Yep! True, and it does matter. The tire I chose, (235=28 lbs) when combined with the LP wheel is slightly lighter than the OEM setup. The other two tires I suggested for the OP are heavier but still not by a ton. Yoko in 235=33lbs, Pirelli in 225=29lbs.Heavy, is all that needs to be said.
I was moving my winter get up for the season to the basement. One forgets how heavy they whole getup is. When I get a new set of tires, I might opt for some lighter wheel and tire combo.Yep! True, and it does matter. The tire I chose, (235=28 lbs) when combined with the LP wheel is slightly lighter than the OEM setup. The other two tires I suggested for the OP are heavier but still not by a ton. Yoko in 235=33lbs, Pirelli in 225=29lbs.
Coincidentally, I just got to take a long road trip in a Mini a couple weeks ago. Super fun little rig. You'll love it. FWIW I've got 24K on my setup now and have done a lot of snow and a fair bit of light off roading (rough dirt roads mostly) and I think I made the right wheel/tire choice. I was just in at DT about a month ago for a bad flat repair (glad to have a full size spare) and they commented that I had at least 30K left so the Firestones are a good choice. Road noise has not picked up much at all although I'm sure it will later. Only negative on the whole setup is that the MPG has dropped more than I initially thought it would but I think that's more a factor of the roof rack and all the crap I have up there.Post update
Ordered Enkei PF07. But was backordered like 3-4 months. Then got news that it might be postponed again. Decided to cancel that order.
Upside is... We used the funds from that order to buy another car.
Codename is F60 Mini CMS.
A fun little car/suv!
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