https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=collapsible+spare&_sop=16I didn't know they existed at all. I don't have an Elise but want to buy it because it's so cool.
RizzyDee,Koko you bafoon! The compressor mounts horizontally and across the rear clam which provides an additional 50lbs of down force. You must not have read the TSP....
>>the aluminum scissor jack out of a Porsche 944For those of you using @SirLotus’ for sale thread as the occasion for scribbling on the bathroom wall, carrying an air compressor and jack is easily accomplished in an Elise or Exige. On long road trips, I stow a scissor jack like this one behind the driver’s seat along with a 12V air compressor like this. Neither item is very heavy and the air compressor - I always have one of these in each of four vehicles - will inflate my Porsche collapsible spare in about 10 minutes (I had to use mine once).
There aren’t too many good choices for lightweight jacks that will lift an Elige high enough to access a tire. One jack I may get in the future is the aluminum scissor jack out of a Porsche 944. It has a dimple on top to match the receiver jacking points, so to use one on an Elise would take an adapter to make a flat surface.
I believe even earlier. Appeared in '66 Mustang (fastback)and early 60's Chryslers (among a lot of other--AMC (AMX) and even Lincolns). The 'Collapse' spare was still being deployed in modern cars at least as recent as 3-4 years ago.Actually, collapsible spare tires date back to 1967 when they were introduced and made standard on early Pontiac Firebirds, optional on Camaros and other cars.
I believe even earlier. Appeared in '66 Mustang (fastback)and early 60's Chryslers (among a lot of other--AMC (AMX) and even Lincolns). The 'Collapse' spare was still being deployed in modern cars at least as recent as 3-4 years ago.
If i were truly concerned/motivated (NOT), I'd find a donut spare and a wheel-hub pattern adapter/spacer. That thought went away 5 or 6 problem-free cross country trips ago.
No matter. I always thought it was a cool bit of engineering (and damn thankful I never had to use it on my Mach 1).