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Old 02-03-2011, 10:52 AM
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Has anyone found the source for 36 11 2 159 860 (euro BMW spare kit)?
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:16 PM
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Selling my space saver spare and more....

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Old 03-01-2011, 01:46 AM
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I have a 2010 335D sport with 18" staggered setup. The TPM was going off every week, so I took it in and they found a small nail in both tires on the right side. The local BMW dealer wanted to replace all 4 RFT's for $1600. I drove down to my local tire store and put non RFT's on the car. I ordered the Tischer spare package. I checked fitment of the spare on front and rear. Fronts are tight, with maybe 2 mm of clearance between the rim and the caliper. I hope the wheel doesn't flex during normal driving.

As far as cost, the tire store quoted me $1400 for the RFT's. I bought non-RFT's for $800 plus road hazard for an additional $100. The spare cost me approximately $350. The local tire shop charged me $21 to mount and balance the spare as well as discard two old auto-X tires. So the total is <$1300. In addition, they did a great job of removing the RFT's so that I can put them back on when I turn the car back in.

The car rides much better, doesn't tramline near as badly as before, and is much quieter. Now I don't have to worry about being stuck somewhere in the middle of nowhere waiting for BMW Assist to get to me. In addition to the spare, I bought a bottle of slime, spacers (just in case), and I was able to add a small compressor to the storage bag. Now all I have to do is figure out how to secure the tire and still leave space for a couple of small suitcases and a computer bag.

Thanks to all the contributors to this thread. It was very helpful in making me feel comfortable in deciding to go without the RFT's.

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:40 PM
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335I non RF's users

I just recently purchased a 335I sedan. I was thinking of taking the staggered wheels off and put on non RF's. Was curious the treadwear some of you are getting on them? I talked with the dealer today, they claim that basically the tires will get the same mileage RF's vs non RF's
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:06 PM
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Sounds like a lot of trouble and $. I just got a full size to match my others along with a jack that comes in a carrying case from Advance Auto. I only carry it on trips or when it would be a major ordeal to have a flat. Otherwise I just make sure my cell phone is charged and roll the dice. Also if I ruin one of my tires/rims I have a replacement.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:26 PM
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Spare Tire Too Large?

After following this forum for many months I took the plunge and ordered the spare tire kit from Bimmerzone. The folks at Bimmerzone were helpful and friendly and my spare tire kit arrived in good time. However, as the picture shows the spare tire is a 17" wheel and larger than the stock tire on my 2006 325i (base model = 205/55-16).

Bimmerzone says that according to their calculations the spare is only 1/2 inch larger than my stock tire and this should not cause any issues. Per my picture the spare is more than 1 inch larger.

Looking for advice...will this spare work with my car's configuration? Anyone out there have a similar set-up? (Seems like most folks on this site have 3's with larger wheel configurations). Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:41 PM
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After following this forum for many months I took the plunge and ordered the spare tire kit from Bimmerzone. The folks at Bimmerzone were helpful and friendly and my spare tire kit arrived in good time. However, as the picture shows the spare tire is a 17" wheel and larger than the stock tire on my 2006 325i (base model = 205/55-16).

Bimmerzone says that according to their calculations the spare is only 1/2 inch larger than my stock tire and this should not cause any issues. Per my picture the spare is more than 1 inch larger.

Looking for advice...will this spare work with my car's configuration? Anyone out there have a similar set-up? (Seems like most folks on this site have 3's with larger wheel configurations). Thanks!
Your tire is very worn, so new rubber will be a bit taller. I bet the spare is only 1/2-inch taller than a new tire. Bolt the spare on your hub... that will tell you if it works. Most likely so.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:12 PM
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I have the Tischer donut in the trunk with me at all times. I figure if I get a flat on RFT locally I could save myself from $300-$400 by getting it patched. I would swap it with the donut when TPMS warning kicks in and before I ruin an RFT by driving w/zero psi .

I have 17" 224-45 winter tires/wheels installed now. My 18" summer tires/wheels are in storage. I am going to DC for the weekend from NYC area.

