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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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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!

:)

A

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



Quote:

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

WULFFZA 11-11-2015 06:18 AM

Hey guys

I ordered the steel wheel/rim from getbmwparts yesterday, but I can't find someone to supply the 155/90 18 tire.

There aren't too many posts on the forum specifically mentioning where they purchased the tire.

I tried dealer, Tirerack and American Discount tire so far. None stock this size.

Suggestions?

What other tire size would fit the 5J 18 rim to give a 29inch rolling diameter?

I also only just found the link to the supplier of the wheel and rim kit for $295.
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E70-KIT.html

If I go that route, suggestions on getting rid of the new wheel that's already on its way?? getbmwparts will not do returns per their shipping policy.

Oh, and my local dealer refused to accept that a donut wheel existed for the X5, so I sent him the part number and he questioned how I could use an 18inch wheel on a car with 20s..

Thanks

Update: They do accept returns, since its just the wheel, not wheel/tire?


1. Make sure your item(s) are returnable.

"We accept returns on brand new, never installed parts within 10 days of receipt. All returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Electrical parts, Navigation Map Updates, special tools, painted parts, vin-coded parts, fluids, floormats, BMW Lifestyle items, literature, rims, wheel/tire sets, BMW Performance, bumpers, aero-kits, airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and Dinan parts are non-returnable (unless approved by us first). Any items not in original condition, damaged, or missing parts are not returnable. Freight/shipping/local pickup/handling fees are non-refundable (unless we were in error). You have 48 hours from the time the package is delivered/signed for to notify us of any damaged or missing parts. No returns are accepted on painted parts or parts that are installed on your vehicle...no exceptions. If you receive an order that has been damaged by the shipping carrier, immediately contact us at Shipping@getBMWparts.com so we can work on a quick resolution. Keep all boxes, packing material, etc. *No returns on orders when a valid vin # is not provided, or when a vin is provided and you are retrofitting parts that don't originally belong on the vehicle and don't notify us. (purposely ordering incorrect or non-stock replacement parts to retrofit) **No returns will be accepted without and RMA # and official invoice. ***No returns on parts/orders under $20.00. (it's just not worth the cost of returning and associated processing costs and restocking fees)"

edycol 11-11-2015 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmerzone (Post 7184139)
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

Man you just made my day when I saw that spare can fit behind 3rd row!

bimmerzone 11-11-2015 06:31 AM

If you have 3rd row seats, you can still put it above the carpet. without 3rd row seats, of course there is a hole below :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by edycol (Post 9380110)
Man you just made my day when I saw that spare can fit behind 3rd row!


bimmerzone 11-11-2015 06:38 AM

Hi
We do have the rim and Tire all mounted and ready to go. Just in case you do decide to move forward :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by WULFFZA (Post 9380095)
Hey guys

I ordered the steel wheel/rim from getbmwparts yesterday, but I can't find someone to supply the 155/90 18 tire.

There aren't too many posts on the forum specifically mentioning where they purchased the tire.

I tried dealer, Tirerack and American Discount tire so far. None stock this size.

Suggestions?

What other tire size would fit the 5J 18 rim to give a 29inch rolling diameter?

I also only just found the link to the supplier of the wheel and rim kit for $295.
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E70-KIT.html

If I go that route, suggestions on getting rid of the new wheel that's already on its way?? getbmwparts will not do returns per their shipping policy.

Oh, and my local dealer refused to accept that a donut wheel existed for the X5, so I sent him the part number and he questioned how I could use an 18inch wheel on a car with 20s..

Thanks

Update: They do accept returns, since its just the wheel, not wheel/tire?


1. Make sure your item(s) are returnable.

"We accept returns on brand new, never installed parts within 10 days of receipt. All returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Electrical parts, Navigation Map Updates, special tools, painted parts, vin-coded parts, fluids, floormats, BMW Lifestyle items, literature, rims, wheel/tire sets, BMW Performance, bumpers, aero-kits, airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and Dinan parts are non-returnable (unless approved by us first). Any items not in original condition, damaged, or missing parts are not returnable. Freight/shipping/local pickup/handling fees are non-refundable (unless we were in error). You have 48 hours from the time the package is delivered/signed for to notify us of any damaged or missing parts. No returns are accepted on painted parts or parts that are installed on your vehicle...no exceptions. If you receive an order that has been damaged by the shipping carrier, immediately contact us at Shipping@getBMWparts.com so we can work on a quick resolution. Keep all boxes, packing material, etc. *No returns on orders when a valid vin # is not provided, or when a vin is provided and you are retrofitting parts that don't originally belong on the vehicle and don't notify us. (purposely ordering incorrect or non-stock replacement parts to retrofit) **No returns will be accepted without and RMA # and official invoice. ***No returns on parts/orders under $20.00. (it's just not worth the cost of returning and associated processing costs and restocking fees)"


