2017 F56 JCW (stage 1)
I'm struggling to find a definitive answer to whether I can fit a 215 width tyre on the stock 17" JCW wheels without the sidewall rubbing on the coilover.
Okay thanks, its just that with the weird off set on the wheels it's very close you can see in the photo that there is barely any gap between the strut and sidewall so I'm just worried that it might rub under load. Im going to get PS4 Michelin's if that helps.Shouldn’t be a problem. The Schnitzer wheel package for the f56 comes with 215 tires. They are 7.5” wide and 49 offset. Compared with the track spokes (et54 and 7” wide), the AC set up is only 1.4mm closer to the strut according to willtheyfit.com
Ah okay I've just had look at the willtheyfit website, so the increased width in tyre will only really affect the outer rim on the tyre not the inner width. Meaning it won't be much closer to the strut on the widewall where the gap is at its smallest.Shouldn’t be a problem. The Schnitzer wheel package for the f56 comes with 215 tires. They are 7.5” wide and 49 offset. Compared with the track spokes (et54 and 7” wide), the AC set up is only 1.4mm closer to the strut according to willtheyfit.com
I'm currently running 215/45/17 with 17x8 ET45 on my JCW and have about 5mm of space between the tyre and strut. Based on that, just use Willtheyfit
Yeh I just ended up saying screw it and got 215/45/17 pilot sports fitted on Tuesday, I've had no clearance issues so far and the grip is insane.I'm currently running 215/45/17 with 17x8 ET45 on my JCW and have about 5mm of space between the tyre and strut. Based on that, just use Willtheyfit and compare the distance from the strut. DISCLAMER, I'm having DDC strut, I don't know if it would change anything in my fitment but I prefer to let you know
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I've got Michelin pilot sport 4's on the car at the moment at 215/45/17 and I've had no problems with it rubbing so far but I'm going to get a new set of wheels before I start lowering it.What brand of tyres do you have on now Campbelleuan?
I ask because we have an i30N which come stock with Pirelli P7 HN and people had issues when switching from the P7 to the Michelin PS4 with certain wheel offsets as the PS4 is larger than the P7 even in the same 235/35/r19 so much so that with the 8.5" Team Dynamics 1.3 that are on the car for summer use I don't think I could get away with PS4 without rubbing the wheel arch on compression.
I could just set the dampers to N mode as I'm sure they just lock solid at that point at least that's how they feel and one of their track instructors said the only circuit he might use it on was Silverstone because of it being so flat for the F1 cars, at the Ring they use comfort setting! So when people talk about how firm the Cooper S is I offer them a ride in the i30N instead