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The Speed Star Racing GT1 7.5x18-in. wheel supplied by The Tire Rack weighs only 17 lb, thanks to its semi-solid forging manufacturing process. Our overall impression of its fit and finish is of the absolute highest quality. The precision-machined centering rings are held in place with wire snap rings and are a close fit on both wheel and hub. At 42mm offset (stock is 48mm on the MINI), this GT1 has plenty of caliper clearance for the big red Brembos. We initially mounted BFGoodrich Scorcher T/As in 215/35-18 to go to Euro Tuner Fest, rather than chewing up a set of real Michelin tarmac rally tires before the show. The BFG and Michelin each weigh 21 lb. With the wheel, they save 2 lb versus the stock MINI Cooper S's 7x17-in. wheel and 205/45-17 Goodyear NCT-5 tire.