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After reading some of the tire threads, what about the spare?

After reading some of the tire threads about the dangers of running old tires, then I guess the spare tire is pretty much worthless? My 83 has the original, never inflated, spare. I guess it's safe to say inflating a 25 year old tire and putting it on the road would be recipe for disaster. So, what are you guys going for a spare, as I'm sure porsche wants and an arm and both legs for a new one?
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If you're traveling less than 50 miles, not exceeding 45-50 mph and not towing anything or carrying 500lbs of stuff, I doubt it's really a big issue. If you're concerned, stop every 5 miles or so and feel the tire for excessive heat and/or anomalies.

Other options are AAA membership, tire plug kit and/or a can or 2 of fix-a-flat.
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I drove 100 miles on one ONCE now I take a full size rim with a lower profile tire.
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Byron's idea is best! If you can, get an "okay" 7x15 phone dial mount a wheel on it and place inside the backend of the car...with or without the carpet cover. Just depends. Like Byron said, low profile should do it and provide you with a safe alternative.

However, the Porsche Factory spare tire is not bad, as long as it has been taken care of. For example, I have seen some that the spare tire rubber is beginning to crack because the PO left the car outside in the hot sun making the rubber dry out. Those tires are NOT safe and if inflated will blow up, or have the potential to blow up.

If you do need a good Porsche inflatable spare let me know, I have two (2) right now for a reasonable price.

Have fun with the car.
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Huh, posted in the wrong forum. I meant to put this in the tech forum. Oh well. Thanks for the input. I do carry a can of patch a flat, and will probably just live my spare. It looks like it's in good shape.

Bryon, whats so bad about driving with the spare on? I never saw one inflated, so does it only inflate to the size of a doughnut spare?
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most all brand space saving spares have limited speed\distance numbers

most spares i have seen are unused \ good shape because they are not exposed to the elements
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Huh, posted in the wrong forum. I meant to put this in the tech forum. Oh well. Thanks for the input. I do carry a can of patch a flat, and will probably just live my spare. It looks like it's in good shape.

Bryon, whats so bad about driving with the spare on? I never saw one inflated, so does it only inflate to the size of a doughnut spare?

Since it isn't balanced, the car bounces around. Have you ever driven on an unbalanced wheel?? If so that is what it feels like.
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Ive got some good fresh tires like new if you need one...in case yours is a bit dry rotted?
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