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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. . .

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Tom
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Call Chuck and ask....he answers his own phone. My guess is yes, if you have a space saver.
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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. . .
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I really should read the full post.....

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.
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Mine fits in a cocked sort of way. Therefore I don't carry it.
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Mine fits with the cooler duct - no issues

BTW - sorry to hear about your car getting wrinkled
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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!
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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.
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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.

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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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