New Wheels

New Wheels

February 2016

A little wider, a little taller, and pushed outside a little. Smoother ride, better handling. And they look good, too.

  • 16×7 Focal 422 Black wheels
  • 205/55HR-16 91H Road Control NW3 tires
  • stock suspension

While many MINI Cooper friends are running 17″ or even 18″ wheels, I really do like the look of rubber. And since this is my daily driver, a slightly softer ride with the 16″ keeps me happy. The tires are wider and taller than the 195/55 R16 that came stock, and with the +40 offset of the Focal 422s, the handling is even more stable and improved.

A very sensible and economical upgrade.