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Old 02-06-2013, 01:49 PM
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Mein Auto: Daihatsu Terrios
Originally Posted by hoopla View Post
Looking at the diameter calculations, it does look like a 125/80 would be a much closer fit for my non-sport with 225/45 17's. A 145/70 would also be a near perfect fit.

Both the 125/80 and the 145/70 are readily available used (and still mounted on other car's spare rims) on ebay for $80-$100. In both cases, they are on 4'' rims, so it doesn't seem like there should be any problem mounting them on the E60 rim (36-11-6-758-778).

Does anyone see any issues with going that route?

As far as the jack, a well reviewed ones from Amazon are $25-$35, plus a lug wrench for $12. I suppose I could then cut my own foam insert, but I'm intrigued by the Jaguar kits that include the jack, chock and insert tray, also available for cheap (used) on ebay.

i'm actually working on something for my F30 along these lines.
a much cheaper alternative. i gave my original kit to my brother when he got an E90. spacer is only needed for the front of the F30, the brakes are even larger than the E90 335i

1) bmw E60 spare tire rim- $60
1) kuhmo 135/90/17 tire - $30
1) harbor freight scissor jack - $20
1) 15mm spacer + 5 45mm lugs - $40

$150 total
Past: 2001 330i ZSP/ZPP/Step
Past: 2004 S60R 6MT Sport
Past: 2007 335i 6MT ZSP/ZCW/322/655
Past: 2010 335xi ZMP/ZCW/ZPP/PPK/PE
Past: 2013 335i 6MT ZMM/ZDH/ZTP/3AG/494/508
Present: 2016 F34 335i xDrive ZCW/ZDA/ZDH/ZTP/ZMP/2V5/5DL

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