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Old 05-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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Mein Auto: '14 X3 35i / '03 F350
Originally Posted by lbjgh View Post
Don't you need the same diameter wheel and tire to avoid damaging the x-drive system? I'd opt for a cell phone and a ramp truck.
I di nbot know the specs on the Bimmer Zone spare.

The mini-spare provided by BMW on the E83 X3 was sized for car - the outside diameter of the spare was about the same size as the otuside diamter of a regular tire. The Book said you could run on it either 50 or 100 mi at less than 50 mph with no hard cornering. I used it a few times during the life of my e83 and never had a problem with the x-drive. Note: I did not abuse the privilege

The real question is where to you stow the spare & tools? The only solution I have seen is to place it inside the cargo compartment...and there goes your cargo space....

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