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Old Aug 12th, 2002, 03:36 PM
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Jacking up the Mini



Where's the best place to jack the Mini S up, front & rear? Where's the best place for the stands? I've got the stands in the picture which have a rubber pad in case I have to support the car on the frame rails (like I used to do on my old BMW 2002). SD
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This is where I put the jack. I was able to lift both wheels off the ground at the same time lifting at the front lift pad to rotate the tires.
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Old Aug 12th, 2002, 08:32 PM
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That's were I lifted mine from.........no problems.....

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While you're talking about it, I believe MINI doesn't recommend to rotate the tire. I found it a bit weird but that's what I read in the Mini owner's book, they say it could in fact reduce the efficiency of the tire because of the way the aligment is on the car, each tire should wear differently. I'm curious to hear what people on this forum think about that?
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whose yellow mcs is that... mine was loaded on the Falstaff a few days ago.... could you post a few pics.. to feed my eyes while I continue to wait

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The Mini's new home is being built...masonite sheets are down to protect the finished floor while the contractors make their mess. I should be able to work on the car without a floor jack when the shop is done and can stack cars in the garage during the winter. SD
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I want a garage like that

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This is where I put the jack. I was able to lift both wheels off the ground at the same time lifting at the front lift pad to rotate the tires.

So rotating the tires is recommended? Do you have recommendations on when and how?
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While you're talking about it, I believe MINI doesn't recommend to rotate the tire. I found it a bit weird but that's what I read in the Mini owner's book, they say it could in fact reduce the efficiency of the tire because of the way the aligment is on the car, each tire should wear differently. I'm curious to hear what people on this forum think about that?

All I could find is this on page 84 of the manual:
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Tire changes between axles
Depending on individual operating conditions,
different wear patterns appear on
the front and rear axles. In the interests of
safety and optimized handling characteristics,
a change between the axles is not
recommended.

But that is very vague. What do they mean by 'changes between axles'? As in mixing types, brands or condition tires? Does this indeed refer to a rotation, or swap of tires on each axle?

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All I could find is this on page 84 of the manual:


But that is very vague. What do they mean by 'changes between axles'? As in mixing types, brands or condition tires? Does this indeed refer to a rotation, or swap of tires on each axle?

That's exactly what I wonder, a lot of guys on this Forum are talking about rotating their tires so I don't know if it's because they didn't read their owner's manual or they just ignored it. I will definitely ask my dealer next time I pass by.
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Ok this is the closest thread I have found to what I need to know, I have been reliable informed that I can rotate the wheels from corner to corner, but now this is going to sound daft, anyone got any tips to get the wheels off the car without damaging them. As they feel like that have completely bonded to the car?

Help??
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Loosen lugs to finger tight and drive for a hundred feet or so with a couple hard stops and a toss of the steering back and forth. Then you should be able to get them off.

If you do this without lugs please post pictures.
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Ok this is the closest thread I have found to what I need to know, I have been reliable informed that I can rotate the wheels from corner to corner, but now this is going to sound daft, anyone got any tips to get the wheels off the car without damaging them. As they feel like that have completely bonded to the car?

Help??

I had this trouble mate.... only 3 weeks ago !

managed to get three of them off by battering the tyre from the inside with a rubber mallet... altho its not very safe.... for one of them i undid the bolts so they were just finger tight... the drove it down the drive... that broke the bond.... it be careful not to brake hard mind you... its quite unnerving when it gives.... them just clean up the spigot with fine emery cloth and a bit of copper grease should stop it happening again !
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