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> Help with spare tire fitment ( 5 Bolt)
sixaddict
post Mar 18 2017, 04:47 AM
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I have a conversion (74) that is ready to go to new home. Trying to install the spare but have issue with fit.
Car has 16 X 6 Fuchs but tire is too large to lie correctly in the stock location in the front trunk. Has anyone had specific experience and if so what size tire will allow it to fit with board on top as it is suppose to be. ...or will 16 just not fit?
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post Mar 18 2017, 05:45 AM
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Could you get a collapsible tire for it? Used by Porsche for many years now.
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post Mar 18 2017, 06:37 AM
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What size is the tire? Could install it in the rear trunk if it will clear the targa top.
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post Mar 18 2017, 07:35 AM
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I want the car to have real spare ....That is question I have is what size tire will make it fit ? Anyone ?
Bruce-----Already stuck it in the trunk but want a good permanent solution.
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post Mar 18 2017, 07:39 AM
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I have a 996 16 inch spare in the front compartment. I have it fully inflated so no compressor need. I will check the size of the tire and get back with information and a picture.
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:50 AM
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I purchased a 14 inch 5-lug Fuch from either Gerald or Camp914 for $100 shipped. Put a 195/60/14 tire on it and it fits nicely.
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:55 AM
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I use a five lug 15" 911 steel spare from an 70's or 80's car.

You need to carry a set of steel wheel lugs.
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post Mar 18 2017, 10:16 AM
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Obviously it'll be the outside diameter of the tire that will determine the fit in the front trunk, so that's the measurement to look at. If nothing else, perhaps purchasing a low profile 16" tire to mount as a spare may be the easiest solution.
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post Mar 18 2017, 11:12 AM
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If all else fails, try a 165-width tire. Might be hard to find a 25" diameter for such a skinny tire on a 16, though. Tire Rack doesn't carry any of those. They do seem to list something in 185/60-16, which is close to a 25" overall diameter and is at least narrower than most tires you can find on 16s.

Have you tried measuring the space available in the spare tire well? That would at least give you an idea of what kind of size you need to look for.

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post Mar 18 2017, 12:33 PM
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QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ Mar 18 2017, 01:12 PM) *

If all else fails, try a 165-width tire. Might be hard to find a 25" diameter for such a skinny tire on a 16, though. Tire Rack doesn't carry any of those. They do seem to list something in 185/60-16, which is close to a 25" overall diameter and is at least narrower than most tires you can find on 16s.

Have you tried measuring the space available in the spare tire well? That would at least give you an idea of what kind of size you need to look for.

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You could go to a scrapyard and see if they have a 16" temporary spare.
PITA to get on a 6" rim but do-able
Tirerack sells a T125/80D16 for $68. that would be just under 24"

https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/Temporary%20Spare
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post Mar 18 2017, 10:51 PM
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You could go to a scrapyard and see if they have a 16" temporary spare.
PITA to get on a 6" rim but do-able
Tirerack sells a T125/80D16 for $68. that would be just under 24"



The thing is a Steel wheel on a inflate a spare weighs a shit load I went with a 6 inch 15 Inch Fuchs wheel and inflate spare that I got from Bruce Stone. Inflate a tire pump from Porsche. Same set up I saw on Blue/Cork 916 that was in San Francisco before it went to Germany.

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post Mar 19 2017, 03:04 AM
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Dave:
thanks good suggestions ..frankly I was being lazy and hoping someone would have actually done it the way I wanted to.
With a real tire on a 16 Fuchs... Oh well
Terry


QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ Mar 18 2017, 09:12 AM) *

If all else fails, try a 165-width tire. Might be hard to find a 25" diameter for such a skinny tire on a 16, though. Tire Rack doesn't carry any of those. They do seem to list something in 185/60-16, which is close to a 25" overall diameter and is at least narrower than most tires you can find on 16s.

Have you tried measuring the space available in the spare tire well? That would at least give you an idea of what kind of size you need to look for.

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post Mar 19 2017, 04:09 AM
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I used a Boxster spare. Fits perfectly.
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post Mar 19 2017, 06:58 AM
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Good to hear about the Boxster spare fitting, but you have to remember that a Boxster wheel has a very different offset. Does it fit on the 914 with a spacer?
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post Mar 19 2017, 07:00 AM
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what size tire is on the Boxster wheel ? Thanks

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 19 2017, 02:09 AM) *

I used a Boxster spare. Fits perfectly.

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post Mar 19 2017, 10:47 AM
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QUOTE(sixaddict @ Mar 19 2017, 06:00 AM) *

what size tire is on the Boxster wheel ? Thanks

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 19 2017, 02:09 AM) *

I used a Boxster spare. Fits perfectly.


105/95x17"
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QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 19 2017, 03:09 AM) *

I used a Boxster spare. Fits perfectly.

Also curious if it fits on our cars without spacers. Have you tried it on all 4 corners?
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post Mar 19 2017, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE(burton73 @ Mar 18 2017, 09:51 PM) *

You could go to a scrapyard and see if they have a 16" temporary spare.
PITA to get on a 6" rim but do-able
Tirerack sells a T125/80D16 for $68. that would be just under 24"



The thing is a Steel wheel on a inflate a spare weighs a shit load I went with a 6 inch 15 Inch Fuchs wheel and inflate spare that I got from Bruce Stone. Inflate a tire pump from Porsche. Same set up I saw on Blue/Cork 916 that was in San Francisco before it went to Germany.

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I was at my shop today and took a picture of my spare to go in my 914-V8 car, I have the same set up for my 914-6 because I have an oil cooler in the front like a 916,

Not clean but I thought I would show you for an option on this thought. This is around 20 inches tall.

Bob

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post Mar 20 2017, 11:59 AM
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I have the early 911 16" space saver spare. There's paranoia out there that the rubber is old and unsafe. I inflated mine and it worked fine, but curious if you can replace the rubber.
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