Hello...I have a 1998 BMW 318ti. When I got the car, it was missing a spare. I want a full size spare. I''ve got all of the pieces for the puzzle, with the exception of the cover/holder itself, and the chain to lower it down from underneath the trunk area. Any suggestions on how/where I could find this, or maybe use another model's? I've got the full size spare, the jack, handle, all the tools, pretty much everything with the exception of the cover/holder & chain. Very tired of the spare sitting in the trunk, taking up all my luggage room.

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Asked by jefffrog2000 Dec 28, 2013 at 07:05 PM about the 1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti Wagon RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 BMW 318ti, underneath the trunk spare tire cover/holder &chain.

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ditch the bitch and sign onto AAA...the first three tows are free....tires are hella-reliable these days....only by sabotage or wear from 30,000 miles will begin to show~....in short save yourself the money and trunk space...unless you're in a remote area where AAA does not go, easily....this is my recommendation to you......relax...the tow will show~

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besides....you know how many are KILLED on the motorway tryin' to change a flat..Bill Cosby's son is one of them....just get the service...your life may very well depend on you NOT getting out of the vehicle....especially in inclement weather....use your head...pay a guy to do it instead~

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car-part can fix you up too~

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Thanks to those who answered trying to be helpful in my quest, but, come one guys...I've got AAA! To me that's not the point, I want my car to be functional, and without the capacity to carry my spare properly, in my mind, it's not. I've been on EBay, no luck, and a couple of other parts websites also, no luck. Anyhow, I'd much rather have the ability to fix it myself (until I can carry the flat tire to the service station (on my own schedule) and have it repaired, and then continue on about my way without having to wait on AAA.

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Thanks.

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I've been looking for cars being dismantled, no luck as of yet. The dealers don't have this available, I tried that route to begin with, that is where I got all of the supplementary parts from. One would think that the dealer would have the option of ordering it (from Germany if necessary), but I was told this wasn't an option (by a employee) at the dealership. Thanks for your help, I appreciate the spirit.

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