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 2011 Mini Cooper 3dr Wheels and Tires

 Created by: fooster
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Apr 29, 2020 07:29AM kenatminimania  
Apr 29, 2020 05:21AM fooster  
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 Posted: Apr 29, 2020 07:29AM
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Hello,

I am looking to upgrade the wheels and tires on my 2011 Mini. I am looking to go with a honey comb style with machined lip but most of what I find has pretty crazy offset.  My car is all factory with no mods or lowering.  Can I fit a 15"x8" +25mm offset wheel on this car without creating issues?

If not what is the maximum width and offset I can use without rubbing?

Thanks
Here are the factory wheel sizes from MINI offered on the 2011 R56:

5 1/2JX15 ET:45
6 1/2JX16 ET:48
5 1/2JX16 ET:45
7JX17 ET:48
7JX18 ET:52

The 15 x 8 et 25 is 2.5 inches wider than the factory 15" wheel and the smaller offset by 20mm will probably make the wheel protrude from the fender arch...  My concerns include:

1. clearance between the TIRE and the front strut using this wheel.
2. possible tire clearance inside the fender when the wheel is turned to the stops.
3. possible rubbing when the rear suspension is fully compressed.

 Posted: Apr 29, 2020 05:21AM
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Hello,

I am looking to upgrade the wheels and tires on my 2011 Mini. I am looking to go with a honey comb style with machined lip but most of what I find has pretty crazy offset.  My car is all factory with no mods or lowering.  Can I fit a 15"x8" +25mm offset wheel on this car without creating issues?

If not what is the maximum width and offset I can use without rubbing?

Thanks