how wide can i go? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > Wheels, Tyres & Brakes


Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
For (almost) all things alloy, steel and rubber, plus upgrading your MINI's stopping ability

Sponsored by:

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2012, 05:02 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Carrickfergus
Posts: 4
Local Time: 09:26 PM
Northern Ireland
how wide can i go?

so ive bought a clubman, lowered it on coilovers and now looking for the right wheels for it,
was just wondering how wide you can go before having to roll arches and what not
if any one knows or have fitted wide wheels (8"-10") let me know

cheers
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2012, 05:19 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,686
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Kingdom Male






Don't know how wide they are but love the look!
If no luck on here, try the Clubman Register:
The Clubman Register • Index page
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2012, 09:17 PM
Hartge220's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
231bhp on Lohen's dyno
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 1,741
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Nations Male




Both clubbies owned by Dutch members over on Mini Torque, the silver one is Ragnars Ragnar's MCCS - Page 27

& the White/Pink one is Duck's wife's baby hauler The baby hauler
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 27th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Registered User
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 34
Local Time: 09:26 PM
South Africa
Looking grt
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jan 27th, 2013, 01:27 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,987
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Kingdom Male
They look mean but theres hardly any rubber, as in side wall depth on the rims, the brown Clubmans front rim looks to be 1/2" off the road surface at the most, hardly very practical unless its central London or M25, anywhere else and the rims would be written off in no time I would think.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Feb 4th, 2013, 08:55 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Leeds
Posts: 23
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Kingdom Male
That second to last pic looks ace! is that actually dropped or on air ride?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:19 PM
Hartge220's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
231bhp on Lohen's dyno
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 1,741
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Nations Male
Quote: Originally Posted by J.smith (original)
That second to last pic looks ace! is that actually dropped or on air ride?

He's running on coilovers
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:03 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Surrey
Posts: 24
Local Time: 10:26 PM
United Kingdom
Okay, so to fit 8s, 9s or even 10s, you'll most probably have to roll your arches and in some of the more extreme cases you will have to cut and pull the arches.

The Wheel's ET, tyre size / stretch level and Camber settings have also got a lot to do with it.

A quick way of finding out, would be to find the ET of your current wheels, then measure the distance from your hub mounting section of the wheels to the edge of the arch.
the extra space you have is the extra wheel depth you can have.

Now, if you want a bit of dish or lip on your wheels, you need to go for a low ET set up, something like ET15 or ET20...(standard 15" mini one wheels are ET45 for example)

if however you are not going for deep dish wheels, you need to get a high ET wheel and probably use spacers to avoid hitting the inside of the wheel arch or your suspension struts.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Hot Topics This Week
2nd Gen Front Grilles - (249 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (17 replies)
Runflats?! - (14 replies)
» Recent Threads
Advice on serviceable items....
Today 08:36 PM
by TonyR53
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:11 PM
1 Replies, 16 Views
Anyone know what could be wrong with my cooper s?
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by Webbd050
Today 08:32 PM
0 Replies, 23 Views
2011 Cooper S - Oil Pan Skid Plate
Today 06:01 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 06:08 PM
1 Replies, 77 Views
R53 basic mods
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Last post by Restyle
Today 05:43 PM
2 Replies, 259 Views
Hey admins!
Aug 31st, 2014 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by The Nun
Today 05:35 PM
8 Replies, 418 Views
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Aug 23rd, 2014 01:07 PM
Last post by **KOOPERS57**
Today 04:42 PM
6 Replies, 667 Views
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 04:18 PM
4 Replies, 374 Views
New car seats
Today 03:13 PM
Last post by Markal93
Today 03:13 PM
0 Replies, 120 Views
Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip September 20-21 2014
Jun 21st, 2014 11:55 PM
Last post by m3dragon
Today 02:48 PM
2 Replies, 718 Views
2nd Gen Front Grilles
Dec 31st, 2007 03:15 PM
Last post by jwhite0393
Today 12:37 PM
249 Replies, 44,807 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by davidscott
Today 12:31 PM
14 Replies, 1,551 Views
Carbon build up on inlet valves
Dec 11th, 2012 01:53 PM
Last post by cristo
Today 11:51 AM
17 Replies, 3,683 Views
Changing my seats!
Today 11:42 AM
Last post by Markal93
Today 11:42 AM
0 Replies, 149 Views
Sell dumps Many Country For ATM Cashout: http://www.vcvv.org/
Today 10:38 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:38 AM
0 Replies, 128 Views
SELL CVV GOOD balance !!! http://sellccvv.com/
Today 10:37 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:37 AM
0 Replies, 105 Views
Stop start problem
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:36 AM
2 Replies, 273 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Aug 29th, 2014 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Yesterday 11:39 PM
8 Replies, 536 Views
Facelift LED rear lights
Nov 12th, 2010 04:02 PM
by ARC
Last post by Willhall1989
Yesterday 11:14 PM
2 Replies, 1,570 Views
Air con valve?
Aug 8th, 2014 08:03 PM
Last post by leslie green
Yesterday 10:07 PM
2 Replies, 446 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2