Should I take one of the front 225-40-18's with me instead of the donut? I know I should not mix them but don't want to drive 50mph w/donut in case of a flat. Using the donut is mixing tires/wheels anyway. What do you guys think? Also how many miles can we drive w/donut?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:17 PM
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I have the Tischer donut in the trunk with me at all times. I figure if I get a flat on RFT locally I could save myself from $300-$400 by getting it patched. I would swap it with the donut when TPMS warning kicks in and before I ruin an RFT by driving w/zero psi .

I have 17" 224-45 winter tires/wheels installed now. My 18" summer tires/wheels are in storage. I am going to DC for the weekend from NYC area.

Should I take one of the front 225-40-18's with me instead of the donut? I know I should not mix them but don't want to drive 50mph w/donut in case of a flat. Using the donut is mixing tires/wheels anyway. What do you guys think? Also how many miles can we drive w/donut?
I got a flat in my X5 with brand-new RFTs the other day. Came out in the morning, washed the car (and wheels), then started it up to move it into the garage... and the tire was FLAT (0 psi). I would never have known! Long story short, I jacked it up, bolted on the donut, and drove to a shop where they patched it.

The trip was on the highway... and I'm not doing 50 mph. Turns out the speed rating on the donut was "M" (81 mph). Plenty safe for highway speeds... as long as the donut has 60 psi in it!

http://www.dunntire.com/Learning_Cen..._Speed_Ratings

However, handling sucks big time with one corner on a skinny tire. Be careful.

You can drive cross-country on a donut. No problems at all.

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:19 AM
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I'm new to this forum and my eyes went crosseyed from reading about the spare tire kits so I'll just ask. I recently purchased a 2007 335xi with sport package and staggered Bridgestone RFT wheels. I am not a fan of run flats or all-season tires and since my current tires are summer I am currently putting together a set of winter wheels and tires (I am not waiting until the last minute and I can take my time looking for sales) that will be conventional tires. Since I do not have a spare tire I need advice about the spare tire kits, will the e90 kit offered by Bimmerzone work on the 335xi with the sport package? Also, any suggestions on a good winter tire? One last thing, I have a feeling that there is room for spare tires in the 3 series. I think the area may be hidden under items put over the space so that you would think there is no room. I find it hard to believe that if they eliminate things like cargo hooks as a cost reduction that they would build 2 different 3 series sedans, one with a spare tire storage area and one without. If anyone already has the answer please let me know or I'll find out in the next few weeks.

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:37 PM
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I got a flat in my X5 with brand-new RFTs the other day. Came out in the morning, washed the car (and wheels), then started it up to move it into the garage... and the tire was FLAT (0 psi). I would never have known! Long story short, I jacked it up, bolted on the donut, and drove to a shop where they patched it.

The trip was on the highway... and I'm not doing 50 mph. Turns out the speed rating on the donut was "M" (81 mph). Plenty safe for highway speeds... as long as the donut has 60 psi in it!

http://www.dunntire.com/Learning_Cen..._Speed_Ratings

However, handling sucks big time with one corner on a skinny tire. Be careful.

You can drive cross-country on a donut. No problems at all.

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i drove for 300 miles one weekend back when i started this thread. make sure you are at 60psi, the speed and load rating of 105M is only valid at that pressure.

you can drive on the spare until it wears out, its not like a runflat or sealant with a distance limitation.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Help for non techie with 330i sports

I have read these threads but am not sure that I can get the Tisher spare for my 330i sports pkg with staggered wheels.

Is this the only option for me? I know the 330 is not the same clearance as all 3 series bimmers.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:40 PM
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Tischer Spare Kit and 335i Convertible

Does anyone have any experience with the Tischer Spare Tire Kit fitting in the trunk of the 335i/328i convertible with the roof down? I'd like to be sure that it will fit when the roof partition is lowered before ordering the kit. I've already asked Jason at Tischer BMW and he's not sure. However, he said that he's sold hundreds to satisfied 3-series owners. I have a 2009 convertible with the sports package.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:57 AM
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Spare tire kit for E90

I contacted my local BMW dealer and they told me the kit is no longer available. Can I only get it from Tischer BMW?

