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Old 03-12-2017, 11:09 AM
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Orient and all, I have a 2011 BMW 335i sedan and I really want to get rid of the run flat tires. My car has Bridgestone 225/40 RF 18 92W tires in front and 255/35 RF 18 94ws in back. I guess that is stock. I'm going to start looking for non run flats now. Meanwhile, I'm looking for a spare solution. It looks as if you bought an "emergency" spare kit from BMW. What do they call that kit? I guess that that the "small' emergency wheel & tire works for both front and rear for 100 miles or so? That's all I need. How did that work out for you? Thanks to you or anyone else who would care to comment on my situation, I would appreciate any help I can get ... I hate the run flats!
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:41 AM
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This is the kit you are looking for. I have a spare tire on mine too...
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E90-KIT.html
the spare definitely works better than the slime kit IMHO and dont have to take up so much room compared to a full size



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Orient and all, I have a 2011 BMW 335i sedan and I really want to get rid of the run flat tires. My car has Bridgestone 225/40 RF 18 92W tires in front and 255/35 RF 18 94ws in back. I guess that is stock. I'm going to start looking for non run flats now. Meanwhile, I'm looking for a spare solution. It looks as if you bought an "emergency" spare kit from BMW. What do they call that kit? I guess that that the "small' emergency wheel & tire works for both front and rear for 100 miles or so? That's all I need. How did that work out for you? Thanks to you or anyone else who would care to comment on my situation, I would appreciate any help I can get ... I hate the run flats!
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:47 AM
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Orient and all, I have a 2011 BMW 335i sedan and I really want to get rid of the run flat tires. My car has Bridgestone 225/40 RF 18 92W tires in front and 255/35 RF 18 94ws in back. I guess that is stock. I'm going to start looking for non run flats now. Meanwhile, I'm looking for a spare solution. It looks as if you bought an "emergency" spare kit from BMW. What do they call that kit? I guess that that the "small' emergency wheel & tire works for both front and rear for 100 miles or so? That's all I need. How did that work out for you? Thanks to you or anyone else who would care to comment on my situation, I would appreciate any help I can get ... I hate the run flats!
After I ditched the OEM RFTs and switched to non-RFT Michelin PSSs, I bought a compact spare through my local LKQ used parts retailer ($100). Then, I ordered a used jack via LKQ online ($45.11) and bought the lug wrench ($18 including tax) at my local BMW parts dealer. Didn't need any of the other accessories (i.e. tire block, tire tray, warning triangle, etc.). In total, I spent $163 after buying everything separately.

The 135/80R-17 compact spare I got was from a 2006 E60 545i.
The jack I got was from a 2001 330i E46.

Was put to good use back in 2015 when the right rear tire went flat.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:02 PM
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I got rid of my RF tyres and fitted normals.I threw some tyre pando cans in the boot . Car is brilliant now

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Old 06-02-2017, 10:31 PM
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Tire plug kit $5
Tire pump $30
Total = $35
This takes up barely any room in my car. I've used this same kit in all of my cars since 2005 and its never not worked. They both have worked great for 12 years! Never let me down once. Worst case scenario I have to get me car towed to the closest shop, but that's paid for with roadside assistance through my insurance though I've never needed it for a tire.

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Old 06-11-2017, 06:59 AM
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Jat335i:
What was the size you ordered for the donut from LKQ? I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:35 AM
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Jat335i:
What was the size you ordered for the donut from LKQ? I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
I suggest you go back and re-read that post, it clearly states 135/80R-17 (unless you were talking about an earlier post).

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Old 08-03-2017, 07:28 AM
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Any idea if a spare from a 2008 528xi will fit the 335is? It has the same 135/80R17 wheel size so I don't see why not.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:34 AM
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Any idea if a spare from a 2008 528xi will fit the 335is? It has the same 135/80R17 wheel size so I don't see why not.
Yes, the E60 spare is what is recommended for the E9x.

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:56 AM
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Yes, the E60 spare is what is recommended for the E9x.

