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Old 03-24-2010, 04:15 PM
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Can someone confirm that "36110308889" fits on a 330i? I want to order it but just want to confirm. Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:42 PM
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I had a '94 300ZX 10 years ago and it came with an inflatable spare donut. It shrunk to little over the size of the 15" rim it came with. By the time I dismount the flat it was inflated by my small electric pump. What a brilliant idea.
My Allroad has the same thing.

A car needs a spare (period)
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:39 PM
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Compact Spare in an E91

This thread has been very informative. I just received my spare kit from Bav Auto (wanted the premounted rim). Also came with OEM tool kit in a nice pouch.

There has not been much on the E91 application of the small spare. The tool kit pouch fits under the floor deck in the little well where I also have a 12V pump. The tire fits in the back like the sedan.



I am also investigating taking out the cargo cover and putting the spare in upright against the back seat if I have a load requiring it.

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:09 AM
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trying to find info

Well, I'm trying to find out what I can & can't do
with respect to a spare, and since this thread is very
long, my answer might be in here and I just missed
it... if so, I apologize... here is my question:

FIrst, I have a 2009 335i E93 hard-top convertible, and I
got rid of the run flats and put on a set of Michelin Pilot SPort A/S Plus.
I kept the same Sport Package sizes... 225/40R 18 in front, and
255/35R 18 in the rear.

SO, my question is: if I get a donut spare which matches my
front size, and I happen to get a flat in one of the rear wheels,
would I be able to use my donut on the rear - just as an
emergency fix to get me home or to a nearby dealer??
Just wondering if the car would be drivable with different
size tires on left and right rear wheels??
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:29 AM
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Well, I'm trying to find out what I can & can't do
with respect to a spare, and since this thread is very
long, my answer might be in here and I just missed
it... if so, I apologize... here is my question:

FIrst, I have a 2009 335i E93 hard-top convertible, and I
got rid of the run flats and put on a set of Michelin Pilot SPort A/S Plus.
I kept the same Sport Package sizes... 225/40R 18 in front, and
255/35R 18 in the rear.

SO, my question is: if I get a donut spare which matches my
front size, and I happen to get a flat in one of the rear wheels,
would I be able to use my donut on the rear - just as an
emergency fix to get me home or to a nearby dealer??
Just wondering if the car would be drivable with different
size tires on left and right rear wheels??
the size (width) does not matter, the overall diameter does.
your front and rear tires are the same diameter, so a spare that works on the front will work on the rear as long as it clears the brakes.

the donut is 135mm wide (hence being a donut)
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:53 PM
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I got mine yesterday from BimmerZone.com. Fantastic service and good price. Highly recommended. I actually picked it up in person (West Chester PA) and tried it on my car.

Vincent from bimmerzone is awesome!

Ditched the RFT's today and it's like a new car. Bliss!
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:08 PM
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I bought my last spare setup separately. Space saver wheel and tire for about $200 and BMW's better jack kit (P/N 71106773536) for $127. The jack kit contains a quality jack, ratchet, lug socket and a pre-set torque wrench all in a nylon zip bag. From the guys at Tischer of course. The jack kit is stored in the trunk well.
Does anyone know where this exact spare cover came from, or what it is called? I can't find it anywhere (ebay, Google, etc.). Any clues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:31 PM
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Does anyone know where this exact spare cover came from, or what it is called? I can't find it anywhere (ebay, Google, etc.). Any clues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
It's an inexpensive black nylon cover of fairly good quality and perfect fit that I got on eBay listed as JEEP SAFARI SPARE TIRE COVER UNIVERSAL 24.5"-26" NEW. The link below is a current auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...Q5fAccessories
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:37 AM
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Thanks SGCoupe. I guess I was just confued, because in the photo in looks grey and almost like it cloth and padded. It must just be the lighting. Anyway, thanks for the info:
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:10 PM
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I purchased from SGCoupe's link and the cover fits perfectly. I still think it's funny that there is aaaallllmost enough volume below the rear deck of my E91 for a spare, but it's configured in such a way to not allow it. Now, of course, with the spare there, I only put things in there that I'll only use extremely infrequently, like the jack, conti repair kit...

