very nice indeed.
Less arch for me..
I have a set of 10x6 to try on, maybe they will look better. At this stage i figured best to get all the weight in the car and the suspension set up before committing to anything? Also going to fit the chrome strip and bumpers as I recon this will help make the arches look less like dumbo ears. lol
It looks mega but you've got a bit too much arch for those wheels. Group 2's would look 'right' but unfortunately you've drilled the holes to suit the current wide ones which will be higher in the body compared to some group 2's if you keep the same arch to tyre gap.
Good point Not impossible to change it, but not now, going to focus on getting it running. I'd allowed a certain amount of time/budget for re-work & remediation. Maybe this a sign I should have gone with black roof and group 2s!
...don't ask me how I l know! Basically, I started with same arch setup on my R1 mini as you. I started with group 2 wide and low offsets split rims. Then went to narrower group 2's and narrower outer dishes & wider inner dishes on the rims to increase the offset (more tuck). Now I run colour coded 70's aluminium cosmic arches which I think look good on my white mini. As you found too there are not many 70's tarmac motorsport pedigree minis (excluding clubmans) to take inspiration from so not easy to get it to look 'right'.
For me on my track mini it is a balance of form & function - I greedily like to have both. The wider the track, the less lateral weight transfer during cornering (This is a good thing as the car stays flatter - ever wonder why RS4, M3's have wider track & haunched arches... ). But, widening the front track on a mini with spacers or low offset rims increases the tyre scrub radius which is detrimental to traction & increases torque steer. These symptoms are compounded further when stretching a 165 tyre over a +6" rim width too . Wider track also reduces effective spring rate too so basically there are a few trade offs.
Your car looks superb. Driving, setup & tweaking is immense fun so rest assured you have lots of good times ahead
Edited by duds100, 09 October 2019 - 07:42 AM.