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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:04 PM
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Spare tire kit

Does anybody know of a good spare tire kit. I'm not running the run flats and know that Murphy is going to catch up to me one day.
I keep to much stuff in my trunk (Golf Clubs etc) to have a full size spare.
Do they make one of those cheesy skinny spars for the 6er?
I have road side service but sometimes you don't have the time or am out on Hwy 1 and no cell phone signal.
Any suggestions?
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:13 PM
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:47 PM
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Thanks Doc, that's just what I'm looking for....
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM
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Thanks Doc, that's just what I'm looking for....
I got the same kit, between the spare and tool kit/jack it can run you around $500. I got lucky and got it cheap from someone returning their lease.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:40 AM
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Bavarian Autosport sells the kit for around $340 plus shipping. I think when it as said and done I paid $369 for my kit after shipping. I opted for this over a full size spare (which would end up running you about the same or less) for space reasons -- I like how little space the JV spare takes up in the trunk.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:08 AM
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I just wished there was an option of relocating the battery and using the hole for the spare tire... I know there is space off to either side in the trunk to put the battery, just no easy way to secure it... for those that have not looked, we have one of the biggest car batteries... 900 cold crank amps... (it's the same as most truck batteries and the same specs as my nissan armada)
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:05 AM
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I just wished there was an option of relocating the battery and using the hole for the spare tire...
Agreed... I tore my whole trunk area apart while routing my XM antenna and was thinking the exact same thing.

Currently i have my spare strapped to the floor via the net hooks with the jack kit underneath.
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