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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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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

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Don't know how wide they are but love the look!
If no luck on here, try the Clubman Register:
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Both clubbies owned by Dutch members over on Mini Torque, the silver one is Ragnars Ragnar's MCCS - Page 27

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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.
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That second to last pic looks ace! is that actually dropped or on air ride?
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That second to last pic looks ace! is that actually dropped or on air ride?
He's running on coilovers
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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.

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