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Old 01-23-2017, 02:07 PM
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Do not like. How about a set of R98's?

which one are those
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any other opinions on the wheels??
I am just going to leave these few pictures of my 06 JCW... For the wheels...
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Oh, here is the summer set....
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These are the coolest OEM rims for first generation MINI, imho... I wanted them for years. I was so glad that my 06 JCW came "stock" with this set. I have all season tires on, and have them on the car from October till April (I don't drive her once the salt is on the Toronto streets ). In May, I put white NM Eng set with summer rubber... The RSe05 rims are one of the lightest you can find in 17" and they fit over JCW BBK. The offset is also low enough so they "poke" the right amount-flush so no need for spacers
I know that the design is not for everybody, but if you like rims that you can clean in minutes and you like "5 star" idea go for these...
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These are the coolest OEM rims for first generation MINI, imho... I wanted them for years. I was so glad that my 06 JCW came "stock" with this set. I have all season tires on, and have them on the car from October till April (I don't drive her once the salt is on the Toronto streets ). In May, I put white NM Eng set with summer rubber... The RSe05 rims are one of the lightest you can find in 17" and they fit over JCW BBK. The offset is also low enough so they "poke" the right amount-flush so no need for spacers
I know that the design is not for everybody, but if you like rims that you can clean in minutes and you like "5 star" idea go for these...
I like these wheels also, but sadly they weigh a ton! Like 24 LBS.
I would like wheels that lessen the load for my summer driving. Wheels somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 or 17 pounds makes more sense to me.
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I like these wheels also, but sadly they weigh a ton! Like 24 LBS.
I would like wheels that lessen the load for my summer driving. Wheels somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 or 17 pounds makes more sense to me.
My white RSe05 are 16 lbs.

Not counting stickers

http://www.nm-eng.com/262/24/0/2883/...ght-wheel.html
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:26 PM
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Few pics after I detailed it!
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Looking good! I'm a big fan of the s-lites. Heavy or not, I think they're a great looking wheel on the MINI.
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Looks great. I like classic look of S-lites too, but not as much with the Aero kit. The NM RSe05 or BBS R90s both would do the trick, but wheel choice is highly subjective.

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car looks awesome!
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Great looking JCW! In regards to wheels, if you want to make your Mini LOADS more fun to drive, go with a noticeably lighter wheel. The heavier wheel options slow the car, increase braking distance, and lessen the handling.

Bigger wheels may look better to a lot of folks, but they're generally heavy wheels, unless you're spending LOTS of money. Go smaller, go lighter, and go faster!

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Old 03-08-2017, 01:12 PM
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More pics!
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John, I'm jealous of the color, and of your LSD!
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Fixed the crack in my bumper!
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:16 PM
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Just ordered the black RSE05.. should be getting them in a few weeks!
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Nice to see all these aero kit MINIs, lots of the kits are going NLA and now the front fog light inserts are NLA. Its going to be a very rare thing here soon.
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Nice to see all these aero kit MINIs, lots of the kits are going NLA and now the front fog light inserts are NLA. Its going to be a very rare thing here soon.
I see you guys have the full kit on sale too!
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Some that are left, most gen 1 and gen 2 painted kits are NLA. Get them while you can, lots of older JCW stuff has gone NLA also. So if you see it, jump on it. Just talked about that here.

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Some that are left, most gen 1 and gen 2 painted kits are NLA. Get them while you can, lots of older JCW stuff has gone NLA also. So if you see it, jump on it. Just talked about that here.

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what is NLA?
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Pricing on the R53 parts has also shot through the roof, too.

For example, the door seals are ridiculously expensive now. I replaced mine last year when I acquired my 2006, and I went to check pricing on another set for a friend and they're nearly triple the cost.
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Sabjcw, what are those awesome wheels you have? And what is the tire size you are rolling with?
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