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Dear all as promised; my DEZENT winter wheels and tyres fitted to my Cooper to save my lovely 17" Cosmos from salt and me hopefully from ice! Fitting was a game-bought genuine tpms's from mini and the length of valve stem is very marginal so had to use my bike pump to get air into them! All sorted though and I think the quality is good(made in Germany) paint coating seems thick and well finished and they came with full fitting kit of bolts (not used as same as mini) and spigots. VERY pleased overall ; cost-had the tyres but they are around £70 each, TPMS valves and £260 and fitting £75 at mini (inc balance) and £290 inc p and p for the wheels. Sorted! Ps pics show Jasper with Cosmos and then the DEZENTS
 

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Ps all , the tpms activation seemed like hard work. The instructions seem to imply that you can do it with ignition on or engine running when actually it seemed though may be wrong that you have to do both.
I switched ignition on pressed reset,then started engine but it wasn't till I then drove off I got a percentage progress indicator on the screen . Drove a couple of miles and it was done. The sitting with engine running stage MAY have been unnecessary but am not at all sure.
 

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Hi,thanks for you post!

What is TPMS valve? How is works? Work for all Model? Could you fit aftermarket without it?

Thanks

And what's you new wheel wide? Offset? Centre hub size? Do you know f56 hub size?

What winter tyre you chose for f56?

Thanks again
 

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Hi if you look on www.tyres.co.uk it gives you pcd and all options for our f56. They stock a good range with ever increasing options.

I have hankook winter I cepts. Seem ok not the best maybe but a good price .

're the tpms no one will say what happens if you don't fit them other than you will definitely get a noise and a check control code that mini technician s don't yet know if will go off or not,and after market tpms aren't massively cheaper and they couldn't guarantee they would work due to how new the car is though this will change I am sure!
 

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Hi, I've been lurking on this subject for a few days and wondered if anyone knows if the TPMS sensors need programming to the car if they are newly bought/fitted or is it just a simple Reset as per the manual? My local tyre fitter says they program them to the car?

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No, they don't need programming. They are on a set frequency (433mhz??) so the car will receive their transmission.
 

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I have MINI OEM TPMS on my winter alloys, just a reset is required :)
 

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The gamble now is when to fit them; still very warm down her e in the midlands; and i've not many free weekends so am hoping frost keeps off till end nov! It;ll be the latest i have ever left them!
 
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Been waiting for some bad weather to fit some
 

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Jeremy, whats the view of your insurers on winter wheels? When I thought about fitting with non oem wheels the insurers classed it as a mod and wanted more money despite them improving safety. If I fitted standard Mini wheels (even if a smaller size) they would wave it but then the wheels cost considerably more!

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We're with esure (and sheilas wheels but they are the same company); rang them to inform them and they (after some chuntering) agreed i could swap them for the same size or smaller for no extra cost. HOWEVER there is a £25 admin fee which they charged me -for both our cars-mini roadster s and an f56 cooper. The sales person on the line suggested i write however to explain what i'd done and the fee for the change was tehn waved on the basis i was making the cars safer! Does make you wonder why you bother! Net result was same size winters on our roadster s , smaller 16" instead of 17' on my f56, no cost at all (but i had to fork out £25 admin fee on each which was then refunded!)
 

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November 1 was the warmest November day ever on record with temps in Wales over 22 degC (72F).

I used to have a mental note that winters went on on 1 Nov and came off on 1 April up here in the frozen north but it's getting later each year.
 

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Privilege don't charge me anything as it's a safety enhancement. Plus I have OEM MINI Cooper S wheels as spares, so they don't need to know about them......
 

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Thanks For confirming that Kugaman, i hoped as much.

My insurance broker lloyd Latchford acting on behalf of Aviva just asked that I let them know when the winter wheels go on, and that is all, we'll see when I call back if there's a charge! It is a safety enhancement so shouldn't be chargeable!
 

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I finally received my winter tire set for my new Mini JCW.

I’ll swap my summer tires and wheels with these toward the end of October. Hopefully, the winter this year and into next year is very mild.

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Synthetic rubber Tread


Tire Automotive tire Light Synthetic rubber Tread


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Vehicle brake Tread
 
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