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    (glad I didn't suggest the 155 tires)


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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Vision-SW...YAAOSwsAtePjYV

    That's a good price for those rims. Not sure why the photo is showing 5 slots but the description says 4x100?
    Also says lugs not included. Can I use the ones on my current wheels or do I need new one?
    I have pretty much zero knowledge about car parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtomit View Post
    That's a good price for those rims.
    Sorry, I don't see it that way. I wouldn't want to spend nearly $200 and get only steel rims.

    Quote Originally Posted by newtomit View Post
    Also says lugs not included. Can I use the ones on my current wheels or do I need new one?
    Honda lug nuts are different. Instead of a conical-shaped lug nut mating surface, Honda's is rounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    You need to find someone like this near you.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...s-or-sell-them
    Haha! I checked to see their location when I saw this thread. I would give them a good deal. But Florida to California kinds kills the deal.

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    Hey newtomit, what do you think about these?

    Mini Cooper Wheels/Tires - $200 (North Hollywood)


    Set of 4 OEM Mini Cooper 15 X 5 1/2 Alloy 6 bar wheels with 185/65R15 88H tires. All 4 tires are near new with approx. 500 miles on them. The wheels & caps are used and in xlnt. condition.Wheels will fit 2002 to 2013 models with the 4 lug bolt pattern. Tire brand is Capitol Sport -- All Season.
    Tires & wheels are balanced and ready to install. Selling as set only & not separating. Price is firm.
    $200 gets rims that will fit your Mirage plus some tires. Forum members have used the four-lug Mini rims successfully.

    The Mini tires tend to be larger in overall diameter than Mirage stock size - sell the tires and put on your own if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Hey newtomit, what do you think about these?

    Mini Cooper Wheels/Tires - $200 (North Hollywood)




    $200 gets rims that will fit your Mirage plus some tires. Forum members have used the four-lug Mini rims successfully.

    The Mini tires tend to be larger in overall diameter than Mirage stock size - sell the tires and put on your own if you like.
    Oh wow. Thanks! So these are ok to use without rubbing issue?
    Also do I need to get new lug nuts? Pretty clueless here lol
    Last edited by newtomit; 07-03-2020 at 06:17 PM.

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    If those were anywhere near me, I would be snatching them up!

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    The rims are probably worth $200 to you, but I would have some reservation about the tire size.

    175/55r15 (22.6" outside diameter) - 15" factory size tires

    205/40r17 (23.5" outside diameter) - your current tires are +4% variance.

    185/65r15 (24.5" outside diameter) - these tires would have a +8.4% variance.

    The issue with your current wheels is the width. These other wheels may create a diameter issue.

    Just for reference sake, a 3% variance is considered acceptable by many tire shops. +8.4% variance is more than twice a 3% amount. At 60 mph, your car would be going 65 mph with these tires. Your odometer would not be accurate any longer, too. Not a huge deal, but it's reality.

    If someone is not happy with the factory size 175/65r15 selection of tires, I suggest looking at a 185/55r15 tires (23"). I do this because 185/55r15 offers lots of tire choices and has a variance of only +1.8%. I have also read positive things shared by other members like Top Fuel.

    I still believe tires in the 165-185 wide range that are within a 3% outside diameter variance are your best bet. Having said all that, the rims are probably worth $200. You may not be happy with the tires on them, however.

    Lug nuts - Look them up for your car on autozone.com. When I bought second set of alloy wheels for my Subaru some time ago, new lug nuts came with the new wheels. Thus, look up what lug nuts will cost you. They do add to the cost if not included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtomit View Post
    Oh wow. Thanks! So these are ok to use without rubbing issue?
    I suspect those tires would be too big, as Mark points out.

    Quote Originally Posted by newtomit View Post
    Also do I need to get new lug nuts? Pretty clueless here lol
    I've replaced my lug nuts using Gorilla spline drives from Amazon. Remember if you go with Honda rims you'll need Honda lug nuts. Most others are conical (some aftermarket rims use some weird lug nuts.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    175/55r15 (22.6" outside diameter) - 15" factory size tires

    205/40r17 (23.5" outside diameter) - your current tires are +4% variance.

    185/65r15 (24.5" outside diameter) - these tires would have a +8.4% variance.

    The issue with your current wheels is the width. These other wheels may create a diameter issue.
    We typically use a tire size comparison utility on Tiresize.com to get a better visual on the differences in tire size. There's also the wheel size calculator at WheelSize.com. Click on the links and see for yourself. Most Mirages come with 165/65R14 - use that size as your starting reference size.


    Forum member ISP_guy was one of the first on the forum to report using Mini wheels.

    2013 Mini Cooper wheel swap

    I'm a fan of Mini wheels, and with the right tires mounted they work great on a Mirage.

    Those Mini wheels posted earlier should get some more appropriately sized tires mounted. Then I think you'll be in business. Mark and ISP_guy have some good recommendations on what sizes to look at in your planning. Plug in the tire size numbers from Mark & ISP_guy and you'll get a better idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bralexander View Post
    If those were anywhere near me, I would be snatching them up!
    You can. I'll post some Florida ads in the Craigslist Finds thread for you.


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