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      06-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #23
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Thanks Dackelone. Not sure if you'd know this, but does the tire come mounted?

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Yes, I believe so. They come mounted and balanced by BMW AG.
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My spare is just a Michelin Pilot PA3 mounted to a Sport edition 18"--can go front or rear and just my winter set-up; $109 (Tire Rack) for the wheel, $232 for the tire (235-40) and they are quite decent on a dry road.
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Yes, I believe so. They come mounted and balanced by BMW AG.
Thank so much.

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That guy Rick is talking about was ME! And it sucked driving around on that skinny little donut. It does fit on both axles. But I had a flat tire on the rear... and being limited to only 80 kph(on the Autobahn!!!) was too much punishment for me. Plus the rear end of the car was wiggling around like crazy when you changed lanes the tinniest bit! It was very unstable with one 3.5 inch tire on one side and a 9 inch tire on the other side of the car.

Lucky for me, a local 1Addict, Swadeness lent me one of his 18 inch winter wheels, and I drove home on that. For me this exposed the problem with space saver tires. When you need to use one... you really just need a real full size tire. The next week I bought a steel 17" wheel and a 205/50HR17 tire. I also have the BMW jack kit that they sell.

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I found my spare 18" wheel (shown in photo) so heavy and it takes up so much space that I finally have bitten the bullet and ordered an alloy space saver from e-Central Store. Freight costs a bomb, but its like buying an insurance policy.
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silly girl question

Is there any chance that running one of these tires will ruin the differential?
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Alright, I put together a spare tire kit on tire rack (see attachment). I was looking at getting a BMW style 270 wheel, but it's a fair amount of money. I'm thinking of going with the below setup and I was curious to get feedback. Specifically, does anyone have knowledge of this sort of wheel. I assume it would fit.

So what do people think?

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Is there any chance that running one of these tires will ruin the differential?
As long as the spare matches the rear diameter and speeds/inputs are kept within reason, the diff should be OK. I would drive on it like it was a donut tire, no more than 55mph, and no hard acceleration that might cause the diff to lock up or produce wheelspin. If the tire is narrow enough, there shouldn't be too much rubbing if it is needed up front. Full steering lock may be a issue.

Since I would be driving as described above, I'd save a few bucks and get a cheaper tire. Why buy a PSS for a spare?
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As long as the spare matches the rear diameter and speeds/inputs are kept within reason, the diff should be OK. I would drive on it like it was a donut tire, no more than 55mph, and no hard acceleration that might cause the diff to lock up or produce wheelspin. If the tire is narrow enough, there shouldn't be too much rubbing if it is needed up front. Full steering lock may be a issue.

Since I would be driving as described above, I'd save a few bucks and get a cheaper tire. Why buy a PSS for a spare?
Agreed, I was thinking about buying the cheapest possible skinniest possible spare that would fit the brakes.
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Yes Leif, the second part number is for a alloy wheel AND tire. BMW sells their wheels with and without tires.
Dack: Does the Jack set you use for sure "fit" the 1M? Seems to be in short supply and the only place I found it (71106773536) could "not be sure it fits" my car...
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Dack: Does the Jack set you use for sure "fit" the 1M? Seems to be in short supply and the only place I found it (71106773536) could "not be sure it fits" my car...
Dackelone was this ever confirmed?

But just had a thought...I should see if your tire/wheel fits my M for the roadtrip in June...
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Dack: Does the Jack set you use for sure "fit" the 1M? Seems to be in short supply and the only place I found it (71106773536) could "not be sure it fits" my car...
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Dackelone was this ever confirmed?

But just had a thought...I should see if your tire/wheel fits my M for the roadtrip in June...


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The Jack kit, will work on any BMW.

The space saver wheel or full size wheel(the e46 steel wheel)that I have, will only will fit a 135i. Rick, remember when Florian(Blue car above) had a flat tire... I gave him my full size e46 spare steely to complete our tour and get back home. But when Rudi's 1M had a flat... he used one of your spare tires - bc the 1M has different offset wheels than a 135i has.

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Dackelone was this ever confirmed?

But just had a thought...I should see if your tire/wheel fits my M for the roadtrip in June...
Funny, that's why I need the jack kit--road trip in June!
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The Jack kit, will work on any BMW.

The space saver wheel or full size wheel(the e46 steel wheel)that I have, will only will fit a 135i. Rick, remember when Florian(Blue car above) had a flat tire... I gave him my full size e46 spare steely to complete our tour and get back home. But when Rudi's 1M had a flat... he used one of your spare tires - bc the 1M has different offset wheels than a 135i has.

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Apparently this product has been discontinued; anyone know of another option for a compact jack et al that will work on our cars?
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Apparently this product has been discontinued; anyone know of another option for a compact jack et al that will work on our cars?
BMW also offered a jack kit for the X5 and 5 series as well. I would ask a dealer to look up one of those jack kits. Or go to a junkyard(or look on ebay!) and find a jack from any BMW built in the last ~25 years. Even my e39 jack works to lift up my 135i.
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