How to prepare for long trips with no spare tire/wheel
I've had two tire punctures so far, both resolved with tire sealant and both relatively close to home to get myself home before getting new tires put on.
I love driving my 911 everywhere but its always a frightening thought having a puncture somewhere during a longer roadtrip. if I was stuck with a flat somewhere remote, it would be difficult to find a tire shop nearby that would normally carry these wide tires, and even if one did, it would be very rare they would have torque wrench big enough for the center locks.
Am currently on a multi day road trip with wife and baby driving through the mountain to the coast. Had to drive through torrential rain down the mountain last night to make it down to the coast. rained so hard that there were mini rock slides that I had to manuver over and even standing water as deep enough to get my legs shaking with fear. Fear of having a flat in weather like this and no available shops near by to save me and my family.
How do other owners resolve this? are we just stuck to relying on the sealant to save the day? Back when I drove a E46 M3, I could carry a spare front wheel and tire in the back seat on long road trips. the front wheel would work on front or back in an emergency situation. and of course the car came with emergency equipment to remove and replace the wheels.
this issue is the only main bug i have with 911. its a driver's car meant for driving. but drive too far and your are f-ed if you have any tire issues, and we all know how much these wide tires are puncture magnets.
and further FYI, one puncture i fixed at the track about 150km from home. fixed with sealant and drove home, but sealant is not a long distance option. the sealant affects the tire and wheel and you get significant noticeable vibration from the car at higher speeds. I had to granny the 150km back home. its not like one can fix the tire with sealant and continue on a roadtrip.
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