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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM
king0fspades king0fspades is offline
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Converting from runflats to non. Quick question

Folks. I tried searching but couldn't find the answer. I have a 2011 F02. Wanting to convert from run flats to non. Already bought a jack.

Can I buy a wheel, let say a rear and use it as a spare for both front and rear? I am thinking of purchasing one from tirerack. I want to use one of my existing tires as a spare.

I know it will take space in trunk, but better ride will be worth it.
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Depends, my sport F02 has a staggered set up, so if yours has the same (not sure on non sport), you would not be able to use a rear to front...
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For short distances having mis-matched wheel size isn't going to cause harm. Look at all the vehicles that are supplied with mini spares- if it were harmful to the suspension or steering I doubt they'd be supplied that way. I went from OEM 18" to custom 20" wheels and I keep one of the old 18's in the trunk. N.B. Make sure you have a scissor jack and not a bottle jack- the latter is too tall to get under the frame of the 7-er. Learned that one the hard way!
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All my tires are the same size, so I don't see why not.
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Thanks all. My fronts have more tread, I will used one for the spare. Spare is for emergency. Probably 10-15 miles most.
My question was not if that is going to do a damage. It was more like it is even possible to put a front wheel in rear or vice versa. Just for short distances.
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Here is a link for spare tire kit. http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-F01-KIT.html
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