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pierrebear
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: "Frunk" luggage space Reply with quote

Morning chaps. Apologies if this is a really stupid question (i.e. even dumber than my usual ones!) but has anyone ever tried removing carpet, spare wheel etc. from the frunk with a view to getting slightly more luggage space?

I am conscious that the 997 had quite a deep frunk thanks to the lack of spare wheel and was wondering whether anyone has got one of those puncture repair cans instead of the spare wheel?

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd prefer to keep it and put the extra luggage on the back seats. Any more than that and I'd take the sensible car...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of one big bag, I've used more smaller squashy bags/ rucksacks that fit in the gaps. We had baggage for two people and a dog (don't ask!) that went in the front with room to spare.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: "Frunk" luggage space Reply with quote

pierrebear wrote:
Morning chaps. Apologies if this is a really stupid question (i.e. even dumber than my usual ones!) but has anyone ever tried removing carpet, spare wheel etc. from the frunk with a view to getting slightly more luggage space?

I am conscious that the 997 had quite a deep frunk thanks to the lack of spare wheel and was wondering whether anyone has got one of those puncture repair cans instead of the spare wheel?

Cheers,

Pierre


Everybody who has a 996 GT3 or GT2 makes do with a bottle of tyre sealant and a compressor for a start. There is a polystyrene organiser tray that fits in the floor of the frunk to hold it (with a carpeted board covering it. The tools and first aid kit also slot in there).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just the GT variants that don't have spare wheels, 997/987 don't either. My original mkIV Golf R32 didn't have a spare either.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, my spare wheel is full of stereo amplifier, so...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should leave the spare in place, as it forms part of the crash structure on a 993.
Not sure how your insurance would be affected if this wasn't in place and you did have a bump.....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
You should leave the spare in place, as it forms part of the crash structure on a 993.
Not sure how your insurance would be affected if this wasn't in place and you did have a bump.....

Indeed, a friend with a Maserati was stuck for hours in a remote corner of Wales when he cut the tyre sidewall on a brick, bit of a big hole for the provided rattlecan.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's more than enough luggage space in the standard frunk if you use it correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of my 3 punctures the can of repair would have been pointless in 2 of them, you would not catch me going out with out my space saver.
Wife none to happy when I left her on Mull whilst I took the punctured rear to Oban for a replacement.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, I have heard the space saver is part of the crash protection as well.
Clearly you shouldn't crash when you have the space saver on the car!
also agree their is plenty of room with the frunk and back seats combined, we have taken two weeks luggage for two .
We have some bags for the back seat from roadsterbag.
Not shown in photo the bungees you need to keep them in place.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 weeks luggage for 2 and the dog (one of the 2 being a WOMAN). Dog with his own 'pad' in the back and still plenty of room to bring a few litres of rose back.



+ the extra bit of space down there for my custom built wine carrier


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the shot of the dog living it up in the back, what a dude! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agreed re the dog - looks as happy as Larry there! 993 just seems a lot smaller than the 997 on the luggage front.

JHRFC - you've put me to shame though...I clearly need to get more squash-able bags!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased 2 of these and had PORSCHE printed down the side just to make them look a bit more standard:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITRE-TEAM-KIT-BAG-with-TEAM-PRINT-Dimensions-39-x-70-x-40cm/272832005535



Around £20 each and can hold 110 litres of stuff. They're 70cm x 40cm x 39cm which is around the exact size available in the frunk of my C4 996. They are also a perfect fit stood upright on the rear seats and don't block your rear view. They're also soft so don't damage or scratch any part of your interior.

XXL expandable suitcases only hold around 90 litres when expanded and cabin cases (55 x 35 x 20) only hold 38 litres, so these 'kit bags' are colossal in comparison. I always challenge the GF to fill hers and she never can Grin


See here how much they obstruct your view when stood upright in the back:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty of dog space in a 993.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We go to Europe every year for a 7 - 10 day tour and use Geobags - available on eBay.

Fairly cheap & different sizes - take out the geo bag you want & chuck it into a duffle bag - rest of the clothes stays in the car.

Even the better half likes packing that way.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fixed that for you !
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't push the accelerator all the way down with that Faried. Unless you want to turn it in to a cab.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got loads of room in the boot Sad

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