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removed doughnut tire, how to remove carry bolt?

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I have removed my spare tire and shed a few pounds up front. Now, there is a spear-like bolt on which the tire was mounted remaining and I would like to remove it.

Are there any instructions on accessing the thing before I start pulling back carpet and who knows what to get at the thing? I would like to have some idea of what to expect or look for before diving in.

thanks in advance,


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Isn't the spare tire factored into the crash barrier protection? That's what I've heard and that's why I have left it in my car. :o

I've read this in a thread on rennlist sometime back. I am not convinced this is the case. In fact I would think that the tyre and all the jacking equipment would make more of a mess of your legs. In the later models you don;t get a spare.

I have removed mine bacuse I am doing a long trip to Spain in May and need the luggage space. This is the answer: http://www.carnewal-europe.com/cpx_p010.htm

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There is an old bulletin for the Boxster that warns against removal because it is part of the crash protection.

Years ago I found the site that did computer generated crash anaylsis for Porsche and they had a neat image of Boxster as if it had been hit in the front.

Some of the AWDs dont have a spare - but they have a front differential.

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