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Old 05-20-2014, 09:19 PM
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Well deserved bump after this weekend. SOWO claimed four axles this passed weekend

I got all my OEM axles locally from part outs or on NAM.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:09 AM
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Stupid minis. I've just lowered mine, and the vibration came directly after putting it closer to the ground.
If I have to change axles 4 times a year, I'm not playing.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:41 AM
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Stupid minis. I've just lowered mine, and the vibration came directly after putting it closer to the ground.
If I have to change axles 4 times a year, I'm not playing.
It wouldn't happen 4 times a year. Mine just broke for the first time in three years. So if I have to change axles once every two to three years, I can deal with that.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:33 AM
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Yup, we'll see how it goes. If that's the case I can live with that.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:28 PM
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As long as you don't buy the remanufactured replacement cheap axles....then you'll be changing them every other week.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:04 AM
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haha I had an autozone axle last a total of 2 miles before it blew up.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:53 PM
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As long as you don't buy the remanufactured replacement cheap axles....then you'll be changing them every other week.
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Do the axles fail because of them being an extreme fatigue because of the geometry in a lowered Mini?

If so, has anyone used those roll center adjustment spacers? A company called KAVs sells them and so does Megan. Can be found for about 100$ on eBay.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:44 PM
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Im definitely interested in finding a solution for this. Im on ST coils and the vibration from the driveshafts almost makes me not even want to drive this thing.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:19 AM
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Do the axles fail because of them being an extreme fatigue because of the geometry in a lowered Mini?

If so, has anyone used those roll center adjustment spacers? A company called KAVs sells them and so does Megan. Can be found for about 100$ on eBay.
Roll center adjusters would do nothing to help axle angle. Roll center is lower control arm angle....and tie rod angle if you adjust those as well.

If you're worried about axle angle, your only option is to raise the engine....which runs into its own issues with hood contact.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:38 AM
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Roll center adjusters would do nothing to help axle angle. Roll center is lower control arm angle....and tie rod angle if you adjust those as well.

If you're worried about axle angle, your only option is to raise the engine....which runs into its own issues with hood contact.
Do you know how much you can raise the motor before you have clearance issues?
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:35 AM
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Do you know how much you can raise the motor before you have clearance issues?
This is the point where answers can't be found on the internet and it becomes time to get your hands dirty It'll be different for each car and configuration. This is also obviously a project that requires fabrication and custom work as it's beyond anything most people do.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:59 AM
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May have to cross that bridge when I get there I suppose. There is really no road map I just want to make sure I do know the possible solutions without wasting time and money.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:09 AM
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Haha you will most likely waste lots of time and money once you start going down the boundary-pushing custom route....that's just sorta how it goes
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:12 AM
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LMAO. I do know how that goes.
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