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      03-13-2017, 04:59 AM   #1
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Spare wheel suggestion

Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap wheel&tire to keep as a spare in the shed in case I get a puncture?

I'm not running runflats and am happy leaving the car at the side of the road and getting an uber if I get a flat, but it'd be nice to have a wheel to put on the car while I get a new tire.

It doesn't have to be a space saver, but the smaller the better for storage (and, potentially postage)
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      03-13-2017, 06:39 AM   #2
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Would this be ok?

It's what I carry.

http://www.bmraw.com/bmw-mobility-kit/
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      03-13-2017, 06:47 AM   #3
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Would this be ok?

It's what I carry.

http://www.bmraw.com/bmw-mobility-kit/
Yes. You can get them cheaper than that too:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-Genui...wAAOSwZd1Vb8xU

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-F...IAAOSwFV9XyT7w

Though, I'm told if you're unlucky enough to have the tire pop off the rim, they don't work; and generally speaking the leave a heap of sticky crap all over your rim which you either need to clean off somehow, or it leaves you with a horribly unbalanced wheel for your new rubber.

It's certainly worth having in the boot if you're travelling any serious distance from home, but if you break down within 50km of home (and you don't have the family with you) - you're probably better off going home and getting the spare.
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      03-13-2017, 08:33 AM   #4
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Will a front rim fit a rear axle? Spare front rim would at least take up a little less space.
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      03-13-2017, 06:35 PM   #5
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Will a front rim fit a rear axle? Spare front rim would at least take up a little less space.
Yes the front rim will fit on the rear, i used one for a while in my 135i but it took up a lot of the boot space and moves around a bit so I then upgraded to this

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/36112159860/

I now have a 1M and you cant buy a 19" spare tyre kit for it so i had to put one together myself. I bought a skinny rim from BMW that is off the X6 to fit the larger brakes, a tire from a wreckers (it was off a commodore), a mini jack from Super Cheap and a BMW wheel bag from Bavarian Auto. It was about $250 all up and just as good as the kit above. I am pretty sure you could do the same thing for the 135i if you do the research.
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      03-13-2017, 06:50 PM   #6
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For the cheapest option... get a spare from a Mitsubishi Gallant. 17" mini donut. Someone on the forum post this tip a few years back. Even though the wheel bolts aren't quite a perfect match they work.

Another good option is just to get a used 17" spare wheel from an e46 3er. I bought a 7jx17 steel wheel for a e46 330ci. The steel wheel cost me 45 euros.

At first I bought the euro alloy spare tire setup from BMW. It was nice, until I had to use it. That 3.5 wide donut was super scary at 80 kph! That's when I went with a 17 inch steelie.

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      03-14-2017, 06:09 AM   #7
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PM me if you are interested in a 261m front wheel and tyre.
I have 2x S001 runflat and 2x PSS, all with ample tread. They are slightly taller tyres though (225/40-18) but will fit in the boot. Other than that, find some 17" F20 wheels on ebay or gumtree. Heaps of people flogging theirs off
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      03-14-2017, 08:15 AM   #8
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap wheel&tire to keep as a spare in the shed in case I get a puncture?

I'm not running runflats and am happy leaving the car at the side of the road and getting an uber if I get a flat, but it'd be nice to have a wheel to put on the car while I get a new tire.

It doesn't have to be a space saver, but the smaller the better for storage (and, potentially postage)
DYNAPLUG

(search for some of my posts, also have some video up on youtube, dont even consider slime)

But yes a spare is better,
(converted from RFT's to go flats)
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      03-14-2017, 08:16 AM   #9
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Would this be ok?

It's what I carry.

http://www.bmraw.com/bmw-mobility-kit/
DYNAPLUG is like about $100, and more likely to fix a puncture than the mobility kit
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      03-15-2017, 05:00 AM   #10
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I've got a compressor and tyre plugs. If that won't work, next line of defence is slime. Last resort is a tilt tray.
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      04-02-2017, 11:20 PM   #11
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Thanks all!

Ended up finding a 17" wheel from a 3 series locally so I didn't have to pay shipping (all up was less than $100).

I won't want to drive too far with it, but it'll get me home
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