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      10-30-2011, 05:42 PM   #113
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Drives: '12 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DFW, TX

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stock wheel as a full size spare......

This has probably been discussed before but thought I would ask.....

Has anybody used the stock OEM 18" wheel/tire combo as a full size spare, especially on long trips?? I was thinking, maybe the rear wheel/tire (18*9.5 wheel with the stock 265/40 tire, but an all season tire) will make a good full size spare to carry around, especially on long road trips.

I went for the rear wheel because, in case you have a rear wheel flat, then putting the front wheel/tire size on the rear may interfere with the proper working of the rear differential, given the different circumferences.

Any of you happen to know if the rear wheel/tire combo - if installed on the front for temporary use in case of an emergency - has sufficient clearances for the front, to avoid any sort of rubbing onto the surrounding structures??