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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:20 PM
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I screwd up

Damn it did i screw up...changed my oem 17" wheels and runflats for 18S and 215/35/18 I should have got 215/45/18,now there's about a 3" gap from the tire to the wheel arch makes the wheels look like 16s.
So do i lower the car or suck it up and buy more new tires??...Man i am pised
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Your wheel gap has only increased by a little over 4 mm.

You certainly don't want to buy 215/45-18 tires. Standard fitment is 205/40-18.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Your wheel gap has only increased by a little over 4 mm.

You certainly don't want to buy 215/45-18 tires. Standard fitment is 205/40-18.

Im not that well versed on wheel and tyer packages (thats why i probably screwed up)...So would 215/45/18 be to big ?
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Using tyres sizes other than the standard recommended sizes by MINI will mess up the accuracy of your speedo reading for one and also gear ratios to some extent too.
And maybe clearances tyre to inner arch especially on full steering lock where it could/might rub on the inner arch.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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As width goes up you drop down on wall height to compensate and keep the same or similar width to height ratio.

eg. I use 215/40 x 17 normal tyres instead of 205/45 x 17 run flats, hardly any difference on diameter.

Use a simple online tyre/tire calculator to check and compare sizes:
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Quote: Originally Posted by privateer (original)
So would 215/45/18 be to big ?

Yes ... way too big.

As I said standard fitment for 18" OEM wheels is 205/40-18. Depending on wheel offset and suspension set up you may be able to run 215/40-18.
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205/35/18 are killers ! Harshest ride ever
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i'm running 215/40/18 there fine..
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dosent seem like a lot of choice when buying 205/40/18...yeah forgot about speedo calibration...starting to wish i kept the oem's
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205/35/18 are killers ! Harshest ride ever

Can agree with that. I have 215 35 18s and its like driving with no tyres on some surfaces...bloody awful....but when driving quickly lots of feedback and decent handling


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