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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need new rims, any ideas

So recently picked up this project, been working on her for the past few months, things like exhaust, under glow, ecu chip, pulley headers and small body work which more is coming... next step is roof and mirror caps are going black. with that i will need new rims, was hoping someone here can toss me some ideas?
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You have 3 base colours to work with from your photo's.

Matching white rims for the roof, matching black rims for the stripes or matching red rims for the body.

If you went for white rims, I would leave them pure white, if you go for Black rims, a fine red pinstripe around the outer diameter or vice versa for Red rims.

Take a side on photo of the vehicle, in a program like paintshop or paint.net, paste images of rims over the top and save as a new image to give you an idea what the vehicle may look like and make a decision from there before you shell out on buying wheels that you may not be 100% sold on.

I have black rims on a BRG R50 and im toying with a subtle BRG pinstripe around the edge of the rim but leaving the spokes plain black.
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You could have a silver roof and mirror caps to match the wheels you already have?
Silver, it would be like a MINI GP then

Or a deeper silver grey, anthracite colour would be different and do the wheels the same?
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Red Cooper Nice Rims

I like the idea of black with a red pinstripe. The white isn't a bad option either. I tend to like rims that have a lot of pieces / spokes to them.

Sorry I can't post links. I'm new.

BBS CH 19" probably don't fit Minis, but they do fit M3s

Google Images has an image of these black w/ red stripe.

BBS rims don't look bad.
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Sure looking good. I may be biased with BBS Rims
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try calibre motion 2 black with red pinstripe black wheels attract dust mind but nice wheel
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You could go black rims with red flake on them might look cool
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Hi ya

I would say Light weight, good offset and simple

Rota Blitz (Matt Black) Alloy Wheels (Alloys) - Rimstyle.com

If your going to change the shocks in the future to coil overs you will need 17x7.5 with around a 35 offset. As you will find the rim/tire may rub or be very close and then your into wheel spacers, so might be something to think about for the future

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I think Silver Grey is the best color for it and i recommend you that buy the rims from an automotive shop but of high quality so these rims are long lasting and gives a pretty look to your Mini.So its your choice what you want to do with the rims.
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I would suggest Rota Slipstream in white...provided you'll match correct ET and you can live with excessive dust on them everyday
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its your choice what you want need thinks.
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