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      02-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Boot floor upgrade - spare wheel well?

Does anyone sell a boot floor well upgrade for the E90/91 that will take a spacesaver spare wheel?

The original storage well seems to be a simple plastic moulding so a revised shape to fit a spacesaver should be relatively simple if there is enough room.
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      02-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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Does anyone sell a boot floor well upgrade for the E90/91 that will take a spacesaver spare wheel?

The original storage well seems to be a simple plastic moulding so a revised shape to fit a spacesaver should be relatively simple if there is enough room.
I've always wondered about this,so will be interested in any positive replies...
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      02-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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I dont think there is even room under the floor for a space saver?

Are you asking whether the floor pan could be cut out and replaced with a new floor pan with spare wheel well? this would be a big job and potentially impact the exhaust etc.. Not something I'd consider attempting.
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      02-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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No, I think he wants an boot insert that will accomodate a spare wheel instead of a biscuit tin
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Not sure about other models but I had a look at this and there is no room on the 335 due to the exhausts. I thought the trim in the boot would have come out and gain a couple of inches but discovered it was actually the bottom of the car LOL
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Only thing I've ever seen is this, which is shite...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BM...6#ht_688wt_689
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Only thing I've ever seen is this, which is shite...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BM...6#ht_688wt_689
2nd photo from the listing is not from E90. If you put this in the trunk, you will be hardly left with any space.
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I know the pic is e91 but it's listed also for e90, still shite.
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Does anyone sell a boot floor well upgrade for the E90/91 that will take a spacesaver spare wheel?

The original storage well seems to be a simple plastic moulding so a revised shape to fit a spacesaver should be relatively simple if there is enough room.
I've had the plastic liner out to see if anything can be done to fit a wheel in the underfloor space, did it years back.

In the E91 there is definitely not enough dimension. It would need some serious panel modification, space that is just not there.

Also, can you imagine BMW not giving that option, with all the flack from customers over the period. Hence the "wheel in a bag" being their only option.

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Does anyone sell a boot floor well upgrade for the E90/91 that will take a spacesaver spare wheel?

The original storage well seems to be a simple plastic moulding so a revised shape to fit a spacesaver should be relatively simple if there is enough room.
I've had the plastic liner out to see if anything can be done to fit a wheel in the underfloor space, did it years back.

In the E91 there is definitely not enough dimension. It would need some serious panel modification, space that is just not there.

Also, can you imagine BMW not giving that option, with all the flack from customers over the period. Hence the "wheel in a bag" being their only option.

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Thanks for that-oh well,might try and secure the saver to the dog guard as an alternative.
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