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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 06:27 AM
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I have two rear wheels and one front from 2009 Smart. Asking $250 for rears and $100 for the front. Wheels have 21,000 miles on them.

I am brand new to smart, got a 451 Saturday. Do the rims wear out? I am looking at putting same size wheels and tires on all four sides, and having one full-size spare. This baloney with the green goo and the air pump reminds me too much of a lawn tractor.
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Over the years, and maybe I am just lucky, I have not had any issues with flat tires. I do keep an eye on them and replace them when they get worn, and I don't frequent areas where there is a lot of debris.. I am running same size on all 4 corners and it makes a big difference in handling and such.
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This baloney with the green goo and the air pump reminds me too much of a lawn tractor.
Or many new cars built in the past 10 years... oh and many motorhomes. Like many I have either been lucky or the manufacturers really know something as I can't remember the last time I had a flat tire and I have been driving for the past 54 years

I just wish the tech was on my bicycle...... I mean the tires can run $100.00 each last maybe 4 k miles and can have many flats during their lifetime.....
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The green goo only is good for about 3-4 years and needs to be replaced if it isn't used. Cheaper to pick up the stuff from Walmart instead of the dealer. With space in a smart at a premium, the goo should handle any nails in a tire, although with the design of tires nowdays, nails aren't as much of an issue as they once were.

If you frequent areas with a lot of road debris, or remote locations, then a spare is a good idea. for most 'city drivers' with AAA it probably isn't needed. If I am heading to a remote location, I usually drive something else.
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Over the years, and maybe I am just lucky, I have not had any issues with flat tires. I do keep an eye on them and replace them when they get worn, and I don't frequent areas where there is a lot of debris.. I am running same size on all 4 corners and it makes a big difference in handling and such.

What size tires are you running on all 4 corners ?
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195/55R15 Altimax R43 on Aluminum 3 spoke custom sport rims 7x15
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i need the rims, not the actual tire. i suspect you are selling tires only? i want to put rear rims in the front of my 2009 passion. tire guy says need rear rims or no can do. they are an inch wider. help
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i need the rims, not the actual tire. i suspect you are selling tires only? i want to put rear rims in the front of my 2009 passion. tire guy says need rear rims or no can do. they are an inch wider. help
Moved your other post to the parts Marketplace. No need for multiple posts.....
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