If you switched from run-flat tires to standard tires, here is the spare designed for your MINI. These Spare Tires uses the MINI factory Spare Wheel and we source the same size tire as offered on some Cooper models.
Fits the following models:
2014-2020 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2015-2020 F55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2016-2020 F54 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
- The Clubman spare tire is different from other models - select accordingly
- Available as the tire only, or a tire with storage bag
- We recommend you use this Space Saver Spare on the rear of your MINI. If you have a flat in the front, you need to install the spare on the rear and move a good tire to the front. On JCW and Cooper S models, this wheel will not clear the JCW FRONT brakes.
Yes, you can buy the wheel from the dealer, tire from a tire shop (if you can find one) and get it mounted and balanced - but why bother, we did all the work for you! Mounted, balanced, and ready-to-use. Tire brand will vary depending on supply.
This is the same 'spare wheel' offered by the factory as an option.
Remember, this is a 'temporary' spare tire to get you directly home or directly to the nearest tire repair center. Get your flat fixed and back on your car AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have the Limited Slip Differential option on your MINI, put the compact spare on the rear.
Recommended 'cold' inflation pressure: 60 psi
Lug Bolts torque:
101 ft lb / 140 Nm
Tighten the lug bolts in a criss-cross pattern.
The initialization process adopts the set inflation tire pressures as reference values for the detection of a flat tire. Initialization is started by confirming the inflation pressures.
Do not initialize the system when driving with snow chains.
- 'Vehicle Info'
- 'Vehicle status'
- 'Perform reset'
- Start the engine - do not drive away.
- Start the initialization with 'Perform reset'.
- Drive away.
The initialization is completed while driving, which can be interrupted at any time. The initialization automatically continues when driving resumes.
From the MINI owners manual:
Immediately have the wheels checked using a calibrated torque wrench to ensure that the lug bolts are firmly seated, otherwise a serious accident could result if a wheel comes loose.
DRIVING WITH THE SPARE TIRE
Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a speed of 50mph/80kph.
You must expect changes in vehicle handling such as lower track stability during braking, longer braking distances and changes in self-steering properties when close to the handling limit. These effects are more pronounced when driving with winter tires.
Only one space-saver tire may be mounted at one time. Reinstall a wheel and tire of the original size as soon as possible.
Check the tire inflation pressure at the earliest opportunity and correct it if necessary. Replace the defective tire as soon as possible and have the new wheel/tire assembly balanced.