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Old 11-06-2009, 06:57 AM
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[QUOTE=bigwong;4660575][QUOTE=Q&A;4657955]Hello BMW enthusiasts.


433MHz Tire Pressure Sensor for 2007 BMW 328i Sedan Base Model With Metal Valve Stems
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AFAIK, the TPMS doesn't read the spare tire, because it doesn't come with one stock. There is no reason to have one(TPMS sensor) then, because it is only a spare, meant to be used in emergency until the main tire can be replaced. You will still have to manually check the spare for air pressure regularly (every 3-6 months) to chack for air leaks
Bigwong, thanks for your reply.

I see your point regarding the TPMS while in the trunck. How about if I need to use it as a spare? I am worried I may get a flat, never know about it, and end up ruining my RFT. On top of that, it can be very dangerous.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:56 PM
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IIíve been away from the forum for a while and life is quite busy at the moment so please forgive if I am asking a question that has been answered a few times in the previous 13 pages.. just tired and behind on everything

it is time to replace the RFTs on my car and I am assuming the tischer spare tire kit will fit all 4 of my wheel sin the event of having a flat. Just wanted to verify that.

I searched tire rack and only found 8 tires that are rated as all season tires. besides the Michelin Pilots, any other suggestions? My biggest concern is wet traction as we do get a fair amount of winter rain in the Carolinas and my stock RFTS make me feel like a fish even when driving slow! I donít need ultimate performance but do want good tread life and good wet traction. Any suggestions are appreciated though the list on tire rack is very short!
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:15 PM
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:14 AM
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Great info on this board
Read all the posts, but I'm still not clear will this spare work for my 2007 328xi that I just got
Are there any issues with the compact spare and the all wheel drive?
thanks
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:40 PM
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Spare for 328xi

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I really appreciate all the work people have done to find a spare. I apologize if this has already been covered but I've read through the last 7 pages and I didn't find it. I have a 328xi, stock rims, so tires are 205-55-16. I talked to a guy in a wheel and tire store that's out of state who has a mini-spare from an x3. He says that I just need shorter lug nuts and that will allow me to use it as a spare. If this works it's really cheap, ie 95 shipped, which sounds a lot better than 275. Will this work? Do I need to do something other than change the lug nuts? Any help is really appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:02 PM
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Hi,
I really appreciate all the work people have done to find a spare. I apologize if this has already been covered but I've read through the last 7 pages and I didn't find it. I have a 328xi, stock rims, so tires are 205-55-16. I talked to a guy in a wheel and tire store that's out of state who has a mini-spare from an x3. He says that I just need shorter lug nuts and that will allow me to use it as a spare. If this works it's really cheap, ie 95 shipped, which sounds a lot better than 275. Will this work? Do I need to do something other than change the lug nuts? Any help is really appreciated.
Jat
no, the X3 spare is way too large in diameter
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:00 AM
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the tischer kit says it's for the 5 series. i just wanted to check once more here before i placed the order for it that it is ok to use on the 2009 328i sedan. thanks in advance.
I looked back, i see that it does. i just ordered it.

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:06 PM
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lug lock removal

Anybody have any experience getting lock lugs off which have no key or key code and are aftermarket not from a dealer?
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:17 PM
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Anybody have any experience getting lock lugs off which have no key or key code and are aftermarket not from a dealer?
Wheel shops should be able to get them off (need to have some extra lugs on hand to replace when that happens).

Or hammer a socket onto the locks, then unscrew using that socket.

Or use this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:36 AM
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Cover for Spare

I just ordered the E60 spare set and the cargo net. I was hoping to find a compact spare cover to keep the tool tray in place and contain that wonderful new tire smell. I am have a cover in another car that covers one side of the spare completely and has elastic on the back making for a good fit, but I can't seem to find such a thing for this. Anyone have a source for decent cost effective cover?
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:24 AM
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I use this;