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Old 04-02-2011, 11:17 AM
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Just spoke to my dealer, the OEM E90 spare kit is available. He's calling Monday to obtain shipping date. I tried Bavarian Auto Sports, http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp. They're out of their kit until this June. It sounds to me that it's the same kit offered by the dealer. My understanding that the diameter of the OEM kit is 25". The size of the tire is 25" X 5". Have to measure trunk space with partition down to see if it fits.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:05 PM
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this is the fit of tischer spare in vert/93

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:59 PM
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Yes the top works!

I keep a full size 17" 225/45R (non-Run Flat tire mounted on a style 185 BMW wheel) in my 2006 BMW 3351 E-93 series Cabriolet. The top retracts with no clearance problems. Anything larger than a shaving kit is a close fit-but I don't have to worry about RFT issues when driving in rural, sparsely populated areas. The BMW jack kit (jack-torque wrench, block and bag fit under the removable trunk panel. Also-my non-run flat tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE 760 Sport) are much more available and cost less than half as much as OEM Run Flat Bridgestones. I hope my next BMW will include an option for a real spare, mounted in the trunk! Total cost for my wheel-tire and jack kit is app $525!
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:31 PM
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I bought a used 2006 325i with 70k from local BMW with extend warranty (100k till 2012) for $14,000 in great condition. They had RFT, so think they were the second set. The right front had some outside wear, so I thought the alignment was out. Dealer said they would give me a deal on the tires, but then said it would be best to go to Discount Tires. I went with Michelin Hydroedges ($114/each), based on it being the wifes car and she wanted comfort with good MPG's. Love the tire!! Good quite ride. I wanted a Z rated tire, but the Hydroedge had a T with 90,000 warranty. Discount destroyed my rims with install. They have ordered me new after market rims. Rims has some deep gouges. Keeping the old rims, maybe make a spare. We will see how they look. Going to get alignment after I put on the new rims from BMW dealer, last owed item.

I live in a small city with 3 Discount Tire stores. We do not plan many out of town trips with the car much, so I am thinking of not going with a spare. It could be flatbed towed to Discount if needed ($50).

I am not going to go with the spare to save on MPG and trunk room. I am going to go with the BMW Mobility Kit ($135 Amazon) versus the Continental Kit if I have a flat and need to get off the road. I figure that if the BMW kit clogs the senors, then BMW should fix it since it is their product I used.

Any arguments??

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Old 05-07-2011, 12:49 PM
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:20 PM
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Bimmerzone has the setup for $339.95 OTD (tire is already mounted/free shipping/tax-free to CA)

Any reason not to use them over BavAuto or Tisher? The kit appears to be exactly the same...
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:51 PM
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Full sized spare? I just swapped ContiContact Pro SSR RFTs (IIRC) for Conti Extreme Contact DWS on my 2008 335i. I chose 'em based mostly on positive Tirerack reviews of snow traction. I have the ContiComfortKit and AAA Plus (100 mile towing, etc.) but I'd kinda liketa havea decent spare. I can get a mounted, delivered wheel tire combo at Tirerack (same tire) for $325. Anyone carrying a full sized spare.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:03 AM
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WOW this thread was to long for me to read since Im at work LOL Anyway, I have a 2011 335d Non SPORT,which I dearly love running on 17" RF and planning to add the 18" COR wheels with a set of good tires, Has anyone added the kit so mentioned here throughout this thread and if there is one which ONE is it for my vehicle. Mind you I do not have the insert for the tire in the trunk so it would be laying in there on the BMW mat I bough for the trunk Gracias Amigos!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:58 AM
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I bought the Tischer kit, and a set of wheel locks from Bavauto. I also have the 17" wheels and just rotated them this morning in anticipation of a cross-country trip. I realize BMW frowns on rotation, however I do so every 5k miles on all my cars. I got 48k miles on the original set of tires on my previous BMW, and 36k on my GS w" 18" wheels. I refuse to have a staggered setup primarily because I prefer rotating the tires.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:17 AM
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Do you still have those wheels and tires for sale?
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:51 AM
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What about going to junkyard and finding totalled car and buying the spare from junkyard?
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