Note: This Kit will only fit a MINI Cooper Clubman S R55. Here is the Spare by itself for other applications.
If you adding a spare tire kit to a MINI Cooper Clubman S, here is the best option for everyone that decided the run flats were not the tire for them (everyone?). The spare tire will fit down in your spare tire wheel just fine, but it doesn't have have a bolt or nut to hold it in place or a safe place to store your jack and other tools. The stock foam tray WILL NOT fit inside the tire. So we made this combo that adds the bolt, hold down nut, and the foam tray that will fit into your wheel and give you added place for storing small items as well as a spot for a jack and all the other tools that you need to change a wheel.
This spare comes mounted and ready to use. Nothings could be easier. As an added bonus, we installed a sticker on it for quick easy reference to show you to keep inflated to 60 PSI! We also install a 2 inch valve stem to make checking and filling the aire pressure easier. This wheel is a stock MINI spare tire rim and will fit over most front brakes that the MINI has, but will fit over ALL REAR brakes on the MINI UNLESS you have the JCW brake option (brembo kit) on a generation 2 car. And for safety, you should always run a spare tire on the rear. No Spacers, adapters, or special lugs needed to make this work with your MINI. This is the correct size spare for all MINIs, no mater what size wheel and tire you have. This is designed to be used in an emergency situation for 60 miles or less and under speeds of 50 mph. By using this you will not cause any damage to the vehicle if driven in a normal manner.
Fitment Note: Some tow hooks do not fit in the place designed by MINI due to a part change. It's longer and the tray needs to be trimmed just a bit to allow it to go in completely. About 2 seconds with a steak knife and you will have enough room no problem.
Note: If you have a Cooper Clubman R55, you already have a spare tire.
Note: Will NOT fit Generation 2 cars with the JCW BREMBO Kit at all. The rear rotor is larger than other models and the caliper just touches it and will not clear. Sorry.
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Posted by Bob from Wayland on 25th Mar 2014
Got the spare and kit and it came with everything I needed to complete getting rid of my run flats on a Clubman S. Wheel and new tray insert fit perfectly, floor is flat, looks bone stock. Did have to modify the tow hook slot with an exacto knife, but it took less than a minute.
The only reason I didn;t rate this 5 star is that the wheel does not fit over the front brakes, so a flat in the front requires a swap with the rear.
Posted by OLarryR on 9th Mar 2014
What can I say...It's a spare tire ! Hope to never need to use it. It fits the wheel well - Kumho spare. Bought it with the tool tray insert. Easy install. Best was that compared to another company popular for selling MINI parts, going with Detroit Tuned saved me approximately $150 !! How could that be...I have no idea but the spare and tray cost $170 plus vs the other company...$335. So, it's a no brainer going with Detroit Tuned !
Posted by 92334535 on 1st Nov 2013
Of course, I haven't put the tire on yet, but it looks fine, and fits nicely in the well. The tray also fits very nicely, although in a more perfect world, this product wouldn't cost more than $5 or $10. There's not much to it.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Oct 2013
This product was exactly as described. Took it out of the shipping box and it dropped right into place. Will give me much piece of mind if I do have a flat and am miles from a dealer. Arrived in 2 days- great service. Thank you
Posted by Larry Butcher on 9th Oct 2013
Excellent OEM standard spare and foam tray.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2013
run flats needed to be replaced- hated them from day one- just got back from a 500 mile trip on my new bridgestone tires - AMAZING difference- the ride is so much better- quieter and milage improvement- i averaged close to 40 mpg ! The spare tire and kit were a snap to install- i would highly recommend this to anyone who has a clubman cooper S-
Posted by Michael Hewitt on 12th Sep 2013
Getting stuck in the desert for a few hours convinced me to order the spare and kit for the Clubman the next day. It arrived within the week, and fits perfectly. Love the Clubman kit, too. Everything fits perfectly, and there's still a lot of storage room. This definitely won't be my last order.
Posted by Dan Wilson on 30th Aug 2013
I had an old donut-spare with the 4x100 bolt pattern from my old Honda Civic, but decided to order this anyway, since it's new, and has all the OEM mounting bits. Boy, am I glad I did!
The first thing I noticed, is how much larger the diameter of this wheel assembly is, compared to the Civic's donut/spare. The foam bits have the MINI stamp, and fit like it was made for it. The tire-clamping hardware is perfection, and I only have one qualm.
Unfortunately, my tow-hook did not fit into the new foam tray's cut-out for it. My Clubman is a 2013, and my tow-hook was a bit longer than the cut-out's shape. All my other factory-tools fit perfectly, so this minor issue is not a deal-breaker for me.
This kit is highly recommended, if your Clubman came with run-flats and no spare.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2013
Prompt shipment & delivery. Took all but 5 minutes to install on my 08 Clubman S. Makes me mad I didn't do this sooner. Even did test fitment with spare on the car and found zero issues.
This product is as advertised: best and only spare option for 08+ Clubman S!
Posted by Chuck on 9th Aug 2013
This kit is fantastic. Fits very well and gives me great peace of mind just knowing that I do have a spare. I hope I never have to use it, but it's great to have should I ever need it. The tray does need to be trimmed a bit where the tow hook sits, but that's about a 5 second job. Highly recommend!!
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