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Old 05-06-2015, 10:12 AM
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Spare Tire location?

I have a 2012 750Li Xdrive (F02) and it has run flat tires and no spare. I see others who indicate that they do not have RFTs. My trunk does not seem to support a spare tire with a small space for tools but not a tire.

Is there another configuration of the trunk that includes space for a spare tire?
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:27 AM
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:33 AM
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I have a 2012 750Li Xdrive (F02) and it has run flat tires and no spare. I see others who indicate that they do not have RFTs. My trunk does not seem to support a spare tire with a small space for tools but not a tire.

Is there another configuration of the trunk that includes space for a spare tire?
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:44 PM
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I have a 2012 750Li Xdrive (F02) and it has run flat tires and no spare. I see others who indicate that they do not have RFTs. My trunk does not seem to support a spare tire with a small space for tools but not a tire.

Is there another configuration of the trunk that includes space for a spare tire?
When is the last time you changed a flat on the side of the road?
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:39 PM
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Actually, I am concerned about being someplace where I cannot get a replacement tire so 50 miles may not be enough.

I did change a tire on my recently sold E38 but there was a full size wheel and tire as the spare.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for the reference. It might be the only viable solution for some of my trips.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:25 PM
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I order a spare from the link above. Great people to deal with. My concern is getting a replacement as well. there is a spare location if you take the carpet out. But BMW has it loaded with the battery and electronics. That is why you should not put any liquids in the trunk. A spill can be a disaster..
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Actually, I am concerned about being someplace where I cannot get a replacement tire so 50 miles may not be enough.

I did change a tire on my recently sold E38 but there was a full size wheel and tire as the spare.
Logically, with cell phones, BMW roadside or AAA, the days of lugging around a spare tire is a lot like going down to Blockbuster to rent a movie. Especially living in the Sun Belt like we both do.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:11 AM
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I wish that were the case but it does not solve the problem where I am stranded in the middle of no where without a decent ride, unless you think riding in the cab of the tow truck is a pleasant experience.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:46 AM
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solution: Buy a full size spare wheel and tyre, tyre cover and jack with the wrench. store it in the trunk. if i were you, i would carry two spare wheels. just becuase i can. and any time i need the storage space in the trunk, i'll move the tyres into the footwell of the rear passengers, since they are in a cover, their clean to handle.
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At the next gen 7 reveal, I was told that they will have an option for a spare tire. The 4 tires on the car will still be RFTs, and the spare will be a space saver. When we looked in the trunk as to where it would go, I didn't see a spot, but the BMW spokesperson said that there will be one, but perhaps only on cars that come with the option.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:33 PM
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Glad to hear they are listening to the complaints. Perhaps in the near future these RFT tires will become more common in the inventories of local tire dealers and the next gen of RFT tires will hopefully be more forgiving when it comes to pot holes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:05 PM
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just get a donut, instead of a full size spare, takes up much less room. but yes, you'll need a jack and lug wrench as well.
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I bet you could get 100 miles on a RFT and it would be the same as 50.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:40 AM
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At the next gen 7 reveal, I was told that they will have an option for a spare tire. The 4 tires on the car will still be RFTs, and the spare will be a space saver. When we looked in the trunk as to where it would go, I didn't see a spot, but the BMW spokesperson said that there will be one, but perhaps only on cars that come with the option.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:41 AM
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the jaguar Xf come with a the space for a full size spare but the only option is a donut at $350.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:31 AM
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How to carry a full sized spare on a BMW 7 Series

Here are a few pictures of the most practical solutions to the problem of carrying a full sized spare.

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Here are a few pictures of the most practical solutions to the problem of carrying a full sized spare.

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Even better! you can get an entire kit from e-bay!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Contine...-/321749367625
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:18 AM
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That continental kit would certainly make you stand out and get noticed,
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Can you add a continental kit?



I skipped a few comments and didn't see the ones regarding the cont kit. My first thought was maybe adding a tray for the roof which could hold the tire.

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Old 05-17-2015, 04:29 AM
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Drove over 700 miles in the span of 2 months with a small nail in my RFT... just filled the air and keep on driving...discount tire co even fixed it for free. I shouldn't have driven this much but i thought the tpm warning is just due to low air.
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...just filled the air and keep on driving...discount tire co even fixed it for free....
I've had 3-4 nails in different RFTs that looked to be easily fixable. When I took them in (once to the dealer, the others to Discount Tire), they checked with the tire manufacturer (I had Goodyears, Pirellis, and Michelins) and all their replies were the tire(s) couldn't be fixed. Since I had tire replacement insurance on all, I just had to pay the $70 for the replacement policy for the new tire.
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