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Has anyone fitted 16' OZ superleggera's ?
My tire fitter says it will rub the fender due to low ET37 value. :confused:

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Is your car lowered?

What size tires are you planning on running?

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rogerswt running 16x7 ET37 with 195/55-16 Dunlop SP Sport 5000A DSST

cwwhk and iDiaz running 17x7 ET37 with 205/45-17 Dunlop SP Sport 9000 (non-runflats)

205/50-16 tires on 16" wheels have a smaller overall diameter than 205/45-17 tires on 17" wheels.
 

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MCS is not lowered. (Atleast not yet... maybe after warranty period ;) )
But there are a lot of speed bumps here :mad: .
Also I will often drive with 3 passengers.

I would like to run 205/50 Yokohama AD07
Also I went through a lot of threads containing upgrading the brakes.
But couldn't find anything about wilwood big brake kit :rolleyes: .
Does these fit in these 16' rims ?
 

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no way will BBK kits fit 16 inch, Brembo, Rotora, etc. all require at least 17 inch rims. If you just upgrade your rotors to either slotted or drilled, then they would fit fine.
 

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Excuse my ignorance but can you please explain the difference between
195/55-16 & 205/50-16.
I am not planning to lower my car but would like to have a wide set of tires.
Are these the only choices for wide tires
What is the best choice for 16" rims.
 

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Turb Cab,

No worries, if been through the same questions my self ;) .
195/55-16 is smaller foot print. 205/50-16 is wide,r +/- 10mm.
Not sure if 215/45-16 is a good choice, but dependable on what size of rims.

195/55-16 is standard size so you cannot go much wrong with these.
But as you wrote so yourself, I also want wider tires :p .
 

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According to Wilwood website http://www.wilwood.com/ ,
the new bespoke BBK for mini could fit 16' rims :confused: .
They even got one that fit's 15' !!
But maybe need spacers :mad: .
Don't like spacers and certainly not with OZ superleggeras with ET37 .
Wheels would almost come outside the wheel arches.

n0zaaa said:
no way will BBK kits fit 16 inch, Brembo, Rotora, etc. all require at least 17 inch rims. If you just upgrade your rotors to either slotted or drilled, then they would fit fine.
 

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THanks walexis for your help.
I think i will go with these rims.

BBS RC 16x7.5 or BBS RG-F 16x7
What choices do I have with wide tires with the different increased width of rim size without problems. of rubbing
Thanks
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TURB CAB said:
Excuse my ignorance but can you please explain the difference between
195/55-16 & 205/50-16.
I am not planning to lower my car but would like to have a wide set of tires.
Are these the only choices for wide tires
What is the best choice for 16" rims.
To see what tires others are running ...

:readme: Tire Statistics
 

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MINIAC:

Again, excuse my ignorance but can you please explain the difference between these tire sizes. I am not familiar with the numbers associated with them.
And what is low ET37 value
I there somewhere I can learn these values?
Thanks

205/55-16 Continental ContiExtremeContact
+--------------------------------------------------+-------+
215/45-16 Falken Azenis Sport
+--------------------------------------------------+-------+
215/50-16 BFGoodrich Traction T/A
 

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Turb Cab ...

More reading:
  • Tire Rack: Wheel Offset
    As the wheel offset is reduced, the wheel and tire are "pushed" out from the car ... you need to be concerned about tires rubbing on the inside of the wheel arches. Depending on tire diameter and width, rubbing can be occur with wheel offsets below 42mm on lowered MINIs.​
  • Tire Rack: Tire Size
  • FAQ: What should be considered in choosing a wheel and tire package?
    • 205/55-16 is too tall
    • 215/45-16 will offer the best acceleration because it has the smallest diameter
    • 215/50-16 is closest in diameter to stock 195/55-16
    • 205/50-16 offers the best selection of tires and offers better acceleration than stock.
 

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Miniac,

Thanks for all the advise, I think I won't be considering these rims (OZ superleggera 16')
Due ET37. I'm to afraid it will start rubbing.

Turbo Cab,

Done some surfing on the BBS website,
couldn't find your type of rim's in the beginning....
They were listed on the japanese site.

Nice looking rims.. but I hate to clean these..
Also looks like they are only available in ET37 offset which could rub the wheelarch.
Looks like the same problem with the Superleggeras.
 

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I just fitted 16" OZ Superleggeras on my MINI and have no rubbing. My tires are Avon M500's, 205/50-16s, and it is important to note that I have not lowered my car, and in fact have the Sports Suspension Plus that came w/ the car.

I did not use spacers, but I did need to have centering rings. As for looks, the wheels and tires really fill the wheel well nicely, they do not protrude, but come right up to the outer edges of it. Looks very nice, I'll post pics after I get a chance to polish my car.
 

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Thanks Zeede,

I'm looking forward to your pictures.
Still this means I cannot lower the MCS.
Any rubbing with heavy loading like four people inside on speed bumps ?
 

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walexis said:
Thanks Zeede,

I'm looking forward to your pictures.
Still this means I cannot lower the MCS.
Any rubbing with heavy loading like four people inside on speed bumps ?
That I haven't tested yet, but I'm sure it will rub a teeny bit, especially on those horribly made speed bumps.
 

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Hey there,

I'm buying a MINI Cooper soon. Anyhow, I have a set of OZ Superleggera 15" that happen to be the correct fit for MINI's (56.1, 4x100, etc). I'm stuck at ET 37 though.

I'm not really willing to take any factory rim upgrades as they are (IMO) not worth their money - combine this with my "coincidence" of having rims that theoretically fit the MINI (aside from the ET), I'm hoping to fit these later on.

My current car has ET specs ranging from 40-45 (MINI's have about the same, right?), and I don't have any trouble with tire rubbing. Thing is, a poor ET tends to mess up your cornering stability. Was thinking about having the ET corrected to 40 by shaving off 3mm, but that isn't exactly the recommended procedure for *any* rim.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

Cheers,
Ooli
 

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A thought:

Shaving of 3mm.. wouldn't that mess up the metal structure in the rims?
OZ superleggera's are already light. You are making them more lighter :D

Geometrics of the wheel will change a bit due to poor ET value.
But rims will be pushed more to the side which means larger track-size.
IMO this will help the corner stabilty... (I could be wrong)
 
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