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Old 07-26-2016, 07:00 AM   #1
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Looking for Spare Tire (Doughnut) - 97 Boxster

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Does anyone have a little red rim with tire laying around they don't need?

I forgot I was driving with a doughnut and blew the tire on a sharp turn

Don't care what condition it's in - just needs to hold enough air for an emergency.

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:14 AM   #2
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If you need to borrow one, I'm in glastonbury and its just sitting in my basement.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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I also have some tires for sale - (2) 205/50/17 Kumho ASX
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:49 AM   #4
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Appreciate the offer alm001.... need a permanent spare though.

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Old 07-27-2016, 05:09 AM   #5
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This is a challenge. I too have a 97 and my spare was used a couple of times by POs when it wasn't fully inflated and the sidewall was damaged and it no longer holds air. A replacement tire cannot be sourced for it unless someone on this forum can point me in the right direction.

To the OP: Woody in Bastrop TX has a bunch of them for sale that he's salvaged from cars.

The problem is that the rubber is very old and brittle and it's dangerous to use.

The cost of a new one from Porsche is rather high. As I recall, they want $400 or something outrageous like that for it.
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The size of the spare tire is 105/95/17 (24.9" diameter), there are none in that size on TireRack but there is one tire in 125/80/17 that has the same rolling diameter of 24.9" that seems like it would be a good match, the extra 20mm of width shouldn't keep it from fitting:

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This is a challenge. I too have a 97 and my spare was used a couple of times by POs when it wasn't fully inflated and the sidewall was damaged and it no longer holds air. A replacement tire cannot be sourced for it unless someone on this forum can point me in the right direction.

To the OP: Woody in Bastrop TX has a bunch of them for sale that he's salvaged from cars.

The problem is that the rubber is very old and brittle and it's dangerous to use.

The cost of a new one from Porsche is rather high. As I recall, they want $400 or something outrageous like that for it.
I will be driving through Texas on my trip.... just want something to get off the highway should I get a flat. Can you give me more info on Woody from Bastrop TX?

Much thanx!../mc
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:58 AM   #8
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If you are driving through the Syracuse NY area I have one. If you are interested I'll check to make sure it still holds air.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:38 AM   #9
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If you are driving through the Syracuse NY area I have one. If you are interested I'll check to make sure it still holds air.
Thank you Tommy583 -

Syracuse would be too far north to deviate....departing from Hebron CT 06248

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Old 07-27-2016, 08:54 AM   #10
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Get a AAA premier membership
Give you 1 200 mile and 3 100 mile tows per year

If you get a flat, call them and they tow you to a tire shop
Other benefits as well
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:24 AM   #11
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Thanks Jay.... I have AAA Premier - will drive to TX w/o spare to pick up.

Plan is to ship Boxster to vacation home in MX from TX - no AAA in vacation spot


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Marty: send a pm to this forum user: itsnotanova

This is Woody. He has a boxster graveyard. It's both cool and sad, all at the same time.
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The size of the spare tire is 105/95/17 (24.9" diameter), there are none in that size on TireRack but there is one tire in 125/80/17 that has the same rolling diameter of 24.9" that seems like it would be a good match, the extra 20mm of width shouldn't keep it from fitting:

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I was just looking at that tire when you posted this reply. Thanks! I wasn't aware of the tire size.
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You can call or text Woody at this number. 512-925-9171. I'm sure he will hook you up. Have fun on your trip.
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You can call or text Woody at this number. 512-925-9171. I'm sure he will hook you up. Have fun on your trip.
I would be interested to find out as well as I am planning a long drive with my wife for our anniversary and don't want to get stuck on a national park away from civilization...
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I would be interested to find out as well as I am planning a long drive with my wife for our anniversary and don't want to get stuck on a national park away from civilization...
Ya know, that might not be such a bad thing ... I think I could take a break from the human race for awhile.
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Ya know, that might not be such a bad thing ... I think I could take a break from the human race for awhile.
Humans wants to save your wonderful world, huh?

You get a feeling of whoever that might be, or ALL for that matter, it just donít know how to do it nor where to begin?

I think I know exactly what you mean. I say, yup to National Park is going to work however rules are quite different there, careful.

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Get a AAA premier membership
Give you 1 200 mile and 3 100 mile tows per year

If you get a flat, call them and they tow you to a tire shop
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This seems to be a common thread to dealing with break downs.
Travel with a credit card and cell phone, all is well.
Also how many tire shops will carry a tire that fits a Boxster and can not scratch the S!#& out of your expensive rims
This is reasonable if you have cell service when you break down and your near civilization
BUT Murphy's Law, No cell service, getting dark and it's raining and your out in the sticks (Where the Twisties live)
My spare is holding air but I also know that it's a 14 year old tire so when I have to use it how will it do.
I would love to replace it to actually have a reliable spare. I do carry 'Fix-a-Flat' and 12v air compressor just in case
This 125/80/17 maybe the ticket
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:12 AM   #19
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I have spare wheels for $50 each and some of them have never been used. I've never seen any that show any signs of deterioration from age. They spend their time out of the elements and are made from a good grade of rubber. I wouldn't hesitate to use any of the ones I have. Ill take theses old ones over a new Chinese tire any day.
I did have one spare tire that someone had replaced the tire with a Kumho brand. I don't remember the size but it was a inch or two bigger in diameter.
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I always bring 4 spare tires just in case. And tools and a jack.

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