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Grrr had a rather interesting debate at work today when some colleges saw my car for the first time and said how silly my wheels looked, and that they are too big for a mini??

whats the genral opinion on minis with 18" wheels? am i in a minority?

i personally like cars with larger wheels at the end of the day the rolling radias is the same just the amount of rubber is less..

Really got my goat, apparently looks like a big truck!, nothing like a mini, ruined the appearence of mini and oh and i have a girly colour car too! basically backed me into a corner... :(

I absolutley love my car and the look, Looking at you guys for support here!


all this comming from a 92 passat driver and a fellow mini driver?? whats going on?




Andy...
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The Hartge Experience
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nooooooooooooooo they look ace. look at some on here in the gallery, lushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. seriosuly, ignore your mate!!!
 

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All Shiney :)
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anyone up for a fight!! :) were go sort em out!


and from a fellow mini owner aswell !!

Shocking just shocking!
 

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Nah 18" are perfectly fine! 19 inch to me is getting to the too big catagory... but 18 is fine... they look GOOD IMO... do your friends know the MINI comes factory in 17"????
 

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The Alpina rims look very classy and the colour is fantastic.
Don't let anyone put you off the things you like about your own mini. IMO and many others I'm sure, your car looks very cool and individual. However it is yours and it's what you like that matters most. :cool:

Sod 'em...... :p
 

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18's are the way to go... got my JCW 18's on order for fitting as soon as the car arrives at the end of August....



PS they look fantastic.... how much were they if you don't mind me asking :)
 

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All Shiney :)
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cheers guy! , just annoying that people make a big deal about stuff and too pig headed to keep there opinions to themselves, just narked that thye mock my new toy that ive only had nearly 2 months.

at the end of the day i suppose the world would be a very boring place if we all liked the same things.


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They just gotta chose their words wisely... and not insult you.. .Its ok to have told you that they look too big but what they said was over the top... Somtimes they need to think before they speak...
 

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Sounds to me like someone is just trying to wind you up - You car looks spot on, who knows best - a company like Mini/BMW that has spent millions on the design of the Mini and alloy wheel styles for the car - or some guy that says your car looks like a truck doh!
You could tell us what cars the people criticising your car have and then we will pick all the faults with them :D - I'm sure there will be more faults than there are to the Mini. :D
 

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Nothing at all wrong with the size of your wheels and I personally love the color (not at all too girly for me, but then again, I am afraid of spiders).

Those coworkers sound like a real admirable bunch, I hope they've got super kick ass rides to go with those charming personalities.
 

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mini cruiser has 18 rss's and they luk dogs b's and i myself am opting for 18's and as regard to ur colleagues put it down to jealousy
 

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its wierd with wheels, cos in a few years, i bet 18s wont be all that and well be on 19s. i remember my first car, a nova, had 16s, and they looked massive! yet they look pretty small on a MINI!!! like a focus, 18s dont look huge, but on say a old escort, they looked well to big! yet now on a MIINI they look just right.
 

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Zippster said:
Grrr had a rather interesting debate at work today when some colleges saw my car for the first time and said how silly my wheels looked, and that they are too big for a mini??
__deletia__

Andy...
{defending 'Charlie' till the end}

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personally, i would find new/"better" colleagues!

kthxbye.

b.

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Some people are just born jealous.Some are just cynical and others just downright rude.If you can't be happy for someone else then its a sad world.My mom always used to say 'if you've nothin' nice to say then don't say anything at all' ...sounds alright to me.I have a colleague at work who likes to put down my car.Of two years of being on the 'cool wall' on Top Gear the MINI wasn't mentioned by 'said person' but after last weeks show when not only did they demote the MINI off the cool wall but said they didn't like the MINI convertible, i'm pretty much met at work with 'i see they slated the MINI on Top Gear last night',and just after launch in 2001 when the recall on the filler neck story came out i had a phone call especially from'said person'to inform me of the bad news.Its only ever the negatives,but that is this person all over.If someone doesn't like my car or my wheels or whatever i really couldn't give a monkeys,but when someone thinks its their right to tell me then they not really worth knowing.Irrespective of my moan ...yes i think 18" wheels look cracking.I'm currently speccing and think i'm just about specced out although i keep looking at the JCW 18".With the wheels tyres and the turning circle reducing thing how much are they.?........
 

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The wheels don't make my pecker puff up, but....

:redblack: not because of the size. I like the big wheel look. Your car is still bad A$$ and your colleges are a bunch of mo fos! :redblack:
 
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