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      08-28-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Am I understanding this SPARE TIRE for E90 --this simple????

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I am going to ditch those darn runflats for my 325. I have been toying with the idea but on my trip to PA I decided I HATE THE NOISE!!!! Also--who has the money every 18K??? Not me at least!!

A kind fella sent me the link below. Seems simple. Is that it??? I order this tire and a jack....and problem fixed if I switch to regularo tires????

I drive the 325I with the SPORTS package.......

Please give me a "yes---that simple!!!"!!!!!!! I need tires soon...winter is coming.......they are getting a bit bald........



http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=297373&page=2


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=297373

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Yep.

Thats all you need, some sort of useable spare tire and a jack/tool set.

The issue is space.

What I do is pop a 16" spare 156 wheel/tire in the trunk for long distances and rely on BMW roadside assist and conti comfortkit/M mobility kit when I'm around town.
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Yes, that solution will work.
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      08-28-2008, 07:02 PM   #4
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OK--I prefer to have some sort of "spare" on me in case BMW roadside or my car insurance road side shows up and does not have a tire for me (I would like to get home with a simple "tire change" from the toe guy).......wow. My life has changed.

I dont understand the "tire talk" as far as dementions and numbers you all too around. It is like another language!! All I know is:

Order this:

It will fit in your trunk and take up some room but not all since it is a smaller spare:

No more run-flat noise and changing every 18K for $1500 smackers:


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oh---and for anyone else who replies to help a little lady out......

The tire in the pic/web links above is a "smaller" tire right. Smaller than a "regular full sized spare"?....I dont have room in my trunk for all my shopping, the baby stroller, and a full sized spare!!!!

Yes KL2--the issue is SPACE BIG TIME!! If I put a regular sized tire in the trunk---that is that! NO more room! Looking for an actual little "doughnut" temp. tire or a small spare that would only be used to get me home etc. but would need to be removed for every day use......just a temp.

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Does anybody know if the e46 m3 spare will work on an e90?

http://www.bavauto.com/lview.asp?img..._spare_kit.jpg

BTW, the e60 retrofit is on back order at Tischer.
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E46 sure looks good though for what we need!! No idea if it will fit.....Thanks for the Tischer update.....guess I need to decide and order from somewhere.....before my tires are totally-dangerously bald.


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Does anybody know if the e46 m3 spare will work on an e90?

http://www.bavauto.com/lview.asp?img..._spare_kit.jpg

BTW, the e60 retrofit is on back order at Tischer.

you'll need a spacer with an E46 spare.
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I ordered the E60 kit from Tischer this morning. The sales guy suggested that the back order was only going to be a few days in case that makes any difference.
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I dont know what a spacer is and dont care since I will prob. just go with Tischer E60
(this is the kit that will fit my 325I w/ sport??)...... I'll ask Tischer before purchase! Glad I can give them a purchase. Great reputation.

It is hard for me to pull the trigger for the switch to non-RF's. But $350 a tire for the RF AND needing them every 20,000 miles is deeper than my pockets! OUCH!!!! That is the part that blows. Needing them every time I turn around!!!!
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I test fit the E60 spare today. It weighs 28 lbs with jack and stuff - not bad. The front brakes are cleared by about 1-2mm, just enough.
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Where did you buy the spare? Tischer is still on backorder.
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I test fit the E60 spare today. It weighs 28 lbs with jack and stuff - not bad. The front brakes are cleared by about 1-2mm, just enough.
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