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 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 07:29AM
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I'm sure there's someone out there already that put a Mini on 8" atv wheels, even though they're not rated for that weight or speed of passenger cars. 

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 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 01:50AM
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It is a little-known fact that that the Mini was initially designed to run on 8-inch (204mm) wheels. However, BMC the carmaker behind the Mini, ended up settling on 10-inch (254 mm) wheels for its debut 1959 Morris Mini model. forpc.onl  youtube vanced for pc

 Posted: Aug 6, 2022 01:15PM
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Pretty sure Dan is spot on (as usual).  My 87 Austin Mini City-E (RHD) has front disks (12" wheels) so would make sense the 88 & 90 would have as well. I believe the Mayfair is essentially the same car but with different badging & whatnot.

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 Posted: Aug 6, 2022 06:53AM
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Thanks Dan, I appreciate your help. I am definitely going to be conservative with what I am going to tell the trucker. 

 Posted: Aug 6, 2022 03:57AM
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Originally Posted by chasemac
Thank you for your reply! I don't know if they have rear spacers or not, they are sitting at port right now in Europe waiting to get on the next ship. Also, I am not sure if they have front discs or not. 

The vehicles are as follows if this helps:

- 1990 Austin Mini Mayfair
- 1988 Austin Mini 1000 City E
- 1990 Rover Mini 1000 City E
All those cars should have front disk brakes.
Anybody's guess as to what wheels/tires they would have though... after 30+ years. I'd assume the worst case.

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 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 02:52PM
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Thanks for letting me know!

 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 02:20PM
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better figure 39 inches.. because it is bear to straddle  the tyre tracks on transporter.. and real PIA when you run off in the inside hole.. ask me how i know ?? the wider the tyre  165/12 the worse it is..  145/70s 12. are easier to manage..  best to do with winch.   

 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 08:32AM
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Thanks so much!!! I really appreciate your help. 

 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 08:30AM
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Figure 40" rear without spacers, 41ish front with drums and no spacers.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 08:21AM
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Thank you for your reply! I don't know if they have rear spacers or not, they are sitting at port right now in Europe waiting to get on the next ship. Also, I am not sure if they have front discs or not. 

The vehicles are as follows if this helps:

- 1990 Austin Mini Mayfair
- 1988 Austin Mini 1000 City E
- 1990 Rover Mini 1000 City E

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Do you know if the rears have spacers and does the front have discs brakes? It makes a difference.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Aug 5, 2022 07:19AM
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Hello,

New to the forum. I have three classic Minis that I am importing and will subsequently be selling. I was wanting to know the width of the vehicle from the inside of the tire. The reason I am asking is I want to make sure it will fit on the tractor trailer that my friend has. He has a 9 car double decker hauler. I am worried that the car will be too narrow. 

Thanks in advance!