full blow out at 80MPH in the high speed lane. I quickly got it off the road and found the tire in 2 pieces. I called for a flatbed and had it towed to the nearest garage. :cuss

So I expected to have to wait a day or 2 to have the tire delivered. But nope, it turns out the owner of the garage also owns a 2004 Smokin' Asphault. He had purchased a set of tires to keep on hand in case he had any problems. He pulled my tire off and had me back on the road in 30 minutes. I told him about the site and he said he would check it out. :thumbs
 

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Comley - you need to learn diplomacy. The non-dictionary definition is "the ability to tell people to go to hell in such a way that they enjoy the trip. :lol

touche :thumbs
 

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I had my right rear tire plugged around 2 months ago due to a nail. THey pulled it off the rim and patched it on the inside. It was fine until yesterday morning. Driving up 495 on my way to work I had a full blow out at 80MPH in the high speed lane. I quickly got it off the road and found the tire in 2 pieces. I called for a flatbed and had it towed to the nearest garage. :cuss

So I expected to have to wait a day or 2 to have the tire delivered. But nope, it turns out the owner of the garage also owns a 2004 Smokin' Asphault. He had purchased a set of tires to keep on hand in case he had any problems. He pulled my tire off and had me back on the road in 30 minutes. I told him about the site and he said he would check it out. :thumbs
How do you "Call for a flatbed" from a cell phone? Do you have a list of towers in your area? I know it's a dumb question but it's been bothering me.
 

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comley said:
when someone at work slashed one of my tires with an ice pick in the sidewall, i just filled the tire with air from the compressor and drove to the tire shop to get a new one. they had to order it and it took about 2 days to come in. in the meantime, the tire shop put their goop in the tire and put it back on the ssr for me and i saved my kit goop for future use. i ran the tire the whole time with the goop in it and never had to add 1 pound of air the whole two days. needless to say, i was impressed it would hold air at all with the sidewall slashed. anyway, the point i'm trying to make is this; next time make the tire place repair the tire and save your factory kit for emergencies like when your stuck out in the middle of nowhere :flag
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We get a compressor with the SSR?
 

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How do you "Call for a flatbed" from a cell phone? Do you have a list of towers in your area? I know it's a dumb question but it's been bothering me.

Called AAA. Made sure to let them know it could only be towed with a flatbed. Since I was broken down on the highway, they red flagged the call and the truck was there in about 40 minutes. Much better than the 2 hours I have waited for a flat in front of my house.
 

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We get a compressor with the SSR?


the compressor comes with the tire goop when you buy new from the factory. it is part or an emergency repair kit that fits behind the driver's seat. that might be why they wanted to charge you 66 dollars to replace. the compressor plugs into cigarette lighter and has a built in air pressure guage. :flag
 

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I'm sure the $66.00 was JUST for the goop, filler tube and a spare tire valve! What a rip off.
 

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RISSR said:
Called AAA. Made sure to let them know it could only be towed with a flatbed. Since I was broken down on the highway, they red flagged the call and the truck was there in about 40 minutes. Much better than the 2 hours I have waited for a flat in front of my house.
Anyone else besides AAA, anyone? I'm thinking it might be nice to have an On-star type service you could call from your cell phone.
 
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