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Old 02-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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I will try to use my iPhone to take a picture tomorrow when I hav some daylight to work with. I halve no spare but still use the truck for groceries, trunk is just too small
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:28 AM
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 AM
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D ring mounting to real structure?

thanks Snipe,
I will have to investigate to see what the D ring assy is mounted to underneath. I seriously doubt that one can just screw it into the gray cartpeted panel. Using a tie down would rip that out upon first application. It has to be mounted to real structure. I will try Real OEM or similar for an exploded view of some sort. This is a great start.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:49 AM
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It looks to me that either a hole is cut in the gray carpet for it or an indention exists for it. Also looks like a decent size "bolt" holding it in. Maybe this picture shows that better. Sorry for the lighting, I have no flash on this thing.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:36 AM
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A guy here at work has an 2006 325i. He says his vehicle has the same hardware. So, I'll go get a first hand look. I was thinking some sort of "widow" should be cut in or use a longer fastener to compensate. Thanks for your help again.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:27 PM
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F/M,
Not calling you a liar, i just don't see them. If this were the case, wouldn't the tires be sold as right side and left side only? I just see a marking that says "outside" as the tire is asymmetric in design. The 3000 mile switch wore the saw tooth wear back down flat and now i have rotated back to the way the car was delivered to me for 300 miles.

@snipe, can you please take a photo of where your forward D rings are installed? I'm hoping i can just immitate the 2009 way (your yr model) of doing it. Apparently, 2011 models only get rings on the aft wall (be it a short wall). . I have secured to these aft rings but that causes me to have to load groceries forward of the spare which is a little bit of a pain (or else take the truck to the grocery store).
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Cuda,

Apparently I am a liar! I could have sworn I saw some arrow indicating direction, but as you say they only say "outside". So you could swap them left to right. Wish i had known this or I would have done so before replacing them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:07 AM
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Today I called the local BMW junkyard and its a least 1 1/2 hrs away on the other side of the island, I spoke to the guy and he will locate the kit for me and call me back i need advice before I buy I did tell him almost all 2006 till 2011 3 series donut will fit , send me txts at my cell 787-459-4518, before I go tomorrow to the junkyard Im leaving as of NOW Home for the weekend ok amigos!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:40 PM
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The X5 jack worked great. Not sure what the junk yard people are tellingyou about a 3 series donut. No such thing here from a certain year on (i think 2008 or so). A safe bet is the 5 series part that I got from tischer. Perhaps the yard has the 5 series spare but you will have to perhaps change out the rubber if you want to match the height of your tires. See my explanation earlier in this thread. best of luck hunting at the yard. No bmw yard that i know of here in houston. Just the Los Angeles internet site i found where i got the X5 jack, handle. I had to get the lug wrench in yet another deal
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I went and bought a ratcheting tie-down. Ikea used to have plastic bags for tires - I bought a bunch of them. I loaded the Tischer spare in the Ikea bag, threw in a compressor and slime. I have the spare tilted up in the trunk, held in place by the tie-down. Every once in awhile, I have to give the tie-down a tighten.

It leaves me enough room for a computer bag, suitcase, etc.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:33 AM
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The junk yard did not have any 3 series replacement but forgot to ask for the x3 duh!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:02 AM
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I went and bought a ratcheting tie-down. Ikea used to have plastic bags for tires - I bought a bunch of them. I loaded the Tischer spare in the Ikea bag, threw in a compressor and slime. I have the spare tilted up in the trunk, held in place by the tie-down. Every once in awhile, I have to give the tie-down a tighten.

It leaves me enough room for a computer bag, suitcase, etc.
It sounds like you have the spare tilted up in the forward part of the trunk. What did you tie the ratcheting tie down to so as to do this. It sounds like something up in the roof of the trunk. Either that or you have the D hooks in the forward flanks of the trunk. My 2011 did not come with the forward D hooks. Snipe took a couple pictures of his that came in his 2009 model. I still need to investigate retrofit options of these hooks.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:57 PM
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I found some holes on the roof of the trunk to attach the hooks to. Be careful though'on thr rightside (facing the trunk), there is a wire loom and you don't want to put the hook on top of that. I'll post a pic,but am out of town and won't be back until the weekend.
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