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      08-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Securing spare tire?

My 07 e92 came with a spare tire kit. My question to you all is how do you secure this kit into your trunk so it doesn't slide around all the time. It's bad enough that it takes up a good portion of my trunk space already. I apologize if this has been already asked and answered. Thanks for the input.
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please post some pictures of the spare!!!
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      08-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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No attachment straps, it just slides around the trunk.
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I see two large metal hooks to either side of the tire on the side of the trunk, maybe use those with a cargo net or just a nylon strap?
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I saw this in the parts diagram. There was a lashing kit but it was specific to my wagon, there might be something for the cars with trunks.

I really want to do this, specifically for long trips. RFTs are a big load of bull. I will be getting rid of them soon and running much better tires along with the mobility kit. Then a spare for the long trips.
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I just turn the spare upside down, so the wheel well is on top, hook a pair of bungee cords into the cargo hooks on either side, and cross them over the tire into a couple of the holes in the donut wheel. There is enough space in the wheel well to hold my compressor, a pair of gloves, roll of paper towels, and some other misc. stuff, and the bungees hold everything down. Tire has never moved an inch. By the way, if you have the factory jack and tools, they will fit under the trunk mat in the niches originally designed for them, which BMW "forgot" to fill with tools! Including the jack.
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I just turn the spare upside down, so the wheel well is on top, hook a pair of bungee cords into the cargo hooks on either side, and cross them over the tire into a couple of the holes in the donut wheel.
This is exactly what I do as well. When I need the full trunk, I pop the seats down and push the spare into the cabin, then the bungees hold the tire in place against whatever I've loaded. This has served me well for a couple years, and the bungees have stayed put with dozens of load cycles.
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My 07 e92 came with a spare tire kit. My question to you all is how do you secure this kit into your trunk so it doesn't slide around all the time. It's bad enough that it takes up a good portion of my trunk space already. I apologize if this has been already asked and answered. Thanks for the input.
I use a ratchet strap and a cargo net. Won't move at all.
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Nice Pete, that's what I need to do with all my crap back there.. Did that cargo net come with the car?
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I really like the setup. Where did you source your spare? And where do you plan on sourcing the jack kit?
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      08-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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cargo net + my storage bag that has velcro on the back to secure it in place

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Not the prettiest, but its practical. Im able to access my cleaning supplies without having to remove the spare.







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Toyicy4ya -- nice -- what do you have the strap anchored to? Did you have to install pad eyes in the trunk back?
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Thanks, i just attached the belt strap hangers to some holes the top trunk already had.
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nice!
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