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      02-01-2017, 08:08 AM   #1
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Sprare Tire Option

Has anyone seen the spare tire. How much trunk does it take up? Finally ditch the runflats. I already ordered mine with spare without seeing. just curious at this point.
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The other discussion is buried in a different thread, so will put it back here

They add the spare/emergency wheel holder, storage compartments and a new opening trunk mat.

So you loose some trunk space

Spare is a Continental or Maxxis 135/80/18


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      02-01-2017, 08:19 AM   #3
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Shouldn't it be listed somewhere if the floor cover sits higher and you lose some of the 530 liters of space with the spare tire?
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Shouldn't it be listed somewhere if the floor cover sits higher and you lose some of the 530 liters of space with the spare tire?
The German price list does

Translates to "reduces storage volume"
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Doesn't reduce it nearly as much as the full size spare I'm carrying around in my F10 trunk, when I ditched the run-flats in the first month after purchase. Sure am happy about the new option to get rid of them. Unfortunately, I suspect that it's a rare US dealer that will stock cars with this option. Anybody know of one within 300 miles of Houston, please PM me.
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The other discussion is buried in a different thread, so will put it back here

They add the spare/emergency wheel holder, storage compartments and a new opening trunk mat.

So you loose some trunk space
The problem I see (and with the earlier models) is not so much the space saver losing a bit of trunk space, although that is a compromise when carrying a trunk full of luggage. It is the issue if you need to use the spare, have to put a full size wheel in the trunk space to continue a journey.

Wheels are big these days (particularly the rear staggered wheel), and a problem with a loaded trunk. Run-flats still make a lot of sense for simplicity of use.
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The problem I see (and with the earlier models) is not so much the space saver losing a bit of trunk space, although that is a compromise when carrying a trunk full of luggage. It is the issue if you need to use the spare, have to put a full size wheel in the trunk space to continue a journey.

Wheels are big these days (particularly the rear staggered wheel), and a problem with a loaded trunk. Run-flats still make a lot of sense for simplicity of use.
Never thought of that. Thank goodness we usually take lexus rx350 on long journeys with the kids.
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The problem I see (and with the earlier models) is not so much the space saver losing a bit of trunk space, although that is a compromise when carrying a trunk full of luggage. It is the issue if you need to use the spare, have to put a full size wheel in the trunk space to continue a journey.

Wheels are big these days (particularly the rear staggered wheel), and a problem with a loaded trunk. Run-flats still make a lot of sense for simplicity of use.
I agree with that concern, but I hate the hard compliance of the run-flats. Hopefully, one of the major manufacturers will solve this problem soon. Are there any better RF's than those that came with my 2015 F10?
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I agree with that concern, but I hate the hard compliance of the run-flats. Hopefully, one of the major manufacturers will solve this problem soon. Are there any better RF's than those that came with my 2015 F10?
Each RFT generation tends to be quite a bit better than the last.
The 3rd generation Bridgestone runflats that were fitted to the F30 3 series are almost incomparable to the first generation fitted to the pre-facelift E90. Night and day difference

The new G30 tyres should be better than the F10 ones
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You definitely loose trunk space, a large suitcase should be able to fit in laying down. Only negative is you loose the dip in trunk so packages can bounce around back there. I have to look into getting a storage net back there.

POSITIVE, NO MORE RUNFLATS. My new tires are so quiet and absorb bumps so much better. They put Michelin tires on mine. I do not regret getting this option as if I need a big trunk, we take our lexus truck.
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Are trunk liners available for cars with spare tire option?
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So.... If you order the spare tyre option does the car come with non run flats ?
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So.... If you order the spare tyre option does the car come with non run flats ?
18inch rims, spare is free if you elect non runflats in option. otherwise, you pay for spare and all other rim sizes come with runflats, can not change. that is why I stuck with 18 rims
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18inch rims, spare is free if you elect non runflats in option. otherwise, you pay for spare and all other rim sizes come with runflats, can not change. that is why I stuck with 18 rims
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It takes up a lot of space!!
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How hard is to remove it from the trunk?


EDIT: I've found the answer
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ighlight=spare
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How hard is to remove it from the trunk?
Takes about 3 minutes to remove. Attaching pages from the owners manual.

Truly a no-brainer at $150 when the car is ordered. So much more costly if you want one later. Easily sold on E-bay at a sweet multiple of what you paid if you decide some day you will never use it.

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FYI, after popping two Goodyear Asymmetric F1 runflats in less than a year, I have switched to Michelin PS3 ZP runflats, in stock sizes. So far, I love the ride and grip, and have no runflat complaints. Will let you know, as time passes, how they do. So far, I like them as much as the PS4S I had on my M4.
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FYI, after popping two Goodyear Asymmetric F1 runflats in less than a year, I have switched to Michelin PS3 ZP runflats, in stock sizes. So far, I love the ride and grip, and have no runflat complaints. Will let you know, as time passes, how they do. So far, I like them as much as the PS4S I had on my M4.
Smart move. The Goodyear is an abysmal tire with a weak casing. You should have a far better experience running the Michelins.

PS3 ZP is on my car as well. Luckily they came installed from the factory.
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