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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

 
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:05 AM
clinkinfo clinkinfo is offline
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The disappearing spare tire

So I've seen a few posts talking about moving from run flat tires to non-run flats. This is obviously a bigger issue for those with a third row seat and no spare tire. HOWEVER, just wanted to point out, BMW's solution to not having a spare tire was putting on run flat tires. Other manufacturers have also deleted the spare tire and gone different routes to address the lack of a spare including repair/inflation kits. Here's an article talking about the spare tire removal trend:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/th...pare-tire.html

For any one interested, here's a version of a repair kit like the ones discussed being used by other manufacturers. It might make moving over to non-run flats without a spare, a little less uncomfortable and they claim to be tpms safe:

http://www.slime.com/shop/safety-spair-70005/

Last edited by clinkinfo; 11-10-2012 at 07:03 AM.
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