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Old 10-30-2017, 11:08 PM
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Winter Tires for 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe

Hi Guys,

I’m new to this forum. I own a 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupé which I bought just earlier this year. It came with run flats which I immediately replaced with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

Now that winter is here in Minnesota - yeah we already had our first snow 2 days ago I need to get winter tires. My tire size is 205/45 R17.
I had a VW CC before the Mini and I still have my winter setup for the car. The rim size is the same so 17” and I was wondering if that would fit my Mini. The actual tire size is 235/45 R17 and they have Bridgestone Blizzaks. The question is would they fit and work well with the Mini?

Thanks a lot !!
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235/45-17 is going to be way too big for a Mini.

For snow tires, surf craigslist for a set of takeoff 16” rims, and get a set of 195/55-16 snow tires. It soooo much easier to have two sets of rims for dedicated summer and winter duty.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:38 AM
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Bridgestone Potenzas are runflats, all season. They do excellent in the ice. they come in 205/45 r17. Below is the difference between the two tires, so I doubt it would work:
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205/45-17235/45-17DifferenceDiameter inches (mm)24.26 (616.3)25.33 (643.3)1.06 (27) 4.4%Width inches (mm)8.07 (205)9.25 (235)1.18 (30) 14.6%Circum. inches (mm)76.23 (1936.16)79.57 (2020.99)3.34 (84.82) 4.4%Sidewall Height inches (mm)3.63 (92.25)4.16 (105.75)0.53 (13.5) 14.6%Revolutions per mile (km)831.2 (516.48)796.32 (494.81)-34.89 (-21.68) -4.2%
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Hi Guys,

I’m new to this forum. I own a 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupé which I bought just earlier this year. It came with run flats which I immediately replaced with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

Now that winter is here in Minnesota - yeah we already had our first snow 2 days ago I need to get winter tires. My tire size is 205/45 R17.
I had a VW CC before the Mini and I still have my winter setup for the car. The rim size is the same so 17” and I was wondering if that would fit my Mini. The actual tire size is 235/45 R17 and they have Bridgestone Blizzaks. The question is would they fit and work well with the Mini?

Thanks a lot !!
What didn’t you like about the run flats?
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Hello,

I'm new to this site also. I have an '11 version of this same car.

Does anyone have long term experience with a particular tire? I'm on Long Island. We don't get as much snow as other places, but when we do....

Anyway; what about snow vs. All Season M+S?

Thanks
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Hello,

I'm new to this site also. I have an '11 version of this same car.

Does anyone have long term experience with a particular tire? I'm on Long Island. We don't get as much snow as other places, but when we do....

Anyway; what about snow vs. All Season M+S?

Thanks
I don't live on Long Island, but I do live just north in Connecticut... I would make sure you get snow and ice rated tires. All season M+S tires aren't going to cut it in the slush and icy crap we get.

I have had really good results from Hankook Winter I-Pike and General Altimax Artic tires. Have used some form of these on all cars I have owned, and they absolutely kill it in the snow and slick stuff.
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