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Old 11-05-2018, 04:00 PM
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Has anyone ran these wheels? https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Whee...sh=Hyper+Black
I have a 2016 JCW and the guy at tirerack swears up and down that they will clear the Brembos with no spacers but I've been reading a million horror stories of guys having to return wheels because of clearance issues. Thanks in advance for any info.
 
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:58 PM
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Hey all. Just picked up my 2015 MCS 6MT in Moonwalk Gray a little over a week ago. Car has been a hoot for the daily commute, but I unfortunately got to experience one of Atlanta's fine road upkeep programs and hit an awful pothole in a dimly lit portion of the road at about 40 MPH. I have already been planning on changing over from the terrible runflats, but I had honestly thought that I'd be making that move in a few months...not a few days. Front right tire ripped through the sidewall and what may be a bent wheel. Figured I might as well make lemonade with the given lemons and upgrade.

I've had my eye on the 18x7.5 ET45 Neuspeed RSe11 in satin gunmetal. Figure this would go well with the Moonwalk Gray with its black accents. I've considered the black option that NM offers, but I feel the wheel details get lost in black; thoughts? Will probably pair with Continental ECS 215/40/18. Looks like this should push me out roughly 15mm from my current OEM wheels. Should I be concerned with any rubbing?

My other choice has been the 17x7.5 ET48 Enkei RPF1 in silver wrapped in Continental ECS 215/45/17. This should be brought about 12mm to the fender and measurements look good.

What do you guys think? I like that the Neuspeed's look to be able to just bolt straight on vs the need for hubcentric rings on the Enkei's.

Lastly, has anyone done this without lowering their car? I feel certain that I will change out to NM lowering springs, but unsure if this should be something I need to do now. Don't want it to look silly in the meantime either.

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Old 01-13-2019, 12:29 AM
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Man I hope I didn’t screw the pooch.

I currently have SPARCO TROFEO 5 18x8 ET45, backspacing 6.30" installed on my cooper s and I just ordered the JCW big brake kit. After reading the entire thread I’m wondering if it would work. Can’t find measurements for the kit anywhere.

i see a few have used spacers but I’m hoping I don’t need them
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:32 AM
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I just completed my dream build!
  • Team Dynamics 1.2 Pro Race
    • 17×8 +45 offset
    • Matte Black
  • Pirelli P Zero Nero GT performance tires
    • 205x45x17
  • John Cooper Works Brembo Big Brake Kit
Small Writeup: https://myredmini.com/team-dynamics-brembo-brakes/
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:51 AM
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Hi Guys

I am new to this forum, i have the cross spoke 506 18", i put the stock tire on them, what is the max size i could go without having to put spacers. The stock tires look to narrow.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:42 AM
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Looks great.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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It all depends on the backspacing. But 225 is the max width tire I would go, and 8-8.5 is the widest rim.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:09 PM
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What is the offset and wheel width of those wheels? My bet is they are wider than 7” as your tires look a bit stretched....they look fine but my 205/40/18s on my 18” two tone cup spikes don’t look at all stretched.

I’ve always thought the stock tires look too skinny on the F56 JCW....at least 225’s would look the part imo.
 

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Old 02-10-2019, 04:49 PM
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:47 AM
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Nice!
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:01 AM
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We have one like those in stock: We got them from MINI at a great price. They have non JCW and JCW BBK versions. These are the non JCW ones and need the spacers if you run the BBKs. The ones you have are the JCW brake JCW wheels (aka factory JCW wheels). They are both ET 54. MINI (ronal) just made the face/spokes of the wheel clear brakes.

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I would say 225 are the largest. If you are on coilovers or lowered in the future it might be close.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:27 PM
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We have one like those in stock: We got them from MINI at a great price. They have non JCW and JCW BBK versions. These are the non JCW ones and need the spacers if you run the BBKs. The ones you have are the JCW brake JCW wheels (aka factory JCW wheels). They are both ET 54. MINI (ronal) just made the face/spokes of the wheel clear brakes.

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I would say 225 are the largest. If you are on coilovers or lowered in the future it might be close.
Those are ET54? That's the same as the 18" JCW Two-Tone Cup Spoke Wheels. How about wheel width? Wider than 7"? 225's are a bit wide for the 7" wide cup spoke wheel...most go with 215's if they go wider but keep the stock cup wheels. Those wheels pictured above just look wider due to the appearance of possible stretching on the stock tires in the pics above. Maybe it's just the lighting.

 
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:46 AM
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Yep, think its just the type of tire and the sidewall shape of that tire with the lip.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:17 AM
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What do you 215 in front and 225 in the back ? Other question if I try 225 front and rear , which spacer would you recommend ?
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:33 AM
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Hello! Does anyone know if bbs ch-r 18x8.5 et47 fit ? Thank you
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:48 AM
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Try the willtheyfit.com website
I got the info below from BBS when I was considering the RF wheel:
The 18x8 RF does technically clear, but it is really tight (less than 2mm) so we would still recommend a spacer; 2-3mm will be OK.
The only 18” that clears (and has the appropriate offset) is the LM. These are special order from BBS-Japan. They’re $3,600 for the set.
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:59 AM
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Hello! Does anyone know if bbs ch-r 18x8.5 et47 fit ? Thank you
they will not fit without a spacer. I’m running an 18x8.5 ET42 and have barely any suspension clearance. You would not be able to clear the front suspension with those specs. Running a 5mm spacer would get you some clearance but you’re also going to start running into fender rubbing issues assuming you’re lowered (and probably even if you’re not). This is a minor issue though as your can just trim out the inner lip of the plastic fender arches.
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by VicSkimmr View Post
Damn I really wish we had some options for coilovers right now.
There are plenty of options for coilovers my friend just have to look and call and ask companies. i just bought silvers. the typical thing coilover companies do and other like components and find another chassis from another car that they make stuff for as many brands share parts. they also find similar kits or chassis that just need a tiny bit of modding to make a "new" kit work
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by randomquickness View Post
I figure it's time to get this started as people are taking deliveries and some will be shopping for wheels.

