You'll need to use Mini wheel bolts to suit the wheels, for the length and also if the shoulder of the bolt is different. Had the same issue running Mercedes wheels on VW before, had to get the relevant Merc wheel bolts to suit.Not sure if this is any help but...as I have fitted some different wheels on my Gti, the original ones are now at a loose end. So I considered using one of them as a spare for my John Cooper Works and asked my local tyre dealer to try one for size whilst they were doing something else. Turns out they do fit but the bolts on the Mini are quite a bit bigger than the ones on the Up, so the bolt holes are too. How much that would affect the safe fitting of Mini wheels on an Up, I can only guess at.
No that’s not quite correct. Most minis share the same PCD as the GTI which is 4X100. Some of the very late minis differ ….. But not many.I am sure the Mini wheels have 5 bolts not 4 as on the UP GTI.
Also ware would you keep a spare in the Mini as its too big to store in the boot?
I would like a Mini Cooper for my next car and thought the only place i could store a spare would be in the rear foot well behind the front seats.
Steve I had the chance of a nice set but couldn’t get definitive answers in time.Are mini wheels better/lighter/more attractive/cheaper than so many other wheels that you can buy?
No axe to grind but I'm curious as I have seen so many comments about light and good-looking wheels from other 3rd parties....