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.
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.
Posted by Sean on 14th Jul 2015
Bought my 2008 R55 S a while back and have been looking for a spare tire. Saw Detroit Tuned carried them, and finally placed an order. Quick order turn around and outstanding customer service!!
Now I'm ready for the long trek to Mini on the Mack 2015.
Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2015
Fits perfectly in my 2011 Clubman S. Allowed me to replace the run flats which were making by butt flat. Great value.
Posted by mashby on 13th May 2015
I bought my 2009 R55 S Clubman used and the previous owner had already switched from run flats -- unfortunately he had not purchased a spare tire and with a long trip planned, I wanted to make sure I had a spare.
Thanks to DetroitTuned, I learned that my existing foam insert would not fit either and I did not have a bolt, or hold down nut either. Ordering this kit ensured that I had everything I needed to add a spare to my beloved Mini Clubman.
Everything arrived in one box. The tire was inflated and ready to go and everything was a perfect fit. I loved that attention to detail that DetroitTuned has when it comes to all things Mini and this Spare kit was no exception.
Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2015
clears rear caliper , no problem. Fits flat in wheel well with hold down, perfect. Replacment foam block holds jack and has factory appearance. All good. Would have been nice to get a Detroit tuned decal with the order though...still a great fix for the run flat blues.
Posted by Alex on 15th Mar 2015
Wonderful alternative to the run flat disasters.
Fits great, nothing to cut and all the pieces go right in and are tight. A must have when you change to regular tires and a spare. VERY PLEASED
Posted by George on 2nd Jan 2015
Good piece of mind to have this spare now that I ditched the run-flats. Fits great with tray and tools. Also this kit was waaaay more affordable than the others I found online.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2014
The spare and the tray kit fit like a glove. The tray lay out matches the OEM and the jack and tools fit snug.
Piece of mind knowing there's a spare.
If you own a Clubman, buy the kit, not just the spare.
Posted by Art on 2nd Dec 2014
I received the parts ordered as scheduled and they fit like a glove. No modifications were required. For anyone who wants to get rid of the run flats this is definitely the way to go. I highly recommend the kit and the company that furnished it - Detroit Tuned. I will definitely do business with them again.