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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2014, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Widening the rear

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First of many posts on here I am sure! Not new to the whole owners club thing so know how it works
I have just got my first Mini and once the power steering has been fixed
The mods are likely to begin, One mod I am considering but cant seem to find much advice on is Axel Spacers, I have found people who make them but no reviews ect as to which ones rub ect, I have an R50 Mini Cooper, standard suspension and on 17" S Spokes
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Hi ya

What You are looking for is hub centric wheel spacers. Anything thicker than 5mm on each wheel you will need longer bolts.
The Center bore on the mini wheels are 56.1mm and 4x100 bolt pattern

Depending on what your final goal is there are a few things to consider first.

Are you going to lower how much ?
If so with springs or coil overs ?
what sort of camber and suspension set up do you want to run ie fast road set up or track/road ?

If your going to keep it standard 10 to 15 mm on each wheel should put the wheel in the arch nicely with out rubbing

Don't buy cheep spacers stick to something like eibach, kavs or H&R personally I would speak to rich at orranje, drop him an email and he will sort you out.
And don't forget to get longer bolts

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Thanks for the speedy reply! I will lower it at some point im sure but nothing drastic, so springs I think, for now the stock suspension setup is fine, and if push comes to shove i can always take the spacers off, isnt like its a huge job at a huge cost if you get me, will drop rich a line, theres a few things he has i am interested in, thanks for the advice!
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Thanks for the speedy reply! I will lower it at some point im sure but nothing drastic, so springs I think, for now the stock suspension setup is fine, and if push comes to shove i can always take the spacers off, isnt like its a huge job at a huge cost if you get me, will drop rich a line, theres a few things he has i am interested in, thanks for the advice!
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No problem rich will see you right and point you in the right direction.
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