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Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ?

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jimbo761
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2020/10/20 16:56:21 (permalink)

Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ?

After the third puncture in as many years I was wondering if anybody knew of a cheap steel rim or space saver was available for the 718 (as a temporary measure) ?
 
For me it doesn't necessarily need to fit in the car either, although I believe some markets fit one behind the passenger seat... https://youtu.be/MX3M8KeOQnY?t=451
 

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Re: Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ? 2020/10/23 10:30:19 (permalink)
Hi Jimbo
 
It does not seem as if any are.  I guess there are speed limit and other safety matters that would throw liability lawyers into a fenzy, and the large diameter required.  If you are not necessarily going to carry it, what about a cheap, used, alloy wheel? 

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Re: Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ? 2020/10/23 10:41:47 (permalink)
.......and I do happen to have some 18” wheels from a 981 if you decide to go that way.  Let me know if so and I’ll give you some details!
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Re: Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ? 2020/10/23 13:22:26 (permalink)
James,
 
I think that it’s a long time since a space saver wheel and tyre has been available for the mid-engine cars - most probably the 987? If you’re trying to source a wheel and tyre just pay attention to brake disc, strut and wheel arch clearances, as well as rolling radius.
 
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Re: Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ? 2020/10/27 16:27:45 (permalink)
Why don't you invest in a "Silverline" puncture repair kit. At least if you get a puncture you can save the tyre without destroying it with tyre foam.  

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Re: Cheap steel wheel / space saver for 718 ? 2020/10/27 16:44:55 (permalink)

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