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  #2911941 9-May-2022 16:03
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Carry a 12v tire pump in the back of the car.

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  #2911958 9-May-2022 17:13
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I have a ryobi one+ one that I have in the car with a full 4Ah battery most of the time. But I also have a spare tyre, an AA membership and a tyre iron that is quite heavy.





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  #2911989 9-May-2022 19:16
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I carry a compressor, spade, snatch strap, jump start kit and basic tool kit.

 

I take my SUV in the desert so these are all necessary. Driving on sand dunes without deflating is a great way to get bogged.




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  #2912116 10-May-2022 08:08
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Handle9:

 

I carry a compressor, spade, snatch strap, jump start kit and basic tool kit.

 

I take my SUV in the desert so these are all necessary. Driving on sand dunes without deflating is a great way to get bogged.

 

 

I assume the punishment for vandalising (or interfering with) someone’s car in your part of the world might be slightly different to here though? Inflator for optimising off-road experience, yes. Inflator to recover from someone being a pious dick, not so much.





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  #2912119 10-May-2022 08:17
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Bung: If you "need" an SUV you possibly already have to let air out for more traction and then re-inflate.

These activists aren't slashing tyres but who knows how nutty it will get? You might be getting macho with someone with a knife. Leave it to the Blue Gang in their stab proof vests.

 

Need?  I needed a good AWD tow vehicle with lots of height between seat and roof.  The SUV I bought was my only realistic choice, other than a ute.

 

For serious off-roading, I have another set of rims and tyres.  But, we do deflate the road tyres somewhat for beach launching.

 

 





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  #2912121 10-May-2022 08:19
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Handle9:

 

I carry a compressor, spade, snatch strap, jump start kit and basic tool kit.

 

I take my SUV in the desert so these are all necessary. Driving on sand dunes without deflating is a great way to get bogged.

 

 

Whereabouts, if you don't mind saying?





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  #2912123 10-May-2022 08:22
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Ge0rge: Yes, and for similar reasons to MikeAqua. Mine is hard-wired with a small reservoir and has an air fitting in both front and rear bumpers for easy access. Has enough free air delivery to run pneumatic tools cause who's got time for tire-irons when you can use ooga-doogas instead?

 

I should do this.  There is probably room under the Pajero somewhere.  I have an 18V cordless rattle gun, but air would be better.





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  #2912133 10-May-2022 08:53
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MikeAqua: But, we do deflate the road tyres somewhat for beach launching.


So you fit the case. You're doing more than just driving to work, school or supermarket.

I was in Telecom when the CEO and 2 others in the management team all drove Range Rovers. When they left the green building for the same meeting in 3 vehicles the planet could have done with some tyre deflators.

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  #2912146 10-May-2022 09:15
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I think these climate warriors need to meet an angry pit bull


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  #2912147 10-May-2022 09:20
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Do you also carry spare valve cores? The easiest way to deflate a tyre would be unscrewing them.

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  #2912149 10-May-2022 09:24
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rhy7s: Do you also carry spare valve cores? The easiest way to deflate a tyre would be unscrewing them.


Yes to your question, and no to your statement. Unscrewing involves fluffing around with a tool, removing valve caps etc. It's significantly faster to to use a pair of side cutters and simply cut the valve close to the rim - short of slashing of course.

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  #2912153 10-May-2022 09:38
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I have a large bike pump in the car

Just in case the spare tyre is also flat when I need it. Ive had that happen.


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  #2912267 10-May-2022 12:01
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I have a Tesla Compressor and Goo pack in the car, and then after I had to actually used it, purchased an Xiaomi Portable Compressor that runs off a built in battery - highly recommended


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  #2912304 10-May-2022 13:57
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This is the air compressor I carry in my car. It did not break the bank.
It's for tyres, etc. Not for tools.





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  #2912310 10-May-2022 14:09
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nzkiwiman:

 

I have a Tesla Compressor and Goo pack in the car, and then after I had to actually used it, purchased an Xiaomi Portable Compressor that runs off a built in battery - highly recommended

 

 

These don’t seem to be available as an accessory from the official store any more. I’m interested though, when you used the compressor, did you use the goo as well? I have heard varying opinions on the goo’s usefulness in tires that have the acoustic foam in them, and it’s affect on the TPMS.

 

I have the Xiaomi compressor, and a foot pump as backup. I wasn’t sure how the LiIon accessory battery would cope with a compressor you run off the 12V system.





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