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Motegi Racing SP10

Here's what the MOTEGI RACING SP10 wheels look like on a 2004 MINI Cooper JCW...



The wheels have a silver ring on the inside, which I was initially on the fence about - but now that they're installed, I think the "accent" gives the wheel a visual "pop" and highlights the spokes. A good thing, because with the very, flat black paint job, the wheels would end up looking like "black holes" - eliminating all of the detail.

The ride is smoother and less jarring, but with the lowered and stiffer suspension package, the car still tends to belly-flop over frost-heaves and other bumps. Not good where I live, since all the secondary roads could be used as 4x4 suspension tests.
We'll see how they hold up over time...

I use the original tires on my winter set since I want the extra weight and they're scratched to hell...my wife likes to parallel park using the Braille Method. =[
 
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:57 AM
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:22 PM
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Bought some beautiful IForged 18 inch wheels on eBay and put em on the Mr. Beanmobile and they look mahvelous
 
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:48 PM
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Bought some beautiful IForged 18 inch wheels on eBay and put em on the Mr. Beanmobile and they look mahvelous
NICE!

Any side pictures by chance? Love um!
 
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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Nicely done, Singer!
 
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:44 PM
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Man...Alpha...Singer, you guys are going to spur an 18" wheel trend for R53 owners. They look great!
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cheezzcurlz View Post
here are some:






nice... is the tire size 205/45?
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 AM
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hey Singer05 post more pictures please
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:41 AM
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Nice...

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Originally Posted by gar23 View Post
After waiting 4 months due to complications, dont get me started, i got my wheels!!!

Konig Remember 16X7.5 et 35 with Falken 205/45s









Love the Old Skool flavour...Done really nice!
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:47 AM
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Sick...

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What is the setup? Looks amazing...done nicely!
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bennyjones View Post
What is the setup? Looks amazing...done nicely!
brandon_h’s Straight Cooper is arguably the sweetest non-S on NAM. You might find his set-up info over in the GEN 2, Non-S section of the forum.
 
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Alpha Motoring View Post

dammit Alpha.... there isn't much that makes me envious in the MINI world anymore....

Except you. Hahah!

Well done.
 
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ASA AR1 16x7
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT 195/55/16

 

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:06 PM
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For the money, the ASA's are a nice option. Not like you have to donate an organ for a full set.

Although donating an organ for some of the wheels I've seen in this thread (Alpha) doesn't feel so crazy sometimes...
 
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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Here's some more pics of my IForged 18 wheels





 
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17" Rennen International Zen Fuzion's

Finally decided on a wheel for the summer...more pics to come
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bennyjones View Post
Finally decided on a wheel for the summer...more pics to come
Those look really good on your car.
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:23 AM
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To reduce/eliminate the display issues folks are having, we'll be continuing this thread here: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/tires-wheels-and-brakes/229785-show-me-your-wheels-2-0-a.html



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