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    Hi, New kid on the block here and having observed the requested protocol to introduce myself which I have done, First post up
    I am looking for a tyre size that would facilitate the requirements of a spare wheel without the width of the current tyre on my vehicle.
    Currently running 275/75/16 BFG A/T so need something of a "Marie Biscuit" wheel and tyre that can be used as a spare under my already fitted long range tank.
    This way I can save on not going the spare wheel carrier on the back or even putting it on the roof.
    I am led to believe that the ML Merc and X5 BMW's use a "Marie Biscuit" spare on a 17" but the profile is too low to get the required diameter needed. The hub can be re-engineered for the Toyota PDC.
    ANy thoughts will help.

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    hi gajac, i`d say rather go with the spare wheel carrier, you don`t wanna get stuck in the bush with a " marie biscuit". but thats just my opinion, i`m sure one of the other guys will give you better advice!
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    Not entirely sure how this reply system works but here goes anyway. The requirement for the spare is primarily for around town when the missus uses it otherwise I would consider travelling without it maybe foolish in thought but the distance I travel around town is not great but would not want the missus to be stranded without a spare, so believe a "Marie Biscuit " spare to be up for the task. Going into the shateen the spare would be with the trailer.
    PS Thanks Uys for your info earlier this am.

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    "Smallest" you can go and stay within +2% diff is with a 245/85/16 (don't know who makes that odd size). It is only 0.49% larger.

    Going within -2% (smaller) you can fit a 235/85/16 it is -1.59%.

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    265/75R16 803,9mm diameter

    235/85R16 805,9mm diameter 0,25% difference

    Both listed on BFG webpage as 31,7"
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    Glad I am using a US DOT approved Tyre Calculator.

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    Gajac,

    the BMW marie biscuit does not come on the same size rim as the normal wheels of the vehicle. The tyre is almost like a motorcycle tyre, a small tyre on a very large diameter rim (I'll have to go check my car when I get home to find the exact size).

    Point is, this is not just a normal rim with a narrower tyre. Have a look at the marie biscuits on Volkswagens, same concept.

    And yes it will work for your application, if you can find one. Maybe try a scrap yard? There must be some X's that have been destroyed.

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    Thanks for the X5 info this is exactly my thinking as it will only be used for around town emergency use. I will look into who /where to try for scrap yards wrecked X5 sapce saver rim. Any one else with ML info??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gajac View Post
    Any one else with ML info??
    ML W163- Emergency Spare Wheel:

    Pressed aluminium rim- 4J x 18 H2 ETO
    Tyre- T155/90 D18 113M
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    Thanks guys for the input. Can I still have someone kindly measure the diametre of the space saver spares on the X5 and ML Please.
    Also a point made on the ML is that it is a pressed Ally rim?? What of the X5 as this will have an input on the modification of the rim to Toyotas PDC required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gajac View Post
    Thanks guys for the input. Can I still have someone kindly measure the diametre of the space saver spares on the X5 and ML Please.
    ML spare diameter 736mm
    Ps 16:5

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    Thanks for that I suppose that is the ML I was leaning on out of the options list, Hopefully the X5 is up where I need Thanks to all for their input

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