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That sounds well thought out. It's also nice to get some detailed opinion on how they sit in stock form. I don't dislike the design, I'm sort of neutral on them, but I'm not a big fan of black wheels and the fact that they sit a bit too far in and don't really flesh out the wheel well is a bit annoying. I'd like that rear eyeline to go hips down without the indent/negative space of the sunken wheel, like you said, they have a good ass. I'll be anxious to see how the spacers work out. I've always been against them, but I've also always been in larger vehicles and there are good reasons to not put a spacer on something like a Land Cruiser.
I haven't made any decisions either though. The Alleggerita is a great looking wheel. I like the Team Dynamics and the Rays wheels I posted in that wheel thread as well, and I still like the OZ HyperGT, so at least there are options. I was trying to stick with a 17 and have a little more rubber but at the same time, there are more wheel options at 18 so I get why people go that route as well. I don't think I'd go bigger than that though personally. Could get real weird with it and put some Integrale's on :LOL:

**Still haven't done enough looking into recommended wheel specs for the JCW, I'd been distracted with seeing if mine would come through as I wanted and I didn't want to get ahead of myself too much, so I'm open to insight on that if you know what to look out for, though I'll spend some time here soon, that'll open the search up past certain sites preconfigured guides that are just based on selcing a JCW from a menu.
Yep, there’s lots of discussion on the spacers out there, but from my own experience, never had any issues. I’ve had them on my Boxster for 17 years and dad has always had them on his 911s. I think as long as you don’t go crazy and end up with negative offset, you go for top quality manufacturer and installer, sensible thickness and choose hubcentric, there’s nothing to go wrong. As you said, the goal is that uninterrupted rear eyeline!

Sounds like you definitely haven’t made up your mind yet 😁 The TDs and HyperGTs are both looovely wheels! Decisions, decisions. To be honest, I haven’t done much research into which ones fit over the JCW, or meet the spec. Like with the spacers, I’m going to leave it to the pros, i.e. get Lohen to advise on offset for any particular wheel if I go down that route. I spoke to them briefly, and apparently there’s so many offset options with OZ wheels, that you can almost go with any of the models, it’s just that they may cost a bit more if they’re not stock. I’ll definitely keep you posted if I go that route. But will try the spacers first and will see - I’ll post some photos for sure once they’re fitted 👍

And I agree that anything above 18in is not necessary, 18s already look solid. But then these 19s are no so bad either 😁

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yep can wait to see it .... never actually seen rebel green in real life.... im taking a punt! I had orderd BRG originally then changed it as i wanted it more like the original BRG colour.
Mine is a AUTO not manual ;) they dont give us the manual option for a Clubman in AUS
Ah I see - I did actually wonder how come you managed to get a manual one, thought maybe a different market. I think we can also only get auto with JCW Clubmans. Either way, it’s going to be one very cool ride 😎

Good shout on changing to Rebel. I think BRG is a lovely colour! But Rebel really does suit a JCW, it just looks a bit meaner!
 

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Yep, there’s lots of discussion on the spacers out there, but from my own experience, never had any issues. I’ve had them on my Boxster for 17 years and dad has always had them on his 911s. I think as long as you don’t go crazy and end up with negative offset, you go for top quality manufacturer and installer, sensible thickness and choose hubcentric, there’s nothing to go wrong. As you said, the goal is that uninterrupted rear eyeline!

Sounds like you definitely haven’t made up your mind yet 😁 The TDs and HyperGTs are both looovely wheels! Decisions, decisions. To be honest, I haven’t done much research into which ones fit over the JCW, or meet the spec. Like with the spacers, I’m going to leave it to the pros, i.e. get Lohen to advise on offset for any particular wheel if I go down that route. I spoke to them briefly, and apparently there’s so many offset options with OZ wheels, that you can almost go with any of the models, it’s just that they may cost a bit more if they’re not stock. I’ll definitely keep you posted if I go that route. But will try the spacers first and will see - I’ll post some photos for sure once they’re fitted 👍

And I agree that anything above 18in is not necessary, 18s already look solid. But then these 19s are no so bad either 😁

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That's very encouraging (re spacers) I'm just coming from a world where putting them on something like a heavy Land Cruiser that's seeing off pavement use is not a great idea, so my head is still in that mindset, and I need to free that up. Plus that will open the options even further as well as help nail the aesthetics. Thanks for that info.
Also, your dad sounds like he has good taste as well!
I'll run the stock wheels for a few, while I'm figuring it out. Lohen sounds like a great resource. Last I looked there weren't any indie Mini specialists around my area, but working with an out-of-state one is also a good excuse for a road trip.
 

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Mine's at the port now.

Starting to think about ordering a few small things over the next few weeks...phone mount, sport antenna, possibly a Scanguage.
 

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Mine's at the port now.

Starting to think about ordering a few small things over the next few weeks...phone mount, sport antenna, possibly a Scanguage.
Not long now 😬 I’m still waiting for a ship

sports antenna ….Is that from Mini ?
 

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I'm cautiously hoping it is in but I don't have a way to tell at the moment. BimmerWork doesn't have any trans info on it either. I think tomorrow I'll email my sales rep and see if she can check for me. People on here seem to be saying that May/June builds will have them, if that's true than I think I'm good. 🤞
When I called them a few days ago they were pretty confident that the manual transmission would be in my build. They went as far as to pull my order up and confirm there were no change notes.

Mine went into Awaiting Carrier Assignment today. STOKED.
 

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When I called them a few days ago they were pretty confident that the manual transmission would be in my build. They went as far as to pull my order up and confirm there were no change notes.

Mine went into Awaiting Carrier Assignment today. STOKED.
Congrats! Might end up on the same boat too, mine's still at the port (y)
(I'm on the east coast, not sure if other parts of the country get different ships)
 

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" Im on a boat!! " 😬 ETA late June
DEAR NICHOLAS​
Ahoy! Your new MINI Clubman is officially on the ship and on it’s way to you.

Travelling across many oceans, this phase of your MINI’s journey can be the longest. To find out more about how your MINI gets from the factory to you please click below.

Get ready for adventure.​
 

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" Im on a boat!! " 😬 ETA late June
DEAR NICHOLAS​


Ahoy! Your new MINI Clubman is officially on the ship and on it’s way to you.

Travelling across many oceans, this phase of your MINI’s journey can be the longest. To find out more about how your MINI gets from the factory to you please click below.

Get ready for adventure.​
Nice! Not too long now (y)
 
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