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: Which Alloys?


Stiggy92
Jul 27th, 2011, 03:38 PM
Hi guys,

Iíve been thinking about changing the alloys on my R53 for a while but I canít make up my mind as to which ones I should go for. All I know is that I want to paint them gloss black to match the roof. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which ones would look good? Both mini and aftermarket alloys will be considered.

Thanks :)

minicore
Jul 27th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Black R105s...

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4637/img0547up5.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/259/img0547up5.jpg/)

jase080
Jul 27th, 2011, 09:37 PM
sorry to barge in but would anyone know if mini cooper S alloys from an 02 plate will fit a mini one 03 plate? thankyou

minicore
Jul 27th, 2011, 10:06 PM
sorry to barge in but would anyone know if mini cooper S alloys from an 02 plate will fit a mini one 03 plate? thankyou

Yes, they will.

Stiggy92
Jul 28th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Yeah those alloys are nice. Does anyone know where to get replica ones as i am going to paint them so the paint should protect them from corrosion. im hoping the replicas are cheaper also.

Thanks

Mike Edwards
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:31 PM
R105s do look good in black. :)

Try e-bay for some slightly marked (and therefore cheap) genuine items if you're going to be painting them.

They'll weigh quite a bit less than replicas too.