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Old 10-29-2010, 07:06 AM
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Default Full size spare? (I hate donuts.)

I'm seriously considering an '11 M3 HB, but I have a tire question for current owners. I'm a vocal opponent of donuts for safety reasons and because I'm lazy and don't want twice the work for a front flat.

Has anyone tried fitting a full size spare (or full size flat for that matter) in place of the donut in the HB?

Will it fit, with or without the styrofoam? Preferably without pushing up the mat.
Can the subwoofer fit in a full size wheel?

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Old 10-29-2010, 09:12 AM
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In the manual, it says to place the full sized tire in the same place as the spare tire when using the spare tire, so it will probably fit in there with the subwoofer, but I would think it will also push the mat up a bit.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:39 AM
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Another thing to look at is getting fix-a-flat air compressor kit that takes up less space then any spare tire and you can add how ever you would like in place of the spare tire.
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Another thing to look at is getting fix-a-flat air compressor kit that takes up less space then any spare tire and you can add how ever you would like in place of the spare tire.
Fix a Flat can ruin your TPMS sensors... I know they (Fix-a-Flat) says it is safe, but I've heard of quite a few people having to replace the sensor after using it.
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Fix-a-Flat, makes it nearly impossible to patch a tire the correct way on the inside. I would NOT recomend Fix-a-Flat.
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