The RSe12 were designed specifically for the MINI Coopers, which translates to complete direct bolt-on fitment utilizing factory lug bolts, center caps, tire pressure monitoring sensors, as well as the Run-Flat tires – No spacers, No hub rings!! CENTER CAPS NOT INCLUDED.
Weighing just a mere 18.8 lbs, the RSe12 18" wheels will enhance your motoring experience cosmetically as well as performance by reducing the rotational mass or unsprung weight.
These wheels fit over the JCW 17 Sport Brake (Brembo) WITHOUT spacers! In fact, these will clear the JCW, Brembo, Stoptech, and Wilwood big brake kits WITHOUT spacers! Not many wheels do that.
2002-2006 R50 Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles
2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008+ R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN
2009+ R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2012+ R58 Cooper and Cooper S COUPE
2012+ R59 Cooper and Cooper S Roadster
[ ] Size: 18x7.5
[ ] Offset: +45 mm
[ ] PCD: 4-100mm
[ ] Bore: 56.1mm
[ ] Lug Opening: 14mm Conical Seat
[ ] Recommended Tire Size: 205/40/R18 (same as JCW)
Other popular tire sizes depending on application:
[ ] 215/35/R18 - Popular for Track applications (slightly undersized)
[ ] 215/40/R18 - Popular among Urban commuters Gen 2 MINIs (slightly oversized)
[ ] 225/35/R18 - Almost matches OEM overall diameter, just a tac under Gen 2 MINIs
Accepts OEM lug bolts, center cap, as well as TPMS.
REDUCING UNSPRUNG WEIGHT
The lighter the wheel and other unsprung components, the easier it is for the tire to follow bumps in the road. On a vehicle with extremely high unsprung weight, the inertia of the wheel and associated assembly can't move fast enough to follow the road, resulting in a jarring, crashing ride.
Lowering the unsprung weight and rotating weight yields multiple dividends, with better acceleration, better braking, better ride, better fuel economy, and better handling. Money spent to reduce unsprung weight may be great, but it's a much better payoff than with sprung weight.