Thread: Spare Tires?
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      09-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #65
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From full size spare to alloy space saver

Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
Humm... well... the guys at the dealer told me the spare was from an e46. Looks like thats wrong(e90/92). I really don't care. All I know is it fits and works! Plus... they even had it instock(!) and they were really keen in giving me a big discount IF I bought it. Which I did. I was going to get the e60 "kit" (wheel/tire and jack) but that was really expensive. I think 100 euros more, 300 euros?

Also with this alloy wheel you do not need to buy differnt wheel bolts! A big plus in my book. Who wants them rolling around in your trunk! Or trying to look for them on the side of the road!
One model space saver fits a range of BMWs including the 1-series. While the REALOEM price was okay for me, the freight cost was higher than the cost of the wheel. So I am about to order the alloy space saver alone out of Europe from and fit a tyre here in Australia. The freight is only 39 Euros bringing the whole thing to about AUD250. Anything to gain some space back from carrying a full 18" wheel as a spare as I am right now. LOL
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Last edited by DrGadget; 09-29-2012 at 09:58 PM.