Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2005, 06:49 AM   #1
PAH
Registered User
 
PAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ainsdale - North West England
Posts: 79
Where do you put the flat tyre?

Boxster is in the car park, when a friend comes into my office to tell me I have a flat trye. Go out, change the wheel for the space-saver, and look angrily at the nail embedded right at the edge of the tyre - no repairing that. However, not too upset because there was only about 3mm left and then needed changing anyway.

Tidy up, and go to put the 18" Turbo Twist wheel and tyre back in the car. However.....it will not fit! I can't see any way in the world this will fit back in the car, short of putting it on the passenger seat. Not ideal - dirty, wet tyre and wheel covered in brake dust on my nice leather seats - I don't think so!

Any ideas? This seems mad - what if I'd been out with the wife in the middle of nowhere - do you have to hide the wheel in a hedge and come back and get it with another car???
PAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
bmussatti
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I would politely ask the wife to hold it, and not get any freaking stuff on the leather! The things we will do for true love!!! This would also serve as an excellent relationship test for that boyfriend/girlfriend.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 08:05 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,889
I have put a rear 17" in the front trunk and was able to close the trunk. Have not tried a 18". You might not be getting the correct angle.

Or you can do this....
Tool Pants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Rail26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,147
Tool Pants, do you have a picture for everything? Everytime I log on you have some crazy picture i.e. peanut oil in the oil filler, tire in a trunk etc. I am always amazed. Can't wait for the next one.
__________________
'05 987 Basalt Black/Sand Beige
5 spd, 18" wheels
AH-64 Apache
RC-12 Guardrail
RC-7 Crazy Hawk

"If the wings are traveling faster than
the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter--
and therefore, unsafe" --Unknown
Rail26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 06:33 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAH
Boxster is in the car park, when a friend comes into my office to tell me I have a flat trye. Go out, change the wheel for the space-saver, and look angrily at the nail embedded right at the edge of the tyre - no repairing that. However, not too upset because there was only about 3mm left and then needed changing anyway.

Tidy up, and go to put the 18" Turbo Twist wheel and tyre back in the car. However.....it will not fit! I can't see any way in the world this will fit back in the car, short of putting it on the passenger seat. Not ideal - dirty, wet tyre and wheel covered in brake dust on my nice leather seats - I don't think so!

Any ideas? This seems mad - what if I'd been out with the wife in the middle of nowhere - do you have to hide the wheel in a hedge and come back and get it with another car???

Well, at least you've got a space-saver wheel/tire. 05s don't have space-saver wheels/tires so the only thing to carry is a fully charged cell phone and wait 'til Porsche sends someone with a flat bed.

Looks like you may want to keep a plastic trash can liner bag and / or a bungie cord in the trunk for these occasions. If no passengers, perhaps you can slip the trash can liner over the wheel and then carry it in the front seat. If not, looks like it gets jammed in the trunk as in TP's photo. I'd try to rig a bungie cord to keep the trunk lid down, firm on to the tire as best I could.
Biz-z Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page