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Old 10-08-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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2001 Boxster spare tire

My spare tire (which I recently had to use) was made in 2001, the same year as my Boxster. Discount Tire says that Continental no longer makes the 105/95 R17, and I can't seem to find one. The replacement they sold me (which they will refund) doesn't fit in the allocated space when fully inflated. Any ideas on where to get a new one of these tires? I searched online, but can't find anyone that has one.
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P.S. I searched the forums first, but could only find entire spares for sale, some with tires as old as mine.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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Last month I noticed the spare (original in my 2000) was not holding air.

I was able to get my local Goodyear to replace the valve stem so as to keep required pressure.

Big relief as evil-bay and others want hundreds for them.

Porsche dealer somewhere told me it is in stock for high price but I failed to ask the production date.Check the classifieds here and local PCA regions.

Mine is old too.Maybe we will all be OK for very short usage.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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Well, all take-out spare tires are going to be 10 years old at the newest as they were discontinued when 987/997 production started.

Could look into a Vredestein collapsible tire to see if there's one that will fit the rim.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #4
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My spare tire (which I recently had to use) was made in 2001, the same year as my Boxster. Discount Tire says that Continental no longer makes the 105/95 R17, and I can't seem to find one. The replacement they sold me (which they will refund) doesn't fit in the allocated space when fully inflated. Any ideas on where to get a new one of these tires? I searched online, but can't find anyone that has one.
Alan
P.S. I searched the forums first, but could only find entire spares for sale, some with tires as old as mine.
What size was the replacement they sold you? Was it this tire?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?width=125%2F&ratio=80&diameter=17
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:44 AM   #5
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I'd really like to put a nice new tire on my spare rim but can't source one. somebody figure this out for us all!
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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