Thanks for the comments guys,
I did notice this is a forum where 100s view posts but never reply, so nice to have some feedback.
When i brought the Mini at a Garage it had the standard silver colour, i said to the gargage if they can spray them black for me they will have a sale, so they kind of did it for free.
Its around Ł120 - Ł150 so not too bad and they look so nice in black imo.
Your black Mini Cooper11 is looking great, love the colour, i think black cooper wheels on yours would look fab, and to be honest on all the cars i have owned i have swapped to after market wheels and spent 1000s, but i really think the standard and classic cooper S spoke wheels look better than any aftermarket ones. So thats why i kept them.
First car i havent ruined with lowering either, to retain the intended setup Mini BMW set that fun go kart feeling.