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Old 09-20-2009, 01:51 AM
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Make sure you have the $s for spacers when you get the coilovers. You may need them, you may not. But, if you do, it will suck to not have them / have the ability to get them.

For adjustment... even if you do get KW V2s, you won't be able to adjust the rear shocks unless you drill some (large) holes in the interior of the car. So, I'd say just get the V1s.

If you're doing this with appearance as a major factor, adjustable rear control arms may be needed sooner rather than later. I think MINIs look "wrong" with massive rear camber, and that's what you get when you slam them.
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This has answered a few of my questions. Thanks guys.
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Make sure you have the $s for spacers when you get the coilovers.
Indeed.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:48 AM
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Which I still haven't put on.
Haha I'm about to install mine tomorrow. I've been running no front sway for the past few months. I just zip-tied it to the body
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:50 PM
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Make sure you have the $s for spacers when you get the coilovers.
I've already planned on needing spacers. It's just a matter of figuring out what size. Hopefully just a 5mm would do the trick.

I'll have to do some research on the VMaxx. I'm still on the fence with them. Right now I'm pretty set on the v1's, but we'll see.

Should we start talking brands when it comes to camber plates, rca's, and endlinks? I was thinking of grabbing helix camber plates, ie rca's, and alta endlinks.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:53 PM
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H-Sport or Helix. Can't go wrong either way.
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get the tsw OR whiteline endlinks
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:57 PM
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Oh yeah, forgot about TSW. Good save.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:27 PM
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Will I need both front and rear endlinks or just the rears?
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:34 PM
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depends on if you do a sway bar or not
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...and/or if you're going to corner balance it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:03 PM
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I won't be corner balancing. There's not much point if I'm not going to the track or anything. I probably won't be getting a sway bar either. Or at least not for a long time. Priorities
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So why get endlinks?
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:13 PM
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That works for me . I was just going off what others had said in this thread. One less thing on my list then.

edit: What about megan coilovers? Similar price to vmaxx coils.

http://www.waymotorworks.com/product...cat=292&page=1
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Dang it, we should start a group buy! I'm on the market, you're on the market, who else wants in? lol.
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