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Old 04-15-2009, 02:50 AM
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Then the thread disappeared....
Not quite…
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=351023
Something like that may need to be traced down to the lot number.
Bad material…bad casting…who knows?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:01 PM
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:26 PM
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:48 PM
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Where did you get the cargo net? It looks perfect for holding the spare.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:28 PM
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Where did you get the cargo net? It looks perfect for holding the spare.
Cargo net is Part Number 82119407000. A little pricey at $55.00 but BMW quality item.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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Well, I already spent over $300 for the deluxe jack kit and spare tire with spacer, what's another $55 to take good car of the car!?!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:30 PM
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Well, I already spent over $300 for the deluxe jack kit and spare tire with spacer, what's another $55 to take good car of the car!?!
It's just a wider hole in your a$$ when the car should have come with one in the first place.

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:18 PM
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Great thread with good info. The sad part is that BMW makes us go through this in the first place. I have heard all the arguments for RFTs but having now replaced two because "they are hard to repair", I long for the days of my E39, full sized spare in a well in the trunk, with jack, etc. The car came OEM with Michelins which I traded out for identical tires about every 40K. I finally sold the E39 and bought an E90 (I never liked the style of the E60), and have hated the RFTs from day one. I'd love to see BMW go back to a spare tire and jack (even a 'doughnut') in the 3 series.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:06 AM
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Orient330iNYC,

First of all I want to say: "Great thread!" However, I am confused with offsets. I went to a local dealer and he had a 17" wheel (3.50BX17 ET:30) with a Continental tire (T125/80R17) already mounted on it. He said someone ordered it and then didn't want it, and I could have it for $125.00.

I wanted to be sure it would fit before I bought it so I had them remove one of my front wheels to test it. Even with an offset of 30, it wouldn't fit over the brake rotor. Is it because the rim is narrower? Do you think this wheel would work with a spacer and longer lug bolts?

I have a 2007 335Ci, and the oem wheel offsets are higher than 30 so how does a wheel with an offset of 18 even fit?

I thought for sure that an offset of 30 would work? I hope you can shed some light on this for me. I already have the jack and tool kit. All I need is the spare tire.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:41 AM
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First of all I want to say: "Great thread!" However, I am confused with offsets. I went to a local dealer and he had a 17" wheel (3.50BX17 ET:30) with a Continental tire (T125/80R17) already mounted on it. He said someone ordered it and then didn't want it, and I could have it for $125.00.

I wanted to be sure it would fit before I bought it so I had them remove one of my front wheels to test it. Even with an offset of 30, it wouldn't fit over the brake rotor. Is it because the rim is narrower? Do you think this wheel would work with a spacer and longer lug bolts?

I have a 2007 335Ci, and the oem wheel offsets are higher than 30 so how does a wheel with an offset of 18 even fit?

I thought for sure that an offset of 30 would work? I hope you can shed some light on this for me. I already have the jack and tool kit. All I need is the spare tire.

Thanx!!
the higher the offset, the further in the wheels are.... when you add a spacer, you're subtracting from the offset...

for example, i had a set of rims that were ET30. for appearance, and for no other reason than i have a set of 15mm spacers i'm not using, i throw them on the rear. the effective offset is ET15. i came very close to rubbing on the outer fender liner.

the lower the offset, the more the wheel is pushed out towards the fender. the higher the offset, the more the wheel is tucked in toward the center of the car.

that spare he has would work with a spacer... i would guess you would need at least an 18-20mm spacer, but i cant say for certain.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:29 PM
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thanks for all the research, i'm about to order this kit for my e93 335, was wondering about the close clearance you mentioned to the calipers. is there any concerns about driving at speed on real roadways with respect to the spare rim bending/flexing when going over rough sections of road such that the rim would rub the caliper. did you check your calipers/rim for signs of rubbing after your buffalo trip w/ the spare on (as you did in your parking garage).

if i remember right, we are talking a clearance of about 1-5 mm on the 335 caliper.


anyone else have any feedback?

if all seems ok i will put my order in, and again, thanks in advance, great job!

