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      01-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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No spare wheel or run flats? WHAT?

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Just discovered that the M5 doesn't use run flat tires and doesn't seem to have an option for a spare wheel...WTF?

Am I missing something? What do you guys do on long road trips or when driving through desolate places and have a blow-out?

Can a spare wheel (even if a thin one) be fitted to an M5? Or can run-flat tires be used?

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      01-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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I found a little kit in my trunk that can be used to fill a flat tire.. I think that's all they gave us though.
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      01-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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I found a little kit in my trunk that can be used to fill a flat tire.. I think that's all they gave us though.

Yes the kit is tire sealant and a pump to fill the tire if not fully FUBARed


Check your tires condition before long trips to reduce risk of blowout.



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And this is not unprecedented. The E39 M5 had the same setup (no run flats, no spare tire - just the "M Mobility Kit").

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      02-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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E92 M3 is the same. I just constant check for nails and glass in the tire. Especially when gassing up. You will be amazed at the stuff that gets caught up in the soft compound tire.
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      02-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #6
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From what I know, none of the newer generation M cars come with run-flat or spare tires? My 08 M3 didn't, nor did frd's 06 M coupe and 03 M3.
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      03-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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Is it wrong of me to assume that you're new to M cars? I have an air compressor in my trunk and also a kit to patch up a hole, not the sealant.
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      03-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #8
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Does anyone know if an e60 M5 (or maybe even a previous gen M6) wheel will fit? They can be had fairly cheap online.
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Does anyone know if an e60 M5 (or maybe even a previous gen M6) wheel will fit? They can be had fairly cheap online.
Good question! I happen to like the stock 19" rims from both the E60 and F10, they are fairly similar. Did the E60 have identical brakes to the F10? It's certainly a tight fit brake clearance wise on the F10. Maybe one of the shops who have both cars in for work could do a quick test for us?
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      03-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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Does anyone know if an e60 M5 (or maybe even a previous gen M6) wheel will fit? They can be had fairly cheap online.
No they won't. New calipers on the F10 are too big. I had M6 wheels I tried to test fit.
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      03-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #11
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No they won't. New calipers on the F10 are too big. I had M6 wheels I tried to test fit.
Thanks for the answer, disappointing though.
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      03-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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All you can do is throw a spare in the trunk and use soft weekend bags.
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      03-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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All you can do is throw a spare in the trunk and use soft weekend bags.
Yes, it seems like that is the consensus. I'm just looking for cheap spare options.
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Thanks for the answer, disappointing though.
Yup. Was really hoping to use the M6 wheels for my winter set.
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Maybe this would fit? I'd keep this in the trunk on long trips for emergency use if it would clear the brakes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F10-5-Se...item589af6e5a1
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Maybe this would fit? I'd keep this in the trunk on long trips for emergency use if it would clear the brakes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F10-5-Se...item589af6e5a1
not for f10 m5 probably..
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      04-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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no way in hell will that clear the m5 brakes
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These people have them for the E60 M5 - probably something coming for F10 also though it's not listed yet.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...E60M5-KIT.html
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These people have them for the E60 M5 - probably something coming for F10 also though it's not listed yet.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...E60M5-KIT.html
i am already talking to them..
they are working on it and asking how many people would interest if they release something..

pls put ur name here if u would interest if the price is right.
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here is the thread for a possible group buy if spare tire fits perfectly..

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthr...9#post13809979
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