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CANYON MINI 03-09-2006 03:30 PM

The answer to, "will it fit"
 
Tire/Wheel Combination Calculator
This page will calculate the comparison of two tire combinations.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
Now you will know before you buy! :tu:

simplygriff 03-09-2006 03:34 PM

Sweet!

Umm... What's the stock offset for S-Lites?
-G

nomonstersinme 03-09-2006 03:36 PM

i think 42 mm....

simplygriff 03-09-2006 03:37 PM

I think I found it in an old thread of mine. Everyone thought it was +48
-G

Konky 03-09-2006 03:49 PM

yeah i thought it was higher like 47 or 48

iDiaz 03-09-2006 04:44 PM

Pretty sure it's 48, but I've also heard 50.

CANYON MINI 10-23-2006 02:54 PM

bump ,because folks need help.

Nulli 10-03-2007 09:00 PM

Bump because I need help. (and will be easier for me to find) :P

simplygriff 10-04-2007 03:02 PM

moved posts to here
http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...ead.php?t=5208 to keep this thread on topic. :D
-G

AstroBlackS 03-28-2008 02:38 PM

Great page for all tire.wheel info.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...nfoCenter.jsp?

Super Simple Size calculator
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp

MiniJoe 02-26-2009 08:00 PM

These links are nice and all, but they only show differences between the tires sizes, not if they rub or will fit on our cars.

Guess it's off to search, to figure out if a 225/45/17 will fit inside an R53 without too much rubbing.

:)

Flamez 02-26-2009 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiniJoe (Post 425835)
These links are nice and all, but they only show differences between the tires sizes, not if they rub or will fit on our cars.

Guess it's off to search, to figure out if a 225/45/17 will fit inside an R53 without too much rubbing.

:)

When you push the limits of tire/wheel fitment, then you really have to do your homework. There's answers to your questions all over this forum if you look around. Whether it fits will depend on alot of things like the type/manufacturer of tire you use (because they vary in actual size). I'd venture to say that size will not fit without help (off road stance, removing wheel well liners, trimming fender arches, more camber, etc...). Go lower aspect ratio (40 series) at least.

Konky 02-26-2009 08:31 PM

or just ask Rally, he loves to answer wheel questions :P haha

glnr13 02-26-2009 10:10 PM

not only that.
-what's the offset of your wheel?
-what's your ride height?

i know that my 225/45/16's rubbed a little with a 7" et 42, though i ride on the low side. with 5mm spacers (leaves me at et37) i was popping off the rear arch at least 3 times a week.
225/45/17 is a full inch larger in diameter than the size i just mentioned.

any reason why you're trying to stuff the well with so much rubber? it's quite a bit larger than the stock size and will affect your speedometer accuracy (not that it's very accurate as it is :P) what's wrong with 215/45/17?

CANYON MINI 02-26-2009 10:50 PM

I think Joe is looking for more track bite in the turns & more side wall for better handling & control at the limits. He has an Automatic MINI & none is offering a limited slip for his application yet. :tu:

Flamez 02-26-2009 11:47 PM

You'll get better results posting what you want to do then. As Glen says, you'll be better off going to a 215 or 225/40 or 45 at the most unless you go to a smaller diameter rim or use the measures I mentioned above.

MiniJoe 02-27-2009 07:25 PM

Yup... Bob nailed it, of course we've been exchanging PMs, etc.

Sidewall for all the reasons mentioned, most importantly traction, and the added bonus of a larger diameter to make up for my mandated 6750 shift points.

After many many hours of searching, I'll stick with my original plan of 225/50/15s and just upshift sooner... rather then extend my MPH by lowering the gear ratios with a tall tire.

coendek 04-20-2009 09:14 PM

guys..

quick question...
18"
8,5J et 30
9,5J et 25

Will this even fit on a MINI?! R56??

TheWanderer 04-20-2009 09:54 PM

9.5 ET25 is right around where things start to get fuzzy. I'm running 16x9 ET25. Unfortunately I haven't been able to measure how much room I have left.

There is a thread where we discuss if/how 9.5s will fit. Gimme a sec and I'll link it.

8.5 ET30 is prolly gonna have issues too.

And what tire size are you considering? With a good amount of stretch you can fit pretty much anything, anywhere right Flamez? :P

midnitecoop 04-20-2009 10:01 PM

I'm at a 17" x 8" front wheels at a ET 32
And there is not much room on the inside of the wheel.
I'm running close to the springs, don't have exact measurements...
If I can get them I will post up...

Flamez 04-21-2009 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheWanderer (Post 447590)
With a good amount of stretch you can fit pretty much anything, anywhere right Flamez? :P

Sure. Anything will fit under our fenders...even an elephant. :P

coendek 04-21-2009 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheWanderer (Post 447590)
9.5 ET25 is right around where things start to get fuzzy. I'm running 16x9 ET25. Unfortunately I haven't been able to measure how much room I have left.

