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UTV Tire advice #7932023 08/11/20 10:40 PM
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I'm sure I'll get some advice about buying new tires that are better for the terrain, and I will.....eventually! lol

What I'm looking for is advice on what tire sealant (slime, fix-a-flat, etc) is best for UTV use in and around mesquite trees. I just bought a new Gator and they have the 4 ply tires and I don't really want to spend the extra money on the more expensive tires right now.

Any input would be appreciated, except for the advice to buy better tires....lol!


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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932061 08/11/20 11:14 PM
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Buy some slime at least a gallon and a plug kit. Don’t put slime in until you get your first leak. Air the tires down and it reduces punctures as well. This is what I do and has served me well.

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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932098 08/11/20 11:49 PM
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I've had this stuff on my Amazon list for a while, recommended by someone on here. 'Haven't bought it yet, but I believe it's the best.

>Gempler's Ultraseal Extreme Heavy-Duty Grade Tire Sealant,<

I'm still trying to get better tires. Essex seems to be unavailable.


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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932246 08/12/20 01:55 AM
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I use the regular slime.

Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: Creekrunner] #7932264 08/12/20 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I've had this stuff on my Amazon list for a while, recommended by someone on here. 'Haven't bought it yet, but I believe it's the best.

>Gempler's Ultraseal Extreme Heavy-Duty Grade Tire Sealant,<

I'm still trying to get better tires. Essex seems to be unavailable.


I use ultra bulletproof in utv and commercial in my truck and trailers


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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932542 08/12/20 12:33 PM
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I'm a huge fan on Tire Ject. Seems to work just as well as Slime (never had an issue with either) but doensn't have the balancing problems and isn't nearly as nasty.

Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932544 08/12/20 12:34 PM
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Regular old green slime has served me well.


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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932580 08/12/20 01:15 PM
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Regular old green slime from Wallyworld at 25 bux a gallon.
Air up so you have pressure to seal the hole and get home, airing down only stresses the sidewalls more and makes them more vulnerable to thorns and leaks don't seal as well.
Airing up makes a slightly rougher ride but can get you home and save a sidewall puncture which is extremely hard to keep sealed with slime.

All sealant will get out of balance is when it dries out - you can fix this in slime by adding a cup of non-diluted green antifreeze when it starts to dry out - use the slime pump to pump it into tire.

Also look at the load rating printed on the sidewalls of tires - most ATVs/UTVs come with terribly underrated tires that barely hold up the empty vehicle weight safely.


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Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7932765 08/12/20 04:34 PM
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TireJect has been great for me so far..... Super easy to use.

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The best I have ever used is Texas Refinery Corp Products TIRESEAL but I have no idea where to purchase in less than a 6 gallon bucket with pump. We used this on multiple tractors running shredders thru mesquites and this stuff was purely amazing. I still remember puncturing a front tire sidewall with a mesquite stump, I took off the wheel to put a patch but found there were about 150 punctures in the tube that were sealed up and those same 150 mesquite thorns were still in the tire ... we replaced both tire & tube.


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Used Berrymans and Green Slime.....both have worked fine. It is my understanding that the green slime breaks down a little quicker so need to re-apply every once in a while. I am new to the Berrymans but so far so good.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I've had this stuff on my Amazon list for a while, recommended by someone on here. 'Haven't bought it yet, but I believe it's the best.

>Gempler's Ultraseal Extreme Heavy-Duty Grade Tire Sealant,<

I'm still trying to get better tires. Essex seems to be unavailable.

Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I've had this stuff on my Amazon list for a while, recommended by someone on here. 'Haven't bought it yet, but I believe it's the best.

>Gempler's Ultraseal Extreme Heavy-Duty Grade Tire Sealant,<

I'm still trying to get better tires. Essex seems to be unavailable.


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I have used Multi Seal tire sealant for a very long time now in UTV tires. I buy it in the gallon size but is available in the 5 gallon size. It is sold in 3 different grades for various types of applications. It may not the cheapest but it is the best I have used over the last 35+ yrs.


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Originally Posted by ccrock
Air the tires down and it reduces punctures as well.


Are you sure about this? I would think more pressure creates stouter sidewalls and therefore, less punctures. In addition, more pressure equates to a smaller tire footprint and hence, less thorns you come up against.

Yes, I do realize more pressure means a harsher ride.

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Air the tires down and it reduces punctures as well.


Are you sure about this? I would think more pressure creates stouter sidewalls and therefore, less punctures. In addition, more pressure equates to a smaller tire footprint and hence, less thorns you come up against.

Yes, I do realize more pressure means a harsher ride.


I’m sure about it. Less air=Less flats.

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Air the tires down and it reduces punctures as well.


Are you sure about this? I would think more pressure creates stouter sidewalls and therefore, less punctures. In addition, more pressure equates to a smaller tire footprint and hence, less thorns you come up against.

Yes, I do realize more pressure means a harsher ride.


I’m sure about it. Less air=Less flats.

Yup. Ever tried to pop a deflated balloon vs. a really tight filled balloon? Which one is easier to poke?

Re: UTV Tire advice [Re: WatersFowler] #7960054 09/03/20 02:01 AM
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“Air the tires down....”??

Sounds like Beverly Hillbilly’s logic.

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