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riding on stock rubbers and got some small punctures. I have to refill the tire up every morning to 35 psi and the next morning it goes back down to 10~15psi. so does anyone think i should use the slime stuff? hoping to get new toyos, avons, or falkens pretty soon.. this is only temporary or course. btw, i found a list of tire plus sizing,

215/50R17 6.0"-7.5" 32 psi (93+ load index), 33 psi (91 load index) *original equipment size*
225/45R17 7.0"-8.5" 35 psi
225/50R17 6.0"-8.0" 32 psi
235/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi
245/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi

which one would provide the most grip and no rub on stock suspension/rims/and unrolled fenders?

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have you tried taking it to a discount tire or belle tire to see if they can patch it first?
 

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riding on stock rubbers and got some small punctures. I have to refill the tire up every morning to 35 psi and the next morning it goes back down to 10~15psi. so does anyone think i should use the slime stuff? hoping to get new toyos, avons, or falkens pretty soon.. this is only temporary or course. btw, i found a list of tire plus sizing,

215/50R17 6.0"-7.5" 32 psi (93+ load index), 33 psi (91 load index) *original equipment size*
225/45R17 7.0"-8.5" 35 psi
225/50R17 6.0"-8.0" 32 psi
235/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi
245/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi

which one would provide the most grip and no rub on stock suspension/rims/and unrolled fenders?

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Don't use it unless it is an emergency, it makes a huge mess when you have your tires changed.
 

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riding on stock rubbers and got some small punctures. I have to refill the tire up every morning to 35 psi and the next morning it goes back down to 10~15psi. so does anyone think i should use the slime stuff? hoping to get new toyos, avons, or falkens pretty soon.. this is only temporary or course. btw, i found a list of tire plus sizing,

215/50R17 6.0"-7.5" 32 psi (93+ load index), 33 psi (91 load index) *original equipment size*
225/45R17 7.0"-8.5" 35 psi
225/50R17 6.0"-8.0" 32 psi
235/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi
245/45R17 7.5"-9.0" 32 psi

which one would provide the most grip and no rub on stock suspension/rims/and unrolled fenders?

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I would only use the slime in an emergency situation. You can probably get the tire repaired and you should try that before using the slime.

As far as new tires, you can go 225/50/17 on the stock rims, but 215/50/17 and 225/45/17 are better choices. Wider tires provide better grip, but it really depends on the type of tire (i.e. all season vs. ultra high performance summer).
 

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Toyo Proxes4 225/45R17, :thumbup: :drive: !



Used by many on this board (myself included) and lots of positive comments!
 

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I know everyone who posted prior to this all said dont use it in case of emergency...well guess what..i absolutely agree with them. back prior to me joining the service, i worked for tire shop...i would charge a 25$ fee per tire if the customer had used it. Not only does it make a mess, but it stinks and sometimes even ruins the rim.
 

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I see no purpose for these substances. Many are potentially explosive, they gum up and can permanently ruin a tire or even a wheel. I would recommend just adding air as needed until you get the tire fixed or replaced.

Don't get me started on these cars which depend on these things for emergencies (or run-flat tires). Major design flaw, as you're stuck if there isn't enough tire left to run on or seal gunk. I have been in two cars where I would have been stranded in the middle of nowhere if I didn't have a spare.
 

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not to mention once the stuff is in the tire they become nearly impossible to balance because it typically pools to the bottom of the tire.
 

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alright i find the nail(nasty little bugger about 3/4ths long) it was leaking so much i could hear it and feel it with my fingers and used the puncture repair thing instead. the one where u plunge this t-handle in and pull it out real quick. hopefully i can refrain from spirited driving for awhile till i get them proxes
 

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alright i find the nail(nasty little bugger about 3/4ths long) it was leaking so much i could hear it and feel it with my fingers and used the puncture repair thing instead. the one where u plunge this t-handle in and pull it out real quick. hopefully i can refrain from spirited driving for awhile till i get them proxes
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Good stuff, I keep a kit like that with me at all times, it saved my ass before and the tires can go for a pretty long time with that kind of patch, but I wouldn't drive too fast and would put the new tires as soon as possible. Good Luck and also check out the KUMHOs and the YOKOHAMAs

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