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Old 09-15-2013, 03:09 PM
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Young friend recently purchased a 2007 328i sedan. She knows nothing much about BMW so i quickly checked a few things and determined that her runflats were replaced with go flats. I decided to find her a E60 spare and X5 scissor jack. After going to 4 salvage yards in Houston area, I found an E60 that still had the whole spare kit. The yard sold me the compact spare for $50. The continental T135/80R17 tire had never seen the road as all the thread is still there. I just need a jack and a few other odds and ends. The same yard had an X5 but the jack and jack handle were gone. The X5 did have these heavy duty steel wheel chocks though. The E60 had an aluminum one. So, i got the spare and three chocks all for $50. I paid a whole lot more purchasing the rim from tischer and tire from maxxis. Conti tire is about a 1/2" too tall compared to her stock 205/55R16 tires. I might find her a 125/80R17 that would produce a near identical diameter to her tires and keep the 135 for myself for a potential switch to taller tires.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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Young friend recently purchased a 2007 328i sedan. She knows nothing much about BMW so i quickly checked a few things and determined that her runflats were replaced with go flats. I decided to find her a E60 spare and X5 scissor jack. After going to 4 salvage yards in Houston area, I found an E60 that still had the whole spare kit. The yard sold me the compact spare for $50. The continental T135/80R17 tire had never seen the road as all the thread is still there. I just need a jack and a few other odds and ends. The same yard had an X5 but the jack and jack handle were gone. The X5 did have these heavy duty steel wheel chocks though. The E60 had an aluminum one. So, i got the spare and three chocks all for $50. I paid a whole lot more purchasing the rim from tischer and tire from maxxis. Conti tire is about a 1/2" too tall compared to her stock 205/55R16 tires. I might find her a 125/80R17 that would produce a near identical diameter to her tires and keep the 135 for myself for a potential switch to taller tires.
Sounds like a good deal, but I'd make sure the E60 spare (or any used tire) isn't too old. Most car manufacturer's say that 6 years is the limit...and the tire's DOT code will reveal the date of manufacture.
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the 1/2" is pretty much inconsequential for temp use. i drove on mine for 300 miles over the course of a weekend without issue. its a 2.3% difference.
the E60 it was meant for runs 1/2" larger on stock tires, the old 528xi had 225/50/17 tires stock, @ 26" in diameter.
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