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      02-16-2010, 06:10 AM   #23
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Looks good, how much is it?

I have currently two cans of latex and also a Michelin Compressor.
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I actually saw the genuine BMW space saver kit for the E91 today and was very very impressed.

You get a proper (but thin) 5 spoke alloy wheel in a nice padded bag that straps into the 4 mount points in the boot. A jack, chocks and gloves etc.

We could not work out however if the 280 price included a tyre or not!!!

Must admit the fact it was a proper silver mini alloy wheel rather than the normal black steel things was impressive until I say the cost.
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There's no kit as such AFAIK, the dealers must be putting items togther and selling it as a kit.

I have the space saver alloy wheel, its 140 WITH Continental 125/80/17 tyre.

Wheel (item 1 only) - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...74&hg=36&fg=95

And I've got the full scissor jack kit with torque wrench (not the emergency Y jack seen with the spare wheel), that's about 100 I think.

Jack - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...00&hg=71&fg=95

So 240 all in, and it is a nice light alloy.

I just keep the wheel loose in the boot laying down and the jack kit fits under the boot floor, No need for the bag which is pointless IMO as the wheel, when laid dish-like spokes down, is a useful place to put things.

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There's no kit as such AFAIK, the dealers must be putting items togther and selling it as a kit.

I have the space saver alloy wheel, its 140 WITH Continental 125/80/17 tyre.

Wheel (item 1 only) - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...74&hg=36&fg=95

And I've got the full scissor jack kit with torque wrench (not the emergency Y jack seen with the spare wheel), that's about 100 I think.

Jack - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...00&hg=71&fg=95

So 240 all in, and it is a nice light alloy.

I just keep the wheel loose in the boot laying down and the jack kit fits under the boot floor, No need for the bag which is pointless IMO as the wheel, when laid dish-like spokes down, is a useful place to put things.
Nope

The parts guy pulled it all up on the parts computer thing they have and it is shown as a full set.

Looking at the links, the images shown look to be the same so I assume either they have changes how it is sold or you can buy it separately.

In any case it did look nice all be it expensive
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Run Flat Convienence Myth

I take the point that run flat tyres (RFT) are convenient when it is inappropriate to stop or its raining etc, but at what cost?

While I have been happy with my RFTs, I have just had my first flat. I was suprised to learn that RFTs can't be repaired. Recovering from that I asked the cost of a new tyre, expecting that it would not be cheap... AUS$739 or about 3 times the cost of a regular low profile tyre.

What cost convenience? That means a full set will cost AUS$2,217 when my last set of performance low profile tyres cost around AUS$900.

It is not worth it and I will be considering replacing wheels and tyres to dispense with the RFTs.
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