Hauling Gomme With a 986

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Hauling Gomme With a 986

Postby Tom Helvey on Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:16 pm

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.
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Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

Postby Robert Joe on Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:55 pm

Used one here in So. Cal, if you are still looking:
http://forums.solo2.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10806
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Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

Postby rshon on Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:55 pm

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)...
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Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

Postby kleggo on Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:20 am

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?
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Re: Hauling Gomme With a 986

Postby rshon on Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:05 am

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.
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