edycol 11-11-2015 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmerzone (Post 9380114)
If you have 3rd row seats, you can still put it above the carpet. without 3rd row seats, of course there is a hole below :)

Yeah I have 3rd row and spare is a must for me considering that I ski a lot, and tow truck is NOT going to come to pick me up if I screw up RFT and wheel during blizzard in the Rockies.

bimmerzone 11-11-2015 06:50 AM

Just remember to tie it down or put your heavy ski stuff over it :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by edycol (Post 9380128)
Yeah I have 3rd row and spare is a must for me considering that I ski a lot, and tow truck is NOT going to come to pick me up if I screw up RFT and wheel during blizzard in the Rockies.


edycol 11-11-2015 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmerzone (Post 9380137)
Just remember to tie it down or put your heavy ski stuff over it :)

Oh yeah, that is ballistic missile in the accident.

ATL Markus 11-11-2015 09:59 AM

The bimmerzone kit does not appear to have the wheel chock that the one at bavarian autosport has. Is this correct?

bimmerzone 11-11-2015 10:17 AM

We do not have the wheel chock as one is not called out for the X5, but we will be happy to supply one for you if you like :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ATL Markus (Post 9380448)
The bimmerzone kit does not appear to have the wheel chock that the one at bavarian autosport has. Is this correct?


Longhorn90 11-11-2015 11:09 AM

And if you truly like Alloy over Steel spare rim, there is an X5M Alloy spare: http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...-E70M-KIT.html

Rolling diameter is 28.8 vesus the Steel wheel/tire's 29in; so less than 1% difference. The alloy is MUCH lighter than the steel rim.

I bought one pretty cheap off of Ebay, so you might check there.

I haven't had a chance to actually need/try it. And the only question crossing my mind in hindsight is the bore diameter. E70 X5 has 74.1mm bore all around. X5M has, I believe, 74.1 front and 72.56mm rear. So not entirely sure how a single spare can fit both. Maybe it's at the larger 74.1 bore size, and being a spare and limited to a reasonable speed, is OK enough to be used on the X5M rear and centered just by lug bolts. Anyone know on this??? (Bimmerzone?)

bimmerzone 11-11-2015 11:20 AM

Hi
Yes, the one for the X5M is 74mm up front and 72.5mm at the rear. The X5M spare is 74mm and its used on the rear as well, once you have one lug on, the rest are easy.




Quote:

Originally Posted by Longhorn90 (Post 9380585)
And if you truly like Alloy over Steel spare rim, there is an X5M Alloy spare: http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...-E70M-KIT.html

Rolling diameter is 28.8 vesus the Steel wheel/tire's 29in; so less than 1% difference. The alloy is MUCH lighter than the steel rim.

I bought one pretty cheap off of Ebay, so you might check there.

I haven't had a chance to actually need/try it. And the only question crossing my mind in hindsight is the bore diameter. E70 X5 has 74.1mm bore all around. X5M has, I believe, 74.1 front and 72.56mm rear. So not entirely sure how a single spare can fit both. Maybe it's at the larger 74.1 bore size, and being a spare and limited to a reasonable speed, is OK enough to be used on the X5M rear and centered just by lug bolts. Anyone know on this??? (Bimmerzone?)


ard 11-11-2015 05:23 PM

Lets clarify.... if someone is sitting IN those 3rd row seats, where does the spare go?

edycol 11-11-2015 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ard (Post 9381155)
Lets clarify.... if someone is sitting IN those 3rd row seats, where does the spare go?

Well on photo it shows that spare can fit behind 3rd row.
EDIT: lol, that is second row:)
EDIT again: I still think it might fir vertically!

ard 11-11-2015 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edycol (Post 9381204)
Well on photo it shows that spare can fit behind 3rd row.
EDIT: lol, that is second row:)
EDIT again: I still think it might fir vertically!

Yeah, what I thought.


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