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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Is it possible for you to give a step by step on how to do those 15" rims?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Congratulations on the feature in Mini World Brad!


Thanks mate, it was a surprise but a good one when they asked to feature it.

I've currently got the gearbox out, going to fit an LSD and new clutch :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:22 pm 
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zulu_warrior1976 wrote:
Is it possible for you to give a step by step on how to do those 15" rims?


I'm running 14x6 inch wheels, not 15's.

Wheels are 4x100 stud pattern. To do this I had the front wheel flanges and rear flanges/drums redrilled to a larger hole for thicker wheel studs @ 4x100. The new hole for the thicker wheel stud wipes out the old smaller 4x101.6 stud holes.

Tyres are 195/40/14 - rolling diameter is 511mm, as apposed to 505mm for 175/50/13. The extra rolling diameter isn't an issue, the same front guard cutting is needed, rear tubs are untouched.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:26 pm 
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That actually sounds pretty simple. Were there any things to be aware of? Tips and tricks?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:42 pm 
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Did you get done at a drag racing shop? Do toe 14x6 affect your turning circle? Do they rub? The same front guard cutting as for 13's?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:45 pm 
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zulu_warrior1976 wrote:
Did you get done at a drag racing shop? Do toe 14x6 affect your turning circle? Do they rub? The same front guard cutting as for 13's?


I got the drilling done at a local engineering/metal fabricator shop.

Yes turning circle is not as good as it used to be but I've never needed to do a 3 point turn yet, still does a U turn on a 2 lane road no problem. They will rub on the inner wheel well if on full lock.... That has more to do with the offset of the wheels as I didn't want to fit large flares.

Yes same front guard trimming as the 13's.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Sorry, not sure who took these but I like them :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:56 pm 
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They look awesome. I liked the first lot you had too. I wonder if with wider arches and a spacer if they wouldn't rub. But, being tight in like that looks awesome. Did you need to get an engineering report done?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:38 pm 
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I forgot there is a 10mm spacer on the rears. These were made by the same engineer shop and had to have a flange that interlocks into the drum and a flange that locates on the inside of the wheel. These and the wheels are all part of the Engineers report.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:47 am 
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Just a little update on my 993cc mini.

Took it to the Mighty Car Mods meet in Sydney on the weekend for some fun and the mini is offically a 14 second car. It now lives up to its original thread name :D It ran 4x 14.9 runs with the best being 14.90 at 93.9mph. It won 3 out of 5 races :shock:

Such a fun little car, drove the 3 hour round trip no issue at all.

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Also I've now built a moke for summer. Only a 998 in this for now.

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Sneak preview for the next mini project getting underway :D (11 secmini ?)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Sneak preview for the next mini project getting underway :D (11 sec mini )


That's the B series CRV? You weren't tempted to use the K series?

Guessing awd n/a.

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Love your work Brad, excited to see/hear some updates and sneak previews of further work to come :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:01 am 
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fuzzy-hair-man wrote:
13secmini wrote:

Sneak preview for the next mini project getting underway :D (11 sec mini )


That's the B series CRV? You weren't tempted to use the K series?

Guessing awd n/a.


Correct, B series AWD running gear to suit my B16A Turbo engine i have lying around :D

K series seem to be a great platform, but Aussie laws say i can only put a 1.6L turbo in a clubman unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 am 
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Love your work Brad, excited to see/hear some updates and sneak previews of further work to come :-)


Hey Ray, I will probably get a start on it over Xmas, will try to throw some updates on here when I can.

Have you still got the 4efte mini? hows it going after all these years?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:14 pm 
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.... but Aussie laws say i can only put a 1.6L turbo in a clubman unfortunately.

Actually, that is just NSW rules really. Although it has ended up in the so-called 'national guidelines', they are just that - guidelines. So in SA at least, anything is possible with a proper engineers report.

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