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View Poll Results: Which rims do you prefer?
SSR Professor MS3R 11 31.43%
Fifteen52 Tarmac 8 22.86%
CCW Classics 16 45.71%
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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SJC's are the right choice!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:27 AM
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Thanks! I think so too.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:33 PM
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Great choice on the SJC's, I've often though they would look good on a Mini! What specs did you go for? And do you mind if I ask how much they set you back?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:28 PM
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Good Choice.

I almost ordered the SSR Ms1r's when i ordered my last set of wheels, I went with Sp1r's instead

The rotiforms looks great
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:29 PM
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I got them in 17x8" et 30. The price though man... It was heavy. At that size they start at a grand a piece. But that's for custom specs and super light weight– 14 lbs per wheel. I shopped around for fifteen52, SSR, and CCW mainly. When you get down to it, they're all in the $700 - $1k range. I've always wanted a great slightly retro rim with a lot of spokes. The kind that I could never run on my Mustang. These were my favorites and I got an unexpectedly good return from my taxes so I spoiled myself. I'm almost embarrassed to have spent that kind of money on rims, but I'm freaking thrilled to get exactly what I want. I usually settle a bit, but fuck that. These are mine and I want to treat my Mini right.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:35 PM
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exactly man. You may as well spend the money once to get what you want instead of spending it numerous times to get a few different sets of wheels that you are never really happy with
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You should see what it costs to MANUFACTURE custom 3 piece wheels in that size. It's hefty itself

Money well spent IMO
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:57 PM
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I have to say that it feels good knowing I've got some support for dropping that kind of money. I talked to a shop about SSRs and was told they're still waiting 6 months for a set for a customer. That scared me away from SSR. On the last visit one of the owners told me I was crazy for wanting to spend that kind of money for the Rotiform rims. He hadn't heard of Rotiform, which seemed a little strange, but more than that he did his best to try to talk me out of them altogether. I took my business elsewhere. I don't need a car guy trying to talk me out of doing things with my car.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 PM
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On my first mini I spent enough money on crap rims to add all that up and I could have bought some decent ones.

My experience in the end was that I didn't save any money because I regretted going the cheaper option(s) and turning a few sets over...
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:55 AM
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That's what I was afraid of. I have a feeling I'd have burned through some other sets before I finally got around to these eventually.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:26 PM
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Awesome. I will at some point be thinking of a custom set from Rotiform also...although I dread to think how much its going to cost me to import them to the UK!

17x8 et30 will sit nicely...do you know much lip you will get, 1.5 inch?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:28 AM
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Yeah they estimated about 1.5" for the lip.

I wonder, if you're buying them overseas, do you have to pay tax on them? I had to pay California state tax on them, but I wonder how it works, like with Amazon, if you live out of state if you have to pay CA tax on them? I bet you do but I don't happen to know off the top of my head.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:35 AM
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Going to look awesome on your car. Tinted brushed finish... that is definitely a new one to me!

The first time you buy a super expensive set of wheels is very nerve racking. I started with Discount Tire Drag wheels on my 2007 (the high school days), and last year purchased a pre-owned set of CCW Classics from a fellow MU'er and friend. Still ran me a few grand, and it is definitely a lot to commit to, but as many will tell you, it's worth it (as long as it's financially feasible of course).
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:10 PM
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I added 15mm spacers and went lower on my coilovers today. All the way down in back and left about a quarter inch in front. I'll have to bring it back up a bit in the back because I rubbed a few times on the way home. The ride isn't that different from where it was, which surprised me. I've got -3° camber in back, which my guy Danny at Mini Corsa advises against. If I come up I'll take a little camber out, but I do like the look. I may have to do less spacer too if I want less camber. I may wait for my rims to come in before I make any decisions, but that's 9 weeks away.

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I'm really happy with how it all looks now though. Good enough to take it to MOAT next weekend, assuming it's still on, given the fires.
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Well it would seem MOAT is cancelled. Just got word. Too bad, but it was a good call given the circumstances.
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