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8.5" x 17" wheel as spare??

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My '01 325iT came with a donut spare tire.

I have a extra 68M wheel and tire, but it's 8.5", will that fit in the spare tire well?

Just thought i'd ask before I pull all my "stuff" out of the trunk and try it.
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You can't use it for the front . . . it's too wide . . .
I'm almost certain it won't fit...My spares are 17" X 8" and the rims fit FLUSH with the trunk liner floormat, doubt there's that 1/2 inch of clearance.
A stock 245/40/17 on a 17x8.5 will NOT fit in the well and still let you drop the floor in. It'll probably float about 1/4".

Anyone is South Florida want to trade a rough 7.5" 68M wheel and tire for a rough 8.5" 68M wheel and tire?
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