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Old 05-25-2000, 05:59 AM   #1
HRE | giulio
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Exclamation FIX-A-FLAT WARNING

I know some of you anal peeps want to lighten your car, taking out the spare tire/jack/iron. That's cool, and i was about to do it. BUT... make sure you read the bottle thoroughly! I did, before i bought it. The one i looked at was for wheels 15" and smaller, non Z-rated tires!! And since i was in A&P, that's the only brand they had. So be careful guys! And if you find a brand that is cool with Z-rated 16" wheels, let us all know.
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Old 05-25-2000, 11:00 AM   #2
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Perfomance comes with a price I guess u cant have both.
Your taking out your spare?? wow...you and Kerik trying to make the car lighter...you should be like me and put a non functional amprack in the back, it evens out the weight of the heavy sub box
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Old 05-25-2000, 11:10 AM   #3
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No all caps please!
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Old 05-25-2000, 01:19 PM   #4
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I took out my spare to fit my sub box and still have full trunk-use. Won't matter for me I got a 2 year membership with CAA when I bought the car from Subaru of Canada.
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Old 05-25-2000, 04:39 PM   #5
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Some tire techs says to stay away from them(fix a flat) if you want to keep your wheels optimally balanced. They said that it could make wheel balancing less accurate due to the uneven buildup of the sticky stuff inside the tires. Of course, this might only apply to cars that go over 100mph before it can be noticed.
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Old 05-25-2000, 07:09 PM   #6
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haha....i still won't put my spare back in.
hehe

thank god for the 24 hr roadside assistance
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Old 05-25-2000, 07:11 PM   #7
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by the way Giulio, thanks for calling me anal...i'll rememeber that next time I see you on the road...
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Old 05-25-2000, 08:16 PM   #8
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AHha FIGHT! When u gus fight, I am going to take Keriks rims....nice and quiet
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Old 05-25-2000, 08:29 PM   #9
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hey, those rimes are not coming off my car...hehe...trust me.....
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Old 05-25-2000, 08:51 PM   #10
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Well then I will help giulio in the fight..knock u out...throw you in his bird cage, and take ur car I think I could sell ur car for a nice set of rims...what do u think
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Old 05-25-2000, 09:05 PM   #11
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How much you wanna bet that flat fix would work anyway.
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Old 05-26-2000, 12:41 AM   #12
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Have a Nice Day?

Now you've done it giulio, gone and pissed off the Imprezident. He's probably got his eye on you now!!
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Old 05-26-2000, 01:04 AM   #13
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Are you suposed to use the fix-a-flat as a temporary or final fix?
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Old 05-26-2000, 05:36 AM   #14
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keirik,
i meant anal... "in a good way"
I will be takin out my spare too, as soon as i find a bottle fit for a 16" wheel.

I got dibs on keir's shifter.
And leave my bird cage out of this!

John, fix a flat is a very temporary fix.

Imprezer, sorry for the caps. i forgot. I thought this was important though. I dont know what would happen if a 16" wheel is 'fixed' with a bottle meant for 15" or under.
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Old 05-26-2000, 11:17 AM   #15
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Also , If you ever use fix-a-flat then you can never use your own tire guage. Because the fix-a-flat gets inside the guage and dries and then its useless. But the service stations guages work fine!!
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Old 05-26-2000, 04:12 PM   #16
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There is this stuff out on the market called "Slime" It's green and comes in a squeese bottle. Two differant sizes available good for up to 70mph. One catch it only works on holes in the tread area of tire. I tried it on a hole right next to the tread and it didn't work. Just a possability.

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