For that matter why doesn't my spare tire com with the tool to remove these funky lugnuts?
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Tpms light set off yesterday. I found a screw lodged in my rear passenger tire this morning. I need one of the following:
A recommendation for tire repair place/person in town
Respectable tire outlet in town (btw town meaning near ala moana)
Someone willing to sell/loan me a single wheel while I save up for a new set of something non-stock.
Someone with a full set of 18s going for ridiculously cheap that wont look awkward on a mk6 black gti.
I will take whatever is cheapest, convenient in the next few hours, most attractive in that order of importance.
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Sooo...not sidewall, but disclaimer, I think I have the lug bolt "key" but it sure as **** doesn't have anything to do with the bolts my car came with. So if you have to remove the wheel I'm still in the same boat...that is...waiting for the stupidity at Tony VW to end and for them to call me back with something more helpful than "If you don't have the key you can drive your crippled car across the island so we can fix it for you, and an undisclosed cost that is more than likely gonna bankrupt Rwanda."
i live in ewa beach..but i cant exactly take my compresser with me lol
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Ok, so midas and Sears won't patch the tire, they say its too close to the side wall. I called tony dealership and got passed around, I'm pretty sure I didn't opt in for protection program. I tried asking if its too late to buy and theyre gonna call back. So...Chris...where is this garage?
Just out of curiosity, these lug nuts you speak of... are they stock ? Black plastic plugs with a star pattern??? If so, those aren't the lugs, they are decoys. Take a screwdriver and pop them off. Underneath are the lugnuts. One of which will have the lock that your key fits in.
At least that's how they are on my wife's gli
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HAHA funny they won't plug it, too close to the side wall lol, it's still in the flat area. The side wall is the strongest part of the tire I've don plugs right on the rolled part of the tire.. Go to Checker's, Napa or whatever auto store sells a plug kit and do it yourself..
Also the your lugs do have cosmetic plastic caps the screwdriver in your tool kit in the trunk is used to stick in the hole and pull it out. Or they have the bbq thong looking thing to pull them off
Thanks all, I was hoping to gloss over the part where I found out that they were plastic covers and not the actual bolts. Self idiocy is depressing. I eventually got the spare on, but I'm ordering a new tire to put on and I may try plugging the bad tire tomorrow just as a backup.
The 1st thing I bought for my MINI Crapper was a Safety Seal tire plug kit and a 12 volt compressor. They come with run flats. Problem is, once you run them flat and continue to drive to a tire shop you have destroyed the tire. Say good bye to at least $300.00. One day while driving, MY TPMS light went on so I pulled over and found a drywall screw. I pulled out my kit, plugged it, aired it back up and on my merry way I went. Safety Seal kits are supposedly the only plug kits rated to be a permanent repair. By the time I had gotten rid of that little POS, I had 5 plugs total in 3 tires and not 1 of them failed. Safety Seal FTMFW! $52.00 at Redline/NAPA on Waiakamilo. It now resides in the boot of my MKVI. If you decide to get one, do the repair and put it back on the car and drive it for several miles. It's a self vulcanizing plug and kinda becomes part of the tire.
Ice been busy. Went to walmart, bought a plug kit, performed surgery, filled the tire and installed it before I read your post. As soon as all was done, I noticed a massive ding on the driver side door. Given my experience with the tire, I fully expect a body shop to tell me "that ding us too close to the edge of the door, we can't fix that". its right between the door handle and the edge. I'm really upset right now. I need life to stop being a bitch for just a few days at least.
A good friend of mine specializes in paintless dent removal like nobody else in Hawaii. He is the only one who specializes in hail damage out here ( because it never hails) He spends most of his work time in Austrailia, Canada and various parts of the mainland removing 100's of dents per car. If he can't remove your ding nobody can. If you want it done, send me a pm. If you can get a few other people together to make it worth his while to get all his tools out, he may give a break. He's gonna gfive you a break if you drop my name anyway but the more work he can get done when he has his tools out and setup, the better deal he can work. He just fixed 3 dings in my GTI, If I look real hard I can find them. I guarantee it would take you an hour or so to locate where they were if you could even do that.
Damn you're really having a bad day. Anywho..if you ever need to replace that tire try garage js4kix. They are a great shop. supposedly cheapest place around. I know alot of guys that actually go there. Here's there number (808) 351-5786
Also if you want to pay less try unmounting the tire yourself and get rid of the tire. So you just have to pay for the tire, mounting, and balance.