On my way home from visiting my brother in NY I was driving on I-84 in PA and hit a nice little crater that destroyed my front passenger tire and put a nice bubble in the rear. Thank god had AAA and was luckily able to find a dealer that could actually get tires. It was a Firestone shop and got Bridgestone 760's and was nicely surpirsed by the price, but know that I am going miss the PS2's. I was also worried that I would need a new front rim and be stranded for a few days, but as luck would have it the rim was true and I am just stuck with some road rash.
This has convinced me to get a spare as blowing out a tire in the middle of nowhere with wife and 4 month old is not a fun situation.
Yes we got lucky. I was going roughly 75mph when the road took a bite out of my tires and the car remained easy to control and get off the road. While we were waiting for the tow a PA state trooper came up and stayed behind us and wrote up the blowout which was nice as traffic slowed down or moved over as they passed (although I am sure they were all thinking he nailed me for speeding)
That is definitely the spare that I am going to get. It seems a little pricey, but well worth it after this adventure.
Wow, sorry to hear it neighbor. Please fill us in on how you place the spare, I might do the same although the M5 would never be my long trip car. I'm in Alexandria.
Yeah I think I am going to have to re-evaluate this as my long trip car, which is unfortunate since I love driving it. The wife makes fun of me for listening to the engine instead of the radio. I would most likely place it in the trunk as pictured in the Bimmerzone. I believe it would limit me to weekend trips anyhow as I wouldn't be able to take full size luggage & baby items unless I got a rocket box. It also begs the question of if I get a flat and the trunk was full with other stuff I would have to have the wife drive while I sat there with a suitcase on my lap.
Regardless it will be nice to have one even for local drives as I am sure you know DC is not known for their smooth roads either.