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13" wheels to 10's

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minigreen94

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160 posts

61 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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evening all,

when i bought my mini it had already had the inner wings cut away for 13 inch wheels, at fists i didnt mind but now ive decided to go for 10's. would i get away with just changeing the arches or am i going to have to change the whole wings? thanks

nick1275

1,243 posts

75 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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I would check to see what brakes you have first, as you may have to change them before thinking about smaller wheels

Altrezia

8,015 posts

116 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Yeah, you might need to swap to 7.5" discs if you don't have them already. I've just done this on my current mini as it's easy and fairly cheap to do.

Other than that, you may find your arches look ok - I'd do the wheels (and brakes if required), lower it a bit, and see how it looks.

minigreen94

Original Poster:

160 posts

61 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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yeah i need to do the brakes, it has sportspack arches on though i was hoping to put group 2 ones on

Altrezia

8,015 posts

116 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Sportspack arches can actually look alright with 10's. I reckon you'll be OK to fit the Grp2's too, as they're a similar sort of size.
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GTIAlex

1,183 posts

71 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Im not 100% sure but i thought if you removed sportpack arches, you have to weld up the holes and paint as there arnt MANY arch that will cover the marks left by them...dont quote me though.

Theres a mini on theminiforum with sportpack arches and 10inch mambas and it sure does look the dogs

minigreen94

Original Poster:

160 posts

61 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Sounds good, do you have any links?