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      06-10-2013, 03:33 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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      06-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #24
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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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      06-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #25
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Yes, I believe so. They come mounted and balanced by BMW AG.
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      06-27-2013, 02:27 AM   #26
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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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      07-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #27
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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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      07-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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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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      07-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #29
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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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