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Old 01-04-2013, 02:40 AM
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We do have pictures and videos
for the E90, scroll to the bottom of the page:
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Does any one have any pictures showing application?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:23 AM
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We do have pictures and videos
for the E90, scroll to the bottom of the page:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E90-KIT.html
Thanks! Will take a look.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:20 AM
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Spare tire kit

Got my tire kit from dealer after telling them where they can get it (Bimmerzone) .
Made a cover for tire in the trunk so it doesn't stand out when you open your trunk . you loose a little space but you gain in peace of mine.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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thats a really cool cover! looks like part of the car
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26 AM
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Yeah it does look good, Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:42 PM
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Piecing a spare kit together - alternate tire sizes

Looking at the diameter calculations, it does look like a 125/80 would be a much closer fit for my non-sport with 225/45 17's. A 145/70 would also be a near perfect fit.

Both the 125/80 and the 145/70 are readily available used (and still mounted on other car's spare rims) on ebay for $80-$100. In both cases, they are on 4'' rims, so it doesn't seem like there should be any problem mounting them on the E60 rim (36-11-6-758-778).

Does anyone see any issues with going that route?

As far as the jack, a well reviewed ones from Amazon are $25-$35, plus a lug wrench for $12. I suppose I could then cut my own foam insert, but I'm intrigued by the Jaguar kits that include the jack, chock and insert tray, also available for cheap (used) on ebay.

Thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:13 PM
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got a quote from local dealer.... donut tire + kits for 3 series is $800 here

$300 on ebay plaus $200 shipping starts to look very reasonable
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Looking at the diameter calculations, it does look like a 125/80 would be a much closer fit for my non-sport with 225/45 17's. A 145/70 would also be a near perfect fit.

Both the 125/80 and the 145/70 are readily available used (and still mounted on other car's spare rims) on ebay for $80-$100. In both cases, they are on 4'' rims, so it doesn't seem like there should be any problem mounting them on the E60 rim (36-11-6-758-778).

Does anyone see any issues with going that route?

As far as the jack, a well reviewed ones from Amazon are $25-$35, plus a lug wrench for $12. I suppose I could then cut my own foam insert, but I'm intrigued by the Jaguar kits that include the jack, chock and insert tray, also available for cheap (used) on ebay.

Thoughts?
i'm actually working on something for my F30 along these lines.
a much cheaper alternative. i gave my original kit to my brother when he got an E90. spacer is only needed for the front of the F30, the brakes are even larger than the E90 335i

1) bmw E60 spare tire rim- $60
1) kuhmo 135/90/17 tire - $30
1) harbor freight scissor jack - $20
1) 15mm spacer + 5 45mm lugs - $40

$150 total
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:56 PM
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I got another X5 jack and jack crank handle from local salvage yard. It fits the jack point on an E90 perfectly. Same price as the harbor freight jack $20+tax. Came from a 2005 X5.

The last one i bought cost alot more as i got it from an online salvage selling through ebay.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:58 AM
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Hi folks, I just sold my E90, but I kept the new spare tire kit I got from getBMWparts.com (item# PKSPARETIRE).

I'm selling the kit for for $340 or best offer. Price includes shipping (lower 48 states). I will include the cargo strap that I used to secure the spare tire.

Paypal only, PM me if interested. Thanks.

---SOLD!

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:18 PM
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Does this fit front and rear?

I have a 2011 335i with sport package (18" staggered wheels). Your pictures show the spare on the front, but if the flat is on the rear can this be installed on the rear as well? Or should a front wheel be put on the rear and the spare put on the front?

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:32 AM
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Hi,
It will work both at the front and at the rear.
The rear brakes are actually smaller than the fronts, so it will clear the rears

Hope this helps.

Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:44 AM
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The Goo Solution?

Perhaps this is the wrong thred for this question, and if it is, I apologize.

We take delivery today of a new f30, 335i with the RFTs. I really want to swap them out for Pilot Sports but I am reluctant to give up trunk space.

In the 50 years I've been driving, I've never had a flat on the road. (Jeez, now I've done it!). Rather than a spare, can I simply use a can of the gooy tire sealant and pump up up the tire with a 12v compressor if I have a flat? I recognize that I would have to purchase a new tire as I believe the goo would prevent the tire from ever being balanced properly?

So, is the can of goo and a comrressor a viable alternative to carrying a spare? Appreciate any responses.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:59 AM
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Perhaps this is the wrong thred for this question, and if it is, I apologize.

We take delivery today of a new f30, 335i with the RFTs. I really want to swap them out for Pilot Sports but I am reluctant to give up trunk space.

