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Old 04-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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No haven't picked up the control arms yet. The coil overs are back ordered and wont be here for a while so I still have time to look around. Any suggestions?
H-sports seem to be a pretty popular choice, but I have no experience with them.

Im curious to see how you like the Megans

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you, waiting for the Megans. And figure I'll get the H-sports. Good company, nice control arms, bushing and zerk fittings, can't go wrong.
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I plan on going with Megans and H-Sports as well. Should be ordering them in a month or so
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I dont know why people hate on megans so much...... I've been running them since 2006 i think. Whever i had my r53 anyway. Never had any issues and very very nice for the price. They ride however you make them ride so if you want bumpy you get bumpy you want soft you get soft plus you get camber plates you cant go wrong.
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I also have the megan control arms.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:45 AM
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I dont know why people hate on megans so much...... I've been running them since 2006 i think. Whever i had my r53 anyway. Never had any issues and very very nice for the price. They ride however you make them ride so if you want bumpy you get bumpy you want soft you get soft plus you get camber plates you cant go wrong.
Thats awesome to hear

Any idea how many miles you put on them?
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shoot i have no clue hahha but if this tells you anything on how much i travel, i've had my r55 a little over a year and had 45k+
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i always thought the "hate" for megans wasn't based on the quality of the goods for a daily driven street environment, it was how they stand the test of time under heavy duress of autox and track. i don't think anyone has ever really shit on them for the daily driver aspect but i could be wrong.
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I used mine for autox all the time when I had the r53..
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I have not read in this thread anyone having a dislike for the Megan's?
I do think many buy into the status of other coil over choices based on show rather go aspects?
Personally I like showing off my Megan's and my Minis goes as well!

Captain Claw, you need to pop in my garage for a weekend detailing of that rear chassis works.

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I have not read in this thread anyone having a dislike for the Megan's?
I do think many buy into the status of other coil over choices based on show rather go aspects?
Personally I like showing off my Megan's and my Minis goes as well!

Captain Claw, you need to pop in my garage for a weekend detailing of that rear chassis works.


Yeah I get what your saying. I just assume hate because everyone always try's tO steer people away from them hahah.

If you lived closer I'd come for sure hahah my car is in needed of a total detal inside and out. That's why I haven't posted pictures in a long time
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Yeah I get what your saying. I just assume hate because everyone always try's tO steer people away from them hahah.

If you lived closer I'd come for sure hahah my car is in needed of a total detal inside and out. That's why I haven't posted pictures in a long time

Those that disliked the MEGANS may have been started with a few that wanted to lower their MINI's more then 1.5 inches which placed the first gen Megans at a disadvantage for total shock travel rate compared to others offered at the time? For street driven MINI's or DD to go much lower and reducing the ground clearance seems ridiculous? I don't know anywhere anymore that at some point will run into into speed bumps, steep driveways, weird slow off camber turns with a hill or bad roads in general, so having a little extra suspension travel insures both safety and sanity for your ride?

As for ther detailing, it is general consensus around most forums that I seldom drive my MINI. It is an 02 and for the first few years I clocked a very quick 30k miles on the California coastal highway 1 on many a rainey day and a few times even went off road with it!
It was not until I open a MINI only shop that I desided to clean every thing up and also paint or powder coat, polish and shine parts that I offered up. That is also were the RED parts theme came from as well. Selling parts like early M7 or ALTA parts that were black and trying to have them stand out in pictures was next to imposible....hence the RED.

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And now: With Megans in RED.

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Kinda motivates me to get more parts and clean it up haha
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I'm glad to see that a lot of your guys are getting megans, It makes me feel more confident about my purchase! I live right next to megan headquarters so if anything goes wrong I can just go straight there and complain haha.

I'm definitely going with the h-sport rear control arms. I've heard only good things about them and they are pretty good looking.

P.S. Nitro your undercarriage is ridiculously clean.
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