after a month of installation, about 1,000 miles. I hit a hot hole and side wall tore. Initially I used green goo but it didn't work and that's when I noticed the side wall tore because some of the green goo showed. This was at night so it was hard to see. Luckily I was only 2-3 miles from home and was able to tape it, pump some air and limp home. Going to get the tire replaced (with the same) tomorrow, but this has me worried about relying just on green goo since pot hole damage will tear the side wall so I am looking for a compact spare as insurance. Any links would be helpful. I also looked at the TireRack's full wheel but I don't know if the offsets matter. It's 225/45-17 on 2006 330xi without sports package. I would prefer to go with the compact spare. AAA can help to replace that right? Thanks again.