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Tom '74 911 08-17-2012 05:21 PM

Enough room for spare tire w/front oil cooler air duct?
 
Hi,
I have a large oil cooler in the front of my car, currently without an air duct installed. I have an IROC front bumper with the front cooler opening and it's mounted a few inches in front of the tub, so it doesn't get a ton of airflow I'm assuming.

I'd like to install an air duct piece to help with airflow like the one sold by Elephant Racing. ELEPHANT RACING Oil Cooler Ducting

Since I drive on the street, I need to retain enough space for a spare tire - space saver is fine. Can anyone with one of these installed tell me if a spare would still fit? I asked Chuck at ER and he didn't know for sure. . .

Thanks,
Tom

Joe Bob 08-17-2012 05:48 PM

Call Chuck and ask....he answers his own phone. My guess is yes, if you have a space saver.

Tom '74 911 08-17-2012 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom '74 911 (Post 6919110)
I asked Chuck at ER and he didn't know for sure. . .

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Bob (Post 6919141)
Call Chuck and ask....he answers his own phone. My guess is yes, if you have a space saver.

I did that already, hence the post. . .

Joe Bob 08-17-2012 06:20 PM

I really should read the full post.....:rolleyes:

I have a friend that put a cooler INSIDE the trunk with a home made diverter. He carries a spare. Tyson helped on the job IIRC.

ShakinJoe 08-17-2012 06:50 PM

Mine fits in a cocked sort of way. Therefore I don't carry it.

JeremyD 08-18-2012 06:07 AM

Mine fits with the cooler duct - no issues

BTW - sorry to hear about your car getting wrinkled

Tom '74 911 08-18-2012 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShakinJoe (Post 6919239)
Mine fits in a cocked sort of way. Therefore I don't carry it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeremyD (Post 6919944)
Mine fits with the cooler duct - no issues

BTW - sorry to hear about your car getting wrinkled

So one yea and one nay. . . I wonder if how the duct actually gets installed makes a difference?

Yes, it's been a sad summer w/out any p-car driving. My car is sitting in my garage on a dolly, stripped to the tub on the exterior as I have an appointment at a shop with a Celette Bench at the end of the month. Hopefully they can make it 100% straight for me and I'll be back in business. . . My fingers are crossed!

JeremyD 08-18-2012 11:31 AM

Joe doesn't carry a spare =- He's afraid the weight will slow him down. Mine fits with the jack zip tied to the front mounts. It's a tight fit - but yes it fits - Mine is a 993TT spare. Aluminum - it fits over my 993 brakes.

Darryl Irvine 08-18-2012 12:43 PM

I have a similar set up to you and welded up my own from 1/8" alum sheet. The cooler was a 72 row and the air flow is much better and oh ya, spare still fits.http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1345318705.jpg
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Joe Bob 08-18-2012 12:55 PM

Mounted awfully low.....aren't you concerned with an impact with a parking lot stopper thingy that suddenly gets in your way?


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