In the 50 years I've been driving, I've never had a flat on the road. (Jeez, now I've done it!). Rather than a spare, can I simply use a can of the gooy tire sealant and pump up up the tire with a 12v compressor if I have a flat? I recognize that I would have to purchase a new tire as I believe the goo would prevent the tire from ever being balanced properly?

So, is the can of goo and a comrressor a viable alternative to carrying a spare? Appreciate any responses.
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depends on the puncture. a nail puncture in the middle of the tread can be fixed with goo. a sidewall rupture from a pothole hit cannot.
there's also a distance limitation with goo, 50 miles.

i carry a plug kit, a contiseal inflator, and on long trips, the compact spare.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:17 AM
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Perhaps this is the wrong thred for this question, and if it is, I apologize.

We take delivery today of a new f30, 335i with the RFTs. I really want to swap them out for Pilot Sports but I am reluctant to give up trunk space.

Chuck
FWIW, contemporary RFTs are not the despicable stones that befouled early e90s. My 2013 328i with Sport Package handles the pot-hole ridden Sonoma County backroads quite nicely.

I made certain the bolt-pattern and offset hadn't changed from e90 to F30 and kept my donut spare and jack when I traded in the 2006 330i shod with PS rubber, but when I need new tires I may just replace RFTs with new RFTs...
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:05 PM
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I switched all 4's to Michelin Sports non-run flat.
OMG - night and day vs oem run flats.
And now, I just carry a small electronic tire inflator.
Haven't had to use it
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:41 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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Might have missed this, but how do you secure the spare in the convertible trunk space typically?

I saw the pic, but it doesnt look liek the spare is secured at all?

I have a 2007 328i convertible with sports package looking to go with non RFTs on the next set
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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We usually recommend customers go and get some straps at your local hardware store, its the best way to tie it down. (there should be some tie down points in the trunk)


while this is not in a convertible, its to show you the strap

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:24 AM
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Looking for some thoughts on a spare. I realize i could go with the smaller spare tire kit but i also have 4 extra rims fir snow tires. I really do not drive the car much in the winter anyway. I am planning to go to runflats eventually and could i just place a full size spare with run flat in the trunk? I realize that you are not supposed to mix and match rft and nonrft but it would just be in an emergency to get 15 miles or so. I have aaa coverage as well. Wouldyou go with the soace saver or go with the full spare and just buy the jack frim harbor freight and lug tool off ebay.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:21 PM
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You can try to get a used one off of a wreck. The 08 328i Coupe I had used the same tire size as my previous E46 325ci and my E36 M3. I would contact a BMW dismantler to get a good deal. Usually dismantlers are a good alternative - and can test fit between different chassis before they ship out to you. Try this: http://www.partmyride.com/search#BMW/3-Series////
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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Looking for some thoughts on a spare. I realize i could go with the smaller spare tire kit but i also have 4 extra rims fir snow tires. I really do not drive the car much in the winter anyway. I am planning to go to runflats eventually and could i just place a full size spare with run flat in the trunk? I realize that you are not supposed to mix and match rft and nonrft but it would just be in an emergency to get 15 miles or so. I have aaa coverage as well. Wouldyou go with the soace saver or go with the full spare and just buy the jack frim harbor freight and lug tool off ebay.
I am not educated on the matter, but I would use your snow tire.

Me, I just checked out the offerings from ECS, BavAuto, Bimmerzone, and Tischer. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Tischer. Thanks to Orient... 5 years later... Though the price has gone up for sure, and shipping for me is significantly more than for him, it's still the most competitive price for me.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:38 PM
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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!

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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.

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Very clever!
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E 60 Compact spare on 328 xi

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I had that car in the wagon version and the spare kit worked for me twice. Don't leave home without it.
From a couple of posts it sounds like the E 60 compact spare will work OK with a 2008 328 xi.
So the diameter difference of + one half inch on the compact spare wont mess up my xi differential or other components of the AWD system? Thanks
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:47 AM
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Hi I'm new on this forum but thought this post might be helpful. I have changed from runflats on my e90 335d to non runflats and was looking for a spare wheel with not that much success, then locally I was offered a set of 18 inch MV 1s luckily the seller let me try them on the front and rear before I paid. And they clear the calipers and discs on both so are OK for spares. Hope this is helpful.
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I bought a CPO 2011 328i xdrive sedan recently. It came with new runflats. Since they are new I've decided to keep them for now but I also want a spare. I've read through all the posts in this thread, and they are steering me towards two choices - a 135/80/17 spare from Bimmerfest, or a 125/80/17 from Bavauto. The size difference/diameter doesn't seem like much of a problem for a spare and the price is similar. I've already scrounged a jack and lug wrench so I don't need a full kit. Does anyone have recent experience with either spare or a recommendation one way or the other. Thanks in advance, Bob
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