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Old 06-10-2014, 07:23 PM
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I have been very lucky for 16 years and never have had a flat tire on my 1990 C2. My car has the spare, tool kit, jack and compressor. I have no idea after 25 year, if the compressor even runs. It looks brand new! On my way to the hospital to get an MRI, I got a huge cut in the sidewall of my back tire on my Cayenne GTS. I called AAA and they said it would be 1 1/2 hrs to get a flat bed there. I knew that on a Friday afternoon in Myrtle Beach there was no way I was getting a 295-35-21 matching tire. Despite my back problems I decided to go for it with the collapsible spare. I was able to get to level pavement off the road. The jack set up in the Cayenne is fantastic. I chocked the wheels, jacked the Pig up and removed the flat tire. The lug bolts were tight, but my 200lbs on the wrench persuaded them to loosen. I bolted on the spare, hooked up the neato hose and gauge assembly and aired up the spare. Just then a passer by stopped to help. He saw my Citadel Parent sticker on the window. He was a graduate. He loaded the massive wheel and tire in the back for me. I made my dr appointment with time to spare. Sat. Morning I installed my winter rims and tires. I deflated the spare and it went right back to the original size. The long and short of it is, don't hesitate to use that collapsible spare. The whole set up is flawless. I just ordered the spare tire kit for our 997.2. I am also adding an 18" breaker bar, 6" extension and scratch proof socket to all three cars. I bought those from Summit racing for a great price. The 997 spare kit is from Suncoast for a not so great price of $1302 including shipping. If Murphy's Law holds true, I will never put air to that spare!

PS:I'm done with the 21" rims and tires for a while. I've got Victor 20x10 rims and I bought the Continental Extreme Contact 295-40x20 . Great ride and great looking for half the price and twice the life.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:35 PM
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FWIW, i've been incident free since I secured a Porsche spare tire kit for my C2S 2 yrs ago... knock on wood.
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Originally Posted by USMC_DS1 View Post
FWIW, i've been incident free since I secured a Porsche spare tire kit for my C2S 2 yrs ago... knock on wood.
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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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.

Sean
Yes... enough room for the spare tire kit with a bit left for some notebook bags. The real luggage goes in the back seat. I believe the difference in frunk space is due to the additional space required for the C4S's AWD system and the NAV. I wonder if the spare tire kit would fit w/o the NAV in your frunk. Perhaps someone with a C4 will comment re that aspect. FWIW, I still keep the sealant along with a plug kit JIC.
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I was told by a tech at Suncoast that the spare is sold to go in your passenger side back seat. I have a 2 wheel drive 997.2 which actually has a sump scalloped out in the frunk floor board that sure looks like it was made for a collapsible spare. I read on a post somewhere that nobody wants to confirm that the spare will fit up there because you may damage the bonnet if you had to slam on the brakes. I intend to secure the spare to the rear bulkhead of the frunk somehow. I did confirm that I have the height clearance needed to store it up in the frunk. Of course you have to put the flat tire in the back seat. Especially if it is one of the giant 295-30-19's off the back. The spare kit comes with a cover to help protect you upholstery.
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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
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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
Can you post the dimensions of your spare (I'm assuming it is the collapsible one)? Thanks.

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Do you guys have links/ item numbers for "Porsche spare tire kit"
and or "tire sealant canister and plug kit"

I would like to have them handy...
The only one I found on suncoast was: http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...997GTSSTANDacc

Wondering if this is it?
Thanks.
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This is the collapsible one for the back seat:

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...ode=997cwheels

The Cayman kit is the same tire and jack with tie down straps on the cover minus the tire holder for the backseat:

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...987G2_wheelacc

If you don't want to pay full price, I'd do a search on ebay. The spare is a Vredestien 185/60-17

These are the parts I ordered when it wasn't a kit.
987-722-061-01 Tire cover (old part number 987-722-061-00)
996-362-020-04 Emergency wheel (old part number 996-362-020-03)
996-722-101-00 Emergency wheel insert
996-721-211-00 Jack


For a tire plug kit I just use this one. Any similar kit should do.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...ks&from=Search

You will also need a couple of these. I also recommend a decent socket and breaker bar for the bolts.

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...ode=997cwheels
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Originally Posted by wwilliams88 View Post
This is the collapsible one for the back seat:

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...ode=997cwheels

The Cayman kit is the same tire and jack with tie down straps on the cover minus the tire holder for the backseat:

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...987G2_wheelacc

If you don't want to pay full price, I'd do a search on ebay. The spare is a Vredestien 185/60-17

These are the parts I ordered when it wasn't a kit.
987-722-061-01 Tire cover (old part number 987-722-061-00)
996-362-020-04 Emergency wheel (old part number 996-362-020-03)
996-722-101-00 Emergency wheel insert
996-721-211-00 Jack


For a tire plug kit I just use this one. Any similar kit should do.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...ks&from=Search

You will also need a couple of these. I also recommend a decent socket and breaker bar for the bolts.

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...ode=997cwheels
Awesome, Thanks!!
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The Suncoast part # for my 997.2 for spare tire kit(excludes lug wrench) is 997STK. $1250 and it takes 3 weeks because they bring them in special order fro Germany. $62 freight to SC.
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Originally Posted by Sniff View Post
Can you post the dimensions of your spare (I'm assuming it is the collapsible one)? Thanks.

Sean
Cover with the tire inside is about 22" in diameter x 7" thick. This is rounded up in both dimensions.
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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
Cool, thanks. Did those black straps come with the spare tire kit?
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Don't think the 17' spare fits over the "S" package big red BREMBO's. Do check.
In my frunk, plug kit, jack, socket, big breaker bar, two air compressors, slime, and a 2x4 to get my car high enough to get the jack under. One snow tire stored at the cottage, so if need be, only flat bedded to the nearest tire location.

Good on the Passer by, for stopping to help. I will often stop to help. Stopped two years ago to help an older lady in a Subaru wagon. She told me she had called roadside but it would be another hour before they got to her. I was also in my subaru. I told her I would change it for her. Upon checking her tire, she did not have a flat. She probably used to have a flat, but as she continued to drive the burned off the whole tire. It was just two black ribbons on the outside of her aluminum rim. Checking her trunk, she had a spare and a jack, but no jack handle/winder bar. But I did. Jacked up her car, had her on her way in 10 minutes. I think she was nervous of my manliness and kindness, or that she thought i was going to rip her off. I noticed the dealership plate, commented that I knew them and the owner. and dropped a few names. She was a little less worried. She was still car clueless. I also called the dealership service department and told them their client, didn't know her name, but gave them the license plate number of the car, and told them it was missing a jack handle.

Be prepared.
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Originally Posted by usmm1234 View Post
Cool, thanks. Did those black straps come with the spare tire kit?
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.

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Don't think the 17' spare fits over the "S" package big red BREMBO's. Do check.

Be prepared.
Works just fine on the S with the red calipers. There is a clearance issue if you have the ceramic brakes (yellow calipers) however.
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