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This kit is designed to work on any tire you encounter, from a quad to a semi and everything in between. We can honestly say that this is the best portable puncture repair kit available, period! We spent months testing tire plugs. We looked high and low for a hand cleaner wipe that actually got grime off your hands when you were done with a tire repair. We wanted a kit that would work whether you were on an expedition or on a jobsite. It had to be able to handle high-pressure RV tires to high flotation off road tires. Ease of use and quality products were our most important goals when designing this kit. We challenge you to look at other kits on the market. Some have plugs only. Some make a meager attempt to include a patch or two. You want a kit with stocked with multiple repairs. This gives you the ability to help others on the trail with repairs, yet have the confidence that you've got enough product in your kit to work on your own tires if the need arises.
After three months of our own experiments, here are some of the reasons we designed our kit the way we did.
Tire Plugs. Everyone loves tire plugs..People also call them strings or string inserts, the name is interchangeable. Some kits only have plugs and some are black, some brown, some are thick and furry and some are smooth like a pencil lead. Which are best? Well, our testing revealed the brown type in our kit is the best for emergency repairs and wound closure. The brown plugs were also the strongest and did not tear in half when going through multiple steel belted tires. But, most of the brown plugs on the market are big and thick. Ever try to push one of those thick suckers through a brad hole size puncture in an "E" load range tire?? It is hard! You end up having to probe the hole more and more just to get the tire plug into it. Why make a bigger hole in your tire if you don't have to? To solve this problem, we sourced brown plugs that were of a thinner design. So our kit includes 50 plugs in total, 25 of the fat ones and 25 of the thin ones. This way, you've got every size hole or wound covered with the right sized plug!
We included three individual tubes of tire glue. Once opened, if the tube dries out, you still have brand new tubes of glue available in your kit. Most kits forget about tire valve stems and valve cores. We not only remembered, but included both standard pressure and high pressure valve stems. If your tires are over 50 psi, you should have high-pressure valve stems installed. We also included 6 high temp valve cores and 4 steel valve caps. No amount of tire plugs or patches will fix a torn valve stem or damaged valve core. Of course, we also sourced the best 4 way tire tool we could find and the best plug inserter and probe on the market. When Dick Cepek had a tire kit available through his catalog, he included a very large patch for emergency sidewall or tread gash repairs. He called this patch the "Baja Boot". We've also included a "Baja Boot" patch and thank Dick Cepek and his tire repair vision. All of our patches, plugs, valve cores, valve stems, glue and parts are stored in individual Ziploc bags. This keeps your products clean and dry. Also, you don't have to worry about losing or contaminating your product if you drop your kit in the sand, mud or snow. Finally, we've stored all this product in a high quality box with extra room so you can include specific items that you want in your kit.
Here's a list of what comes in each kit:
"As seen in the February 2007 issue of Truck Trend Magazine!"
A must have for anyone venturing off road!