"Smh. You're the epitome of what's wrong with the internet." Timaeus 7-24-2017, E39 2001 530i radio issues PLEASE HELP!!!
Awesome thank you!

I just scored this spare complete with the tray and jack for $150.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:48 PM
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Hello all--
I'm looking for 4 rims and tires that will fit on my 2006 325i....E90
I currently have on the front-225/40/18
Rear-255/45/18
I live in Las Vegas, NV. If anyone knows where I can get a tire and rims package for under $1200.00
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:10 PM
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Thank you again for this thread Orientblue! Lovely Michigan potholes we call roads on Sunday I bent a rim and the tire has a hole in the sidewall. Monday I called tirerack for a replacement tire and Wednesday had it mounted and balanced. Installed it just in time for our snow/ice storm. Donut got me through 3.5 days but I sure am glad I was back on a full size for the storm.
Oh...Monday my son took the rim to work and they did an awesome job of unbending it.

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Old 03-02-2018, 02:50 PM
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thanks BB-Cuda...
I'm changing to non run flats this spring and am in process of acquiring spare for trunk...
after reading this post I realized that just acquiring the standard emergency spare from an E60 (135 80 17) wouldn't result in a comparable tire size for my 2011 E90 with sport package (225 45 17) the discrepancy in size was greater than recommended... so based on his investigation I became aware of the combination of the 145 70 17 maxis tire on the E60 rim to give me an almost exact match... so thanks again for posting...
looking forward to getting non run flats on car to experience a smoother, less harsh ride I am experiencing now...
I'd like to put on a summer performance tire but not sure if I can justify the short life of them compared to a longer lasting grand touring all season... I know there is a trade off in performance... I run a dedicated snow tire in winter months.
thanks again to all involved in post
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:10 PM
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I had an unfortunate leak (bubble?!) on one of my non-runflat 19's over the past Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, I have the M Spare (aluminum wheel, clearance for bigger calipers, blah blah blah) and was back on the road after a quick swap, salvaging my holiday weekend. I'm now on the lookout for a full-size spare. I know, it takes up even more room in an already small E93 trunk, but can anyone guess why I now also want a full-size besides the M Spare? Anyone??

Here's why - a dummy wheel has a max speed of 50 MPH. O...M...G...!

When was the last time you had to drive under 50 MPH?! Brutal isn't the word!!!!!

So I plan to get a full-size for long trips, whereas the dummy wheel is for local driving.

My lead foot can't keep it under 50 MPH.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:11 PM
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I had an unfortunate leak (bubble?!) on one of my non-runflat 19's over the past Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, I have the M Spare (aluminum wheel, clearance for bigger calipers, blah blah blah) and was back on the road after a quick swap, salvaging my holiday weekend. I'm now on the lookout for a full-size spare. I know, it takes up even more room in an already small E93 trunk, but can anyone guess why I now also want a full-size besides the M Spare? Anyone??

Here's why - a dummy wheel has a max speed of 50 MPH. O...M...G...!

When was the last time you had to drive under 50 MPH?! Brutal isn't the word!!!!!

So I plan to get a full-size for long trips, whereas the dummy wheel is for local driving.

My lead foot can't keep it under 50 MPH.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:17 PM
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I had an unfortunate leak (bubble?!) on one of my non-runflat 19's over the past Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, I have the M Spare (aluminum wheel, clearance for bigger calipers, blah blah blah) and was back on the road after a quick swap, salvaging my holiday weekend. I'm now on the lookout for a full-size spare. I know, it takes up even more room in an already small E93 trunk, but can anyone guess why I now also want a full-size besides the M Spare? Anyone??

Here's why - a dummy wheel has a max speed of 50 MPH. O...M...G...!

When was the last time you had to drive under 50 MPH?! Brutal isn't the word!!!!!

So I plan to get a full-size for long trips, whereas the dummy wheel is for local driving.

My lead foot can't keep it under 50 MPH.
You can drive cross-country, at highway legal speeds, on a temporary "donut" spare. Completely safely, too. No worries.

