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 Posted: Jun 20, 2019 07:11AM
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Hi all, I have a 1998 Rover Mini Cooper Sport with the factory 13" wheels, I'm wanting to give it more of a classic look and have always wanted 10" minilites or similar wheels. I'm not very knowledgeable on how gear ratios and all that works, obviously putting 10" wheels will up my rpm's but hamper my top speed, I'm just hoping to find someone who could tell me how much it will change the rpm's and if its even possible to fit 10" wheels over my factory disc brakes, any info would be greatly appreciated!
There are a few used sets of disc brake/conversions in the for sale section that would allow you to run 10" wheels.

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 Posted: Jun 19, 2019 04:33PM
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cooper tune.. most  gen x.s  live on planet Zenon..  most have their I phone Attached to their Right hand.. 9-12 hours a day..  they do NOT know this is even planet earth..

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I have a mid 80s classic which I have fitted with a very late master/booster with the cross over torque tube. I also run the late brake bias valve and 7.5 disc with Cooper S calipers. I can run any tire that fits under my wheel wells. I have not trimmed nor do I run flares. What I do have is a set of 6.5 X 10 mini lite style wheels. I have never seen a set and have yet to send them out for powder coating. The brake change over is a bolt on change. Again we have no profile as to where you may be. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 04:36PM
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You will need to change you brake rotors, calipers and drive flanges to accommodate the 10 inch wheels

 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 11:19AM
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As a side note, if top speed is a major issue, replacing the Sportspack arches with smaller, "standard" arches (fitted to the 12" Minis of that series) would increase top speed. According to the factory documentation, the Sportspack option reduced top speed from 90mph standard to 84mph. Acceleration, especially 50-70 mph, was dimmed as well.

But as has already been noted, getting rid of the Sportspack arches can't be done unless you have metalwork done to restore what was trimmed away to fit the arches. And they do look good... personally, I wouldn't bother with switching to 10" (especially 6" wide ones) unless I were de-arching the car.

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 09:50AM
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malsal..  didnt these  10 inch wheels have problems  in UK.?/ this is why they are NO longer sold in the UK..??  later bc

 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 07:57AM
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Thanks Malsal that’s very helpful, it’s mostly in town driving that I do so if anything it’ll accelerate a little quicker

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Originally Posted by hscuffil95
Hi all, I have a 1998 Rover Mini Cooper Sport with the factory 13" wheels, I'm wanting to give it more of a classic look and have always wanted 10" minilites or similar wheels. I'm not very knowledgeable on how gear ratios and all that works, obviously putting 10" wheels will up my rpm's but hamper my top speed, I'm just hoping to find someone who could tell me how much it will change the rpm's and if its even possible to fit 10" wheels over my factory disc brakes, any info would be greatly appreciated!
It will not affect the revs substantially as you are going from a 50 series tire to a 70 series tire which has a much taller sidewall, although still shorter than a 13 inch there is less than an inch difference between 10 inch tires and 13 inch tires.
If your Sports pack is factory it will have the 2.76 Final drive which is the best highway gear available.
You will need to change your rotors, hub flange and calipers to install 10's. There are kits available to do the conversion at most of the Mini vendors.
You will more than likely need 10 x 6 inch wheels to fill out the sports pack arches and as the fenders are cut to fit the bigger wheels and arches replacing them with smaller arches is not doable.
The wheels BC refers to have not been made in a long time.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 07:10AM
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I know the Japanese do this a lot.. and there is firm making 10 inchers that will fit over the 8.4 inch brakes.. but they stick out about 2 inches..   might check with www.ebay.jp  I have NOT seen them for sale for some time in the UK.. sorry can NOT be more help.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 14, 2019 06:31AM
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Hi all, I have a 1998 Rover Mini Cooper Sport with the factory 13" wheels, I'm wanting to give it more of a classic look and have always wanted 10" minilites or similar wheels. I'm not very knowledgeable on how gear ratios and all that works, obviously putting 10" wheels will up my rpm's but hamper my top speed, I'm just hoping to find someone who could tell me how much it will change the rpm's and if its even possible to fit 10" wheels over my factory disc brakes, any info would be greatly appreciated!