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Old 07-10-2013, 04:10 AM
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anyone know if there is a compact spare that will fit front and rear on the Caymans? it makes me nervous to not have a spare and that huge front trunk seems big enough - I have an extra 944 spare, the bolt pattern is right, I haven't tried it to see if it will clear the brakes - I'm a bit dubious since it's a 15 inch wheel, but it might - anyone know for sure - it would save me some work.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:18 AM
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Check Suncoast, see if their Cayman spare fits the 981 if that is what you have. I know they had one for the 987 because I own one.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:28 AM
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I just checked Suncoast and found only spares for 987's. You might want to call and see if they work on the 981 if that is what you have. If they don't work on the 981 I will be selling my 987 version, which is unused and purchased about 18 months ago.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:07 AM
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ok, but now I get to ask a really stupid question - I know the model year ('14), but no documentation I have stumbled across indicates a model number - maybe it's in the manual which the dealer has yet to hand me? so, how do I determine 981 versus 987?
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:47 PM
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The New Cayman is a 981 model code, prior to the New Cayman they were 987 models.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:23 AM
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ok, I guess that makes sense, the 991 and the 981 go together - the cayman is a lot easier to know the edges of than the 991, that's for sure. Now to see about a spare....
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:00 PM
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Before you go out and purchase a spare, you need to consider where you plan to put that huge tire and wheel that went flat. I carry a plug kit for repair plus the electric pump. I suppose you could always carry a chain and lock so you could stash the flat in the boonies and return in your SUV to retrieve it. No easy solution for us Porsche owners.
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To update this, I just looked on Suncoast's site and they list a spare kit for the 981 for $1200. Pretty pricey, but then its a Porsche, right? The spare looks just like the one I have in my 987 now, so I plan to transfer it to the 981 I'm waiting on. It won't fit the ceramic brake option, but ten I don't have to worry about that.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:34 PM
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i have seen the spare tire question come up a few timesit usually dies when the op is reminded .......about the flat tire is going where. doh.what were they thinking
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...that's where I got mine, cheap!
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This is a few years late to the party but I felt I had to add my 2 cents worth to this. I have a few cars that came with no spares. Even though I carry plug kits and cans of fix a flat and a small compressor it never fails that the flat I get is either in a non-repairable location(sidewall) or as in my last 2 flats a hairline crack in the wheel.
These last times were on the track.
In each case I was able to make it home with a donut spare and a bungee cord. The bad wheel did not exactly fit into my car-had to bungee the rear hatch down. These previous flats happened on my Z06. After searching all over the internet I learned the donut spare from a Caddy CTS fits both my Vettes. I happened to have a Caddy CTS, I test fitted the spare and it fit perfectly well on rear and needed 2 5/32" spacers on front to clear the bigger calipers.

I happened to have a Boxster and a Cayman S. I test fit my Boxster donut spare on the Cayman and it fit both front & rear perfectly. The Boxster donut is 17" and Cayman has 19" wheels, but in a pinch better then sitting on the side of the road. Since I was not under any pressure to find a another donut spare I took my time searching and found a new never used Boxster spare for $80. It is now tied down with ratchet straps in the rear of the Cayman. In the event I have to use it, I've got extra straps to tie down the hatch if I have to fit a flat tire back there.
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