Of course, make sure it is inflated to 50-60 psi!

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Old 06-04-2018, 10:01 PM
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I had an unfortunate leak (bubble?!) on one of my non-runflat 19's over the past Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, I have the M Spare (aluminum wheel, clearance for bigger calipers, blah blah blah) and was back on the road after a quick swap, salvaging my holiday weekend. I'm now on the lookout for a full-size spare. I know, it takes up even more room in an already small E93 trunk, but can anyone guess why I now also want a full-size besides the M Spare? Anyone??

Here's why - a dummy wheel has a max speed of 50 MPH. O...M...G...!

When was the last time you had to drive under 50 MPH?! Brutal isn't the word!!!!!

So I plan to get a full-size for long trips, whereas the dummy wheel is for local driving.

My lead foot can't keep it under 50 MPH.
A full size tire is too big to let the top down. Do you really anticipate getting a flat on a road trip? Why not keep the compact spare, a plug kit, and fix-a-flat
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:23 AM
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You can drive cross-country, at highway legal speeds, on a temporary "donut" spare. Completely safely, too. No worries.

Of course, make sure it is inflated to 50-60 psi!

- Mike
I guess I kept it under 50, as "recommended" for a dummy spare, because any damage or disintegration of the dummy spare will get me stuck in the sticks fast. Wanted to make it back and forth from PA.

So really, highway speeds, as in 60-70 mph, on a dummy spare (pumped up to 50-60 psi)?!?!
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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A full size tire is too big to let the top down. Do you really anticipate getting a flat on a road trip? Why not keep the compact spare, a plug kit, and fix-a-flat
Yes, a full size tire will mean no top-down, but the truck may be jammed up and may preclude top-down anyway. But it's just a thought, precautionary as it is. For now, I will go with what you recommended and hope I don't get any more flats. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:15 PM
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I got the 135/80R-17 compact spare from a 2006 E60 545i, and it fits my 2011 328xi with sport package, but I have a question about radius of that tire vs the tires on the car.

The car has stock 225/45 r17 Continentals, that have a 25" diameter per tire rack. However, when I measure them (perimeter) and convert to diameter, the diameter is 24.8". The temp spare has a 25.48" diameter (again, measured). Setting one tire over the other there clearly is a difference in diameter, as the measurements would indicate.

Has anyone else run into this, and driven any distance on the temp spare? If so, any problems with this diameter mismatch?

I drove at low speeds around the neighborhood with the temp spare in front and the handling certainly was noticeably different.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:46 PM
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I got the 135/80R-17 compact spare from a 2006 E60 545i, and it fits my 2011 328xi with sport package, but I have a question about radius of that tire vs the tires on the car.

The car has stock 225/45 r17 Continentals, that have a 25" diameter per tire rack. However, when I measure them (perimeter) and convert to diameter, the diameter is 24.8". The temp spare has a 25.48" diameter (again, measured). Setting one tire over the other there clearly is a difference in diameter, as the measurements would indicate.

Has anyone else run into this, and driven any distance on the temp spare? If so, any problems with this diameter mismatch?

I drove at low speeds around the neighborhood with the temp spare in front and the handling certainly was noticeably different.
I drove about 50 miles over a few days with the same donut spare on the front left on our 335xi without much motice, but I drove it like it had a donut and my other tires are 235/40R-18 so the diameter difference is only 0.1" - a lot closer than yours.

just driving with mismatched tire pressure can be noticeable. With a donut you are talking about different tire width, tread pattern and diameter then add your xdrive and it should be quite noticeable.

I'd suggest the next time you get tires bump up to 235/45R17 and the diameter difference will drop from 0.52" to 0.18", a lot closer.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:55 AM
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:19 PM
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I recently picked up an E60 space saver for $100.00 Australian from a BMW dismantler /wrecker
Tried it before I paid fitted fine front and rear
Positive now I have peace of mind on 400 mile country trips
Negative where to put it and secure it ? takes up trunk space.

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