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I bought my car used and a few things I have discovered are not as originally advertised. The write-up said the car came with option 423 20" Carrera S wheels. But when I look on ebay it seems like these are the 20" Cayman S wheels which weren't an option but of course some could always swap. My only interest is that I would like to buy a single extra wheel for the eventual flat (bearing in mind that I would put a front tire on it for short drives). From what I can tell online, the Carrera's are polished alloys and the Caymans are painted and mine appear to be painted making them the Cayman's. Without taking the wheel off, is there a way to tell? Thanks.
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I bought my car used and a few things I have discovered are not as originally advertised. The write-up said the car came with option 423 20" Carrera S wheels. But when I look on ebay it seems like these are the 20" Cayman S wheels which weren't an option but of course some could always swap. My only interest is that I would like to buy a single extra wheel for the eventual flat (bearing in mind that I would put a front tire on it for short drives). From what I can tell online, the Carrera's are polished alloys and the Caymans are painted and mine appear to be painted making them the Cayman's. Without taking the wheel off, is there a way to tell? Thanks.
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They are Carrera S wheels for the Cayman. The Carrera S wheels for the 911 have an identical design, but are wider than Cayman wheels.

Cayman S wheels are 5 spoke and are 19"

 

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There is also the 18" Cayman III wheel which looks very similar. The 423 option is in silver, but they could also be had in Satin Platinum. The Carrera S wheel has different offsets, as well as widths, for the 911.


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Thanks for the clarification. I don't plan on taking this car very far from where I live so I figured I could get away with calling home and having someone get me the extra wheel and jack and take back the flat and jack. This way I could avoid using the goop/inflator and get the wheel repaired easily. Might be overkill - I still need to decide.
 

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For the possibility of a flat, I just carry a plug kit and a portable air compressor. I haven't had to use them yet, so I don't know how it will actually play out...

As a backup plan, I have AAA. :)
 

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For the possibility of a flat, I just carry a plug kit and a portable air compressor. I haven't had to use them yet, so I don't know how it will actually play out...
Same, but I am going to get a scissor jack as well. I am concerned that it could be very difficult to plug a tire without jacking up that corner.
 
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