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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    It also comes down to what tyres you are running,and their condition.

    I have given up taking a second spare except in extremely remote areas,then its a carcase only,thinking the local place can swap them over if needed.i always carry an air compresser and plugs,though.

    Haven't changed or had to plug a tyre in almost 20yrs,thats on the D2's,and the D4.Helped others do it numerous times.

    I also replace my tyres long before they are completely worn out,which helps.

    Luck does take a part so no doubt one day it,and Murphy will catch up.
    Agreed. I also buy good tyres and change them when they need to be changed. For the sake of piece of mind, I might just throw the 2nd spare in. Going to the painted desert later this week and I saw the ad for the tyres pliers on Facebook marketplace.
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    Tyre pliers for D4 tyre removal?

    Painted Desert is like a sealed road most of the time. Tyre pliers for D4 tyre removal?

    I did thousands (really) of kilometres in that region and never had a puncture.

    Just keep your eyes out, slow down and lower pressures a little and you should be fine.
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    I tried tyre plyers, jacking down on the tyre from the Mitch Hitch and running the car onto the tyre in my front driveway before a bit remote trip.

    I took two complete spares!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket rod View Post
    I tried tyre plyers, jacking down on the tyre from the Mitch Hitch and running the car onto the tyre in my front driveway before a bit remote trip.

    I took two complete spares!
    Lol. Thatís the conclusion I came up with too
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    whose got a D4 rim they dont mind getting a bit scratched in N melb?
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    Lr rims are renowned a tyre centres..the blokes always look away when you drive in.

    I've used a 10 ton tractor FEL to break the bead and yes the front wheels of the tractor are off the ground b 4 it lets go.

    Tyre pliers....na😞

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    This topic is an eye opener for me. I smugly decided not to carry a second spare wheel (due to weight), but to just take a spare tyre and a set of heavy duty bead breakers on any extended remote trip. Never got around to testing them. But I'm worried now. We need an AULRO testing lab!
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    2013 D4 expedition equipped
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    I found if the tyres were on a long time itís even harder.
    Have them popped and refitted (soap) before leaving and it will be much easier next time.

    A good TPMS, plug set and a carcass is usually enough.

    Plug to get to a service centre, replace at service centre (no waiting for carcass).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    I found if the tyres were on a long time itís even harder.
    Have them popped and refitted (soap) before leaving and it will be much easier next time.

    A good TPMS, plug set and a carcass is usually enough.

    Plug to get to a service centre, replace at service centre (no waiting for carcass).
    I keep forgetting that things have changed since the 1970's! That's good advice, Tombie. No need to carry every tool known to man and every part that could go wrong. TPMS's are brilliant and relatively inexpensive. Tyre plug kits are everywhere now and really cheap and easy to use. (Remember vulcanising patches?!). A tyre is relatively light and can be safely stored on the roof. Just carry a normal spare wheel and a suitable compressor. And a good jack, dammit.
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