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    Boot installs - Spare tyre

    I wanna sort my boot out now cus it aint looking too tidy plus want everything secured good and proper. To get a nice stealth look install if i were to get rid of the spare tyre and build a box for my sub there, i think that be pretty cool.

    Should i get rid of the spare tyre though and use one of them tyre weld things that stop any punctures? Car's is b*tch to get up with the jack anyway. What would you lot do?


    PLUS, does anyone use the tyre weld stuff (whatever it is), is it good, bad?

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    Ditch the spare, get a can 'o' weld! thats what im doing! if it comes to it and u need a spare at the road side, then the AA/RAC is only a call away!
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    If u carry a spare, u will be back on the road faster than waiting for the RAC/AA. Imo cars should have a spare. Also, if u put the sub in the wheel well, u wont be able to put luggage in ur boot, as it will damage the cone. I would reccomend subs in boxes against the rear seat, and point the face of the sub upward, then u can use the space between the sub box and the rear of the boot to store stuff if u ever need to. Just my opinion.
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    u gotta point there B.A.D! they arent the quickest around!
    ....but then the install (well sub cone) could b protected by abit of a flashy cover like what vibe sell for protecting their subs (maybe even a perspex cover with a cut out?). just a thought
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    yep - with a cover, it would work. but it would obviously hav to be a grill to let air thru - so would need to make sure things didnt fall down the holes! Good idea tho.
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    I got rid of my spare wheel for my install.

    I have AA cover so as long as they are aware i don't carry a spare i'm fine.

    Thinking of getting that tyre-weld stuff too.

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    i can honestly say...

    i have used tyre weld on a few occassions...

    i was 300 miles away from home, no spare wheel and had a flat, bought some weld in a garage and it got me home!! 300miles!!! and the hole wasn't small either u could hear the air pissin out of the tyre even with the weld in, but it eventually sealed it enough to get me home.

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    ive your clever about it enough u can do you're build and still have access to spare wheel. false raised floors etc. i intend on having my spare wheel accessable if needed. even if it's a bit tricky to get it out it's still worth it, but i still stand on saying tyre weld is good stuff lol

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    I personaly think that the spair wheel is starting to become part of the install. Ive built my system round the spair raised the floor Inserted a pespex window to show the wheel. The subs are raised to allow easy accesse to wheel Ported my rear shelf just need to either fibreglass or carpet.

    tyre weld dont like to get too hot and is only used as a temp measure plus you'll find the spare provides rear impact protection incase of rear shunt.

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    Get rid of the spare.... i did. :shock:

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