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Hauling Gomme With a 986

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:16 pm
by Tom Helvey
After a couple big track events where a tire/wheel change was not possible (I didn't have a way to get my extra wheels to the track), I decided to explore my options for self sufficiency. I saw at least one pcasdr member hauling his wheels with a custom trailer on the way back from the track.
Not being a proponent of half measures, I decided to do the best research possible into a solution I could find for my car (986.2).
I came up with two.
https://www.leroyengineering.com/paddock.php
https://www.sporttows.com/
It isn't going to be cheap, but I think it might be my best solution.

Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:55 pm
by Robert Joe
Used one here in So. Cal, if you are still looking:
http://forums.solo2.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10806

Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:55 pm
by rshon
And now for something completely different, I used to do this:

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Two tires on the roof rack, a front tire in the front trunk, and one tire in the passenger seat (remember to strap it down so it doesn't mess with your shifting or injure you)...

Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:20 am
by kleggo
Thanks Russel.
A neighbor has one of those racks for sale.
I have never seen one in use and was wondering how well they worked.
Serendipity in action!

How do they attach to the A and "B" pillars?

Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:05 am
by rshon
All 986s actually have threaded bosses built into the windshield frame (under the weatherstripping) and on the top of the rear quarters just behind the side windows (under a small filler plate). The mounts attach to those points, and the rack attaches to the mounts.

The only inconveniences are that you have to be careful putting the rack on to avoid body damage (I put it on one arch at a time), and once mounted, the roof cannot be opened or closed.