Joined: 05/11/2004 11:38:23
Location: Gillingham United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
mini cooper sportspack british racing green + white
Yes this is our new baby... Hope that santa will bring a few gagets including some angel eyes!!
Posted: Nov 19, 2004 07:47 PM
Joined: 29/11/2004 13:28:14
Location: Swansea United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
re: mini cooper sportspack british racing green + white
heres my mini modeling said angel eyes
Posted: Nov 29, 2004 07:33 PM
Joined: 24/11/2004 12:04:52
Location: Norwich United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
Sue, your mini looks like a 96/97 twin point injection, much the same as mine. (Mine is not a cooper or a sportspack,but a plain red mini) Will you be using Angel Eyes to replace the headlamps or to replace the spots/fogs?
I thought that the headlamps on our minis were H4 bulbs fitted to lenses. On earlier minis these are sealed beams units. Can anyone offer advice as to whether both sorts of headlamps can be swapped for Angels?
Posted: Nov 30, 2004 10:03 AM
Joined: 10/01/2005 11:40:06
Location: Telscombe Cliffs United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
Hi, the sportspack flares will kind of fit any mini, I say kind of because if your mini is not a sportpack as std you will need to cut out/roll the wheel arches (so the radius is bigger) for the SP flare to fit, they also look a bit daft with anything other than 13 x 6 or 7 wheels on IMO. If you are going the SP flare route make sure you buy genuine rover items as these will fit and last better than copies, I believe they come in primer/raw and you colour-code them yourself.
If you dont fancy all the work involved above the wood and picket (W&P) flares look a bit like smaller versions of the SP flares.
Hope this helps.
Posted: Feb 08, 2005 08:42 AM
Joined: 09/09/2004 08:58:59
Location: St Leonards On Sea United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
12x6 and Sportspack
Will 12x6 wheels fill sportspack arches enough that they dont look to silly?
Thanks for any advice
Posted: Feb 17, 2005 01:53 PM
Joined: 29/11/2004 15:18:22
Location: Killarney Ireland (S.)
Does any one have any pictures to show what deep dish 12x6s look like with sportspack arches?
Posted: Feb 25, 2005 05:06 PM
Joined: 09/03/2005 13:54:52
Location: Beddington United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
I have just brought some sportspack arches for my mini but i didnt get any bolts, does anyone know what size these should be?
Posted: Apr 16, 2005 06:19 PM
Joined: 10/11/2004 09:45:13
Location: eppegem Belgium
I recently resprayed my sportspacks so maybe I can help you out.
I dont know if you have original arches or lookalikes so there could be a difference.
the original nuts and bolt are not availeble seperatly,they come with the sportspack, so in my case, some broke of, due to rust.
I fixed that with some self tapping screw and washers.
it still works fine.
Posted: Apr 29, 2005 09:10 AM
Joined: 02/05/2005 22:50:49
Location: Ireland (S.)
fitting sportspack arches
hey,could someone please help me, i jus bought 91 mini mayfair and want to put on sportspack arches and 13x6 sportspack alloys,where could i find instructions for the fitting of both of these, what will i need. i have heard that may need to lower rear of car similar to the 96 on rover sportspack minis, is this true.what do i need if so. could someone please help, many thanks. john
Posted: May 02, 2005 11:07 PM
Joined: 09/09/2004 09:32:06
Location: DK-2000 Frederiksberg Denmark
Sportspack arch templates
You can download the templates for the arches from our host - login and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
As far as lowering the car, I wouldnt quite yet. Its a matter of personal preference, but Id just fit the arches, make sure your suspension geometry is fully and properly sorted, and see if I liked the fit and ensure that the wheels dont rub at full lock.
True Sportspack minis had a steering rack which had a larger turning radius thereby ensuring that the wheels didnt interfere with the bodywork - if you lower the beasty without first checking that you dont have interference issues, well, you might be asking for more trouble.
Posted: May 03, 2005 12:21 AM
can you fit sportspack alloys (13x6) to 95 mayfair without fitting sportspack arches. the standard spats are fitted. thanks. jonathan
Posted: May 05, 2005 09:03 PM
Joined: 23/09/2004 19:29:41
Location: Telford United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
Rover Mini Cooper with Sportspack FOR SALE
1992 Mini Cooper with professionally fitted Sportspack and brand new 13" x 6J wheels with Bridgestone tyres.
Recently Restored by Leaton Mini Centre, Shropshire
MOT and TAxed until October 31st
All usual cooper spec
New family member forces a parting of the ways
Offers around £2850
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Located in Telford, Shropshire
Posted: Jun 09, 2005 09:34 PM
Joined: 08/09/2005 12:23:51
Location: United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
I am fitting non genuin sportspack arches to my 86 mini, it has 12x6 revolite wheels on and they run fine without any body work needed to be removed. The templates i downloaded sho that to fit the sportspack arches i need to cut some of the body work out, is this still needed? or is this just for larger wheels?
Posted: Sep 10, 2005 02:26 PM
Joined: 31/08/2005 19:58:15
Hi new to the mini scene & just wondering what is a Sportspack, obviously the look with the arches but performance wise whats the difference between it and a regular Cooper?
Posted: Sep 12, 2005 05:55 PM
Joined: 15/01/2005 03:29:09
Location: York United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
Hi i have the sport pack arches i have put the front on ok but the back i have not yet do i have to take out the full tank to do the left arch?
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 12:07 PM
Joined: 03/04/2005 02:46:01
Location: Hamden United States
sportspack arch fitting
Im looking at getting a set of the sportspack arches (in fiberglass or rubber) and was wondering if anyone knew if they would fit on my car. Right now I have 12 inch wheels with 165/60R12 71H tires on them. Are the sportspack arches meant for 13 inch wheels? Also, would they stick out further than the edge of my tire? I cant imagine my wheels can be wider than 5 inches.
Im going to be repainting everything soon and all i want out of this is smooth, painted arches. if the sportspack arches arent an option i suppose i could just smooth down some standard plastic ones and paint them.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Posted: Mar 09, 2006 04:17 AM
Joined: 17/05/2005 11:14:28
Location: Frome United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
These kind of arches were develpoed to fit 13 wheels so 12 might look a bit funny. Id recomend dowloading the template from the fitting instructions section and just putting them on your car to imagine what they look like with 12 wheels on. I recomend Group 2 fiberglass arches for 12 wheels, theyre slightly wider than the origional plastic arches and require no mods to the wings or inner arch. Ave a look about and see wat u like but its fairly limited for 12 wheels.
Posted: Mar 09, 2006 03:26 PM
thanks for the reply. i did the template thing and ive decided to just paint the plastic ones that are on there now. i also managed to find several pictures of minis with painted stock arches and it looks just fine.
Posted: Mar 12, 2006 07:01 PM
Joined: 12/08/2006 19:45:47
Location: Hull United Kingdom (Excluding channel Islands)
Im just wondering if i get some sportspack arches for my mimi mayfair will i have to grind anything round the wheels or is it just a simple job wth no grinding :)
Posted: Oct 08, 2006 04:08 PM
Joined: 31/10/2004 19:55:38
6 x 13 Sportspack Alloy Wheels For Classic Mini
Posted: Nov 08, 2006 04:09 PM
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