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Old 01-28-2014, 04:58 PM
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Default R56 flush stance.......help!

Hey guys I'm new to the whole mini scene. I recently purchases an r56. My plans for this summer is to install air suspension as well as get a set of ccw's built. Unlike vw's (old car) no one around me owns a mini let alone stances one out to compare mine to. I have a few questions for you guys.


1. Id like to run 16x8 in the fronts and 16x9 in the rear while being on air. Im going for the flush fender to lip look. After viewing many forums I'm thinking I have the specs but dont want to order wheels to the wrong specs. Im having trouble taking natural camber into prospective as well, basically im confusing myself/second guessing my measurements. I just wanted to see what you guys thought on specs to achieve this desired look. I would rather not run camber btw.

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:03 PM
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So you DON'T want rear camber? When? When airred out or when at ride height?
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:02 AM
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When at ride height, thats whats confusing me is how much natural camber i will gain when aired out?
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:49 AM
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I would think some 8" +25 and 9" +25 would fit pretty much perfect. I had 16x8 and 16x9 +24 all around on my R53 and it sat pretty much perfect with only about -3 degrees of camber in the rear. That's when it was static though so with bags you could probably ride around with less camber in the rear because of the natural camber you'll get when you air out.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:57 AM
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When at ride height, thats whats confusing me is how much natural camber i will gain when aired out?
If you leave it completely untouched from stock, you will have about -6 in the rear. You will have 0 up front.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:59 AM
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Yeah my research lead me to those exact specs actually!, but thats was based off images and specs from r53's. Thats what scared me. Since I'm new to minis I was unsure how much they have changed " spec wise" over the years. Have they as far as hub to fender,caliper clearance, etc....?
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:02 AM
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Okay Rally I appreciate the info! Based on that do you think the 8x16 et 25 fronts, 9x16 et25 rears would sit flush or do you recommend different offsets?
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My buddy had a bagged clubman and did those exact specs and it sat perfectly lip to fender with natural camber.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:06 AM
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Thanks nathanrw this is so awesome to hear!
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:11 PM
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If i was to run the 8.5" front and 9" rear what tire specs do you think I should run to sit flush on the lip. A 195 up front and a 205 in back? Enough stretch?
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205/45
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:07 PM
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sorry i meant 8 in the front not 8.5
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