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      03-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Can you MAKE room for a spare?

I've heard one of the reasons for no spare tire cubby under the trunk floor is that there's no room for it with the mechanicals, specifically the dual exhaust for the 335.

With a 328, I'm wondering if it's possible to have a custom trunk floor built to accommodate a spare? Even if it's an inch or two higher than stock?

How hard is it to remove the trunk floor? Has anyone done this?


If anything happened to my E92 I'd probably be looking for an exact replacement. In the meantime, having to carry a donut IN my trunk is really the only think I don't like about my car.

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Nobody's ever removed their trunk floor?
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I don't remember there being a lot of room under the trunk's "false floor". So you'd probably end up having to cut out the existing floor and retrofitting in a deeper wheel well. If that's what you're thinking, then you're cutting the cars body which can effect the cars structural integrity and will for sure effect it's corrosion resistance (factory galvanizing) because of the cuts and welds required to make it all work. IMO, get a compact spare and stick it in the trunk.
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If you do this, it does not take a lot of space.

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I am already carrying the compact spare in the trunk - I'm surprised at how much I can still fit in there, it's just the limited height that makes it inconvenient...

thanks anyway.
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Lol carry a bottle of "fix a flat" and call it a day!
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Lol carry a bottle of "fix a flat" and call it a day!
Until you hit a pot hole and blow the sidewall out of your rear tire... Of course Discount Tire does not stock the 255/35r18 tires. Going on 3 days since the flat and no replacement. Car just sits in the garage until it comes in...ugh.
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