The time has come to replace the tyres on my R53 JCW. Can anyone suggest a good tyre? Aftermarket, or should I buy from a MINI main dealer?
Additional to this, I am thinking of using this opportunity to buy new alloys. I currently run on R85 (17" S Spoke) and I have heard mixed reviews about the quality and weight. Does anyone know how much a R85 weights? As a replacement I was thinking of going down to 16". Having driven a number of Coopers on 15" and 16" wheels I felt that the ride/steering feedback/handling balance was better than on 17" (although I realise tyres choice effects this) but I'm prepared to sacrifice some grip for a better, more flowing handling balance. Can anyone recommend a good light alloy wheel?