There is a thread where we discuss if/how 9.5s will fit. Gimme a sec and I'll link it.

8.5 ET30 is prolly gonna have issues too.

And what tire size are you considering? With a good amount of stretch you can fit pretty much anything, anywhere right Flamez? :P


well there were some keskins online for little money in that size so I was wondering... with a 215/35/18 tire but i guess the 9,5 in combination with 18" is killing..

I found that thread.. thanks for the tip.. I guess I let the wheels go.. 8,5x18 is some I would dare.. but 9,5... after reading the 9,5 topic I am not sure it will ever fit nicely..

Thanks for the response tho! :tu:

Cheers

Coen :cool:

coendek 08-07-2009 07:37 AM

What about 8J ET30 on the front and 8,5J ET30 at the back? both in 18"

Found some nice wheels... I guess... will it tuck a bit..? with 215-35 tire?!

Thanks for the input guys!

Coen

Redge 09-15-2009 03:04 AM

Keskin KT4 and JCW on 225/35 R17
 
Hi,

Here's another question for you experts.

I'm looking to buy the Keskin KT4 for my MCS 2006 equiped with the JCW package (with limited slip differential, JCW Brake kit and of course the JCW Engine Kit). For now, it on factory suspension.

I'm thinking of the 17x8 et35 for the front and 17x9 et30 for the back.

I have two questions.

First, will the Keskin work with the JCW Brake kit?

Second, Can I fit 225/35 R17 tires (Falken FK-452) on the back? I know that it's normally 215/40 R17 that people use, but I was thinking of a little less stretching (I'm a bit conservative, I know).

For the front, I would go with 205/40 R17 tires (Falken FK-452).

Thanks

Redge 09-15-2009 07:19 PM

Another solution I am looking at is to put the 17x8 et35 Keskin KT4 in the front and back and put 215/40 R17 tires on it. Did anybody do this (I've seen this combo with 205/40 or 205/45 tires only), will it rub?

Rally 09-15-2009 07:33 PM

running 17x9 et30's on the rear isn't for the conservative at heart. Of course it depends on the true width of the tire (which varies among tire brands), but most 225's would rub a great deal on that setup when lowered. This is true of the 452's which stretch a little, but not a whole lot.

You'd be better off with the second scenario that you listed, but even then 205's would be preferred if you're going to really lower the car.

Redge 09-15-2009 08:22 PM

Thanks Rally

Flamez 10-17-2009 02:43 AM

Thought these sites should be added here:

http://www.rimtuck.com/
http://www.tyrestretch.com/index.php

planecode 02-04-2010 01:57 PM

stock holies - how wide and how low
 
Ok... so here's the question

Using stock wheels (15" holies) on my R50, what would be a decent all season tire besides the 175/65-15. I want to go wider and lower profile but until I can afford my 'performance' wheels - well let's just say I need a new set of tires really quick :cool:.

I have plans but gotta wait for a little more cash in the bank - and yes there is a family of bears (kodiacs or grizzlys not sure yet) living behind my continentals right now, but they're peaceful as long as I feed them once in a while...

Puma 02-04-2010 06:51 PM

Damn! You haven't been around in a while! How wide are the wheels? 6"? 6.5"?

planecode 02-04-2010 08:25 PM

that's my question - the tires are 175/65r15 but I'm not sure what the wheels are...

glnr13 02-04-2010 10:00 PM

OEM holies are 15"x5.5"

planecode 02-05-2010 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glnr13 (Post 560863)
OEM holies are 15"x5.5"

Thanks... now I can figure out what direction I can go with the wheels I've got... for now :cool:

Rally 02-10-2010 12:55 AM

Check out how small 3mm is and you'll see that you'll have very little trouble running 9 et22 in the rear. :tu:

Izz 02-10-2010 01:16 AM

If you're talking 17x8 et20 up front, they'll poke a decent amount. Check out thewanderers car for a visual. Pretty much the same specs to what you're considering.

http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...t=3652&page=12

Antinontoxic 03-15-2010 06:06 PM

Do I need camber plates and/or adjustable rear control arms to fit the following:

17x8 ET20 205/40
17x9 ET26 215/40

KW coilovers will be used.

Chase 03-15-2010 06:31 PM

yes

Antinontoxic 03-15-2010 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chase (Post 577518)
yes

As I thought.

Any advices which ones to use with KW coils?

simplygriff 03-15-2010 09:44 PM

I have TSW plates up front and H-sport control arms with my KW V1 coils. Other than some crazy rattling gremlins in the rear, no issues. The rattling is pretty bad and I've had a few people look and no one can find the cause.
-G

topher 04-19-2010 03:56 AM

Ok, help me find tires.

I ordered Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 et 45 17x7. Out Motoring had a whole slew of ETs to choose from but said this worked best for MINI fitament, so I'm hoping that's the case.

Now I'm wrestling with tire sizes:
215/40
225/40
???/??

Car is currently at OEM ride height.


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