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      03-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #155
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I did not consider making a spare for my m3. what i instead do is keep a summer rim/tire in the trunk during the winter and visa versa. depending on where I am going I throw in a low pro jack and a breaker bar/ 17mm socket. but at minimal keep the tire/rim with me so that road side could always switch it versus towing me .
Most of us probably have multiple sets of wheels/tires - sure we could toss one in the trunk. The point of this spare is more trunk space and less weight, especially for long road trips
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      03-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #156
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Most of us probably have multiple sets of wheels/tires - sure we could toss one in the trunk. The point of this spare is more trunk space and less weight, especially for long road trips
I hear you - I feel like I'm at the limit of daily driver usability with this compact spare in the trunk. If it were any bigger, I'd be flipping down the rear seats often, just to get the groceries home. As it is, I have just enough space with the compact spare.

But man, these Maxis tires stink! As in fresh rubber smell. It's not going away, either. Phew.
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      03-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #157
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Search bavauto.com for "spare tire bag." It's an OEM bag and seems to have latches that hook up to the loops in the trunk. It might keep the smell in too:

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Search bavauto.com for "spare tire bag." It's an OEM bag and seems to have latches that hook up to the loops in the trunk. It might keep the smell in too:

Thanks. It has been a few months now since my original post and the smell finally evaporated off.
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      06-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #159
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I would also like to suggest to add a rubber mallet, which might come in handy for those who keep a rim/tire, a low pro jack, a breaker bar/ 17mm socket in the trunk. It might be needed to loosen the wheel, when it is "stuck" to the wheel hub.
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      07-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #160
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Last Monday I was driving home late at night with two out-of-town guests and one of my children in the car. And it was raining and the middle of nowhere, when I got a pinch flat.

Thanks to my trusty spare, cheap jack, breaker bar with a 17mm socket, and one flare, we were back on the road in 10 minutes.

And thanks to my BMW Wheel & Tire protection plan, that's the second tire I've replaced for $50 in 7 months.
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Search bavauto.com for "spare tire bag." It's an OEM bag and seems to have latches that hook up to the loops in the trunk. It might keep the smell in too:

Will this hold an 18 inch with 265/35 wheel & tire
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      10-20-2013, 01:16 AM   #162
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Will this hold an 18 inch with 265/35 wheel & tire
I don't have it or a compact spare yet, but I highly doubt it. From its description and just eyeballing its width-to-height ratio, it looks like it's only for compact spares.
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^ thanks. Need to find something that will hold spare secure.
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