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      12-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Spare tire?

Anybody here keep a spare tire/donut in their trunk, especially for long distant travel? Does it make sense to have one?
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      12-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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good question.
ive been wondering where i can get one...
and store it
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      12-04-2009, 07:21 AM   #3
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Here is an option.

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...etyConvenience

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...etyConvenience
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      12-04-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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Have one in my trunk. If I'm lucky I'll never use it, but if I'm unlucky I won't be waiting around for a tow or figuring out how to get home.
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      12-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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Those who iv seen carry spares in their trunk, go this route.

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      12-05-2009, 01:23 AM   #6
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      12-05-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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      12-06-2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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my 135i has 18" wheels. does the spare tire compatible? i'm sure
the hole patern fit, but i was thinking that the spare tire might be
smaller radially and driving lopsided might not be good.


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      12-06-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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my 135i has 18" wheels. does the spare tire compatible? i'm sure
the hole patern fit, but i was thinking that the spare tire might be
smaller radially and driving lopsided might not be good.
All 1-series use the same outside diameter tyres, whether the OEM wheel is 16", 17", 18" or 19". Only the tyre width and profile changes, the diameter stays the same.
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      04-02-2011, 05:57 AM   #10
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330Ci spare compatible with 135?

I have a 2001 330Ci will its donut fit a 2012 135? according to the Tire Rack the pattern, offset and backspace are the same
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      04-02-2011, 07:13 AM   #11
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You need a 17inch wheel to fit over the front brakes. I have the euro 335i alloy donut in my 135i...








spare tire/wheel/notrad 36110445045 euros 120
jack/wagenheber kit 7110677536 euros 100


From what I understand BMW in the states can not order euro parts anymore. IF you really want a spare tire kit I would loo into the e60 tire/jack kit for $300.


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      04-02-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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You need a 17inch wheel to fit over the front brakes. I have the euro 335i alloy donut in my 135i...

From what I understand BMW in the states can not order euro parts anymore. IF you really want a spare tire kit I would loo into the e60 tire/jack kit for $300.


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This wheel is not DOT certified, and could never have been ordered through a dealer. I have this wheel, brought back by a returning GI, it is an awesome wheel.
I thought it was the tire that was not DOT certified, not the wheel. ?

The e60 steel wheel is only one inch wider (4.5" vs 3.5") - I believe. I rather like my light alloy donut too.
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      12-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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Interesting. Has anyone been able to fit a full-size spare? I have a 2010 135i m-sport
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      12-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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Interesting. Has anyone been able to fit a full-size spare? I have a 2010 135i m-sport

I have. First I had a mini donut. Then the time came when I needed to use it... the car was very unstable at speeds. So, I bought a full size tire and mounted it on a 17" steel wheel. Best thing you can do is throw one of your winter wheels in the trunk or buy an extra wheel/tire combo. Having a flat when your far, far away from home is not a good thing! Having a full size spare is the BEST feeling you can have, esp when you have a flat tire!!


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      12-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #16
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Anybody here keep a spare tire/donut in their trunk, especially for long distant travel? Does it make sense to have one?
Yup. I swapped out the OEM RFT for Michelin PSS. Then I bought a spare tire/donut kit from Bavauto and it's now in the trunk.
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      12-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #17
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question: does front rims and tires of my 135i BMWs fit the rears ?
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      12-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #18
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question: does front rims and tires of my 135i BMWs fit the rears ?
Yes.
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I got a rear flat and need a spare asap... Is there something available at like Costco or something that'd fit our cars?
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