I think this is on the 16" wheeled MINIs as well, I think it just acts as a little mudflap to stop the side of your car getting dirty...
I have the spats on my Cooper with the 16" wheels. Mine is an October car.Garry said:Checked out the latest 2002 delivered cars and found that both 17" and 16" wheeled cars have the spats.
Guess MINI are making minor changes along the way.
No spats...Garry said:I will get a photo of them in the next couple of days so that you can see what I am talking about.
That silly 1/4 inch of plastic sticking out is needed to keep the law away? And you Brits make fun of American regulations?!AER said:It's a uk legal thing, with the larger alloys on, the side wall protrudes at that particular point, further than the bodywork, they therefore have to put a small covering lip to cater for the slight extension.
Apparently the police take a dim view in this country, if your wheel and tyre sticks out a little more than it should do!