North American Motoring - View Profile: miniuy

miniuy miniuy is offline

5th Gear

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 3 of 3
  1. btwice
    07-13-2016 05:55 PM
    Awesome, thanks so much for the info! I have an R53 so the holes where the clips go are actually studs for the plastic arch to push onto, not sure if this will make it easier/harder/not matter, but I may have a body shop down the street do this for me as from your experience I shouldn't have to pull them out too far. I'll let you know how it goes and post some pics when it's all done
  2. miniuy
    07-13-2016 12:47 PM
    Hi, how are you?
    The technique I have used was to remove the plastic arches, fold totally the bottom edge of metal (you will see an edge that will guide you where you should bend the metal) and then with a baseball bat (wood), force the "new" metal lip to be opened the metal (about 1 inch was enough for me).
    The metal work was strong but carefully, since the holes where the clips are (for the plastic arches) must maintain the alignment (to avioid problems when re installing the plastic arch trim).

    This should work on your car better than in my car since I'm running 195/55 (my profile is 107,25 mm) and your wheel is 225/45 (your profile 101,25).

    Let me know!
  3. btwice
    07-12-2016 03:09 PM
    Hi, I saw your thread on how you had to roll/pull your fenders to fit the wider wheels/tires. I need to do the same for my mini as i have 16" rota grid classics (+20 offset) and 225/45 tires. The setup works mostly as I'm not lowered very much, only problem is the back wheels barely nick the outer fender trim causing them to pull off the clips. Did you just use the eastwood roller to pull the fenders out?

About Me

  • About miniuy
    Mini World
    Systems Engineer
  • Signature
    R56 MCB 10 Red/Black | 17x7' & 15mm ECS Wheel Spacers | Custom Rear Spoiler | Rockford Fosgate Hi-Fi Sound | K&N Air Intake | JCW Grill | 100% HID/LED Lights | Maxtel Driving Lights | Spec-D Black Headlights | Depo Black Tail Lights | Sport Button | MCS Gas Cap | Sportier Antenna | Custom Side Mirrors Design | Functional Dual Exhaust | Putco Dual Exhaust Rear Bumper


Total Posts
Visitor Messages
Total Thanks
General Information
  • Last Activity: 06-14-2018 06:28 AM
  • Join Date: 01-04-2013

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM.

North American Motoring is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiastsworldwide. As such it has no official relationship with MINI USA, BMW AG, or BMW of North America.All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2002-2004 North American Motoring.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.