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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:04 PM
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My new WHEEL...

That's right, just one. Someday maybe I can afford the other 3, however, considering the high cost and limited availability of this coveted wheel style, it may be a while.

In all seriousness, I'm quite impressed with the nice compact case for the jack and lug wrench. I now won't be quite so unnerved when leaving the confines of the city with my new wheels and non-RFT tires.
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where did you buy it from?

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:54 PM
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where did you buy it from?

thanks
It's the E60 spare kit from Bavarian Autosport. I'm going to verify fitment tomorrow to be absolutely 100% sure it fits but they said it does on the e63.
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do our cars come with a tire iron at all?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:29 PM
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No tire iron that I know of, even as an option, for the e63/64. The E60 kit came with the spare, the jack and a lug wrench and socket in a small carrying case.
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do our cars come with a tire iron at all?
Don't you know that you are driving a racing car? no additional weight on these cars man so no tire iron or jack.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:07 AM
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Don't you know that you are driving a racing car? no additional weight on these cars man so no tire iron or jack.
I don't think they dared add any more weight to the platform considering its already hefty stature. Come to think of it, maybe that's why the cup holder is removable -- ability to shed just a few more ounces if needed.

Actually, that triggered an amusing advertising opportunity in my head for the 6 series...

Engine revving stoplight confrontation... driver presses sport button, shifts over to DS, disables DSC... and then throws the cupholder out the window as the race ensues.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:37 AM
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Don't you know that you are driving a racing car? no additional weight on these cars man so no tire iron or jack.
HAHAHA... only thing is they put a huge battery in the back to power the electronics then put in a 5 gallon windshield wiper fluid reservoir in front to balance the weight...

If you look in the manual, we have a 5 gallon washer fluid tank... it took a full month before my orange rain x fluid showed up on the windshield...
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solution six...do you have a link to where you bought it from?...thx
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:50 PM
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solution six...do you have a link to where you bought it from?...thx
http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=323

Then just choose your year and model and it will filter down to the one I ordered which is the "E60 SPARE KIT"
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So what does this do for the ride if our tires are on 19" rims and this spare is a 17" rim? Nothing as long as we're just driving to the local tire shop?
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:00 PM
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So what does this do for the ride if our tires are on 19" rims and this spare is a 17" rim? Nothing as long as we're just driving to the local tire shop?
The rim size wont make a difference as long as the overall diameter of the wheel and tire is nearly the same. The factory 19" wheel and tire combo diameter comes to about 22.9", and the spare wheel comes to just about 23.4".

Considering the tire itself cant handle a lot of load, nor high speeds, so used only temporarily it shouldn't have any effect on the vehicle as you make your way to the repair shop.
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really makes sense if going on a road trip or if you plan to be traveling into bad areas of town... for daily driving, probably easier to call BMW assist for towing if you're within civilization...
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E60 Spare Tire Kit

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It's the E60 spare kit from Bavarian Autosport. I'm going to verify fitment tomorrow to be absolutely 100% sure it fits but they said it does on the e63.

Did you verify that this Spare Tire Kit works on the 645Ci.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:29 AM
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Woops, totally forgot to follow-up on my post. Yes, it definitely fits. I had taken a couple pictures with my phone which are attached below. It looks... extremely amusing when its on... however, it does fit and clear the brakes just fine.

I also attached a picture of it mounted in the truck as well.

All in all, its a great kit. The provided socket fits just fine in my aftermarket wheels and the combination torque wrench and jack handle is a nice touch as well so you can properly torque the lugs down.
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Woops, totally forgot to follow-up on my post. Yes, it definitely fits. I had taken a couple pictures with my phone which are attached below. It looks... extremely amusing when its on... however, it does fit and clear the brakes just fine.

I also attached a picture of it mounted in the truck as well.

All in all, its a great kit. The provided socket fits just fine in my aftermarket wheels and the combination torque wrench and jack handle is a nice touch as well so you can properly torque the lugs down.


Thank you for your response, and the pictures both are very helpful, I will be ordering the
spare kit now that I know it really works. THANKS to YOU
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that's quite some space left in the trunk... I was worried it would eat up all of the trunk...
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:10 PM
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that's quite some space left in the trunk... I was worried it would eat up all of the trunk...
I was surprised how little space it eats up. It's really only about 6" tall and doesnt extend past the overhang of the rear deck area so... the footprint is actually very small. I throw my jumper cables underneath the wheel so those are no longer sliding around the trunk either.

Well worth the peace of mind having it available. I'm pretty sure I have warded away the flat tire demons just by having it in there...
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Im actually glad you followed up on this I was looking forward to your insight. Im going to get one now.
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_E60_Spare_Tire.htm

found this kit that seems to have a nice molded tray for the equipment and there's the option for a tire tote as well...
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_E60_Spare_Tire.htm

found this kit that seems to have a nice molded tray for the equipment and there's the option for a tire tote as well...
Thanks I just got of the phone with them and they will be shipping mine tomorrow, along with the tire cover. This is a better deal than the other place by $21.00 plus I get the tire cover, so that even makes it better. Also the other place was on back order, so THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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found this kit that seems to have a nice molded tray for the equipment and there's the option for a tire tote as well...
Interesting. The only thing i would note there is that that one doesn't come with a torque wrench and socket by the looks of it, but instead a standard spare iron. The jack appears to be different than the BMW scissor jack as well because the jack in the kit is too large to fit inside the wheel.

I don't think either of those points makes a difference in terms of use, however, if you have aftermarket wheels, those tire iron wrenches are usually too big to fit in the lug holes, so definitely check first and carry a spare socket and breaker bar or torque wrench if it doesn't fit.
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The only thing i would note there is that that one doesn't come with a torque wrench and socket by the looks of it, but instead a standard spare iron. The jack appears to be different than the BMW scissor jack as well because the jack in the kit is too large to fit inside the wheel.
did the kit from bavauto come with a torque wrench? the pic on their site only shows the tire iron, so I assumed you bought the breaker bar separately... although that's not a big deal as you mentioned... you can buy the bar with socket from most stores for 15 dollars or so...

also I wonder if that tray lays on top or below the wheel.. that may add more thickness to the rim than I'd like...

i tried to contact the bimmerzone customer service and they're looking at figures but think if 10 people were interested they could give us a special price...

how many are interested in getting one?

and wild geese they said they'll credit you the difference if things push through...
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Yep the kit it comes with (BMW part 71.10-6 773 536) comes with the scissor jack, torque wrench, socket, tire chock, a set of gloves, a wax pencil and the carrying case for it all. Oh, and the ever important instructions on how to change a tire -- in German.

I was actually surprised to find that it was a torque wrench until I was putting the wheel back on and it popped when it got tight. It's just a simple preset wrench at 130nm (95ish lb ft) but a nice touch.
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