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Old 03-02-2015, 01:13 AM
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Just got a 2010 Mini non S and it came with the 15 inch and RF. It really looks like I'm riding a go cart so looking at upgrading wheels and tires. Do 17 inch wheels with non RF still give you a rough ride? Should I go with 16 inch wheels and non RF tires? Will 16 inch make any difference in look that the 15 inch on now?


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Old 03-02-2015, 10:16 PM
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I think all 17's are a lil rough. Looks good though so you kinda have to decide what you want. Comfort or style.
 
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the info. So it does not matter if I eliminate the run flats with 17 it with still run rough?
 
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:05 AM
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Unfortunately yes but it'll look good.
 
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:41 PM
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I went to 18's in non runflats and road so much better then the runflats
 
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:22 AM
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I had a car prior to my mini that I had 17 inch winter tires on and in the summer I had 18s that I put on. As is the case with low profile tires because if the shorter sidewall there isn't as much flex when you go over things like bumps in the road, potholes or railroad tracks. Non run flat tires will be softer but going from a 15 or 16 to an 17 or 18 will probably almost completely negate the difference.
If you live somewhere where the roads aren't generally perfect year round I would suggest either staying with the smaller wheel size and maybe if u want find an affordable spare set to swap out occasionally.
 
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:24 AM
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I acquired one Used Jaguar car which was having 16 inch wheels. At that point I found that when I changed from 16's to 17's, I had a much harsher and unpleasant ride. So I recommend you to pick 16 or 15 inch wheels.
 
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