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Old 06-12-2014, 04:30 PM
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I've had the 'kit' in its styro foam seat, belted in by the seatbelt behind the passengers seat for over a year now... no problems. The only issue I might have had was the Canadian border inspector thought it was odd my spare tire was belted in a back seat and thus wanted to see in the frunk... I'm assuming cause they wanted to be sure I wasn't hiding something there. The spare not fitting in the trunk like areas is an odd thing for customs officers I'm sure.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:14 PM
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[QUOTE=wwilliams88;11434466]They come with the Cayman kit. Same tire and jack, different cover (with the straps). Hence the 987 in the beginning of the cover part number in my post above instead of 996. I would verify that Suncoast hasn't changed the configuration in the three years since I bought my spare.



Works just fine on the S with the red calipers. There is a clearance issue if you have the ceramic brakes (yellow calipers) however.[/QI
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I checked and rechecked with Suncoast tech. The 16" collapsible spare won't fit the S but the 997STK is 17" and it will fit the front on the S. if you get a rear flat you have to move a front wheel to the back and you put the spare on the front. That's a lot of changing but you can at least get to where you need to be if its Sunday morning in Anyplace USA.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:32 AM
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They come with the Cayman kit. Same tire and jack, different cover (with the straps). Hence the 987 in the beginning of the cover part number in my post above instead of 996. I would verify that Suncoast hasn't changed the configuration in the three years since I bought my spare.



Works just fine on the S with the red calipers. There is a clearance issue if you have the ceramic brakes (yellow calipers) however.[/QI
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I checked and rechecked with Suncoast tech. The 16" collapsible spare won't fit the S but the 997STK is 17" and it will fit the front on the S. if you get a rear flat you have to move a front wheel to the back and you put the spare on the front. That's a lot of changing but you can at least get to where you need to be if its Sunday morning in Anyplace USA.
Thanks. I have the 17" but bought the 987-722-061-01 tire cover with the straps. Looks like the kit they put together for the Cayman has a smaller tire base on your info. Good to know.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by wwilliams88 View Post
Fits just fine in my 2009 C2, even with the trunk liner

Some mounting solutions here, but yours may vary depending on installed options and model year

https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...pare-tire.html
Is that a black plastic cradle the wheel s sitting in? My spare kit just arrived. It came with a foam piece to set in the back seat.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:26 AM
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Nope, it's the tub you can buy that fits in the trunk. Link here:

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...y_Code=9972int
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Here is my 17" spare tire kit installed. I used these lock straps to fasten the tire to the rear bulkhead. The foam block that came with the kit (meant for use in rear seat) fit beautifully to chock the wheel from rolling sideways. I tucked an airline blanket next to it to firm things up. The blanket will serve to help protect the rear seat in the event that we have to put one of the big dirty 295x30x19 wheel and tires back there. I also added a more powerful 12 volt compressor that hooks direct to the battery, it came in a canvas bag and fit up in the little compartment in front of the battery along with a big aerosol can of goop flat fix.
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Originally Posted by usmm1234 View Post
Here is my 17" spare tire kit installed. I used these lock straps to fasten the tire to the rear bulkhead. The foam block that came with the kit (meant for use in rear seat) fit beautifully to chock the wheel from rolling sideways. I tucked an airline blanket next to it to firm things up.
What car model? 2 or 4
With the 4 models the problem is always that the spare sits so far forward it hits the bottom of the hood.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Minok View Post
What car model? 2 or 4
With the 4 models the problem is always that the spare sits so far forward it hits the bottom of the hood.
Rear wheel drive 997.2
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Other options:

996 collapsible spare vs the boxster inflated spare:

Both fit in the frunk. The boxster tire has to be leaning. The 996 tire can sit straight up.






I have both, but I keep the collapsible 996 tyre in the frunk.

Part numbers:
996 tyre 996.362.150.00 5.5 x 16
987 tyre 996.362.130.01 3.5 x 17
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Has anyone used the compressed tire sealer liquid bottle that comes from Porsche ?. Unless there is a large gash, would that not be the first choice ?. Any experiences with that ?
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Originally Posted by Minok View Post
What car model? 2 or 4
With the 4 models the problem is always that the spare sits so far forward it hits the bottom of the hood.


You need this then.....

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...SCHILD_pg1.htm
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by yashagrawal View Post
Has anyone used the compressed tire sealer liquid bottle that comes from Porsche ?. Unless there is a large gash, would that not be the first choice ?. Any experiences with that ?
Yes, I keep the large aresol can of Slime flat fix that is suitable for large SUV tires. It is also approved for tire pressure monitors. I have used it on my Cayenne for a nail. That is definitely the first go to option. I recently got a huge cut in my summer tires on my Cayenne and neither the flat fix or the goop worked. I had to break out the collapsible spare. It worked great. That's why I spent $1300 on this set up for my wife's car. We have been stranded with her old 335i which had no spare. Murphy's law says it always happens on a weekend when there is no way you are going to get a tire for a high performance car. We got stuck for 2 days on that ordeal and had to get flat bedded 25 miles. Never again. I can limp home on back roads with my colapsable spare from just about anywhere, or at least to somewhere that I want to be. I also have an 18" breaker bar, a 5" drive extension and a scratch proof socket in all 3 of my P-cars. Summit Racing has great prices on those. I think I did each tool set up for under $30. I never want that sinking feeling again at 5pm on a Sat. Afternoon. All 3 cars are good to go.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:09 PM
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My collapsible spare fits in the trunk of my '10 C4S on a slight slant but not standing vertically straight. I zip tied to truck floor with giant zip ties from Lowes. Fits well with room to spare for other small things. Does not move around at all and does not hit the lid. I keep a cheap side cutter in tool kit to cut the zip tie.

Originally Posted by Sniff View Post
Is there room in your C2S trunk to store it? I have a 997.1 C4S with the navigation unit, so my space is about as limited as you can get. I was thinking of purchasing a spare tire from a breaker yard, but there is no way it would fit. I wonder if the collapsible spare from the old air-cooled 911s would work.

For now, I made sure my tire sealant canister was good and I purchased a plug kit that I keep in the car (along with a couple of pairs of pliers). Of course that won't help me if I get a cut in my sidewall.

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