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birdmanbryan 11-07-2012 07:48 PM

E70 X5 Spare Tire
 
Hello to all forum members. I am new to this site so please forgive me if this has already been posted.

Has anyone built their own spare tire package for their E70? What size rims and tires were you able to fit in the rear compartment (under the trunk floor space)? I do not want to buy the ugly steel rimmed space saver spare that BMW sells. Also, what kind/brand of jack did you purchase?

Thanks:)

ndabunka 11-07-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by birdmanbryan (Post 7182714)
Hello to all forum members. I am new to this site so please forgive me if this has already been posted.

Has anyone built their own spare tire package for their E70? What size rims and tires were you able to fit in the rear compartment (under the trunk floor space)? I do not want to buy the ugly steel rimmed space saver spare that BMW sells. Also, what kind/brand of jack did you purchase?

Thanks:)

Sorry but you have few options. The compartment is not really THAT wide to allow anything much different than the OEM spare. Yes, it's ugly but it will be living 99% of it's life under that cover so there really is not reason to spend $500 on different parts IMHO. However, if you DO find something that works, post it on here for others to see.

ard 11-07-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by birdmanbryan (Post 7182714)
I do not want to buy the ugly steel rimmed space saver spare that BMW sells. Also, what kind/brand of jack did you purchase?

Thanks:)

Why not? its just a spare!

On my M5, I carry a single full side tire/wheel in the trunk along with a E39 jack. But there is no space for even a space saver in that car.

Actually, having a spare wheel that matches my E70 would be an OK idea, just in case. I usually retain one old tire with the best tread when I get new tires- having a wheel 'in stock' back at the house might be a good idea. (So you can take off the space saver and give tirerack a few days to ship the replacemnet.) I'd still keep the space saver in the trunk.

Again, consider you may never even LOOK at it for years on end!

:)

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Ripred 11-07-2012 08:41 PM

Yeap, I would also advise you to just stick with stock spare - unless you're planning to drive several days on spare (which is not a good idea) the "ugly" stock one is perfectly fine. There's no shame in letting others know that you had an accidental tire puncture. It's not like you accidentally wet your pants or anything like this ;)

birdmanbryan 11-07-2012 08:52 PM

Spare Tire
 
I realize you may never need to see or use the ugly space saver spare, but I am just wondering if I can pick up an inexpensive but more visually appealing alloy wheel and wider tire at Tirerack for less than what the stealerships want - $350?:dunno:

UncleJ 11-08-2012 08:03 AM

Get a space saver from your local BMW/Euro auto wrecking yard, along with the jack etc. Probably only pay about one third of what the dealer would want. Sadly there will be lots of that kind of stuff around now with all the flooded high end iron left in Sandy's wake.:bawling:

bimmerzone 11-08-2012 01:15 PM

Hi
We do have the OEM Spare in stock but yes, the price is pretty up there unfortunately, BMW does charge us a lot for the components

The OEM spare will fit in the compartment (no 3rd row seat). Other wider non OEM ones will probably not fit in the compartment

Anyway, if interested, do check out

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E70-KIT.html

Like I mentioned, we do have a few left in stock, no need to wait for the BMW backorder.


Thanks



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Originally Posted by birdmanbryan (Post 7182833)
I realize you may never need to see or use the ugly space saver spare, but I am just wondering if I can pick up an inexpensive but more visually appealing alloy wheel and wider tire at Tirerack for less than what the stealerships want - $350?:dunno:


JimS 135i X5d 11-08-2012 03:00 PM

Bavarian Autosport offers a package for @ $400.00

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp


Showing products for 2012 X5 xDrive35d.

This kit includes one steel wheel with 155/90/18 tire, a BMW OEM jack, wheel chock, jack handle, storage tray, and lug wrench. Spare tire is approximately 30 in dia x 7 in wide.

ndabunka 11-08-2012 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimS 135i X5d (Post 7184311)
Bavarian Autosport offers a package for @ $400.00

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp


Showing products for 2012 X5 xDrive35d.

This kit includes one steel wheel with 155/90/18 tire, a BMW OEM jack, wheel chock, jack handle, storage tray, and lug wrench. Spare tire is approximately 30 in dia x 7 in wide.

A bit high compared to a few others but it looks like they have FREE shipping "for most orders over $150" so it's not too bad. I've bought air filters from them before.

ard 11-08-2012 03:40 PM

Operative word being 'most'^^^ check first!



$335 at getbmwparts.com, which includes the jack kit, etc...

50 shipping


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