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Old 07-02-2010, 01:07 PM
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Just wanted to say that I just joined this Forum and am totally impressed. This thread has been going on since7/2008 and the input has been incerdible. Orient330i, you're the best. and from wall street too. I just traded in my E46M3 vert for a new 2010 335i Coupe. I added a Dinan Stage 1 ECU and Exhaust. I just purchased the BBS CH R 19'' rims with Nito Invo tires (no more runflats!). I assume the spare tire ticket will work well with 19's as well. If not let me know since I plan on ordering soon.
I will be selling the the Style 93M 18" rims and tires with 2500 miles on them. The rims are perfect and the tires are Bridgestone RE050 Runflats, 225/40 and 255/35 R18. If there is any interest let me know
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:44 AM
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Based on a calculator I used, it looks like there is close to 1/2 inch difference in diameter, comparing 335 stock 18s to the Tischer spare kit. Assuming the calculator is accurate, I presume that the difference in diameter is acceptable for this purpose?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:23 AM
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Based on a calculator I used, it looks like there is close to 1/2 inch difference in diameter, comparing 335 stock 18s to the Tischer spare kit. Assuming the calculator is accurate, I presume that the difference in diameter is acceptable for this purpose?
yes, for the limited distances you would use it.

i drove on it once 300 miles over the course of a weekend. rest of the tires were stock 18" runflats.

the E60 stock tire sizes range from 25.7-25.9, on both the i and x-drive models, so it appears that even bmw is comfortable with a 0.4" difference in diameter for a temp spare.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:33 PM
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I would assume there is little difference between 19" wheels and the Spare tire kit as well.. Is that correct?
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:38 PM
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nope, on the E9x, all the diameters are about 24.9-25.1 regardless of rim size, so the same spare will work for all.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:12 PM
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Orient,
Thanks. I'll be ordering the spare tire kit.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for the information, I got everything listed including the ebay tire cover.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:48 AM
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first off, my hat is off to you orient, thanks for all the research. here is my question... ive got the 07 328xi coupe all wheel drive , i replaced the stock run flats with regular tires. rim size is 17... is the 36 11 0 308 889 kit going to fit my car ?
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:38 AM
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compact spare

There is a lot of discussion of compact spares. I only read part of this thread but it appears that some are happy with the Tischer spare. Other forums have been discussing the spare from Bavarian Autosport as a better alternative (no spacer required). I am trying to figure out what will best fit my 2008 335xi, staggared 18" wheels, sport package.
Any feedback will be appreciated for all you guys who have really done this.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:52 AM
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There is a lot of discussion of compact spares. I only read part of this thread but it appears that some are happy with the Tischer spare. Other forums have been discussing the spare from Bavarian Autosport as a better alternative (no spacer required). I am trying to figure out what will best fit my 2008 335xi, staggered 18" wheels, sport package.
Any feedback will be appreciated for all you guys who have really done this.
I have a 2006 330xi (E90) with staggered 18" wheels and sport package. I bought the BMW spare setup with tools from Tischer, and it fits fine without a spacer, etc. As far as staggered fitments, the computer doesn't care about the size difference so long as the it's less than x% or so (I can't remember if it's 3 or 5%). If you're maneuvering around a parking lot with a lot of sharp turns, the computer might come back with an AWD/4x4 error, but it generally goes away after "normal" driving as the computer averages things out again. This happens from time to time with staggered fitments anyway, just more notably with a smaller doughnut spare.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:57 PM
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Hi guys. this is a new issue for me because I'm about to lease a new 2011 328i. Pardon my ignorance, but does this spare fit on the 3281 sedan? Will it fit in the wheel well in the trunk? I hate the idea of spending a fortune on RFTs for a leased car! Thanks for any input.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:12 PM
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Check your lease but I think you are stuck with RFTs since you probably need to return the car to the dealer with RFTs at the end of your lease. No spare will fit in the small space under the floor of the trunk.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:15 PM
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Thanks very much, Gary. So I guess the option is pay for RFTs when they wear out or swap them out right away (for regular tires), then do it again (to put the RFTs back on) before the end of the lease. Two crappy options!
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Hi guys. this is a new issue for me because I'm about to lease a new 2011 328i. Pardon my ignorance, but does this spare fit on the 3281 sedan? Will it fit in the wheel well in the trunk? I hate the idea of spending a fortune on RFTs for a leased car! Thanks for any input.
To everyone's dismay, there is no wheel well in the trunk anymore. Just a tiny dumb compartment meant to hold things that I have no idea what they are.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:14 PM
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To everyone's dismay, there is no wheel well in the trunk anymore. Just a tiny dumb compartment meant to hold things that I have no idea what they are.
Wow, that is just bizarre. Why not just leave the area open just in case people want to put a spare there? They must have stock in RFT companies.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:48 AM
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Man Orient this is an awesome thread!! The info here has answered all my questions on fitment of a donut on my 08 e92 as well as some other wheel & tire questions I had. Iím ordering it today! This is just what these forums are for.
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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...
If you get the spare 17" kit from Tishcer the OD of the tire will work with either low profile (225/45, 255/40 17" tire/wheels or the base model (snow tire) 16" wheels with 205/55 tires) all these configurations are within a few MM of being the same OD...I just ran 50-75 miles...at 49MPH...with the compact spare on the rear axle last Sunday....It all played out exactly as I had "envisioned" when I justified buying the spare/jack kit..got a flat up in the "middle of nowhere" (CA Gold Country) early Sunday afternnon....I'd have been sittin for who knows how long waiting for "BMW Assist"...I did hit the assist button just to see what their response would be..they pinpointed my location, asked if I was in a safe location and then asked which dealer I would want to be towed to!...To sit there till Monday to have tire fixed...170 miles from home!~...I said "I have compact spare, so no thanks...ran down to main HI WAY and started lookin for tire shop open mid Sunday afternoon..not much luck till I came to a mall with a Snears Store...fixed flat and rebalanced tire...$24/one hour. The distance to the repair location was beyond RFT "no air" range as listed in the owners' manual..so compact spare saved me for sure! Blasted on home Sunday, instead of staying in a hotel and missiing work on Monday morning to get BMW to solve problem!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:15 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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Can I ask you how is this working out for you? I just received my spare and would like to do the same so I can have a bit more room in the trunk. I'm just curious to know if the metal frame is strong enough to hold the tire without "bending"?

