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Post by 1doohan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:53 pm

So i got a puncture in the rear and drove on it for quite a while and found these Turbine wheels with tyres for £150 which i collected from from Southampton today. Z4 is parked up not in the vicinity to check if it has a jack and wheel brace to change them over? Does it?
I'm guessing it should be a straight forward process?, no spacers or gubbins to thwart tomorrows plan?
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Post by rally-chris » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:52 pm

No jack in a Z4 tool kit, only the locking wheel but tool so you’ll need a trolley jack and a wheel brace.

There shouldn’t be any wheel spigot rings or spacers to worry about with OEM wheels. The turbines might not even be staggered (i.e same width front and rear?) so just check if the tyres have any directional markings on them before you choose which to fit to each side of the car.

It’s going to look like a bit of a downgrade though, going from your MV2s to the turbines? You could have replaced the flat tyre for less than you paid for the replacement set!

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Post by buzyg » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Yep no Jack in the boot. If you use a Scissor Jack make sure it's a good sturdy item. Not one of those single leg jobs.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:29 pm

Yes, those turbines will be a bit of a downgrade - unless they've got winter tyres on them then it's a great idea!

There is no jack or wheel-brace in any BMW supplied on run-flats the theory being you won't need them!

BTW OP once you have swapped the wheels don't forget to reset the TPWS. :thumbsup:
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Post by 1doohan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:52 am

rally-chris wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:52 pm
No jack in a Z4 tool kit, only the locking wheel but tool so you’ll need a trolley jack and a wheel brace.

There shouldn’t be any wheel spigot rings or spacers to worry about with OEM wheels. The turbines might not even be staggered (i.e same width front and rear?) so just check if the tyres have any directional markings on them before you choose which to fit to each side of the car.

It’s going to look like a bit of a downgrade though, going from your MV2s to the turbines? You could have replaced the flat tyre for less than you paid for the replacement set!

Chris
Just needed an excuse to get rid of run flats really.
Thanks for info.
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