Any other ideas? I looked under there a few days ago, and I had a AAA book I had forgot about. It's dead zone, a waste. Whatever.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:02 PM
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Run flat tires are the devil's work. They were awful on my Mini Cooper S, and they are equally awful on my 335i. Because of this, I recently switched to Hankook Ventus V12 Evos, and couldn't be happier. They improved the ride of my bimmer tremendously.

The only place on Earth with worse streets than Manhattan is probably northern Afghanistan, or perhaps Waziristan. Because of this, I decided that having a spare was a good idea.

TIMELINE:

On Monday evening (2010.05.03), I placed my order with Tischer BMW using the link supplied a few posts ago:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

On Tuesday morning (2010.05.04) I received an email from Tischer stating the following:

"Thank you for your order from getBMWparts.com! Your order status has been updated to reflect the current stocking status of your parts! To view your order status: please log into your account, click 'order status'..."

On the website, my order was listed as "on order", and the following description was provided: "Items marked as 'on order' typically take 2 - 3 business days to arrive from BMW, upon which we'll promptly ship the completed order. "

On Wednesday (2010.05.05), I received an email that my order had been shipped, and subsequently received an email with a tracking number.

I received my order this morning (2010.05.06), 60 hours after I placed it.

UNBOXING:

(I apologize for the quality of the photos. My iPhone was the only camera I had on me)



























Many thanks to Orient330iNYC for doing the leg work, and Tischer for putting together this package after the original was eliminated by BMW, keeping the price reasonable, and for the lightning fast shipping!

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:03 PM
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I have a 2010 328i xDrive sedan. What part # do I need to order for a compact spare? My car has 16" wheels w/RFTs and I want to replace them with 17" wheels w/non-RFTs. i.e. I need a 17" compact spare for summer and a 16" one for winter...
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:11 AM
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Does the foam tool kit fit inside the wheel once it is mounted?

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:14 AM
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I have a 2010 328i xDrive sedan. What part # do I need to order for a compact spare? My car has 16" wheels w/RFTs and I want to replace them with 17" wheels w/non-RFTs. i.e. I need a 17" compact spare for summer and a 16" one for winter...
you dont need to match rim diameters. the overall diameter is what matters, and its the same regardless of the rim size.

you use the same spare for 16, 17, 18, and 19" rims
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:19 AM
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Run flat tires are the devil's work.
Indeed. Thank you for posting the photos. I just ordered mine for my 2010 328i xDrive sedan. What else do I need? Cargo net? Need part #s...
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:47 PM
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Yes, it fits perfectly inside the rim. Here is what it looks like all together.

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:57 PM
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Mounting spare wheel at angle near rear of seat

[See post below this one]

No warranty / liability expressed or implied :-)

Firstly, many many thanks to Orient330iNYC for the research here and the guys at Tischer for pulling this together as a spare wheel package.

Received my order from Tischer this past week and got around to taking it down to Discount Tire who kindly mounted it for $5.

Relevant car config:
- 2006 330i
- Sports package
- Does NOT have the cold weather package

A few photos that may interest the community.

Clockwise from top-left:

36-11-0-306-541 Continental Tire - T 135/80R17 (50 mph max)
36-11-6-758-778 Black Steel Emergency Spare (Rim)
71-11-6-758-778 Oddments Tray
71-12-6-767-944 Articulated Car Jack
71-12-1-179-953 Crank
71-12-6-756-392 Chock, Aluminium
71-15-1-180-625 Bracket for Spare
71-10-6-781-144 Wing Nut (Thread - M8 x 1.25)
36-12-1-116-326 Rubber Valve

I laid the wheel out on the floor of the trunk and decided to try and mount this against the back seat so that I would have more trunk floor space available. This also allows me to open the underfloor compartment without moving the spare wheel. Time will tell if I keep it this way or not but for now this will work best for me.

Since these photos I have attached an acorn / cap nut to the end of the eyebolt to reduce possibility of it scratching something and added a vinyl wheel cover (from Autozone). The eyebolt / cap nut extends past the wheel about 1 inch.

