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Old 04-22-2009, 05:38 AM
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Just wanted to say hi and was wondering if i should expect anymore sag out of the H&R sport springs from the front of my mini? Im new to the mini scene but i was running these on a couple of vw's and the front end wheel gap was much less. Just Curious? here's two pics, the rear sits fine.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:03 AM
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I have the same springs on my Cooper and it is about that height too.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:35 AM
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are these 30mm ones??? because i had them in 35mm on mine and it looked lower than this...
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:58 PM
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are these 30mm ones??? because i had them in 35mm on mine and it looked lower than this...
yah, the 35mm usually tuck tire in the rear a tiny bit and have no gap up front.
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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting some of these or somethign similar. I heard that keeping springs on stock suspension for too long will hurt your car. Is this true? I just want my lowered a TOUCH
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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting some of these or somethign similar. I heard that keeping springs on stock suspension for too long will hurt your car. Is this true? I just want my lowered a TOUCH
a touch? the texas speedwerks might be an option for you or maybe the JCW's. and yes, typically running lowering springs with OEM struts shortens the lifespan of the shocks.
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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting some of these or somethign similar. I heard that keeping springs on stock suspension for too long will hurt your car. Is this true? I just want my lowered a TOUCH
I've got some H&R springs from my old MINI if you wanna buy some used
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I've got some H&R springs from my old MINI if you wanna buy some used
do it mdb youll have a piece of MINI history
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:53 PM
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thanks guys, ill check to see if they are 30 or 35mm.
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a touch? the texas speedwerks might be an option for you or maybe the JCW's. and yes, typically running lowering springs with OEM struts shortens the lifespan of the shocks.
Thanks. I wonder by how much. I am going to get coilovers eventually BUT I am now saving for my Head fund. Hmm. My car has 30k miles on it. Any guess as to how many miles I could run on springs with no ill effects?

I know you guys dont have a crystal ball but a ballpark would be nice as I am new to this stuff
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i also wanna know the same thing.. Im 4x4 right now

anyone wanna donate some springs?
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Thanks. I wonder by how much. I am going to get coilovers eventually BUT I am now saving for my Head fund. Hmm. My car has 30k miles on it. Any guess as to how many miles I could run on springs with no ill effects?

I know you guys dont have a crystal ball but a ballpark would be nice as I am new to this stuff
i've been running h&r sports on stock for about 40K miles and i don't notice any "ill effects" although there is another thread around here that says that you might have issues and not even know it... so who knows... car still handles just like it did when i first put them on. they have settled nicely. no gap.

i need to get coilovers before i sell him, but for $200 it was good for me!
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Thanks. I wonder by how much. I am going to get coilovers eventually BUT I am now saving for my Head fund. Hmm. My car has 30k miles on it. Any guess as to how many miles I could run on springs with no ill effects?

I know you guys dont have a crystal ball but a ballpark would be nice as I am new to this stuff
Obviously, there are many variables with this situation, but I put my springs on around 40k and mine were done by 55k.
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H&R's. Not sure I have as much gap in the front. Although somedays I swear I do.

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