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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.
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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
 

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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
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.
 

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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.
 

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The difference in a 205 vs 215 is 10mm. You’d be 5mm closer to the strut. Worst case you can get spacers. I have 7mm spacers to run my Schnitzers on my clubman
 

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Yeh I'm not really keen on running spacers because I'm probably going to get a set of team dynamics pro wheels to replace the OEM ones, I think the 5mm increase wouldn't be too bad, it would probably leave me with 10mm ish from the strut.
 

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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'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
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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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.
 

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That's the clearance with the new tyres, don't plan on keeping the stock wheel set up for much longer any way as I want a set of Oz formula hlt's :)
 

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I'm running 215/45-17 tires on Track Spoke wheels and there isn't more than 1mm or 2mm between the tire sidewall and the strut body. No rubbing as far as I can tell, however.
 

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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 :LOL: 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
 

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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 :LOL: 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
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.
 

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Good news that they clear

I got the wrong Pirelli's too they are P Zero's, not P7, and similar to the Michelin PSS I've ran in the past do not work well in winter conditions. I run Wintrac Pro's on stock wheels in winter and I'm now trying to decide what to put the Cooper S on. I can't make my mind up if I should just run a good set of all seasons like the Crossclimate 2, Bridgestone Weather Control or go the whole hog and run 2 sets of wheels for both cars :rolleyes:
 
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