Pretty certain he means the sticky flat repair cord kits you can buy at the auto parts stores.Can you please explain what "tire strings" are?
Got it..thxPretty certain he means the sticky flat repair cord kits you can buy at the auto parts stores. They work, usually, but the tire should be re balanced afterward at some point. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81EGWOeH4KL._SL1500_.jpg
I'm right there with you. I tried inflating it and deflating it rapidly several times and it does not fold completely back up. It is still several inches too wide to fit. I even put two ratchet straps on it to try and collapse it but that didn't work either. I think the person who owned it before me had it inflated for at least a couple months. I spent about 4 hours trying to get it to fit and I was covered in sweat and literally bleeding before I said f$ck it and threw it across the garage. I really don't want to spend $$$ on another one of these worthless POS tires. I am thinking of converting my r12 vacuum pump into a tire vacuum. If that doesn't work I guess I am just going to enjoy all the extra storage space I will have. Below is a pic of the the tire and how much more clearance I need to fit it. The valve core is off in this pic.I have a 2006 touareg. how do i get the stupid spare back in its compartment once it has been full deflated? I am to the point i am ready to throw it across my yard and use it as target practice