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:01 PM
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I got spacers. 2 of them with the E46 spare donut I have for my 335. I only carry it when I have my non-rft winter blizzarks on, or when I am going long distance. I can carry one of my other tires, but it eats all the space in the trunk so donut is more practical. But yes, you need spacers with that spare donut, otherwise you wont clear the brakes.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:20 AM
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Orient

thanks for all the research, i'm about to order this kit for my e93 335, was wondering about the close clearance you mentioned to the calipers. is there any concerns about driving at speed on real roadways with respect to the spare rim bending/flexing when going over rough sections of road such that the rim would rub the caliper. did you check your calipers/rim for signs of rubbing after your buffalo trip w/ the spare on (as you did in your parking garage).

if i remember right, we are talking a clearance of about 1-5 mm on the 335 caliper.


anyone else have any feedback?

if all seems ok i will put my order in, and again, thanks in advance, great job!

nope, no issues at all. i wouldnt think that the stamped steel wheel would flex much anyway. the caliper config is the same on the 550i
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:23 PM
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just put my order in for the kit at Tischer's, thanks again Orient for all the legwork

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Dimensions of trunk space for spare with e93 330 top down

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I am considering buying 2009 328i convertible but the RFT issue has held me up. Is the spare tire kit you ordered (Tischer)small enough to fit in your trunk with the top down under the safety cover area ? Have you had a chance to measure the space with the top down? I have not been able to find those dimensions online. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Old 05-25-2009, 12:30 AM
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from the measurements given for the tire by orient (tire diameter about 25 in and height about 5.5 in) it should fit in my trunk (e93 / 335i ).

in the main trunk section:
the width available is 28.5 inch (so tire dia is ok to fit)
the depth measures at 30 inch (ie, along a line front-to-back)


with safety shield down in the trunk the height available under the shield is:
8 inch at the edge closest to the rear bumper (ie from trunk floor to underside of shield)
12 inch at the other end closet to the front bumer (ie, from trunk floor to bmw marking on trunk wall as the max height allowed at that point)

so the height of the tire kit should also not be a problem for fit.

the safety shield is sloped front to back

so you will still have a little bit of room on top of the tire but still under the safety shield, but not much.

i have not recieved shipment from tischer's yet, but it should fit (they have not indicated a
ship date as of yet either).

my plan is to get rid of the RunFlats then use the spare for road trips, and put my luggage in my back seat (for in around town/local, use a mobiity kit, ie portable compressor and tire sealant).
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for taking time to get those dimensions MRJONES. Being able to get a the spare under the trunk safety shield was a biggie. Ready to do some shopping now. Thanks again.

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Old 05-28-2009, 08:50 AM
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fyi

just got this from tischer re my order

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those wheel sets have flipped to a national freeze status through BMW and are now marked as NLA (no longer available). We are waiting to see if BMW is going to release more...but for now it doesn't look like we'll be able to get them at this time. We've cancelled the order for you....

If by chance these do come available again from BMW, we'll put them back up on special on our website

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Old 05-30-2009, 09:34 AM
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thats a bummer... i wonder why....
hopefully its because they're going to release the E9x spare thats avail in europe only...



thinner than the E60 spare and even closer in diameter...
only reason i looked into the E60 as an alternative in the first place was because there was no way to get this in the states...
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Orient330iNYC, I'm just posting to say thanks, as I've used the spare twice. I just wish there was real space for it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:24 AM
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Ditto. Instant road trip peace of mind. Thanks, man!

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What BMW USA Customer Service has to say . . . .

I called BMW-USA Customer Service and complained about the unavailability of an emergency spare tire for either my 2008 328i or my 2009 128i. The BMW rep called back and said an emergency spare was available and my selling dealer now had the necessary info to order. He also said neither of these are normally sold in the US but they are approved for use by BMW and available to US dealers. My selling dealer gave me the following part numbers:
36 11 0 443 369 - a black steel wheel/tire for the 128i
36 11 0 445 045 - an alloy wheel/tire for the 328i

Of course, these numbers are no surprise to anyone surfing for a BMW spare but they always turn up in threads that include the word "unavailable". My selling dealer said the BMW rep told him to simply make a "special parts request to Germany" for pricing and delivery times. He, apparently, has done this from time-to-time and said it is no big deal for him to do so. Unfortunately my selling dealer is 250 miles from my home and they don't ship parts. I could "swing" by there sometime but it sure would be nice to order from Tischer at a lower price, delivered to my home. So, I sent a version of this post to Tischer asking them to double check availability from their perspective.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:27 PM
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Watching this thread - VERY informative! Thanks!

Also - watching to see if Tischer can get the alloy wheel/tire package!
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Also watching. Want very much to get out of the run flats as soon as they wear down.. expecting my 08 335i MAYBE next week, so have a littl etime to worry about this but really prefer normal tires to the run flats! Also would prefer to avoid spacers.
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