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Old 19-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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You use the old Watson kit. The subframe that stick out the front wheels way way out! after your conversion your Mini will never look the same .good luck mate,
is there a difference between new and old watsons kit in the track?
unfortunately thats a sacrafice everyone with a watsons kits has to suffer. its not the end of the world as it going to be a trackday car anyway. trust me i will make the car look nice
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Old 20-11-2010, 05:48 AM   #17
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Well matey I just seem a little concern with the choice of alloy you have, One of my favorites Satin black Supertrax, but with all the forums that uses your Watson kit they all change there alloys to a Negative offset meaning no lip on the alloy. Seeing your car before the conversion is better looking.Well again my 2 cents.
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Old 20-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #18
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Well matey I just seem a little concern with the choice of alloy you have, One of my favorites Satin black Supertrax, but with all the forums that uses your Watson kit they all change there alloys to a Negative offset meaning no lip on the alloy. Seeing your car before the conversion is better looking.Well again my 2 cents.
i understand what you are saying, my new wheels are et 22 so will only stick out a further 23mm more than the rover wheels which i can live with and if it drives really bad on track i will just put on a rover set of rims for the day
im surre i will get there in the end.
i know what your saying about the original look with the superlites i loved it and if id been able to keep it like that i would definately done so.
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Old 20-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #19
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At the end of the day, it's your car - you build it the way you want it. I use a watsons frame and originally had wheels with low offset so it was extremely wide - I then changed to rover wheels with smaller arches and I don't think it looks as good now so I'll be going back to the other wheels when I can sort out some more tyres.
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Old 20-11-2010, 08:52 PM   #20
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At the end of the day, it's your car - you build it the way you want it. I use a watsons frame and originally had wheels with low offset so it was extremely wide - I then changed to rover wheels with smaller arches and I don't think it looks as good now so I'll be going back to the other wheels when I can sort out some more tyres.
thanks for the support
do you have any pictures of yours as it was with the wider wheels?
also how did it drive when it was wide?
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Old 20-11-2010, 11:09 PM   #21
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http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...t=19908&page=6

Some pictures in my build above.

As for how it drove, it tram lined a little more on the motorway, and the steering was a little heavier but apart from that I had no problems with drivability to be honest.
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Old 20-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #22
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Some pictures in my build above.

As for how it drove, it tram lined a little more on the motorway, and the steering was a little heavier but apart from that I had no problems with drivability to be honest.
looks spot on that mate, what offset were the weller wheels you had on?
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Old 20-11-2010, 11:25 PM   #23
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28 I think, but I had a 13mm spacer on so the back of the wheel cleared the calliper so technically 15. I'm gonna relieve the edge of the callipers though before I go back to those so I don't need quite as much spacing, and I can narrow the arches up a little as well.
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Old 20-11-2010, 11:55 PM   #24
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i understand what you are saying, my new wheels are et 22 so will only stick out a further 23mm more than the rover wheels which i can live with and if it drives really bad on track i will just put on a rover set of rims for the day
im surre i will get there in the end.
i know what your saying about the original look with the superlites i loved it and if id been able to keep it like that i would definately done so.
You buy Supermini's in MiniSpeed? Only ET22 or more differents? My subframe has the standard wdith, not as Watson, I am interested in ET7 or more
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Old 21-11-2010, 12:09 AM   #25
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28 I think, but I had a 13mm spacer on so the back of the wheel cleared the calliper so technically 15. I'm gonna relieve the edge of the callipers though before I go back to those so I don't need quite as much spacing, and I can narrow the arches up a little as well.
so in theory i should be 7mm in on what yours was, do you think i will have problems clearing the caliper aswell?
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Old 21-11-2010, 12:11 AM   #26
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You buy Supermini's in MiniSpeed? Only ET22 or more differents? My subframe has the standard wdith, not as Watson, I am interested in ET7 or more
i got this set off of a private buyer on ebay and to be honest not sure if they are availible in other offsets
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Old 21-11-2010, 12:33 AM   #27
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i got this set off of a private buyer on ebay and to be honest not sure if they are availible in other offsets
Ok, thanks!

The same wheels in MiniSpeed do not show ET offset, only this (The inside rim edge is 95mm offset from the hub face) I will send a email. And Huddersfield Spares the Supertrax are ET7
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Old 21-11-2010, 12:41 AM   #28
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Ok, thanks!

The same wheels in MiniSpeed do not show ET offset, only this (The inside rim edge is 95mm offset from the hub face) I will send a email. And Huddersfield Spares the Supertrax are ET7
i measured mine and from the mounting face to the front outside edge is 75mm so not sure what the would be to the rear edge.
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i measured mine and from the mounting face to the front outside edge is 75mm so not sure what the would be to the rear edge.
Many thanks for measuring!

I think I found yours

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Old 21-11-2010, 03:54 PM   #30
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so in theory i should be 7mm in on what yours was, do you think i will have problems clearing the caliper aswell?
No you shouldn't have - the issue I have is that the weller motorsports curve inwards sharply where they meet the rim so they have less clearance than most wheels.
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