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Old Mar 11th, 2014, 09:52 AM
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Downgrading Rims

Hi

another newbie wheel question that I can't find answered on any other threads.

My wife's cooper has the optional larger 17' wheels with run flats and she's now had enough of the hard ride. What I plan to do is buy some of the standard wheels maybe a set off ebay, and fit them.

Will this work?

And can I do a straight swap without any other considerations? (Speedo, suspension etc)

The man at Mini Servicing tried to have her on saying the entire car is "set up" for the 17s which I don't believe.

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Hi ya

What model and year is the car?

Basically you have a few options
keep the 17" wheels and put a standard tire on it lots of guys do this ( this is what I run in the summer ) lot less crashy and bumpy
Or by some 16" wheels as long as you stick to the standard tire size for the mini ie 205/45/17 for the 17" and 195/55/16 for the 16" you should be fine

Stick to a genuine mini wheel and you should not have a problem go aftermarket you have to consider lots of things.

This link should be helpfull

MINI Cooper Forum - FAQ & DIY: Wheels and Tyres

http://libraryofmotoring.info/facts/wheels/

Let us know what you have in mined and we can help a bit more :-)

Hope this helps
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Quote: Originally Posted by marque (original)

Or ...

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Thank you very much

She has a 2009 Cooper, got it second hand about 6 months ago so I'll get in touch with BMW to find out exactly what extras are on it but as far as I'm aware it's just got the chilli pack and the big wheels.

Ideally the plan is to source some of the standard 16s and put on non run flats. Hopefully that should stop her moaning :-P

On that note if anybody wants to swap some standard wheels for the 17' Cosmos with good condition tyres (car's only done 12,000 miles) get in touch!!!
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Thank you very much

Hopefully that should stop her moaning :-P

Oh I doubt it, they will probably be the wrong colour, wrong shape etc etc
Make sure they dont clash with her outfit for goodness sake.
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Can also use 205/50/16 or even 205/55/16 instead of the stock 195/55/16 for better selection of performance tires.
16x6.5 or 16x7 4x100 wheels with offset between +38 and +45 work well. Hub diameter is 56.1 mm.

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Yeah i think its fit for your wife car because eBay is large online site you buy any thing from here and i think its not big issue that tire is not available in the market its available at eBay you easily buy the set of tires...
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