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      11-03-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Former spare tire area?

I just got a 2009 e90 and noticed under the floor in the trunk there appears to be a space for a spare tire, though half of it is taken up with some sort of panel. Any idea why BMW decided to stop providing space for a spare tire, and what's under that panel?
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If you look underneath the car, the mufflers take up all of the available space under there. I've actually thought that it might be possible to make a space for a compact or collapsable spare by using an aftermarket exhaust with more compact mufflers, but have not done anything at all toward that end.
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