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#1 malc_west

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:33 PM

I'm sure it's been asked before but if I have 12x6 wheels what tire size am I after and how does it compare to 12x5 inch tire size.
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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:42 PM

they can be the same if you want.

 

any of these will be fine on either,

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

I don't think I would like to fit a 145 width tyre onto a 6" wide rim.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

I have a set of 6x13 with 165s (bought like that) and even they are too narrow for my liking ... but with 12s the choice is pretty limited ...

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:30 AM

A 145 was originally used on the Mini with a 3.5" wide wheel. 4.5" is OK and 5" might be possible with a bit of a stretch.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:49 AM

A 145 was originally used on the Mini with a 3.5" wide wheel. 4.5" is OK and 5" might be possible with a bit of a stretch.

and those were 10"



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:23 PM

Makes no difference what the wheel diameter is/was. It is the tyre width compared to the wheel width which we are talking about here.

A 145 section width is great on a light car like the Mini, but should not be fitted to a wheel wider than 4.5".

In fact, I have driven a 1275 MPI Cooper on 4.5" x 12 " standard wheels and 145/70 x 12 Falken tyres. It did not have the ultimate road-holding of a Yokohama, but the handling, especially in the wet, was superb and just like the early Mini Cooper 'S'.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

A 145 was originally used on the Mini with a 3.5" wide wheel. 4.5" is OK and 5" might be possible with a bit of a stretch.

Used to stretch to 5J for Cosmics but no more.




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