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MINI Cooper, Hatchback
#57 of 407 Re: New Tires [minime5]
Jul 11, 2007 (7:09 pm)
I have a 2004 Cooper that also had the Goodyear run flats.
The dealer was going to replace them with a different brand(can't remember which), but I declined as I did not want the run flats any longer. The base Cooper has a mini spare mounted underneath the trunk.
I went to Fuzion tires for my replacements. I put on 205-55-16
tires as it is hard to find the 195-55-16 size.
These tires were recommended by an independent mechanic that I TRUST. They are excellent tires and are very inexpensive. I ordered mine thru Tire Rack. Go to Tirerack.com and you can find all the info you will need.
Jul 22, 2007 (12:16 pm)
Can my 2003 Mini be taken to a regular brake place, or does it have to go to Mini ? I'm hearing my driver side front brake making noise
Jul 24, 2007 (9:54 pm)
Can anyone answer my question posted on July 22nd ???
#60 of 407 Re: Brakes [socalfem]
Jul 25, 2007 (5:26 am)
Hey socal -
I just had my first brake work done on my '03 Mini by a local mechanic - no issues. I know that is was a LOT cheaper than the dealer wanted for it.
#61 of 407 Re: Brakes [minime5]
Jul 25, 2007 (2:30 pm)
thanks minime5, can you tell me what it cost you ?
I don't know where u live but I bet so calif is more, but who knows
#62 of 407 Re: Brakes [socalfem]
Jul 25, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Well, it cost me around $250 for the fronts.
#63 of 407 Re: Brakes [minime5]
Jul 25, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Then I wonder if it wouldn't be better just to go to a MINI dealer. It cost me between $500 - 600 to do all 4 brakes.
#64 of 407 Re: Brakes [bodble2]
Jul 25, 2007 (5:23 pm)
You need to be careful - there's a lot of potential differences in the work that is done on a brake job. Pads, rotors, both?
#65 of 407 Re: Brakes [minime5]
Jul 25, 2007 (10:23 pm)
what do you mean potential differences ?
#66 of 407 Re: Brakes [minime5]
Jul 26, 2007 (9:17 am)
Mine included front pads and rotors, rear pads, brake pad sensors, brake disks. The total cost was $575 including misc shop supplies, and taxes.