Wing nut that came with the Tischer spare wheel kit is a metric M8 x 1.25. I couldn't find an eyebolt easily in the USA for this so I switched to a 5/16" x 18 wingnut.

Additional parts used (~5 USD):
- 1-inch C-Clamp
- 5/16" x 6-inch eyebolt
- 5/16" x 18 wingnut
- Carabiner - any loop, strong and about 3 inches long - this was just what i happened to have around and it works great because it opens to go through the eyebolt. It's a non-climbing one rated to 150 lbs.

Clamped the C-clamp to a slot at the back of the underside of the trunk ceiling.
Attached carabiner through eyebolt
Clipped carabiner to c-clamp

Threaded 5/16 x 18 wing nut (NOT the metric one that came with the Tischer kit) onto the eyebolt until it was about an inch from the starting end.

Placed oddments tray in spare wheel with outside hole lined up with a wheel hole closest to the rear of the car.

Held wheel up to eyebolt - this is not too difficult to work through - you can reach both the inside and outside of the wheel at this point. Slotted circular bracket that came with the kit over the eyebolt between the wing nut and the wheel and this then held the wheel in place until the wing nut was tightened up finger tight.

I may look into linking the eyebolt to the ceiling of the trunk roof better but the clamp / carabiner works for now. There are various holes up there that may be able to be used for something tidier.

The wheel could feasibily move left/right at the front of the trunk over time but this hasn't happened yet because it's tightly wedged in there. If it does I'll probably move this over to one side of the trunk.

Photos:
- Tischer "spare wheel kit"
- C-clamp, carabiner, eyebolt (without acorn / cap nut)
- view between wheel and seat
- view from rear of trunk without wheel cover

Please let me know if anyone takes this idea further.

Regards,
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:57 AM
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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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Old 06-03-2010, 05:45 PM
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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.

PK
This is a great solution... may I ask where do you get (and how much) the wheel cover and the strap?

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Old 06-03-2010, 08:56 PM
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Tim,

>> This is a great solution... may I ask where do you get (and how much) the wheel cover and the strap?

vinyl tire cover - Autozone for $17.99 made by Bully - this is actually for a 26.5" - 29.5" wheel but tightening the elastic cord on the far side tightens it up enough. Autozone's description is Item #904968 CM-02Z Bully 26.5" - 29.5" Spare Tire Cover. **I now see these on Amazon for significantly less.**

ratchet strap - 2 pack of 6' x 1" from Target for ~$12.99 - sorry I don't recall the exact brand but I think it was a Highland. They are 600 lb straps and were the only orange ones that they had. It has "rubber" coated hooks on either end. Target item number is 092100854.

I had my 330i out for another 50+ miles today and didn't hear any indication of a spare wheel in my trunk (as I shouldn't).

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Old 06-05-2010, 11:07 AM
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I put my Tischer spare in a 33 gallon garbage bag - works fine.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:20 AM
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My wife/daughter got me the kit from Tischler for my birthday. My 61 y.o. wife got the tire mounted for FREE. I just got it all installed in the car last night. One question - I have the BMW cargo net. Will it attach as 2008 335xiPGH shows? Or as timcuculic shows? So far, I've not been able to get it the way 2008 335xiPGH has.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:37 PM
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Hi fellas, I'm a new member and just spent the whole morning reading the whole thread and couldn't see anyone using this kit on a stock 2006 325 with 16 inch tires. Would it work with no problems? Planning on ordering the kit from Tischelr, just want to double check before placing the order. I bought this car a few month ago with only 28k miles on it and I didn't know it had RFT, now I want to upgrade to regular tires. What do you guys recommend?

Thanks in advance for any input

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:24 AM
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You should be fine. Just check to see that the height of your existing tire is close to the height of the spare. Any number of tire calculators on the 'net should be able to tell you the answer. Tischler is awesome.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:37 PM
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I just wanted to thank everyone (especially Orient) for this thread. I got mine last week and got it mounted at Discount Tire. (big props to those guys...did it for free!)
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