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Old 07-06-2006, 12:57 AM
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I'm about as low as I want already, I'm already scraping on speed bumps and driveways
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:34 AM
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BTW, the ride height adjustment method is different from other coilovers, as it preserves suspension stroke, regardless of the selected ride height.

Be careful when slamming it low, as preserving suspension stroke while lowering it extremely low can result in bottoming (and potentially damaging) the chassis, instead of just bottoming the damper. The good thing is that, for car control purposes, bottoming the chassis a little is better than bottoming the suspension.

So does that mean we won't necessarily lose as much handling from slamming our ride as we would with other coils?

I wanna slam it
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:35 PM
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I have yet to bottom out and I've hit some nasty bumps already. I'm really liking these coilovers so far.

These things go looooooow Rally...when we first put them on my Mini was dumped, the rear wheels were tucked haha
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:33 AM
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So does that mean we won't necessarily lose as much handling from slamming our ride as we would with other coils?

I wanna slam it
Yeah, in theory. You'll be able to keep your damper in its optimal operating stroke and off of the bumpstops, regardless of how low you go.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:58 AM
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A few more people have rode in my Mini and have commented on how well the ride was. I did some testing last night and I am very impressed with these coilovers so far, definatly well worth the money!

I had a lil run in with a modded S2000 on the FW off ramp...took him in the corner and I pulled away from him hard till end of 3rd gear. Thats until he finally reached his power band and passed me by.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:07 AM
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I rode in Rays car today and the ride is damn good especially for coil overs !! ANd for the price they are even better.
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im so close to pulling the trigger


id really like to see a pic of the megans completely slammed
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It would look like any other Mini slammed...you can go really low with this Coils. I did for a day.
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The Megans slammed all the way, you would be dragging your MINI around! Here are some pics of how they come adjusted from Megan Racing... this was right after they were put on so they had not settled at all, and the do settle a significant amount and right after installation the tires were already tucking! We used wodden blocks under the tires to get it on and off the life when it was this low.

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Nice!!! Mine was tucking too with the settings straight out of the box.
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heheh my megans are 2 threads away from all the way down...and i have a .5 inch drop from my tires

I literally was dragging the front diffuser piece that hangs down....i finally cut it free
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heheh my megans are 2 threads away from all the way down...and i have a .5 inch drop from my tires

I literally was dragging the front diffuser piece that hangs down....i finally cut it free
Hahayeah I scrape that little diffuser like everywhere so once I fix my front bumper I am going to cut either half or all of that lip that hangs vertically down off of the bumper.

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I'm letting mine wear itself off haha
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Haha yeah I just hate that scraping sound, I get funny looks from people when it scrapes lol. Im like its ok its nothing important!

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I get that all the time! Someone turns and looks all worried and such. It's ok, slammed Mini comming thru!
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