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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 2014, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, My Daughter has picked out some pretty aggressive Wheels for her 2006 Mini Cooper S , I want to make sure they will work ok before i ordered them
17 x 8.5 with a 30 offset , I'm putting Coil-overs on it as well

My Daughter is looking for that Slam stance look , Im new to the mini scene
I just got my 15 year old soon to be 16 year old daughter the car for Christmas , and she is into cool cars and custom cars like her dad, so she wants to get it all fixed up and looking good , so i want to make sure the wheels she wants will work ok
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not recommended! mini's are already lower than most and ride harder than most, lowering could lead to damage underneath, you may need xtra parts $$$$ for a proper alignment when lowering more than an inch, coilovers ride very hard but prolly will not bother your KID, its your $$$$, older mini's can become a money pit!!!!
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Those will need some work to get to fit - probably involving rubber band tyres and lots of camber... you could try willtheyfit.com to see how things compare with your current setup and how far the wheels will move and where etc.... may help you decide on tyre choice too but I would suspect you will need a 215 width at least...

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coilovers ride very hard but prolly will not bother your KID, its your $$$$, older mini's can become a money pit!!!!
Rubbish! If you get good coilovers they ride very well and in most cases better than stock suspension!! Also, the older (r53) minis are less of a money pit than the newer (R56) ones!!!!

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