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Old 10-25-2011, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by iDiaz View Post
I wouldn't go shorter than the sidewall you're planning on getting (225/45). Shorter sidewalls are stiffer and will flex less, requiring tighter control over camber than the MINI's front suspension is capable of providing. A bigger sidewall is better on a MINI, since the sidewall flex will help it retain contact across the whole tread face during dynamic camber changes. You'd be better off going to a smaller wheel, for sure.
You can have the best of both worlds if you drop to 15s. Shorter diameter with plenty of sidewall. Tire selection is probably much better too depending on the width you choose
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