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Old 05-18-2005, 09:03 PM
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Unhappy air compressor location

just got an air compressor off ebay(the one all mounted in a black plastic case with gauge)for my 928.i tried to squeeze it in the spare tire,dont fit.where did Porsche fitted these?i cant find no other location for it.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:55 PM
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Try turning the spare over. I bought one from Harbor Freight the other day that came in a carry case with a bottle of Slime. Slime is that stuff you can put in a tire to plug up a hole. $21.00
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:18 AM
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Mine fits inside the rim with no problem. Problem is, if you do that there's no room for the jack. I don't see any way to get everything hidden under the carpet at the same time.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:10 AM
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The jack goes in a little bag an then fits behind the tool board on the passenger side in the little cubby area.
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:12 AM
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Sears has a neat compressor that has a guage and no bulges and fits neatly within the spare tire. Ask Sharkskin to post a picture of his.
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:05 PM
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I don't have a pic, but I have a link. $20.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:28 PM
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Here is another "must have" item for your spare tire: a bucket boss cable bag that fits perfectly within the spare (back side) and holds all your tools and stuff including the compressor. Easy to pull out and easy to stash back when you're through using the compressor.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...?v=glance&s=hi
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jserio
The jack goes in a little bag an then fits behind the tool board on the passenger side in the little cubby area.
Thanks Joe. It never occurred to me to put it there.
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:48 AM
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Yeah, you need to have the P compressor stored safely, I found that out a few weeks back. Have mine from when I owned my 911, kept it on the 928's deck under the storage net. Well, that net doesnt hold it too well when you have to nail the brakes!! That sucker became a projectile into the back of my driver's seat!! Put it on the floor board behind my seat after that experience!

I am thinkin of putting a 12" sub woofer I have in where the spare is..... read the comments the other week from those who have done this & are now without their spare. I threw out the question/scenario then, but no one responded to it so I will throw it out there again.....

HAS ANYONE TRIED USING THE NEW RUN FLAT STYLE TIRES ON THEIR SHARK???? My wife's BMW Z4 has those, thus the car comes without any spare. I know they are not cheap, but they are available in many sizes that us Shark owners have on our cars. Just thinkin if I add the sub & forego my mini tire. I did switch my 20 yr old Shark spare with the 15 yr old one that was from my 1990 911 cab. Same spare, just 5 yrs newer. Perhaps when I need to replace the tires I have, I will check out going with a Run Flat style in case of ever having a flat. Unless someone has thoughts of why not too?? THANKS!
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:36 AM
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I think run flats are a waste of money. How often do you get a flat tire? In 25 years of driving I've only had one flat. Tire technology has come so far that flats are rare these days.

My feeling is that there's no need to carry a spare at all. Just keep a can of Fix-a-flat in the car, which will fix any normal flat scenario long enough for you to get the tire properly repaired or replaced at your leisure. If the tire is destroyed due to a blowout, then you probably have worse problems than just a flat tire anyway. Just call AAA or your insurance company for a free tow. You're paying for the service, you might as well use it.
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:35 PM
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A friend of mine has those on a Z4. Trouble was, when his wife (blonde) got a flat, it was after about 10,000 miles of wear. IMHO, at that point, you will never catch up with the other tires' wear, so you're then looking at the prospect of buying four new tires to get equal treadwear/handling.

Thus, I agree with 911 Dave on the flat theory.

Personally, I carry the compressor behind the seat so that the subwoofer can remain recessed in the spare tire well!

I hope the spare tire inflates if and when needed!
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