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F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
F80 BMW M3 sedan, F82 BMW M4 coupe and F83 M4 convertible forum. This 5th generation M3 and all new M4 features a 3.0 liter twin turbo engine (engine code S55) 425hp and 406lbs of torque! Heavy use of light weight materials makes this generation lighter and faster then the outgoing E9x M3.

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Old 06-08-2019, 04:15 AM
akthorp akthorp is offline
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Iíve got an M4 on order which Iíll pick up on European delivery.

Iím wondering what people do about the lack of a spare tire. Iím glad the car doesnít come with run flats but youíre kind of screwed if you get a flat. Do people live dangerously, carry a patch kit, or maybe even throw an extra wheel/tire in the trunk? Just curious.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:55 AM
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I'm trying to figure that out, too. In a previous thread I asked if the front tire would fit on the back. If it does, you could carry a spare front tire and wheel.

With my old E46 M3, the front would fit on the back with spacers and longer lug bolts.

On the current generation Porsche Carrera and Carrera S, they sell a collapsible spare tire, but it only goes on the front. If you get a flat on the back, you have to move a front tire to the back, and then put the spare on the front.

Lack of a spare will be a deal breaker for me.

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:47 AM
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I'm wondering what people do about the lack of a spare tire. I'm glad the car doesn't come with run flats but you're kind of screwed if you get a flat. Do people live dangerously, carry a patch kit, or maybe even throw an extra wheel/tire in the trunk? Just curious.
I keep a tire plug kit, an electric pump, and a car jack in the trunk. Anything more and I'll just get the car towed.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:47 AM
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I've carried a full size spare and jack in the trunk of my M5 for 14 years. Used it 5 or 6 times. Began after a 60 mile tow and overnight stranding.....
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:13 AM
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For peace of mind and fear of getting stuck on a mountain road because of damaging a sidewall and or rim from a fallen rock in the roadway, I decided on carrying mini-spare. Plugs and pumps are good for small problems but not the larger issues. I'd rather carry it for 20k miles and never need it then go 100 miles and get stuck without it. Yes you lose trunk space but then again the back seat will hold all your luggage and gear equally as well.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:52 PM
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Hello,

What is this "mini spare" you speak of?

Pics & Part #'s, Please!


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Old 06-13-2019, 01:27 PM
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/BIM-SST-F80-KIT.html

you will also need the jack and carrying case..

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:09 PM
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Ok, hereís a follow up question. If I put an air compressor in the trunk does the M have a cigarette lighter to plug it into?

Iíll probably be more likely to get the spare linked above.
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