I think it works great for light tires. Like atv's or dirt bikes. As for heavy trucks, go with the tire plug kit. Still, the best thing to do is use the spare, and get the tire fixed 100% when you get back.
I've put slime in bike tires and it works great. Wouldn't ride without it after I first tried it. I've never tried it in a truck tire, but I bet it would work really good. Just remember to tell the tire guys it's in there when you get new tires, otherwise they may end up wearing it. I've had that experience, working in a tire shop, it isn't fun.
the Slime is awesome we have it in our ATV's and it works great....but it would take a whole damn lot of slime to do a truck tire.....it would get up there in the dollars, ya know...dont know if its worth doing a 36" tire
I had some of that slime in my BFG m/t's, and it did throw them way off balance. and they rode rough as hell at highway speeds. You wouldnt believe how many thorns and nails i pulled out of my tires but if your concerned about getting your tires balanced once every month and a rougher ride then dont get it.
I dont think it should go into anything but an atv. A dirt bike is way to dangerous, because it can throw you way off balance at those speeds, and on a truck, it wouldn't work all that great because of the pressure. Sure you can squeeze a few more miles out of it, but I wouldn't recommend it. I know because my dad used it on his trailer tires, and he got maybe 20 more miles out of it. All it did was leave a mean mess for me when I had to fix it.
I have put slime in my yamaha raptor tires and at top speed (75 mph) it does not shake. I have also used it in two of my truck tires. When it is cold out the tires feel out of balance at even 40 mph but once the tire warms up there is no noticeable vibration till about 70 and at 100 its noticeable but tolerable.
Ive used slime many times in my dirtbike and atv tires, but never in a truck tire. if you feel an unbalanced feel, it is probably because either:
A.)You did not drive around long enough for it to evenly coat the inside of the tire and dry adequately
B.)You put way too much in, then let it all settle to one portion of the tire where it now sits
I think the key is the driving around part. You really need to put in some time on the tire to get it coated and if you use too much, it will take forever to work.
Just my $.02
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