I just purchased 08 Mini S in February and it has 17" run flats. I live in Alaska and would like to put 15"wheels with blizzacks on for the winter months. Can this be done and do the wheels have to be factory wheels?
Factory 15" wheels will not fit over the front brakes of an '08 S. However, some aftermarket 15" wheels have enough clearance. Shop at tirerack.com for a winter package and it will show the 15" wheels that can fit.