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Old 06-01-2011, 07:51 PM
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Default Place to keep flat tire rim, etc.....

Possible creative solution.......carry some tie down straps, a blanket and place it on the roof of the car, if no other room in car, etc....

Also....goop is not a viable solution if you have a large hole in tire, you still will need a spare or wait for service truck.....
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:44 AM
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I havent had a spare in the last five cars I have owned. No surprise and not worth worrying about.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wbrownie View Post
Not much luggage room left after popping that thing in the back!

Looks like it has less practical room left than the front of a 996 Turbo.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:51 AM
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I havent had a spare in the last five cars I have owned. No surprise and not worth worrying about.
Run flats?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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To my surprise, the goop and pump work just fine.... I had to use them 300 miles into my new Panamera ownership.

I have a Panamera S and had the unfortunate experience of getting a low pressure warning in the airport parking lot -- after less than 300 miles. I drove the short distance home and parked the car for the night. By morning, it was totally flat.

Thought about calling Roadside assistance, but eventually opted to get the goop out, pump up the tire and make the drive to the dealer.

The whole process worked fine -- less trouble than changing a tire. I drove highway speed to the dealer and per the TPMS, the tire held constant pressure for the 20 mile drive.

I had a large bolt in the tread -- I am pretty sure that the goop would not work with a large puncture, a cut or sidewall puncture, I guess then, we are stuck with Roadside Assistance.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Good recap.....

Nice real world recap........

Going from Atlanta to Asheville on a Friday....

I once ran over something in the pitch dark one night at about 1am in the mountains about 60 plus miles from home in the middle of nowhere.

The goop did not work due to size of the hole/puncture in rear wheel........had a space saver spare in my C4S and that got me home albeit 60mph max....luckily original rim was not damaged, but easily could have if I didn't stop so quick.....

Do have a story from the episode though....

Had one person stop the whole time, a VERY drunk young blonde woman in a pick-up truck and offer me a room at her house for the night........even though it was dark, I could still see she was missing a few teeth, so I politely declined) Thank god for getting older and wiser..........
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:47 PM
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Default Is there a space saver spare that works with Ceramic Brakes?

i cannot find a reliable answer.....
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:38 AM
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I had ordered a Sport Turismo and without having a spare really bothers me with baby and kids. The macan has a space saver why not offer that or RFT with this car? Porsche needs to wake up and realize the sport turismo is a family car.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:40 PM
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Default My solution



I purchased a used 20" GTS wheel (to fit with my ceramic brakes), an electric jack, a lug wrench, 2 lug alignment tools so I can get the wheels on and off without damaging my Ceramic discs and a wheel cover and hold down straps. I now have a spare tire and 60% less trunk space....
and no flat tire anxiety.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:26 PM
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Wasn t a fan of no spare with my 911 and not a fan with the Pana... But I ve never had a flat, lucky, maybe. I do also put another can of cheap flat fix and a plug kit which I may try first before gooing everything up.
This is not a race car, come on Porsche.
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is there a reason something like this wouldn't work? Rotors too big?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Cay...QAAOSwxX1Z3QkR
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:51 PM
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Default Ceramic brakes need. 20" wheel

Porsche makes a 20" space saver wheel that works with ceramic brakes, but they don't import it to the US👎🏻
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