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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:43 PM
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spare for X1

Its time for me to consider ditching the run flats for our new X1.
Spare ideas? I need something to put in the wayback.
Does the X1 come w/ a jack & tool kit ( My bad, wifes car,and sadly I have not looked yet)
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:07 PM
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No way I would run a car without a spare. Just looking at some of the remote roads I will be on this summer. It is over 100 miles to the next gas station, and they are NOT going to have a replacement tire. I suspect the closest replacement tire auto shop is at least 200 to 300 miles. Nice to know the run-flats will go about 50 miles.
And on my trip down south when I am planning to drive through the night, no way to get a replacement tire at 10 pm or 12 pm or 3 in the morning. What crap is this idea of not having a full size tire for an emergency. The person at BMW who recommended this should be shot.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:31 PM
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Does the X1 come w/ a jack & tool kit ( My bad, wifes car,and sadly I have not looked yet)
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If it has runflats, it will not have a jack and tool kit.

I have made a kit for my F30 (3 series). It's a full sized spare and everything new. See http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=747801 I am merely waiting a few days for the tire rubber smell to decrease and will then be equipped with a spare when I choose to carry it.

You might also consider a compact donut spare. You could also consider a used wheel and used tire to cut costs. My original selection was a used tire that I bought for $6. I later decided on a new $300 tire because I found one for only $32. It was new, not aged, and being sold by a tire dealer that ordered one unusual tire and then had the customer cancel the order.

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:07 PM
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well I might be OK

I have a compact spare for a 2009 Z4. Wonder if this will work?
Jack & tool I can muster up!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:06 PM
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Its time for me to consider ditching the run flats for our new X1.
Spare ideas? I need something to put in the wayback.
Does the X1 come w/ a jack & tool kit ( My bad, wifes car,and sadly I have not looked yet)
Thanks all
I got a donut from bavarianautorsports for my e90... fits perfectly on X1, sold the e90
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:49 PM
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oh yes, the E90 spare will fit perfectly on the X1 - I forgot they have the same offsets.

I am going to conventional tires too as I find the RFT too bouncy and rough. Having Auto Club (AAA),
But I will carry a can of FIX A FLAT as well as a compact spare just in case…..
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:46 PM
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:38 PM
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The above hi was just to see if a Post Quick Reply was working because I typed a long comment earlier that bimmerfest told me to register 1'st. That was lost and hi was accepeted. I will now try again.
My 225/50/17 B/Stone RFT have 32,000 Km's and getting close to replace. I have 18"rims from USA and will put Non R/Flats on. Short Story - After 12 on Saturday you can't replace a RFT. SO-If you are travelling and a fair distance from Major Towns you could be looking at 2 nights accommodation, lose of work Monday, AUD $500 BMW Replacement Tyre or $380 from Tyre Place. My tyre would have to come from Only Warehouse that has them. If not available would be looking at buying 2.
I priced Space Saver AUD $680 from BMW AUST. ex Germany and USA $250 + $300 Freight. My concern is I haven't come across if a Space Saver can be used again and again. If it cant, a RFT is hard to get where would one get a S/Saver Tyre.
I tried my old scissor jack and it wouldn't lift the car. Purchased 2000 Kg Hydraulic Jack which fits in R/Side hole at boot and wife can easily operate. Got 4 way nut/bolt remover for better grip.
Now thinking of Cheap light alloy rim and tyre to suit Running Diameter of new 18"rim and tyre.
Everything depends on our own circumstances and we have to really think about every circumstance.
The BMW Thinking Department must have been on holidays.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for reply Mate. Whats a 25i ?
I have posted my proper comment.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:54 PM
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to OP, we do have a spare for the X1
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E84-KIT.html
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:52 PM
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:54 PM
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to OP, we do have a spare for the X1
Do take a look,
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E84-KIT.html
Hope this will help.
How many miles can you run on one of those? I don't think a donut is a better solution than run flats. Still same predicament.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:56 PM
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How many miles can you run on one of those? I don't think a donut is a better solution than run flats. Still same predicament.
How many miles or is it same distance as flat r/flat. Good Q. to bimmerzone. I don't understand your comment about - you don't think a donut is a better solution than runflats. perhaps the wording has confused me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:42 PM
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How many miles or is it same distance as flat r/flat. Good Q. to bimmerzone. I don't understand your comment about - you don't think a donut is a better solution than runflats. perhaps the wording has confused me.
Yeah I think I am 1000 miles from home and I get a flat and I put a donut on I won't make it home with the donut on the car. Same situation I would have if I didn't have a spare. If I am at home there is a dealer within walking distance from my job and one 2 1/2 miles from my house. I don't think you are supposed to drive a donut for more than a 100 miles or drive faster than 50 mph. I would just get a full size tire if I was going the spare path. Unless I am wrong in regards to the donut spare.

I wish all cars had full-sized spares.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:29 PM
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Sometimes I am at least 200 to 300 miles from a dealer who would have tires. So much for run flats. Can't do it
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:32 PM
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Yeah I think I am 1000 miles from home and I get a flat and I put a donut on I won't make it home with the donut on the car. Same situation I would have if I didn't have a spare. If I am at home there is a dealer within walking distance from my job and one 2 1/2 miles from my house. I don't think you are supposed to drive a donut for more than a 100 miles or drive faster than 50 mph. I would just get a full size tire if I was going the spare path. Unless I am wrong in regards to the donut spare.

I wish all cars had full-sized spares.
I'm not worried about weight that much even though people say the R Flat wheel and tyre are heavy.
Once I replace original R Flat wheels and tyres I will use one as a spare.
Will continue to look for lightest wheel to suit orig. RF tyre or other sizes in wheel/ordinary tyres. Most tyres that need replacing still have 1000 + miles left in them, mine will have a lot more.
Have thought about a RF spare and the only positive can come up with is if you already have a flat and the RF goes flat also at least you would be able to get further down the road. What would be the odds that the RF would be your 2nd flat and not the other 3 Std. tyres.
I haven't started looking for different types of wheels and tyres yet. Perhaps some people have information on Proper Size Spares that would be suitable.
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