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Old 12-27-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Where To Store Donut Spare & Jack In Cayman

I'm not comfortable driving around without a spare. I carry plug kits, cans of fix a flat and small compressors in all my cars. But it seems every flat I've had past few years was either in the sidewall or not a tire issue but a wheel issue. In addition to all the stuff I listed above I have donut spares in those cars that did not come with a spare. The donut from my Boxster fits perfectly on front and rear of the Cayman. I was able to find a new Boxster donut spare locally for $80. That spare for now is tied down with ratchet straps in the rear of the Cayman. I have a low profile scissors jack with a 1/2" drive socket welded to it so I can operate it with a breaker bar or my impact wrench.
I was able to squeeze that jack and breaker bar wrapped in towels into the small compartment in the frunk directly below the battery.

I've got 2 questions. I would prefer to keep the donut in the frunk similar to where the Boxster spare is located but there's no where I can find to secure the tire.
Does anyone carry a spare in the frunk and how is it secured?

And, is there anything in that small compartment where I put the jack & breaker bar that I can screw up by having them in there. The towels keep them jammed in and prevent them from moving around-I did not see anything in there that could ignite the towels. Does anyone know if my assumptions re: not burning my car up or causing any other issues is correct?
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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In Europe early 9x7 body styles had a spare as I recall. It was mounted to the rear Frunk wall just as in the 9x6 series. You can get the bracket and DIY same.

BUT!!!! Be EXCEPTIONALLY careful drilling holes for the mount’s rivets and mark your drill bit for correct depth (or use a collar) as gas tank is directly behind. You obviously do not want to puncture it.

A good alternative is to up your AAA membership to gold plus.

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Last edited by Burg Boxster; 12-29-2018 at 07:27 PM. Reason: correcting auto-correct's correcting of frunk to trunk ;)
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:26 AM   #3
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Strapped in the rear trunk is the factory placement and I am not sure how it would be secured in front. Whatever method will have to be you own design.

** I have been cheating death by running with no spare since 2006. I do have TPMS so get alerted quickly if there is a leak or nail in a tire (happened twice). No regrets.
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