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mcs_jcw
04-05-2007, 09:09 PM
This is my first post. I'm from Spain. Don't know if you'll get to understand what I mean. But at least I'll try it.
The thing is that I'm planning to buy the rims I said in the title, the Works 18". The tyre would be the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 205/40/18". At the Mini shop they said that I have to buy some sort of steering stops or limits.
Can anybody tell me if I can live without them, or if I really need them?
Now I've got the S rims with 205/45/17", and I don't need those limits.
Thanks!

Bombardier
04-05-2007, 09:12 PM
I have 18s with 215 35 18.... no special stops..... blah blah etc... I don't think you need any special stops...

mcs_jcw
04-06-2007, 12:49 AM
So the tyre doesn't touch at any place?

Bombardier
04-06-2007, 01:00 AM
mmmm occacialnally when I hit large bumps at high speed... and my car is REALLY slammed... not as much as sir tucks alot... (kalbone) who is also running 18s with 215s and has only trimmed a little bit and check out how far down his car is... prolly cuase we run 215 35s... which I feel you'll be better off....

photos from teh boners Myspace

here's mine and Kalbone....
http://a545.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/38/l_9bee6131699b9d8647e4b83b1fe73898.jpg

heres Kalbones
http://a799.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/45/l_64f39549ef53f1e69fa3cfab1f321a66.jpg
http://a372.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_65441acb30e7b716ebde300f5e9a7853.jpg

DOOOOO IT!!!!!!
http://cagedinsanity.com/Tuls/EVAAAAHH1.JPG

kalbone
04-06-2007, 01:26 AM
http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/MODPHOTO_022.jpg

Bombardier
04-06-2007, 01:31 AM
dayyyum that's hot!

kalbone
04-06-2007, 01:36 AM
another pic of hal!

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/MODPHOTO_005.jpg




4x4:P

Bombardier
04-06-2007, 01:38 AM
uhhh that's Hal....

and 4x4 this buddy!! .i.. ..i.

kalbone
04-06-2007, 01:48 AM
.i.. ..i.

:laff: :laff: thats good!



anywho.... im running 215/35/18 and no rubbing issues..

Brain
04-06-2007, 02:28 AM
I am running 225/35/18's with no trimming and no rubbing oh yeah and the rims are 8" lol I do have to run a little extra camber to make it fit but "its nice"

My car is pretty low but nowhere near how low Kal's car is and I dont think its quite as low as chris car

mcs_jcw
04-06-2007, 10:21 AM
I'll try without the steering stops and then I'll see what happens.
Thanks for the help!

Tit
04-07-2007, 12:53 AM
I think MINI include the steering stop modification if you install the JCW wheels through them. The offset on the JCW 18's will be correct for the car, so you'll minimise the chance for rubbing...(primarily at the rear)...

mcs_jcw
04-07-2007, 01:14 AM
Thanks for your answer Tit!
I think first I'll try without the steering stops. In case of rubbing, I'll get them. For now, I don't have my Mini lowered... yet! ... soon!

Tit
04-07-2007, 01:26 AM
As you'd probably know, car companies like MINI are quite conservative in their execution of different parts on the car. I don't know of anyone who runs a steering stop modification on their 18 inch wheels, other than those that bought them from MINI.

If you're not lowered, then you won't have any probs...

mcs_jcw
04-07-2007, 02:03 AM
Thanks again Tit!
I'm just thinking of getting some Eibach springs. I've got a friend who could assemble them for 240 (390AUD/320USD). Don't know what to do yet, as some people told me it'd be better to have the whole thing, springs and shocks because I could damage the stock shocks. Some others say that just assembling the springs won't damage the stock shocks in short term, but maybe in long term. As soon as someone else who knows about that gives me his/her opinion I think I will make up my mind.