225/35 R18 wont fit an 18" rim, widest you can fit with the sidewall you need for a MINI is 215. I wanted 225s but wont fit the JCW 7" width.cliffywong said:I had 215 40 18 on my car and it rubbed My offset is ET 42
Switch to 225/35/18 and solved the problem.
But the best size is 205/40/18 if you can get them.
You lowered yours by chance (I have via eibachs)timmydamini said:I've just fitted 215X40-18 Falken 451's on JCW 18'' alloys and have no problem with clearance back or front.
I've driven my MCS on full lock left and right - no problem.
the 40 series 215 means the speedo will read a little slow, but the extra meat on the wheel gives a little more protection from potholes.
Hi Damo,Damo said:You lowered yours by chance (I have via eibachs)
Mines fine with the 215/35, theyre actualy no wider than the 205/40 Dunops but the Edge of the tyre is much more squared off, hence theyre 215s.timmydamini said:Hi Damo,
I've not lowered mine, I'm on standard MCS Sports suspension plus.
I was looking at the rears wondering how they would fare if I had lowered the car, it looked tight enough.
Yes, I've noticed that the Falken 215 are only a little wider than the goodyear 205's hence no problem with rubbing.Damo said:Mines fine with the 215/35, theyre actualy no wider than the 205/40 Dunops but the Edge of the tyre is much more squared off, hence theyre 215s.