Small rims,fat tires

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Old 01-30-2017, 03:30 PM
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Small rims,fat tires

Hello all, fresh Mini owner here. Traded my FJ cruiser for a 2012 CM All4 (S)
Absolutely love the car, and obviously want to mod it.

I love the look of the 'small rims, fat tire' setup as seen here (warning! non-CM pictures )
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ml#post4196032

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ml#post4249681

I realize that A: these are not CMs (duh) and B:they are lowered.
But I'm wondering how that would look on a CM. I don't think we can run 15s, but I would love to see what a set of wide 16s with fat tires would look like.

There does not seem to be a very large selection of rims available for the CM, or maybe I'm just not looking in the right places.
 
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:15 PM
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Hi, I just sold my 07 FJ and bought a 13 Countryman. I found a set of 16" wheels locally that I will use for winter tires next year. Doesn't help with your post but I found it interesting that we both went from an FJ to a Mini.
 
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DenisMcG View Post
Hi, I just sold my 07 FJ and bought a 13 Countryman. I found a set of 16" wheels locally that I will use for winter tires next year. Doesn't help with your post but I found it interesting that we both went from an FJ to a Mini.
Ha, that's funny indeed. Plus, I'm also in Canada (Ontario).

I loved my FJ, I always wanted one, but once I had it I missed 'real driving'. The truck was super cool and practical, but not much fun to drive.

The Mini is a ton of fun to drive, especially with the 6 speed manual.. perma-grin!

What wheels did you find?
 
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To maintain that look, it's primarily about keeping the sidewall to wheel diameter ratio. The sidewall of a 215/45r16 (shown in your first link, on 16 wheels) is 23.75% of the diameter of the wheel. The closest match for the stock 17" wheels on the R60 would be 225/45R17. For 18" wheels, the closest match would be 215/50R18 (not sure how common that size is, though). Both of those sizes should fit easily on stock suspension, should have any issues on a bit of drop, depending on width and offset. That guy's wheels are 8". So, in the interest of keeping the same appearance I'd imagine staying with an 8" wide wheel and 215 tire width would be the way to go. Otherwise, you may get a slightly more ballooned look that what he has. Something to keep in mind: You might have to sacrifice to a 45 or 55 aspect ratio, depending on availability.

Something important to keep in mind is that
 
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Might check out some of the few that have put All-Terrains on...those are about as 'tall' (fat would insinuate wide) as you can go...Get 16's and then get the tallest, narrowest AT you can find to fit.

edit: 215/70/16 for example (not mine - jaridp's)

 

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"Doesn't help with your post but I found it interesting that we both went from an FJ to a Mini."

Add me to this list! I have a 2007 FJ that I'm currently trying to sell. I really would rather not sell it, but circumstances dictate otherwise.
 
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I have a 2007 FJ also. Sold my first mini for it. Now we have the FJ and this CM lol
 
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Originally Posted by iwashmycar View Post
I have a 2007 FJ also. Sold my first mini for it. Now we have the FJ and this CM lol
Say, aren't you also on the blue forum?
 
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Say, aren't you also on the blue forum?
Yup. Same name
 
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I'm EHCaddis
 
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Wetcoaster View Post
Say, aren't you also on the blue forum?
Thanks for all the replies I have some good ideas on what to look at now.
Funny how many (ex) FJ owners!

What's the blue forum? Or is that not Mini related?
 
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Thanks for all the replies I have some good ideas on what to look at now.
Funny how many (ex) FJ owners!

What's the blue forum? Or is that not Mini related?
FJ Forum. We call it the Blue Room because its so blue. http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=29091345
 
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:15 PM
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I was in that forum as well. Same user name.
 
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i am running mini oem euro 16 inch alloys on my 12 all4 ... 16 x 6.5 et 46, purchased from ecstuning ... they also have mini oem steelies in the same size

i run 205/70R16 winter tires on them that are 27.3 inch OD

for summer i run 225/50R18 (26.9 OD) vs the oem size 225/45R18 (25.9 OD)

215/75R16 will not fit on my car, but i have the factory sport suspension that id 10 mm lower than the standard suspension

215/70R16 do fit
 
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Originally Posted by bmwr606 View Post
i am running mini oem euro 16 inch alloys on my 12 all4 ... 16 x 6.5 et 46, purchased from ecstuning ... they also have mini oem steelies in the same size

i run 205/70R16 winter tires on them that are 27.3 inch OD

for summer i run 225/50R18 (26.9 OD) vs the oem size 225/45R18 (25.9 OD)

215/75R16 will not fit on my car, but i have the factory sport suspension that id 10 mm lower than the standard suspension

215/70R16 do fit
Do you have any pics of those 18s mounted?
 
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225/50R18s on oem 18x7.5 et 52 wheels
 
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2016 countryman 17x9+20 offset 235/40r17

Ok, so I started to write this big long novel explanation, but it's to much information to write in one shot. If you have questions, let me know.
 
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Originally Posted by Gatorbait View Post
Ok, so I started to write this big long novel explanation, but it's to much information to write in one shot. If you have questions, let me know.
what brakes are you running, I have a JCW and want to go with some smaller rims than factory 18’s. 17x8 or 16x8 if permissable, but don’t think the brakes fit 16 inch wheels, not sure about 17. Just lookin to see what others have done

thanks
 
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I'm in the middle. 17x8.5 wheels with 245/45-17 tires. I wanted more sidewall without the truck look.



 
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Are you running a stiffer sway bar? those wheels look good.
 
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Are you running a stiffer sway bar? those wheels look good.
Thank you. Typically they're made for BMW track oriented cars. I went outside the MINI norm and slapped them on. They're pretty wide but I made it work.

Yes, I'm running a M7 25mm RSB. It's pretty damn stiff.
 
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Originally Posted by havy View Post
what brakes are you running, I have a JCW and want to go with some smaller rims than factory 18’s. 17x8 or 16x8 if permissable, but don’t think the brakes fit 16 inch wheels, not sure about 17. Just lookin to see what others have done

thanks
I have a 12 all4, your JCW brakes are the same as mine, except for the red paint.
I run mini oem 16 inch alloys for my winter tires.
some after market 16s will clear the front calipers, some will not.
i suggest contacting [email protected] for fitment help. Alex is the tirerack mini expert
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:30 AM
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Ok, so I started to write this big long novel explanation, but it's to much information to write in one shot. If you have questions, let me know.
Really like the looks of this. I'm just trying to decide what color to go with on my white countryman s.
I'm thinking White like you have or Gun metal... Decisions, decisions.
 

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