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Old 06-29-2003, 10:23 AM
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Question Z4 spare tire?

Does the 2.5l Z4 have a space saver spare and tire changing kit/jack? I can't find any information in the brochure or online.

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Old 06-29-2003, 10:29 AM
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Z4 SPARE TIRE

All z4 are equiped with runflat tires so there is no spare or tire and jack equipment
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:45 AM
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All z4 are equiped with runflat tires so there is no spare or tire and jack equipment

Exactly...these Run Flat tires will a mark on the sidewall of the tire described as a circle with 3 letters in it (RSC) Run-Flat System Component and you'll be able to drive cautiously for no more than 50mph for a min (assuming that your tire pressure's 0 psi) of aprox. 100 miles....
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:36 PM
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LeatherZ sells compact spares that will fit Z4s in the event you want to ditch the run flats and switch to a performance tire.
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:04 PM
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LeatherZ sells compact spares that will fit Z4s in the event you want to ditch the run flats and switch to a performance tire.
wow....very interesting...where do these (spare tires) fit...i'm aware the Z3 has them under the vehicle (along with the X3's) do these spare's collapse and come with a compressor of some type? ....thank you
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They fit in the Z4 trunk. They come with a vinyl cover. You don't need a compressor. They are E46 compact spares. They don't collapse like Porsche spares and collapsing them is not required for fitmet or stowage.
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They fit in the Z4 trunk. They come with a vinyl cover. You don't need a compressor. They are E46 compact spares. They don't collapse like Porsche spares and collapsing them is not required for fitmet or stowage.
oh ok...good post!...very informative thanks!...another question (if you will?) your damaged tire....will that be able to fit in the trunk (closed) as well? I'll definately tell my customer's about this....it's definately gives them more options rather than driving on the run flat in a situations...(especially if your tire's blown to shreds)
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:22 PM
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I dunno about a Z4. In an MZ3 roadster, you have to bag up the tire and put it on the passenger seat. MZ3 coupes are not a problem. Both toolkits we offer come with a spare tire baggie.
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I dunno about a Z4. In an MZ3 roadster, you have to bag up the tire and put it on the passenger seat. MZ3 coupes are not a problem. Both toolkits we offer come with a spare tire baggie.

I just got new leather, I hate to say it but if mine goes, Im stashing it in the woods or sitting in my lap before it sits on my seat, or calling usaa and filing a theft claim on 1 wheel and giving it to billy bob to use as a coffee table where ever I have to put the spare on
that sucks though that it will not fit in the trunk on a z3
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:07 PM
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I just got new leather, I hate to say it but if mine goes, Im stashing it in the woods or sitting in my lap before it sits on my seat, or calling usaa and filing a theft claim on 1 wheel and giving it to billy bob to use as a coffee table where ever I have to put the spare on
that sucks though that it will not fit in the trunk on a z3
Hate to say it but, I`d bungee the trunk 1/2 closed with the flat inside before I`d put that wheel on my wife`s lap!
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