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    Thread: Just got my R - have question about spare tire well

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      05-22-2012 12:02 AM #1
      Just picked up my CW 4 door base R. Came with dunlops

      I need for some other R owners to look in the spare tire well. Is there an open drain hole slightly left of center near the rear bumper, or is mine missing a plug? I'll try and post up a pic later to illustrate.



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      Last edited by a4tq; 05-22-2012 at 12:19 AM. Reason: added pic

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      05-22-2012 12:18 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by a4tq View Post
      Just picked up my CW 4 door base R. Came with dunlops

      I need for some other R owners to look in the spare tire well. Is there an open drain hole slightly left of center near the rear bumper, or is mine missing a plug? I'll try and post up a pic later to illustrate.

      thanks
      Took a look. Didn't remove the spare. There is a plug left of center/drivers side of the bottom of the tread closest to the rear. Is that the one you talking about, or one that is seen with tire removed?
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      05-22-2012 12:20 AM #3
      just to the right of that plug - as illustrated in the pic I added...you can see it without removing the spare.
      Last edited by a4tq; 05-22-2012 at 12:23 AM.

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      05-22-2012 12:32 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by a4tq View Post
      just to the right of that plug - as illustrated in the pic I added...you can see it without removing the spare.
      Hmm, mine doesn't have a plug or a hole..
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      05-22-2012 08:31 AM #5
      Yes the hole is there,covered from the underside.

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      05-22-2012 10:36 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by autofi View Post
      Yes the hole is there,covered from the underside.
      In that case I'm missing something on the underside as I can see thru to the ground. If you get a chance can you take a pic from beneath?

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      05-22-2012 11:25 AM #7
      I wouldn't be disappointed with the Dunlops. Both options are all seasons and are crap compared to an actual summer set. Good summer tires have been my most enjoyable mod to date. Really is a night and day difference.

      Curious to see what's covering that hole as well. If it's not figured out by the time lunch rolls around I'll go take a look at mine.

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      05-22-2012 11:26 AM #8
      Now I have a need to check mine too.

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      05-22-2012 11:46 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      I wouldn't be disappointed with the Dunlops. Both options are all seasons and are crap compared to an actual summer set. Good summer tires have been my most enjoyable mod to date. Really is a night and day difference.
      Yeah I need to get started on that. Its a shame the bolt pattern is different compared to the MKIV as right now I have two sets of 17x8 rims for my MKIV R32 - one with RE11's and one with AD08's for autox

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      05-22-2012 02:54 PM #10
      OK, went and looked and mine is covered. If you look at the entire spare tire well there are 3 or 4 holes like that which are covered. I couldn't find them underneath to see what exactly it is covering them but it feels like tape. It's somewhat sticky and very easy to move.

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