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Old 11-07-2012, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by birdmanbryan View Post
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?

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!

Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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