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Old 03-02-2007, 07:50 PM
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Default Mini Cooper Suspension Guide

So here's the deal...
Let's put together a suspension guide showing pics of various suspension set-ups and specs.

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Springs or Coilovers brand and/or settings,
Tire brand and size
Wheel style and offset if known

I'll start...
H-Sport Sport Coil Spring Set / Stock shocks and struts / H-Sport Competition Rear Sway Bar
BF Goodrich g-force sport 215/45/17
17x7.5" Rota Slipstreams in Royal Gunmetal - Offset: +45... I think
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:59 PM
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my old setup...

H-Sport Springs/ stock shock & struts
17x7 ASA Ar1's
Kumho 205/45/17 SPTs

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:00 PM
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Great idea...I've got a few over the years

2002 MC
Megan Coilovers (not all the way down)
Kumho Ecsta SPT 205/50/15
Konig Rewind Offset 40 with 5mm spacers making it offset 35

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:01 PM
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2002 MC
H&R springs Koni Yellow struts
Kumho Ecsta SPT 205/50/15
Konig Rewind ET 40 (no spacers in these pics)

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:07 PM
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Sorry about pic darknesses....this is back with my old camera

4x4 styleee!!!
2002 MC
H&R Springs
Falken Ziex... I'm pretty sure 215/40/17, though not sure
Flik Wasps in Anthracite ET 42 (no spacers)

Man 17's make your car a 4x4

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Old 03-02-2007, 10:44 PM
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Rally....damn, your cooper is hot, love the MCS bits and the updated grill trim. I put that trim in my cooper, but not the lower part yet, just the bonnet.

My set up, no glam shots yet, will update when I detail the car, and the snow melts and I can get a shot or 2.

H-sport springs, stock MC dampers
Yokohama Prada Spec 2 215-40-17
OEM 17 x 7 S-lytes. Actually don't know the offset...haha.
IE front adjustable camber plates on the way
IE adjustable rear control arms on the way
MCS ss+ rear sway bar, hoping to go h-sport this summer.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:48 PM
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This is the current set up: Esplier/m7 Springs and OEM Sturts and Shocks....meh.......

This is from June:
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and just last week:
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*This set-up is soon to be replaced with Bilstein SP Dampers front and rear and H&R Sport Springs......I'll get pics up as soon as they in!!!!!
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h&r springs+stock shocks/struts, 205/45/17 runflats, webspokes

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here are 2 more with the same set up:
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h&r springs+stock shocks/struts, 205/50/16 toyo proxes4, konig heliums 16x7 et+37
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in action at the track:
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Bilstein PSS9's, 205/50/16 toyo proxes4, Konig Heliums 16x7 et+37
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Bilstein PSS9's, 215/40/17 toyo proxesFZ4, OEM R98 WebSpokes et+43 (5mm spacer)
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:55 PM
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Koni coil-overs, H-Sport rear sway-bar, powergrid end-links
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 215/45/17
Gramlight 57S 17x7.5 40 offset

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:35 PM
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Current set-up:
PSS9's
Camber plates
Control arms
H-Sport 25mm rear sway
M7 USS


The first shot are my new 16x7 et45 Rota Slipstreams with 205/50/16 G Force Sports

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These are my old 17x7.5 et48 Slipstreams with 215/45/17 G Force KDW's

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:42 PM
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TSW Springs
Koni yellow adjustable shocks
H-Sport 27mm front sway bar
Powerflex control arm bushings
BHS Strut tower brace with plates
TSW Engine Dampner
ALTA 22 rear sway
2 sets ALTA rear adjustable control arms
Matte Black S-lites 50 offset
Goodyear F-1 215-45-17


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Old 03-09-2007, 05:27 AM
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H & R Spring on stock shocks and struts.
ASA 17" wheels.
Over 110K miles.

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:50 AM
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Wheels & Suspension

17x7" Ro_Ja Lt5's at 14.5lbs
205/40-17 Kumho Ecsta MX's

16x7" Spun Supermesh Wheels
205/45-16 Kumho Ecsta SPT

Megan Racing Coilovers with camber plates
Aspec rear brace bar
Sparco front strut bar
OMP front lower brace
Progress Group 22mm rear sway
Helix control arms
Alta sway bar endlinks
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MOD Wheels 18x7.5 GFO
k-sport coilovers (not lowered all the way)
Helix RDR Camber Plates
Helix control arms
H-sport 27mm front & 25.5mm rear sway bar
Alta endlinks

215/35/18
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:20 PM
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Anyone have pics of the Megan V.3 coilovers?



BTW here;s a pic on H-Sports, 17x7 R85 (S-not-so-lites)
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