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April 03, 2017, 09:22:58 PM

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Space saver
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:58 PM »
I have 20" wheels on my X5. The space saver wheel kits I have been looking at are 18". Does anyome know if they are suitable to go on my car with 20" wheels in an emergency?

This is the one I am looking at.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-Space-Saver-Spare-Wheel-Tyre-Retrofit-Kit-E70-E71-36110007376-/181775912112

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April 03, 2017, 09:29:25 PM
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Re: Space saver
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 09:29:25 PM »
Hi should be ok but better checking with a dealer , they usually ask for a vin number to make 100% sure .
Hopefully you don't have seven seats ? No room in the boot .
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April 03, 2017, 09:30:32 PM
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Re: Space saver
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 09:30:32 PM »
Realoem has a match against that part number for the E70 & E71......5 seater ONLY as Sid suggests.
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April 03, 2017, 09:42:43 PM
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Re: Space saver
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 09:42:43 PM »
Thanks. My car is only a 5 seater so will be OK. I will contact Cotswold BMW for a price.

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April 04, 2017, 09:49:50 PM
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Re: Space saver
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 09:49:50 PM »
I bought one 3 years ago when I fitted non run flats to my 20's.
18's, 19's, 20's and 21's will all have roughly the same rolling radius due to tyre profile's, so far I haven't had to use my space saver but there is probably a 50mph limit on it.

April 04, 2017, 10:03:41 PM
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Re: Space saver
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »
If it is a different size to the normal fitted wheels/tyres - and the space saver certainly is - then it is a mandatory 'do not exceed 50mph/80kph' limit.  if it is anything like the last space saver I had, there is very little tread on it too.
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April 05, 2017, 01:14:38 PM
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 01:14:38 PM »
I bought one of these new from Sytner for my E70 X5. I have now sold the car and am looking to sell the wheel - it's never been used. Feel free to contact me if you're interested.