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      11-09-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Question New 335i - No Spare...???

Hello everybody,
I know that the new 335i comes in standard with the RUN FLAT tires, but for those of us that do not like the ride quality of the run flat tires...did BMW leave a space in the trunk for a spare tire? If they did, is the space large enough for a full-size tire?
Personally I would hate to drive without a spare, no matter when and where, and no matter if I have the run flat tires or not.
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      11-09-2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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you can get a spare in the trunk but you have to buy one when you get the other 4 regular tires.

i dont think its big enough for a full size spare, but if you have run flats you really dont need one. the censors give you more than enough time to reach the safety of your nearest BMW dealer.
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you can get a spare in the trunk but you have to buy one when you get the other 4 regular tires.

i dont think its big enough for a full size spare, but if you have run flats you really dont need one. the censors give you more than enough time to reach the safety of your nearest BMW dealer.
Uhm, yes and no

Depending on where you get the flat and the how you got the flat you may not be close enough to reach a dealer. Also, there are cases where the sidewalls that are not suppose to collapes do and you risk ruining your rim as well. If you check some of the Corvette forums you will see while they like their RFT they all still carry a mobility kit as well just in case.
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Hello everybody,
I know that the new 335i comes in standard with the RUN FLAT tires, but for those of us that do not like the ride quality of the run flat tires...did BMW leave a space in the trunk for a spare tire? If they did, is the space large enough for a full-size tire?
Personally I would hate to drive without a spare, no matter when and where, and no matter if I have the run flat tires or not.
Thanks!!!

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Run to Global Imports and buy a mobility kit. M3's don't have a spare either.
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      11-09-2006, 11:01 AM   #5
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why dont you go look in your trunk
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No space for spare - space saver or otherwise.
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Thanks a lot guys...just to clarify one thing: There is space provided for a spare tire, correct? I went and test drove the new 335i but shame on me, I did not look in the back (trunk)...I was so excited that I did not think about the spare at that moment.
I also think that the ride quality isnt that good with the RFT...anyone that has more experience...???
Thanks again!
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Of course you can put a spare in the trunk, but the "space" in the trunk storage trough is not big enough to fit a tire.

You might be able to fit a few Krispy Kremes in there though.
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So, not a full sized spare...Well, this is better than nothing. I will go order mine in a few weeks.
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Just to be clear - there is not a designated well for a spare tyre - either full size or space saver.

If you want a spare in the trunk, it will take up storage space, as it will need to sit on the trunk floor.

The well where you would expect to see the spare, is big enough for, say , a pair of walking boots, or a box of Krsipy Kremes as mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by bronco
Thanks a lot guys...just to clarify one thing: There is space provided for a spare tire, correct? I went and test drove the new 335i but shame on me, I did not look in the back (trunk)...I was so excited that I did not think about the spare at that moment.
I also think that the ride quality isnt that good with the RFT...anyone that has more experience...???
Thanks again!

I think the arguement over ride quality is wildly overblown, sure there's a difference but not so much.

The REAL issue areound RFT's: Many owners are into changing rims and tires to something they prefer over OEM. Unfortunately there isn't a large selection of RFT's to pick from and they're expensive. Hopefully this will change as more auto manufactures come on board with RFT's.

Now like I said before, none of the M cars have RFT's nor do they have a spare. There's a M Mobility kit available at the dealership which should help you get by until you get a replacement.

Good luck.





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This is what it looks like under the 335i trunk mat

Space for a small toothbrush
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This is what it looks like under the 335i trunk mat

Space for a small toothbrush

Thats smaller than my E90


But while mine is bigger, its certainly not big enough for a spare and tire...


I do carry a spare rim and jack around with me on long road trips. I already got stranded once on a weekend because of a flat and no tire places open when I got the flat.
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Two questions. What is a "mobility kit?"

And to me the space under the floor mat in the trunk looks like it's designed to hold something (besides donuts). Anyone have any ideas?
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Two questions. What is a "mobility kit?"

And to me the space under the floor mat in the trunk looks like it's designed to hold something (besides donuts). Anyone have any ideas?
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How are the 19's on runflats? Can they carry the car with out air? And are they harder to ride on then normal tires?
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That's a great idea... just missing the drain plug.
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Yes...What is a "mobility kit?"
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Yes...What is a "mobility kit?"
M cars get a little moblity kit that has a can of goo that you spray in the tire that plugs the hole and then you pump it back up with a little compressor.

It doesnt work with big holes though
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http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...tkit/index.jsp

or

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true

the AirMan uses Dunlop compound and is half the price, otherwise they look identical.

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Yes...What is a "mobility kit?"
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This is what it looks like under the 335i trunk mat

Space for a small toothbrush
It's definitely too small for a spare tire, but probably just right for an enclosed subwoofer!

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