http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&...IRETOTE&ID=622
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:09 PM
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I just ordered the E60 spare set and the cargo net. I was hoping to find a compact spare cover to keep the tool tray in place and contain that wonderful new tire smell. I am have a cover in another car that covers one side of the spare completely and has elastic on the back making for a good fit, but I can't seem to find such a thing for this. Anyone have a source for decent cost effective cover?
This is the one I use as shown in the photo in my previous post. Thin black nylon with drawstring on the backside. Works fine for me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...item3ca87ce695
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:28 PM
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This is the one I use as shown in the photo in my previous post. Thin black nylon with drawstring on the backside. Works fine for me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...item3ca87ce695
Thanks. Your installation looked pretty nice. Just curious, do you think that the road wheel and tire would fit into that cover?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:06 PM
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I don't know why my prior reply to this failed to post, but thanks for the suggestion. The tire totes are open on both sides, which might be less than ideal - I'm not sure. It would be nice to have something that would fit around a flat tire like the totes would.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:12 PM
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Thanks. Your installation looked pretty nice. Just curious, do you think that the road wheel and tire would fit into that cover?
The cover would fit the road wheel and tire's diameter but it might have a problem covering 8-9" of tread.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:58 AM
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The tire totes are open on both sides, which might be less than ideal - I'm not sure. It would be nice to have something that would fit around a flat tire like the totes would.
Open on both sides in the middle was a concern of mine also, but it has worked for me. I have a wagon and sometimes the spare is in the way back and sometimes behind the passenger seat. The handle on the tote is a plus.

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:22 PM
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No RFT and no spare? FORGET IT.

Proven to me this morning. At my expen$e$.

I had the same 'mobility kit', a jack, a sealant and and a compressor as recommended by BMW in M3 (no RFT).

I got a warning from the FTM system in heavy traffic. I thought that it could be slow leak like it happened quite a few times before; I had the intention to check it at my arrival 20 minutes later.

Ten minutes later, in even heavier traffic AND IN A LONG TUNNEL, I began to feel something. No way to stop or to go. I had to continue about a mile before getting to an exit. There was plenty of room; I stop there. A public service pick-up came to me demanding that I accept their towing coming or move. Another half mile.

I tried the compressor, then the sealant and the compressor. No pressure build-up.

I finally called called a taxi (kudo to my Garmin for giving me the phone number of a taxi company).

Went home and came back with a summer wheel. Traffic helping, 85$ of taxi and 2 hours lost. Then I saw that my tire was shredded inside. 250$ for a new tire. There was a screw in the old one.

The only good new; the wheel was not damaged.

Lesson learnt; never EVER without a spare again. Even if takes half of my trunk. Stupid, STUPID, not having a dedicated space for a spare wheel.

Bridgestone gave them a bad rep. Now with better competitors and lower cost, RFT make more sense. A life saver; I believe. Changing a tire in heavy traffic with vans not too far is a bad idea.

Even at that, BMW still recommends to have simply a mobility kit in cars with no RFT like M3 and upcoming 5-series F10 (RFT will be an option at least in Europe). Anybody knows if the just introduced 5 GT has room for a spare? Just curious..

It doesn't work.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:49 PM
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Thanks to all who contributed to this post and also thanks to Tischer for doing what BMW won't, that is, providing a spare solution to those of use wary enough to want it. Tischer shipped promptly and the cargo net works perfectly - at least after one attempt required figuring out that I had it sideways. The jack works on my lowered car after deflating a front tire. I had to have the tire mounted, but that was easy and inexpensive. All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:12 PM
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I have listed in the for sale section a brand Tischer Spare Kit for $300 shipped. Tire mounted never used only 3 weeks old.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:08 PM
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This is a great post. I read the whole thing in few days. I was leaning towards getting this kit until I asked myself why I need it in the first place. I take metro/subway to work and don't need the car until the weekend. If I get a flat and need a new tire I could wait for it to come from tirerack. I think I am going to get a full size wheel and tire from tirerack in sacrifice of trunk space. I only need a spare on a driving vacation where I don't want to get stranded for few days until a spare is shipped. I am going to store the full size spare at home until a trip. I can't imagine driving 50mph for a long time on a Tischer spare but I think it is a must for BMW owners that need their car everyday to get to work until replacement tire arrives to dealer/tire shop.
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Hey, so i've read through this whole thread, and well it's kinda got my head spinning w/ all the different options that people have been trying and using. However, there hasn't been much regarding '09 328i Sport Wagons. My car does not have the sports package, and is completely stock. Which is the best option for me? Does the tischer wheel/tire fit on the LCI 328i? or should i just go w/ the more expensive bavauto kit?
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:54 AM
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[QUOTE]Which is the best option for me?[QUOTE]
Get the Tischer kit. I've got the 2007 version of your car, and BMW hasn't changed the wheels. The spare has worked twice for me.
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Get the Tischer kit. I've got the 2007 version of your car, and BMW hasn't changed the wheels. The spare has worked twice for me.
Awesome, thanks!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:30 AM
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Look for my Tischer space saver spare ad in Bimmerfest Wheels and Tires Classifieds. See link below.

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