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nope, on the E9x, all the diameters are about 24.9-25.1 regardless of rim size, so the same spare will work for all.
I know from a diameter case it will work..but how about clearing the brakes?....Will the 17" donut wheel in this kit clear the larger brake set up on the 335I?....
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Question follow up to an earlier question

Back in April, I asked a question as to whether a donut spare
would work on my car, given that I have wider rear wheels
(but all wheels are 18" rims).
Orient330iNYC kindly replied that yes it would - as long as the
spare "cleared the brakes".

Can I get guidance on what I have to ask for to ensure that
I get this proper clearance. I would like to buy a complete
spare kit (jack, donut tire, tire wrench, etc... and I would prefer
to NOT have to use spacers).
Is there a complete kit somewhere... for my 335 I with sports option
and the staggered 18" wheel set-up.

Thank, in advance - for any guidance / info you can provide.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:29 AM
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I know from a diameter case it will work..but how about clearing the brakes?....Will the 17" donut wheel in this kit clear the larger brake set up on the 335I?....
yes... that was the primary issue that i was working on when i did the initial testing. see the first few pages of the thread
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:31 AM
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Back in April, I asked a question as to whether a donut spare
would work on my car, given that I have wider rear wheels
(but all wheels are 18" rims).
Orient330iNYC kindly replied that yes it would - as long as the
spare "cleared the brakes".

Can I get guidance on what I have to ask for to ensure that
I get this proper clearance. I would like to buy a complete
spare kit (jack, donut tire, tire wrench, etc... and I would prefer
to NOT have to use spacers).
Is there a complete kit somewhere... for my 335 I with sports option
and the staggered 18" wheel set-up.

Thank, in advance - for any guidance / info you can provide.
all 335i's use the same brakes, be it coupe/sedan/vert. the kit that tischer has put together clears the brakes with no need for a spacer.

i've used the kit front and rear on both of my 335s without any issues.
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Thanks so much Orient for this thread. Got mine from Tischer. Mounted it and test fitted it and test drove it. Works great. Just in time for me. I got a couple of long trips coming up within the next two weeks. Hopefully I won't need to use it, but great to know it's there. I never felt comfortable not having even when I had the runflats.
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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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Thanks for this great idea. I did pretty much the same for mine.
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