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 (SEE photos). 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 & to install in the rear! 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 (you need this adapter kit here). 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 spare is about 22" in diameter and a little over 5" thick. 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: MINI has changed the desing to fit all tow hooks!
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 unless you buy the adapter kit HERE.
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Posted by Steven D. on 7th Jul 2016
Exactly what I needed when I was finally able to move away from the run-flats...especially if you plan on road trips.
The tray is a genuine MINI part, and fits perfectly inside the provided spare. The sticker on the spare indicating 60 PSI is a nice addition as well.
My only complaint would be that the lockdown screw/knob bottoms out about a centimeter before the spare tire can be securely locked down. So there is the possibility that the spare can rattle around. This also means the foam tray "rocks" a little on the knob, causing it to sit slightly higher, although the cover seems to sit flush with the floor anyway.
I will probably need to look at trimming the screw down 1.5cm or so to allow it to secure the spare tire. Not the end of the world, just a minor annoyance. Still well worth every penny.
DT NOTE: We think you have the bolt in upside down. Flip it over and it should work as intended. It should bolt in tight and not rock at all. Give us a call if you need help.
Posted by Steve Wright on 23rd May 2016
Perfect retro kit when replacing run flat tires on Mini Cooper S with non run ones. Solves not having a spare on S model. Great value and turn key parts, spare wheel with mounted tire, spare tire tool tray, and spare tire mounting bolt / handle.
Solved problem of trying to obtain correct retro parts individually.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Jan 2016
The tray is great and fits on the spare, which fits perfectly. My only complaint is that the lockdown knob bottoms out before the spare is firmly locked down, and is sticking up enough that the tray is slightly elevated by it. I may have to futz with the stud on the knob to make it shorter. It was too cold tonight to spend time on.
Everything fits under the cargo flap though. Looking forward to buying good tires!
2014 Clubman S, 195/55X16
Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2015
Posted by Unknown on 18th Nov 2015
OUT W/ THE OLD - IN WITH THE NEW! Easy PEEZE
WHY DIDN'T MINI HAVE THIS AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ?
Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2015
I ordered it on Saturday and had it in my boot by 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with standard ground shipping. The fit and finish are perfect and I will echo the previous comments. The piece of mind knowing I now have a spare is well worth the investment. The included swag was a nice touch too!!
Posted by Tim on 8th Oct 2015
Arrived quickly, as described. Quality materials. Tire fit nicely and is well-secured with the included hand-tightened bolt. Foam insert fits all the included tools for my 2010 Clubman S without needing to make any alterations. Thanks for a great product!
Posted by Karl K on 17th Aug 2015
The spare tire and tool tray fit perfectly in my 2013 Clubman S.
Posted by Darrell on 27th Jul 2015
I was very satisfied with the product.
It fit perfectly and all the tools fit tightly back into holder with no rattles.
Very good product
Who would ever put a runflat back on a car. When you run one low it ruins the tire and you have to replace it. You can run a regular tire the same way, and replace it for a fraction of the cost. Run flats are rough riding and noisey and way over rated as well as the price. Also they will not run as many miles as a good name brand tire, such as Michelins.
Good day :-)
Posted by Duncan on 25th Jul 2015
We had been looking to replace our run flats for some time but needed to purchase a skinny to do so. Detroit Tuned had great reviews and the best prices. The wheel and insert came quickly and were so easy to put in. The insert is a BMW product. The best thing is that with the new tires, the ride is so much quieter, smoother and more comfortable than we ever expected. Why did we take so long to move away from run flats! And we saved $300 on the full set, even including the cost of buying the new skinny.
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