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      09-01-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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Just ordered a spare tire!

Thought i would give myself peace of mind and order a decent sized wheel/spare tire combo for the 335. I went ahead and followed the advice given in this earlier post. Bought a cheap 17' x 7.5" rim and a 225/45/17 tire at tire rack and the jack kit. Total cost about $350. The spare kit from Tischer is 275+50 shipping or $325 and you get a lousy spare. This way I don't have to worry about getting a flat and can get rid of the sub-par runflats for some normal tires.

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I will give you guys feedback on everything when the parts get in.

By the way, I priced out runflats vs non-runflat hankook tires and the savings are about $590 each set!!!! So the spare pays for itself within 1 tire set.
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      09-01-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Will you be storing it in the trunk with a tire tote + cargo net? Most of the guys here who use a spare go with this method.

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Will you be storing it in the trunk with a tire tote + cargo net? Most of the guys here who use a spare go with this method.

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Yes, I will be storing the tire in the trunk. I may pick up a tire tote at the local autoparts store. I'll probably just use a tie-down and the tie-down hooks to keep it in place.
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      11-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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With the jack, did you need some rubber piece in order to lift the car without damaging it? I'm about to switch to non-RFTs myself.
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      12-02-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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I just put some new wheels on my E92. My question is can I use one of the front stock wheels with runflat as a spare tire for the back?
Like If I have a flat back tire, does the oem front wheel can be mount in the back? I forgot to check that when I was mounting the wheels. If that is possible then I wouldn't need to buy a new spare tire.
Also what jack kit do you use? The other day I lifted the car and the plastic mounting part broke braking my side skirt

Any help? Thanks
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      12-03-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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I just put some new wheels on my E92. My question is can I use one of the front stock wheels with runflat as a spare tire for the back?
Like If I have a flat back tire, does the oem front wheel can be mount in the back? I forgot to check that when I was mounting the wheels. If that is possible then I wouldn't need to buy a new spare tire.
Also what jack kit do you use? The other day I lifted the car and the plastic mounting part broke braking my side skirt

Any help? Thanks
Not sure about the fitment of the stock front on the rear. I purchased the BMW jack kit from Tischer (sp). The jack fits perfect into the rectangular jack points underneath the car. The entire kit fits in the compartment in the trunk, so you don't lose any trunk space with the jack. However you lose a lot with the fullsize spare in the back haha
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Honestly guys I am in the process of changing to non runflats myself. Just ordered Michelin tires from Sams Club with road hazard for $560.00. Looked all over for a spare tire and jack. I feel $379 for a tire and jack is to much. I guess I am lucky I haven"t had to change a flat tire in 35 years. But for safty sake I bought a jack at a junk yard for $20. Bought a 12v air compressor for $27 and a plug kit for $8 that totals to $55 I feel that is cheap insurance and saved a lot of room in my trunk.
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Honestly guys I am in the process of changing to non runflats myself. Just ordered Michelin tires from Sams Club with road hazard for $560.00. Looked all over for a spare tire and jack. I feel $379 for a tire and jack is to much. I guess I am lucky I haven"t had to change a flat tire in 35 years. But for safty sake I bought a jack at a junk yard for $20. Bought a 12v air compressor for $27 and a plug kit for $8 that totals to $55 I feel that is cheap insurance and saved a lot of room in my trunk.
Yea but last time I checked fix-a-flat doesn't cure a blowout...but they are less common....
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I also purchased a nice small compressor kit from Habor Frieght. I purchased a plug kit. Now running Michelins reg tires. What a difference in price and ride. All my flats in pass 40 years come from a nail or screw. I may end up with a spare for long road trips. The spare will be kept in the garage when using it for local driving.
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I just spent a bit more ($450) and ordered the 335i spare tire kit from BMW. 36-11-2-159-860
It has a 125/80R17 Continental Tire on a nice looking Aluminum rim in a bag with straps that connects onto the storage hooks. It also comes with a Jack kit.
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Can you post some pics of your trunk after you have it all set up and in place?

I want to see how much space you have left after

Thanks!
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Here is my BWM official 335i spare tire kit (as mentioned in the above other post) that I just picked up...
It's less than 5" high when laying flat.
All items except the big bag is made in Europe.
It comes with a bag that has clips and straps to tie into the car truck anchor points. The bag has a little bag inside that has a plastic floor mat. The kit bag hold the scissor jack, wrench, tire stop, gloves, user manual, and a strap. The tire and alloy wheel are speed rated to 80 km/hr.

Part# 36-11-2-159-860 - 125/80R17 SPARE TIRE List $519

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Fit on 335i

Mike[/quote]

Mike I'm looking to pull the trigger on this compact spare and just wanted to ensure that it fits on your vehicle?

Since BMW has a "no returns" policy, I'm a little apprehensive.

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      02-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #14
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When did BMW start selling the aluminum-wheel compact spare kit in the US? Last year, I bought the Bavauto kit because you couldn't order the OEM kit through BMW NA. Only in Europe. And, I guess, Canada now.

Would be nice if they started selling it in the US, though.
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They don't. But the 1 advantage of living in the Great White North is it's a 40 mile "run to the boarder" !!

I should start an importing operation !!
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