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Old 02-05-2013, 08:44 AM
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Hold-down Strap for Spare & Jack

I made the move from RFT's to Michelin PSS non RFT's, buying a spare & BMW jack which I placed in the back of the trunk of my 535i (depicted below). I would appreciate any suggestions as to the neatest hold-down strap arrangement to cinch them down through use of the trunk/side floor rings. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:57 AM
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rubber bungee cord going through the wheel holes attaching to the two tie down points. maybe more than one cord
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:27 AM
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Rubber bungee cord won't be good. Use a ratchet strap.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:28 AM
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Bungee cords are probably the best way. Since you don't have split seats you can put pressure on the rubber section and force the tire against the seat back. I personally have an old car net that would do that job. Maybe you have something similar.
BTW, I would store the tire the opposite way (on rags if necessary) to utilize the space inside the steel disc.
Will the jack (or pieces from the blue bag) fit into the space beneath the floor?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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I tried both suggestions & finally opted for the ratchet strap, only $7 at Walmart + $5 for the fellow who approached me in the parking lot. I decided on storing the jack in the bowl of the wheel facing down so as to leave access to the spare tire valve for pressure checks. Thanks for the responses.

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Consider placing the jack kit or its contents in the open / hollow area under the spare tire.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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Consider placing the jack kit or its contents in the open / hollow area under the spare tire.
That's where the jack kit is being kept. I like the installation & look forward to not needing the spare or jack kit in the future other than perhaps putting spacers on the rear wheels.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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This is pretty useful. The jack kit and spare all fit inside the storage bag

http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?par...FWamPAodzjMAuA
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:55 PM
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I like the ratchet but suggest you thread it through the two most rearward rim holes on either side of the valve stem. That will prevent any movement when you accelerate more than briskly.
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What spare tire kit to get?
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What spare tire kit to get?
http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/BIM-SST-F10-KIT.html
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Thanks for the mention!

Here is how I strapped my spare tire




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