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Old 06-04-2009, 06:55 PM
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i want to slam my car what bags would be the best to do so?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:57 PM
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:01 PM
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Here ya go, front on the left and back on the right!


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Old 06-04-2009, 07:01 PM
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I like hippie bags...

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Old 06-04-2009, 07:02 PM
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I'm not really sure there's a "best" right now. There's only like 3 or 4 bagged MINI's in the US and we're all running different setups with different height goals. 2 of them don't even go that low, but their main goal was/is to fit 20" wheels.

My setup is slammed, but I'm still working on issues...so who knows if it's "best"
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:02 PM
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Seriously though... talk to Rally.

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Seriously though, there are alot of variables involved in picking a proper bag. How low you wanna go, how much you are willing to give up in reliability (i.e. Nothing), etc.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:06 PM
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20" wheels =(...yuck .. i want 16 or 15 and it just completely slammed.. i have spent way to much time on vwvortex and have come to terms that my coilovers aren't enough to satisfy me
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my cars a 2003 mc s and so far all i have found http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Min...pension-Parts/
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my cars a 2003 mc s and so far all i have found http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Min...pension-Parts/
That appears to be a form letter with a changeable field for make and model of the car. You have to go custom with our cars.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:14 PM
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http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Air...0SACOM/554751/
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:48 PM
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Those might work in the rear...they certainly won't work on the front.

Like I said. I love my airride, but it's still in the early stages where I'm running into problems left and right. I'm taking a break right now from working on two little leaks that popped up on the rear suspension since I went lower last week. Since I'm still in those stages, I'm not really comfortable enough to say "yes, this is a great setup for the MINI"...but I am happy with it so far.

Like Wanderer said....any company you find in the US that is selling a MINI cooper kit is probably sketchy. Airbagit is garbage when it comes to quality and they're the only ones in the US that make a bolt-on kit. Our only choice is to go full on custom, or order from Europe and those are super expensive ($3k+ just for the struts).

Mine currently on 16's. There's not a whole lot of room to go lower than this. The control arms are bottoming out on the body, the swaybar endlink is hitting the body, the trailing arm is about to hit the body.
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Where's the chipmunk?
You've gone to low and now he's out of a home
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Those might work in the rear...they certainly won't work on the front.

Like I said. I love my airride, but it's still in the early stages where I'm running into problems left and right. I'm taking a break right now from working on two little leaks that popped up on the rear suspension since I went lower last week. Since I'm still in those stages, I'm not really comfortable enough to say "yes, this is a great setup for the MINI"...but I am happy with it so far.

Like Wanderer said....any company you find in the US that is selling a MINI cooper kit is probably sketchy. Airbagit is garbage when it comes to quality and they're the only ones in the US that make a bolt-on kit. Our only choice is to go full on custom, or order from Europe and those are super expensive ($3k+ just for the struts).

Mine currently on 16's. There's not a whole lot of room to go lower than this. The control arms are bottoming out on the body, the swaybar endlink is hitting the body, the trailing arm is about to hit the body.
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