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Old 02-19-2006, 02:09 AM
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Question Questions on offsets and lowering my Mini

Ok well here is the deal. I am going to be looking for rims soon, I am not a fan of the stock S-Lites, and also plan on lowering my Mini with some coilovers about 1" - 1.5" or so. I want to run 17x7 or 17x7.5 rims, what my question is, with all that said... what should I be looking at for offsets to avoid any rubbing issues.

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Old 02-19-2006, 07:22 AM
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stock offset is 48 i think. (s-lites)

My old ASA AR1's were 42 offset at a 7.5" wide, I have H-sport springs, and was running 205-45-17 tires, no rubbing at all.
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:05 PM
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ivan rocks 17x7's ET37 and they are right at the fender....and his car is slammed on coils.

sticking in the 40-45 range is your safe bet. a 1 inch drop isnt that much....but the 1.5 might cause rubbing if things are too wide.

I will let ivan step in and explain how his venture with coils and 17s is...
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:23 PM
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Thanks, Rally. I'm running 205/40-17 tires, and have been since I lowered it, so I can't tell you whether it would rub or not with 205/45-17 (stock, taller than 205/40) tires. I do know that my car rubbed on 215/45-17 (wider than stock, very slightly taller), before I even put springs on it, so ET37 will slightly limit your tire choices. If OZ made Superleggeras in white in ET40-42, I'd probably go for it, just so that my tire sizes were a little less restricted.

Here's what 17x7 ET37 + Kumho Ecsta MX in 205/40-17 looks like, running Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, camber set at -1.8 in the rear and -2.0 in the front, under some cornering forces:

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I have TDR Pr1 ET35 17x7 , Kumho supra 712 205/40/17s running on my car right now


mcs with stock susp. no rubbing.

Previous owner of the wheel ran H&R springs with the exact same setup and told me he did not have any rubbings.
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