So now that the BlimeyCabrio 2.0 is hitting the track (hard..), I'm looking at wheels/tires for when I'm ready to go up another notch (i.e. R888 or R-comps) I'm a big fan of 16" wheels on MINIs for mountain and hard street use. You can run a little higher sidewall and get significantly better ride comfort and manage poor pavement conditions with less drama. Currently running 225/50R16 Dunlop Direzza ZII's on Enkei PF01 16x7 43et, 5mm spacer in front only. These performed pretty well at the track last weekend, though I was fighting to get to get to an optimal tire pressure most of the day. Held up well through 4.5 sessions of varying conditions. That said, I know these tires are probably too wide for these rims for optimal contact patch for track use. Probably need to either fall back to narrower tires on these wheels (205) or go to a wider 8" rim. I know most of the hard-core MINI trackrats run either 17" or 15" wheels. I know tire choices in 16" are much more limited, which drives some of that decision. But there are SOME good 16" tires available, in the right range of sizes. So it's not a show-stopper. Options: 1) Keep using my current wheels for dual-duty. Drop back to 205/50R16 ZII's when current ones are dead. 2) Use my current wheels for street on current tire size or 205's. Do something more optimal for the track: 2a) Go to wider wheels so I can run the 225's for the track. Enkei RPF1's are available in 16x8 38et 4x100. Should be able to make this fit our cars, may have to fight rubbing a bit more in the rear depending on tire profile. 2b) Go up to 17" wheels. Lots of options for how to do this. Run lower profile tires on the 17's. Maybe go up to 8" width for wider tire options. 2c) Maybe go down to 15" wheels, if I can find one that will fit with my brakes (possible, from the looks of it). Investigating this. Thoughts? Especially from the track rats who have lived through the tire/wheel learning curve. Feel free to reference other threads if you've stated relevant opinions elsewhere. Thanks in advance.