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Anybody know where I can get a cheap spare tire? My CTT came with the stupid Bose sub that blew out years ago so Im going to remove it and put a spare in there.

Thanks!!

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Keep in mind with your CTT you need a large wheel to clear your bakes, I found a OEM collapsable spare on craiglslist. And you do not need to remove your sub-woofer -- the spare mounts right on top of it. Search this forum and you'll see all the details.

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Keep in mind with your CTT you need a large wheel to clear your bakes, I found a OEM collapsable spare on craiglslist. And you do not ned to remove your sub-woofer -- the spare mounts right on top of it. Search this forum and you'll see all the details.

really? that's new to me. i thought that you can't store a spare if you have a sub in the same space.

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If you have the dual battery option in your vehicle you have a larger sub-woofer (it fits over the battery) and cannot fit the OEM spare. If no second battery you have a smaller sub and can fit the spare -- my point of reference is a 2004 S Cayenne.

And keep in mind it's collapsable tire -- you'll still need to inflate it once mounted -- just as you'll need to inflate your punctured standard tire if you use the Porsche goop after a puncture -- so keep a portable inflater in your vehicle unless you have the air-suspension.

The spare has major limitations -- 50mph max, short distance use, uneven ride (does not not match the dimension of other wheels, etc). If I flat I'll use the Porsche goop unless a sidewall is blown and/or the goop does not work. Then I'll use the spare in limp-along mode. And the spare is surprisingly heavy -- steel rim.

If you want to be totally covered get a full-size spare and mount it on the roof or rear -- a major project and hassle. The roof would be silly unless you're hard-core off-roading. The rear spare mount is a big project and makes using your rear hatch a hassle -- you need to swing the tire out each time you open the rear hatch unless you only use the glass window. If you want full size spares look for used Touareg or Q7 wheels and confirm bolt patterns.

A pic of the collapse spare in the rear (not mine, I do not have the air suspension) and the manual page attached.

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