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Post by Shrimpy Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:00 pm

I have a 1987 mini city e. i have 12" alloys on 165 tyres and i wanted to get the mini sport non branded sports pack arches. I just wanted to know with the 12" wheels would i be able to fit this type of wheel arch and what spacers or work i would need to do?

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Post by johnnie Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:54 pm

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Post by Alex H Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:53 pm

I do like the sportspack arches myself but you would probabaly want to put wider wheels on,
not really sure about spacers as people have different opinions about them.

Also this was mentioned a month or so ago on the forum;
Ian Nicholls wrote:This is what happens if you fit sportspack arches to a car with standard factory 12 inch alloys.

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Post by Ian Nicholls Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:53 pm

With Sportspack arches I would recomend the widest possible 12 inch wheels, 5.5 or 6 inches wide.
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Post by mr t Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:01 pm

I think it would look odd with 12 s and alot of spacers affect the minis wicked handling.
I no someone selling 12s but also has a set of 13s for sale me lol
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Post by Dan Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:18 pm

I have 6x12's on my car, and my dad used them for a couple of weeks, and they fitted his sportspack arches well..
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Post by norfolkminis Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:36 pm

standard sportspack wheels are 6x13" but they dont fill the rear arches very well (with spacers as standard) hence why every one puts 7x13's on.

I have seen deep dish 10" wheels with sportspack arches.

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Post by Shrimpy Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:01 pm

cheers everyone, what would be the best type of arches then for my mini other than these plastic ones i have currently. because i would like some diferent ones. i have seen group 2 arches but wasnt sure what they fit?

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Post by Dan Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:50 pm

I have Wood + Picket arches on mine, and I think they look quite nice..
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