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Old 08-27-2012, 07:07 AM
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Tire Fit

Hey Guys I have a 2011 550xi base model. I want to replace the runflats with regular tires and buy a cheap rim for a spare. I found a rim that has the following specs. Am i ok with this rim. Thanks again for your help

Size: 18x8
Offset: 29mm
Backspacing: 5.66"
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Rec. Tire Size: 245/45-18
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:15 PM
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There is a space saver available and I recommend Michelin PSS as a normal tire replacement.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-F10-KIT.html

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....r=Base%20Model
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the mention 1HOT BMR

to OP: for the regular tires, i second Michelin Pilot super sports as well!

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There is a space saver available and I recommend Michelin PSS as a normal tire replacement.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-F10-KIT.html

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....r=Base%20Model
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:19 PM
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Back to the OP's post, will that wheel spec work on both front and back position? I don't know if his car has the same wheel all around. I like the idea of a spare that can go some longer distance than the small spares and has no unreasonable speed limitations which, if you can stand to loose the space and want to haul the weight is a better solution to me.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:08 PM
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You have a different size in the front and diff in the back. Why do you need a spare. Just call roadside. I put the Michelin pilot super sports on and have the insurance for the rims and tires. I don't care what I hit. I'm just picking up the phone.
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You have a different size in the front and diff in the back. Why do you need a spare. Just call roadside. I put the Michelin pilot super sports on and have the insurance for the rims and tires. I don't care what I hit. I'm just picking up the phone.
Maybe I'm Old School, but I want to change the tire and get on down the road! Life is too short to sit In the boonies waiting on Bubba to show up.

Now back to the question, will it fit?

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