CAN YOU PUT LARGER (REGULAR)TIRES ON TO LIFT CAR WITH OUT LIFT KIT?

Asked by Aug 20, 2012 at 09:21 AM about the 2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4

Question type: Car Customization

CUST HAS A 2011 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN AWD AND ASKED IF HE CAN PUT LARGER SIZE TIRES AND NON RUNFLATS AND STILL HAVE CLEARANCE W/O A LIFT KIT????

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3,595

Good question. As a fellow Countryman owner, I would wonder just how and why they were planning on this type of upgrade? As a Jeep owner, I would say yes, but Jeeps are designed with plenty of suspension travel in mind. If you customer is looking for more of a WRC stance, suspension upgrade and then a lift kit, depending on the amount of travel they hope to attain. What size wheels and tires are they considering anyway?

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u will most likely have clearance, the only issue is when turning ur wheel more than 90 degrees or so may cause some scraping on ur wheel well and unnecessary wear on the tires...i'd ask a tire specialist

3,595

Let's not forget that the odometer and speedo would have to be recalibrated accordingly.

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You might also check with www.tirerack.com for grins and a cross reference.

1,115

^^^indeed, i personally dont mind the 3-5 mph change on the speedo, but a recalibration tool will cost ya 50-75 bucks

No is the answer. It's a unibody frame and front wheel drive. It is not recommended for the Mini's......The Suspension, axles, and engine are all mounted to the frame forming the chassis and the body of the vehicle is mounted on top.....

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