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Have seen/heard comments that the emergency (donut) spare wheel/tire from Boxster or 996 was not suitable for all-wheel drive 997. Does anybody know if this setup will work OK with my 2007 Targa 4?

Would appreciate quick response due to upcoming long trip through remote areas.


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Even if it fits, you will have the problem that you cannot safely drive more than 50 miles on the donut. So I find that precludes use in remote areas since it won't in most cases get you to where you would want to replace a tire. Best to use Porsche or AAA trucks to carry you to a Porsche dealer or some place TireRack can drop ship. I carry a sat phone largely for this purpose, since the cell service is likely to be thin. Also, even a donut will eat up much of your cargo capacity.

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Have seen/heard comments that the emergency (donut) spare wheel/tire from Boxster or 996 was not suitable for all-wheel drive 997.

Thx for quick reply and good advice. I could live with a small cargo space loss, but am reluctant to add yet another piece of electronic gear to my traveling collection. Guess I'll take my chances with AAA and Porsche road svc.

Dumb idea to not supply spare with the car.

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Dumb idea to not supply spare with the car.

There really isn't room for a real spare and, as noted, a donut is useless in remote areas. Even a spare front tire won't fit in the trunk, maybe behind the passenger seat, or instead of the passenger...

It is a fundamental design impossibility with large tires and a small car.

Or you could have a service car follow you with a full set of spares ...rolleyes.gif

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