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Old 11-07-2018, 03:38 AM
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wider tires on R55 clubman?

I am the new owner of an R55 Clubman SD (I live in Paris). It has stock 7 x 17 inch wheels with 205/45 run flats. The ride is too hard over uneven roads and I am looking for more traction. I am thinking about switching to 225/45 non run flats. Does it make sense? I am surprised to see that even the JCW model has the same stock set up as mine (18s were optional) which is good news if and when I take the plunge and switch to at least the JCW calipers. I am ruling out 18 inch wheels because the comfort should get worse. But might spring for 17 x 7.5 wheels or even wider rims and tires IF they reduce unsprung weight (BBS, for example?) AND can fit without rubbing.

Any advice much appreciated. Go Minis!
 
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