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    Hello from new C5 owner: Had a C3 & C4, just got a 2000....fassst!!!! Seller installed new non run flats so of course I had a flat. Lucky I have a phone & AAA! Now have jack/etc. in rear storage. How fast dare I go on a plugged tire? I don't think there is such a thing as a C5 spare?? A 2000 repair manual also seems hard to find! Any advice?? Glad to be onboard!
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    Congrats and welcome to the CAC. It depends on where the plug is in the tire as to how much you want to trust it. A bunch of folks use the GTO spare with their non runflats or most just get a plug kit, a small compressor that you can plug into you lighter and go! As far as getting a manual they're still sold new or try C5 Parts for sale or E-Bay for a used set!

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    Thanks jrose7004, I have the plug kit & compressor. The plug is right in the center
    so I guess I'm good to go. I will have to get used to no spare!

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    Hi Chet, and welcome to the CAC I'm also running on a plugged tire, drive it like you stole it !!!
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    Glad you joined us Chet.
    After Hurricane Katrina we had so much debris being transported to dumping areas that I had a standing appointment with a local tire repair shop. I had two tires with one plug in them and two tires with two plugs... and I drove on them for nearly 6 or 8 months until the major amount of debris had been moved. It was risky but there was no way I wanted to put new tires on my Cinnamon Girl until the likelihood of nails and screws on the roads decreased.

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    Thanks Billy, I'll let er rip!

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    Thanks Jane Ann! Cinnamon Girl is A beauty!

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    Welcome to the CAC!




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    Hi Chet,

    Welcome to the Corvette Action Center!! We're happy to have you here.

    People with Corvettes wearing runflats end up having to make decisions as to whether to replace the original runflat tires with more runflats or go with non-runflats. My husband's '02 reached that point last summer, and we chose to buy Michelin Pilot Sports (runflats). We wanted that little bit of security that the runflats bring, and the Michelins are great tires...good handling, much more quiet than the old GYs, and less expensive.

    Sounds like others have given you good advice about plugged tires. Now, get out and enjoy that 2000!!!

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    if you take the tire somewhere wont they pull it from the rim and put an actual patch on it from the inside that will last longer? i may be wrong about this but it would seem safer and better in the long run to me.

    also has anyone had any expierience with the green slime after having to use it for a flat, was wondering how much of a pain in the ass it was for the tire shop when they replace the tire

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    Thanks Stefan!!

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    Thanks Elaine!!

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    Thanks hotshotzny, that is what the tire store did!!!

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    Welcome to the CAC Chet.

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