OEM the car has a 5x112 bolt patter with 66.5 center bore in the following sizes:

16x6.5 ET: 54
17x7 ET: 54
18x7 ET: 54

Tirerack recommends anything from ET40 to ET50 in a 7"-7.5"width

I want to know if anyone has tried a 17x8 +35 offset?

I want them to have an aggressive fitment but not like hellacool hellaflush kids.
i just recently posted about a wheel issue i was having and a kid responded with a wheel size he has, 18x8 +35 that fits beautifully. from what i currently know, and the fact i am returning my current rotiforms from innacurate information, anything higher than +35 would need spacers if running +40 offset or higher. find my page and find the post i made >> https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...nt-issues.html
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MRM5MAN View Post
TE37SAGA in RAYS BRONZE wrapped in Mich. Pilot Super Sports. F56 JCW #1 on a set

225/40R18. I like meats.

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you mind telling me what size wheels you are running? been having issues with my currently purchased set and not sure what to do. also, a side shot to see what the rim poke looks like. thanks!
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by shmandrew View Post
3SDM 0.66 18x8.5 ET42 with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in 224/40/18. No spacers and no camber adjustments needed. These bolted straight on with JCW PRO coilovers with very little clearance for the front struts, but no rubbing. I am getting some rubbing on the inner lips of the fender arches on dips and bumps, but the fender is already wearing away so I figure this is a self-correcting problem.






i truly don't get how you have no rubbing on the coils. i test fit 18x8 +45 and had the lip hitting. but can you PM me any extra details so i have more info? i have been trying tor return my set but maybe i don't... very confused
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:26 PM
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i truly don't get how you have no rubbing on the coils. i test fit 18x8 +45 and had the lip hitting. but can you PM me any extra details so i have more info? i have been trying tor return my set but maybe i don't... very confused
It doesn't seem like your coilovers have an indentation for wheel clearance from what I can see in your other post. The JCW PRO coilovers have a small indentation which helps with wheel fitment. Your offset is also causing you to sit 3 mm closer to the suspension. Combine those two factors and that's probably your issue. This is a game of millimeters and every little bit helps. I'd suggest test fitting again with a 5 mm spacer.

MRM5MAN's TE37s are the exact same specs as my wheels. I wouldn't have pulled the trigger on mine without his advice.
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by shmandrew View Post
It doesn't seem like your coilovers have an indentation for wheel clearance from what I can see in your other post. The JCW PRO coilovers have a small indentation which helps with wheel fitment. Your offset is also causing you to sit 3 mm closer to the suspension. Combine those two factors and that's probably your issue. This is a game of millimeters and every little bit helps. I'd suggest test fitting again with a 5 mm spacer.

MRM5MAN's TE37s are the exact same specs as my wheels. I wouldn't have pulled the trigger on mine without his advice.
Ok thank you. I think I did start noticing people with good fitment have the JCW suspension so this is just greattttt lol because I am considering new 18x8 +45 wheels but now I have to deal with return issues etc. and still not knowing offset I need. I guessed at +35 but that may put them too wide. I reached out to MRM also so hopefully some good news soon!
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jcraff3 View Post
Ok thank you. I think I did start noticing people with good fitment have the JCW suspension so this is just greattttt lol because I am considering new 18x8 +45 wheels but now I have to deal with return issues etc. and still not knowing offset I need. I guessed at +35 but that may put them too wide. I reached out to MRM also so hopefully some good news soon!
Unlikely that you hear from him on here as he's not active on the forum, but I can tell you all you need to know on that as we're running the same specs. He ran a small spacer and then later removed it and had no rubbing. I think +35 is going to give you too much poke, which is why I suggest running the wheels you bought with a very thin spacer (think somewhere between 3 and 7 mm). You can get a spacer test fit kit from ECS as a rental. I'd do that and try different sizes to see what works best to make the wheels you bought fit right. Aggressive fitments on this car definitely take some work but it's doable if you take the right steps.

One last note: when I took my wheels off for the winter, I noticed some black marks on the struts, indicating there was some rubbing occurring. There is no rubbed off paint on the inner wheel lips nor any signs of damage to the inner sidewalls, so my assumption is the tires must just kiss the struts under some hard cornering. When we test fit everything last year, my shop confirmed that there was no rubbing although clearance was essentially nothing. Maybe 1-2 mm if I'm lucky, likely less. I'll be keeping an eye on it this summer, but you can tell from appearance of the parts and feeling when driving that rubbing is definitely not a continuous issue.

Good luck and feel free to PM if you have any questions. More pics on IG (@i_am_the_wolfman) if you're interested.
 
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Since I spent so much time going through this thread I figure I should at least give back.

OZ Superturismo LM 18x8 et35
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