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post #31 of 214 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Run flats...

One option the dealer presented me with, which I hadn't considered, was a run flat tire. Without a spare, this seems like the safest option.

Anyone try runflats?

I'm leaning toward the Michelin for a quiet comfortable tire that will have some performance factors.

I don't even know if Michelin makes a run flat... or if it's a noisy uncomfortable tire.

Anyone with experience on this for the Redline?
Tires... the Pilot HX seem to be within cost range... look ok... I'll have to research their quiet and comfort thing.
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Attachments... odd... I attached 3 pics and got a fleet of tires posted. Lol. I think I know what caused it. I'll try to fix it.
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Run flats...

Anyone try runflats?
John, I believe you will NOT find any support for run-flats on this forum. My recollection is they are a HARD RIDE. But I haven't had them nor will I consider them. I was told once, but unconfirmed, that run-flats take a special type rim. ??

Cutting the chase on the run-flat being worth the effort since we don't have a spare, I have never been caught on the road with a tire issue for so long ago I can't even remember when. And my experience has been longer than I'm willing to admit. (NO, Mike. Just hold your comment, LOL)

I bought my SKY with 6 year tires on it. The tread was good at 20K miles. I looked at the air-pump and glue can and said; "no thanks". I will buy new tires and worry about a flat when it occurs. I have taken the air-pump and glue out of the SKY (extra needed space and it is part of the original equipment, so NOT for sale). I saw the glue and air-pump used on the Palm Springs Run. It did work. My auto insurance will transport me back to town, but I admit I have NEVER used it. Cell phone coverage might be a better bet, LOL.
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Since u r old like me...go with the vogues
If that is your silver sports car in the pic... you're not that old. You've got plenty of life in you. At least two more tire changes. Lol.
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Run flats...

Anyone try runflats?
John, I believe you will NOT find any support for run-flats on this forum.

I looked at the air-pump and glue can and said; "no thanks". I will buy new tires and worry about a flat when it occurs...

Cell phone coverage might be a better bet, LOL.
Thank you! That is one less decision I have to make. I haven't even looked at the air pump on mine... but since this car is pristine, I assume it works.

But my bet is on new tires. I'll also get a glue/plug kit. Any comments on fix-a-flat inflation cans?
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But my bet is on new tires. I'll also get a glue/plug kit. Any comments on fix-a-flat inflation cans?
John, I don't have a recommend on the glue can contents. My solstice air compressor and attachments apparently leaked with the previous owner in Utah. When I tried to remove those and put them in the garage on the shelf, they were frozen in place and I can't get them out at all. So I have no place for either if I wanted a working pump and glue.

I do know that a search on the topic might find a discussion about those two items this past summer. Other than remembering the discussion, I don't remember how it came out. But I do seem to remember what they ended up with was something they were putting behind the drivers seat. Contradicting my conclusions of no air/glue equipment, maybe I should follow that up myself and see about putting it behind the seat. That might be acceptable. Check out a search on the subject and you should find it. How to search is always a good thing to know.

You will have a chance next October to join the Palm Springs Run 2019. Keep your ears open with Robo, Bob Brown and Jim Gassor. They know all about it.
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Lifting the 2007 Redline

I've been scouring the web regarding the hoisting of this car for tire removal. I am gathering that there are "jack points" and "lift points". I'm at the point of falling asleep on this calm Sunday day... so It gets a bit confusing. Here's what I gleaned:

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Also included are pictures of BMW pucks...
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If you have those BMW pucks, and they do look to be from the photos, they are the same ones I have on my SKY. They have been on the car for some 6-7 years, never removed after pushing them into the slots. Discount Tire does all installation, 5K rotation and and re-balance by merely using four (4) floor jacks, lifting all four corners simultaneously.

But, do cover the lifting issue with the shop manager EVERY TIME they work on the car. Show them again what and where the pucks are (they don't see very many Kappas).
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But, do cover the lifting issue with the shop manager EVERY TIME they work on the car. Show them again what and where the pucks are (they don't see very many Kappas).
My local Goodyear Tire and Auto Service Center, which does work on my Solstice, had another Solstice parked in front of one of the bays the other day. I went in and asked the manager of the day, "Another Solstice?"

He responded, "3 Solstices, that one, your's and my Grandpa's. They also do a lot of work on Corvettes. I'm more than satisfied with the work they've done over the years.



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If you have those BMW pucks, and they do look to be from the photos, they are the same ones I have on my SKY. They have been on the car for some 6-7 years, never removed after pushing them into the slots. Discount Tire does all installation, 5K rotation and and re-balance by merely using four (4) floor jacks, lifting all four corners simultaneously.

But, do cover the lifting issue with the shop manager EVERY TIME they work on the car. Show them again what and where the pucks are (they don't see very many Kappas).
If you didn't post them already... do you remember where you got your BMW pucks? Would you mind taking pictures of their placement on your Sky?

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I have always changed and rotated my own tires and my floor jacks provide enough clearance to avoid fender damage so I've never used pucks.

Regarding the air pump and sealant, I no longer carry the stock setup as it took too much trunk space. What I carry now is an aftermarket air pump and a plug kit. The aftermarket pump is significantly smaller than the OEM and is adequate to the task, if a little slower and louder. One of the cars has a bracket that I built in over the battery for the pump, but the other I just carry it on the floor behind the driver's seat. Both plug kits live in the net storage space behind the seat. I do not like the use of tire sealant because of the damage it can do to wheels and TPMS sensors and the mess it makes for the tire installer when they break down a tire that has been sealed with it.

I have considered, but not purchased, an extremely compact scissors jack to facilitate the plugging of the tire. Fortunately I have only needed it once, and that was within a half-mile of home.

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I bought my BMW pucks several years ago, and paid over $50 for them. I've heard since that people are buying them for much less. The arrows that DaveOC put on his photo is the best source of where those pucks need to be placed.....in those slots ..... the only slots on the car's rails.
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My local Goodyear Tire and Auto Dealer...
If I can just get to Wisconsin. Lol.
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I'm looking for a direct purchase link for pucks that fit the front and rear lift points. It's hard to discern from some sites it they're the right ones.
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