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Aftermarket wheels that fit R56 JCW brakes

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Old 09-18-2008, 12:43 PM
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Aftermarket wheels that fit R56 JCW brakes

Thanks to Krut, who stopped in today and allowed me to test a bunch of wheels on his new R56 JCW. We tried the following wheels:

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- Rota Torque, 17x7.5" +45 FITS!

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- Rota SVN, 17x7.5" +45 FITS!

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- Rota Slipstream, 17x7.5" +45 FITS!

- Rota RB 16x7 +40 DOES NOT fit. (No surprise there, but I thought I'd try.)
- Rota RB 17x7.5" +45 DOES NOT fit, but might with a 5mm spacer.
- Linea Corse MC 18x8" +45 DOES NOT fit, but will with a 3mm spacer.

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Old 09-18-2008, 01:38 PM
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Cool! How many sets did you try?

Are there any measurements out there that I could see if my wheels will fit?
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:06 PM
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Awesome. We really ought to get a big ol' list going so we can keep track of what wheels will and will not work.

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:45 PM
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Much thanx, but Awe... serious bummer on the results of the RB... I had my heart set on it. I don't think I want to use spacers as that'll increase the scrub radius and thus torque steer. ..SVNs are pretty kewl I guess!
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:26 PM
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Stock Challenge wheels and tires are 42.0 lbs as weighed by Mach V's postal scale.

I'll add that Dan and I are almost positively sure 17" BBS RV-F will clear the Brembo's easily. I have a set that are itching to go on.

So Mach V Dan - what did you think driving mine with my "squishy" suspension? :-)
 

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:54 PM
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Cool. I have a set of 18x7.5 +45 Rota Subzero's on order. Hopefully no issues there
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Krut View Post
Stock Challenge wheels are 40.0 lbs as weighed by Mach V's postal scale.

I'll add that Dan and I are almost positively sure 17" BBS RV-F will clear the Brembo's easily. I have a set that are itching to go on.

So Mach V Dan - what did you think driving mine with my "squishy" suspension? :-)
Wow, didn't realize that they're that heavy. Are the wheels at FastMINI particularly light, or are the Challenge-spoke wheels particularly heavy? Or both?
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:36 PM
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I've corrected my earlier post to reflect that's the weight of wheel and tire.
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:38 PM
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I've corrected my earlier post to reflect that's the weight of wheel and tire.
Ah. How much of that is the tire? Just trying to get an idea of how heavy the Challenge spokes are compared to others.

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:07 PM
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The Challenge Spokes alone are 22 lbs. each which isn't that bad. I'm thinking of powder coating them a matte black when my JCW gets here.
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Krut View Post
I've corrected my earlier post to reflect that's the weight of wheel and tire.
17" Wheel + Tires at 40lbs is quite good! Surprised the run-flats are that light (18lbs). I guess it's because they're kinda narrow compared to what I'd been used to.
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Krut View Post
Stock Challenge wheels and tires are 40.0 lbs as weighed by Mach V's postal scale.
42.0, actually.

So Mach V Dan - what did you think driving mine with my "squishy" suspension? :-)
Comfortable!

Mine is a lot stiffer (I've got OEM Sport shocks, and our Mach V springs on it.) I do like the slot-car handling of the lowered car, but there's something to be said for a compliant ride. Like the times when I can't hear my passengers because the road is bumpy and their speech comes out all stuttery? Then I wish for the soft factory springs and non-sport shocks.

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:35 PM
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Cool! How many sets did you try?
Um, all the sets I listed?

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:40 AM
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Mach V Dan, i'm loving the Rota torque, matte blk w/ red accent!! Those would be smoking on my PW/Blk JCW clubman. I'll be needing winter tires soon, just trying to justify the Wheels. Besides, i do like the Challenge spoke. Decisions, decisions
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:00 AM
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Did you guys find a 16" that will fit???
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:16 AM
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None of the 16's Dan had in stock fit.
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:44 AM
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I'd like to find some that will fit over that brake setup. I run 16's on r compounds for track events now....running 16's makes a huge difference in our MCS on the track. Please keep us informed on your findings. Thanks
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:40 AM
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It might be possible with the right rim contour and if you kept the wheel weights towards the inside or on the rim lip, but a 16" wheel would be a very tight fit! There is barely any clearance between the brake caliper's outer edge and the inside rim surface even with 17s (OEM wheels anyway).
 
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:38 AM
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Are you planning on selling your stock rims?
 
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hey mach v dan can you post up some pics of the slip streams mounted with tires on ? also kind sir do you have the weight of the wheel and tire combo? im trying to plan ahead for my next mini . colors etc. im thinking of pepper white with black wheels. thank you sir for any help.
 
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:50 AM
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hey mach v dan can you post up some pics of the slip streams mounted with tires on ? also kind sir do you have the weight of the wheel and tire combo? im trying to plan ahead for my next mini . colors etc. im thinking of pepper white with black wheels. thank you sir for any help.
Sorry, I don't have a pic handy of a MINI with Slipstreams on it, but search these forums and you should be able to find some.

Wheel + tire is going to vary based on tire weight, but the wheels are 18.15 pounds each.

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mach v dan thank you sir.
 
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I like the first ones the best....I decided to paint my gloss or matt black, not sure yet. When I get my car at the shop I will see what will look best.
 
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:21 PM
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We've had several calls about this subject this week. I'm searching for some more wheels that fit, so stay tuned.

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any updates buddy
 

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