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      04-02-2020, 06:21 AM   #1
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As I've swapped over to non-runflats, the concept of a spare cane to mind. I was even considering a matched rim. But I have a few factors to consider.

2011 E90 328i
19x9 F. 19x10 R.
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370mm brake to be installed so spare would need to be larger than my stock 17"s anyway.

If I were to get a 19x9 rim and wheel, how bad would it be to use that on the rear (if I had a flat there) for: a trip home; a day; a few days; a week?

I know if I'm unlucky and the tire direction is wrong I'm playing grandpa on wet roads, but how squirly would it get for driving up to 20-30 miles home with a 9" and a 10" wheel?

Point is, if I carry a spare, it's just one size. Would the open diff make it a non effect if I were cruising along? Or is it all negligible? I would tend to think not.

I'm probably overthinking it and obviously a tow package is the always correct answer, but I do like being able to take care of myself or have that wheel swap option for say repairing flats; refinishing other rims, etc. even better if It matched.
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Google says the OEM spare tire is a 135/80/17 and they are fine for emergencies. You could limp home with just about anything but don't go highway speeds without proper wheels.
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Google says the OEM spare tire is a 135/80/17 and they are fine for emergencies. You could limp home with just about anything but don't go highway speeds without proper wheels.
Well, I don't feel the 17" donut is getting around mPerformance calipers. That's the concern otherwise I have a set of 17s already.
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I would buy a 9" wheel that will work on both front and back and then a tire with an acceptable diameter. Theoretically, a spare is only needed to get you to a shop to repair or replace the damaged tired, not to run for weeks or months.
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