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Old 09-01-2013, 12:38 PM
BDSBMer BDSBMer is offline
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Mein Auto: 2012 328xi Sedan
Originally Posted by timcuculic View Post
Yes, it fits perfectly inside the rim. Here is what it looks like all together.

Too bad my car only has 2 cargo hooks inside the trunk towards the rear!

Originally Posted by pksbmw View Post
The above idea (see earlier post) to bolt the wheel to the ceiling of the trunk worked well without the vinyl wheel cover ... then I added the cover and when zooming around a corner i heard an awful squeak of vinyl on metal from the back seat.

Needlees to say in my otherwise very quiet BMW this was not going to last.

Idea 2 is even simpler and after a test run with no squeaks this will be the end of my tinkering with the spare wheel.

One ratcheting cargo strap attached to two holes already in the top / outer side of the back of the trunk's ceiling. Any other sort of bungie cord etc. can't hold the weight of the wheel.

Very clever!
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