Here is the best option for anyone that has decided the run flats were not the tire for them anymore (everyone?), but are afraid of running around without a spare. This spare tire will fit behind your seat for long road trip or day to day driving. Also this tire will fit in the spare tire well in the Clubman S! Also see the Clubman mount kit that we sell!
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! 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 had the JCW brake option (brembo kit) on generation 2 cars. 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.
Fits every MINI except the new R60 MINI Countryman or the R61 Paceman.
Note: If you have a Cooper R50 or a Cooper Clubman R55, you already have a spare tire.
Note: Will NOT fit Generation 2 cars with the JCW BREMBO Kit. The rear rotor is larger than other models and the caliper just touches it and will not clear. Sorry.
Side Note: There is a person that makes a very nice bag that fits the spare tires. You can find here info here. Tell her Detroit Tuned sent you!
Posted by Ken on 24th Apr 2013
I have a r57 and it just about fits in my caboose> it is a little tight but the door closes. Getting ready for my non run-flats.
Also noted that Chad wrote the invoice, way to go White Roof Radio!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Fred Heiler on 15th Apr 2013
Although I haven't had a chance to mount this mini-spare (and hope I never do), it appears to be well-made, as advertised. It arrived in only a few days and fits very nicely into the spare tire well of my 2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman. I secured it with an adapted 8 mm hold-down from a junkyard Honda Civic and trimmed the foam holding my tool kit to fit the space. If I need extra trunk space for a long trip, I can remove one or both "floors" from the trunk. It's so good to be rid of those harsh-riding run-flat tires!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Mar 2013
Not much of a review as I got the spare tire for my Mini early, it looks like a temp spare, I hope I never have to use it. That is all I have now.
Posted by CloudStrife (NAM) on 28th Nov 2012
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this product but a lot of people on the NAM forums gave a positive review on this as well as DT. Not only was it shipped super fast to my house but it looked excellent. Doesn't seem like some POS plus the price is excellent. I would say tho that if you order the tire, make sure to get the tray that they sell with it so it fits nice and secure. The tray also gives added storage!
I def will order from them again!