yea im running 18in 215/35 momo quasars,with the mota lowered 30mm all round,no probs although camber goes off at back which is effecting the left inner tyre!
We have 18" wheel on Blue Thunder. Everything seems to clear. As far as the suspension kit goes, I have a coil over kit arriving soon. But, I wouldn't want to guess right now if we will have any clearance problems. Click here to see 18" wheelsRich_W said:I have a Cooper S due next month, and plan to run OZ superleggera's 18x7 with 215/35/18's
Am I nuts? I plan on having the wheels sitting in my garage before I even take delivery!
I also plan to install spax coilovers and Rogue Engineering exhaust from the get go as well.
Come on... be nice and clarify...ADO15 said:I am sorry man... but that just look plain stupid to me. Especially with those black plasic arches.
(Seriuosly - it look bug ugly!)
ADO15 said:I am sorry man... but that just look plain stupid to me. Especially with those black plasic arches.
(Seriuosly - it look bug ugly!)
I'm glad this is on the internet. I would hate to be driving my car through Norway and have the locals start throwing stones at my car because they don't like the wheels.macncheese said:Blue,
I agree. They'd look MUCH nicer on my Dark Silver. Can I have the set you dont use? I had a 1966 Sedan (Bug) and i wont be offended as long as I get wheels.
ADO15 said:Like I said: *In My Humble Opinion*
To me those wheels look atleast one size too big. But thats me - I'm even having second thoughts about the 17" wheels I just ordered for my own car..
I also think the "huge" plastic arches look extremely "DYI bolt-on"... this is probalby because Etc.Etc.Etc.
Thank, that sound a whole lot better.
Now, the tires on those rims are 225/35/18 and the reason they look small is the hugh gap between the fender and tire. But the overall diameter of the 225/35/18 tires is larger than the factory 17" "S" tire. So the problem is worst on the original tire set up. As I said in my post, I'm waiting for a set of coil overs from my supplier FK Automotive WWW.FK-automotive.de FK automotive This will make some of the gap go away. Next, your right, I don't like the black plastic fender trims either. It makes the car look like it has an add-on unpainter fender kit. But that's the way they make it, They are all that way!! And the reason that Mini did that was it gives the car some parking lot door ding protection. Many car manufacturers are going with plastic protection flares, and trim pieces. Now once you paint them you leave yourself open to getting those door dings on your paint job. I do have a second set of fender flares, our plan is to make a wider flare kit that will be painted body color.
If you look at one of my other projects, I'm into performance also. Probably more than most people (See my other car)
I don't like the rice Burners either, But until I figure out how to make the Mini "S" go faster, I'm not going to say much about rice burners. Some of those cars are getting over 300 H.P. with a turbo. And they have about a 10 year head start in the performance market over the mini.
Now if you watch blue Thunder over the next few months, I think there will be some stuff you will like!! See Blue Thunders Home
By the way, I like Norway ,Sweden, Denmark, In 1972 I spent part of the summer in that area, and now that I know its safe to go back, I'll probably go again.