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      10-15-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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What size spare wheel

Newbie here... please be gentle with me
The proud owner of a immaculate 2012 328i M sport auto in Estoril blue
Car is shod with 18" 400Ms - staggered set up
I am not a fan of runflats and wish to carry a spare and change if I get a flat
However which 18 inch wheel should I buy???
18 inch 8.5J or the 18 inch 8J...?
can they be swapped around with any issues?
any other options as its only a spare and wont be on long
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Whatever you get should be the same rolling diameter as the current wheels. Try to get something as close to the same specs as you can.
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If you thinking about buy a fifth OEM M 400 wheel, you should pick the front 8x18" ET34.

The front wheel fit both front and rear, but the rear 8.5x18" dont clear the brakes and/or suspension up front without spacers if I remember correct.
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Thanks guys... Really want the same wheel if I can So I will keep looking for a 400 version in 8J...
I just can not seem to accept the concept runflats.
Of course you can drive with a puncture , but for me you have to alter your trip and find somewhere to fix a runflat tyre ASAP, then you are at the mercy of whatever garage wants to sell you a new tyre!
I will be changing to non runflats as soon as the ones fitted wear out.
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