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Old 03-27-2012, 04:51 PM
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Sorry to bump up this thread but I was finally able to test out the spare tire after 2.5 years.
My wife had a flat on the rear right tire at work about 15 miles from home. The AAA guys fixed the spare and my wife got home last night without any issues. I took the car today to the tire shop to get a replacement.
Just wanted to commend Orient330 for his ingenuity. Tks mate. The E60 spare worked perfectly fine.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:25 PM
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BMW 335i Convertible 2009 tires

I have 2009 BMW 335i convertible with sports package. It has 24K miles. Front two tires have run out of all tread to safely drive. Back two tires can still run couple of years. I live in Louisiana. It does not snow. I am looking for tire to work in heat and rain. I would appreciate any good suggestion.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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Go to Costco and take a look at both the Brigestone and Michellin tires that are not run flats. They will last longer, run quieter and cost only half as much as the run-flats. Keep your best run-flat-get a wheel and mount the tire -put in in trunk-buy a (BMW) jack and torgue wrench with the $ you save by buying NON-run-flats-put them under trunk floor---end of problem!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:25 PM
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I have 2009 BMW 335i convertible with sports package. It has 24K miles. Front two tires have run out of all tread to safely drive. Back two tires can still run couple of years. I live in Louisiana. It does not snow. I am looking for tire to work in heat and rain. I would appreciate any good suggestion.
Don't mix and match run-flats and regular tires. Get rid off the rears on craiglist/ebay. Go to tirerack.com and have them ship to an authorized installer a set of non-RFT 4 Michelin Pilot PS2. Get the donut/spare kit as suggested in this thread (which I already have).That's what I do.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:33 AM
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BMW 335i Convertible 2009 tires

Thanks for good suggestion. Micheline Pilot AS plus is going to last longer. It has got good reviews. However, my front tires are 225/40/18 and rear tires are 255/35/18. BMW 335 convertible has very small room in luggage. I can hardly put one tire in. Which side tire I should put in spare.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:19 PM
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Use the tire with the most tread. Spare is for temporary use, while you have the flat/damaged tire repaired/replaced.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:08 AM
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definitely get the non run flats and the spare tire combo. I probably would not use half run flats and half regular.

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Don't mix and match run-flats and regular tires. Get rid off the rears on craiglist/ebay. Go to tirerack.com and have them ship to an authorized installer a set of non-RFT 4 Michelin Pilot PS2. Get the donut/spare kit as suggested in this thread (which I already have).That's what I do.
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Update on Kit Details

I stumbled onto this thread for the same reasons as everyone else. However, this kit is discontinued. I talked to Jason Reighard at getbmwparts.com(Formerly known as Tischer BMW), and he provided me with the new "kit". It's basically all of the same components, but the tire comes unmounted.

Here's the link: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:28 PM
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sounding like one now. I highly suggest that you get the scissor style jack instead of the goofy leaning thing in this kit. Tischer has the other kit with the scissor style. I put together my own kit only buying the rim and valve stem from Tischer. I used an X5 (E53 or E70 doesn't matter) scissor and it works perfectly. I bought the jack. jack handle, and lug wrench (17 mm) on ebay. I already have a torque wrench and use 88 lb-ft as the spec per dealer advice.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:21 AM
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If anyone is interested in the kit that is already mounted do check out

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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This is the trunk of my E92 that I traded today. This new, unused Tischer spare and BMW premium jack kit with pre-set torque wrench are available. Complete spare wheel and mounted tire alone - no jack $200 - Tischer cost $315 with cheap jack. OEM BMW Jack Set 71106773536 $100 - Tischer cost $145. I'm in South Florida and local pickup is preferred. If not will ship for actual cost.
I noticed you are using that webbed cover to hold the spare in place. In an accident the spare tire could become a missile hazard because that cover is not strong enough to secure the spare in place. You had better hope the rear seat latches are strong enough to keep the seat locked in the upright position.

I secured my spare tire with heavy duty cargo straps that pass through all four eyelets in the trunk.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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I noticed you are using that webbed cover to hold the spare in place. In an accident the spare tire could become a missile hazard because that cover is not strong enough to secure the spare in place. You had better hope the rear seat latches are strong enough to keep the seat locked in the upright position.

I secured my spare tire with heavy duty cargo straps that pass through all four eyelets in the trunk.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:29 AM
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E90 Spare Kit For Sale

I have the E90 Spare Kit w/ carrying bag. from Bavarian Auto for sale.
$250 plus shipping.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:06 AM
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New to the forum and thanks in advance for any help. Wondering if there is a spare tire option that will work for my 2008 335i convertible??? Thanks
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:05 PM
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The spare tire option that we offer does fit the convertible (it also fits in the trunk) For a picture do take a look at:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E90-KIT.html
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New to the forum and thanks in advance for any help. Wondering if there is a spare tire option that will work for my 2008 335i convertible??? Thanks
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for those moving on to the F30, i think we can adapt this spare tire kit to fit. unfortunately it will require a spacer (something i wanted to avoid). i'll know more in about two weeks
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We actually did try it, but it could not fit, a spacer was needed, we decided to go with the bigger wheel (and unfortunately more expensive Bridgestone tire) and maintaining the outer rolling diameter at 26 inches

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for those moving on to the F30, i think we can adapt this spare tire kit to fit. unfortunately it will require a spacer (something i wanted to avoid). i'll know more in about two weeks
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The spare tire option that we offer does fit the convertible (it also fits in the trunk) For a picture do take a look at:
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After the spare is installed what do you do with the tire that came off the car?

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Not to sound naive ,But does anyone have pictures of how the spare kit would fit
in a 2010 335iM coupe under the trunk lid . I know I have to remove the original plastic assortment box under that lid . would like to see how it fit before ordering one . Thanks
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:12 AM
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Unfortunately its not going to be able to fit under the trunk mat, would have to be over the trunk mat, and strapped down. It does take up some trunk space, but at least its a space saver spare.


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Not to sound naive ,But does anyone have pictures of how the spare kit would fit
in a 2010 335iM coupe under the trunk lid . I know I have to remove the original plastic assortment box under that lid . would like to see how it fit before ordering one . Thanks
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I bought the Tischer kit and have it in the trunk of my 328 Coupe. I put it in a garbage bag, and have the container with the tools settled in the middle recess of the wheel (on top of the bag). I secured it with the netting that came in the trunk of my Lexus, and it works fine, as would cargo straps, etc. On a cross-country trip last year I folded the rear seats down and pushed the spare onto the backs. It was then held in place by my luggage.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:10 AM
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We finally had a chance to test on the 328i. The spare tire on the E90 actually fits the F30 328i (NOT the 335i as the brakes are too big, we tested that a while back)


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for those moving on to the F30, i think we can adapt this spare tire kit to fit. unfortunately it will require a spacer (something i wanted to avoid). i'll know more in about two weeks
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Can't afford to lose any room in the trunk but a spare is a must.
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Does any one have any pictures showing application?
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