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I've been very vocal about ditching run-flats for non run-flats and carrying a compact spare in the trunk for road trips, even for cars with a 3rd row.

Wife, baby and sister in law are going away for the weekend. This picture shows the compact spare (fully inflated), with tools fit nicely in a plastic bag.

Also in the trunk are:

1. 2 piece baby stroller
2. Large picnic quilt
3. Graco Pack n Play
4. Flat bag containing a Baby Bjorn and dining table lobster claw
5. Plastic Fisher Price high chair (green bag, moved to the left to show the spare
6. And a bag of chips

... pretty much the spare takes up 1/3 of the space under the cargo cover. Picture speaks louder than words, more than enough space left for 3 weekend bags and a misc bag of kids stuff.

Again all this fits UNDER the cargo cover. I will move the green bag on front of the spare, which creates even more room. Also note the 40/60 passenger side seat back is jacked all the way back for the kids seat in row 2. There will be more room if it's normally upright
 

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Would you please share the compact spare details? Where did you get them? I will be getting DWS06 in few months and thinking about getting the compact spare for long trips.

BTW, lucky guy... taking the SIL with you... I wish I have one...
 

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Would you please share the compact spare details? Where did you get them? I will be getting DWS06 in few months and thinking about getting the compact spare for long trips.

BTW, lucky guy... taking the SIL with you... I wish I have one...
It's the standard OEM compact spare with OEM scissors jack. Bought it used from this forum for about $160 IIRC. Decided not to buy the full kit and skipped on the crank handle and foam holder, and I saved a ton of money, I believe all in, I spent about $250, all of which I an get back when I resell it.. Here's the full kit...the pieces are cheaper if you slowly put them together.

http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?pa...qWTOkftOCoqy2gK9AvmcGGidGzb7WLJ6IjhoCWcbw_wcB

SIL is the defacto nanny, thank God we have one.
 

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Did you not buy it new? The space saver spare was only a $150 option on my 2013 and it mounts underneath the floor of the cargo area. It was a no-brainer for me.
 

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Did you not buy it new? The space saver spare was only a $150 option on my 2013 and it mounts underneath the floor of the cargo area. It was a no-brainer for me.
Correct. All 3rd row X5s do not have the trunk floor space for spare. The 3rd row goes there. So only way to do a spare is straight into the trunk. Personally, I would never carry that spare everywhere around town even stowed
 

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This will sound dumb.... The rear seat reclines?.... I don't spend much time back there but thought it does not move, only folds forwards...
 

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Thanks for the info. I would look for some used one. I just need one in case of emergency.

It's the standard OEM compact spare with OEM scissors jack. Bought it used from this forum for about $160 IIRC. Decided not to buy the full kit and skipped on the crank handle and foam holder, and I saved a ton of money, I believe all in, I spent about $250, all of which I an get back when I resell it.. Here's the full kit...the pieces are cheaper if you slowly put them together.

http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?pa...qWTOkftOCoqy2gK9AvmcGGidGzb7WLJ6IjhoCWcbw_wcB

SIL is the defacto nanny, thank God we have one.
 

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Would you please share the compact spare details? Where did you get them? I will be getting DWS06 in few months and thinking about getting the compact spare for long trips.

BTW, lucky guy... taking the SIL with you... I wish I have one...
I just got one:
1. Got wheel in local BMW dealership (Winslow BMW Colorado Springs) for $106.
2. Got Dunlop tire 155/90 D18 M in Discount tire for $132.50 with installation and balancing.
3. Did not get scissor jack etc. have bottle jack and breaker bar in the car.
 

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I just got one:
1. Got wheel in local BMW dealership (Winslow BMW Colorado Springs) for $106.
2. Got Dunlop tire 155/90 D18 M in Discount tire for $132.50 with installation and balancing.
3. Did not get scissor jack etc. have bottle jack and breaker bar in the car.
Should the spare also get balanced? I always though vibration occurs over 60mph but the spare is only rated for 50mph.
 
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