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Old 08-28-2007, 08:17 PM
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TSW springs:

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:32 PM
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Wellll, there we go. I'll grab a snap or two of my m7 springs tonight (or find some decent shots that show the springs).
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WOW hot looking car......full black out is hard to pull off....but that's how it's done
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I have the TSW's and their great...That said, I just put on the new lower front springs and now they just plain ROCK! Dropped the front end another 1/2' over the old ones and put just a little rake back in. Getting it lined up tommorrow and I'll try and post some pics soon.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:06 PM
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I have the m7 springs mounted on my '04, and I can supply a photo of that setup if somebody else can ante up a TSW photo...

You can see the difference.

I think it is worth noting the TSW springs also purposely level the vehicle, the m7 springs do not. That changes the look a good bit too.

If you want that "forward & hunkered" down look then m7 is the answer. If you want to focus on performance and a nice level looking car, then the TSW springs are the way to go.

If you can post up a couple of pics, I would greatly appericate it!

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Old 08-29-2007, 06:15 PM
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Are those 18's nypepper?

Dopmaine (sp?) is riding on m7's, right? Are yall both on stock shocks?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:29 PM
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the silver ssr are 17 with a 215/45 they rub in the rear
the black enkei are 17 with a 215/40 no rubbing
dopamine is slammed on megan coils with 18s
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Here's what I have in lieu of something new given today's crappy weather...

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And some of my misc. snaps of JoMo's "Beast" (contrast/brightness adj. to allow better view of gap/wheel):
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I'm on the stock strut inserts, JoMo is on the JCW inserts. I'm running right about 50K and JoMo was rolling about 1.5K miles in those snaps. My springs were just put on my car in that picture so they have maybe 1K of use on em. John's were virginal in those shots...

For what it is worth, we both have just a touch of tuck on the rears now after letting the springs settle a bit more (and my inserts are probably pretty hosed - need replaced).
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the silver ssr are 17 with a 215/45 they rub in the rear
the black enkei are 17 with a 215/40 no rubbing
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What's the offset on those rims?
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What's the offset on those rims?
42 offset for both
i'm running a 5mm spacer up front with the enkei so they clear my brakes
so the front offset on the enkei is 37
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Here's a shot of my Cooper with M7 springs... Not the greatest shot, but it gives you an idea... I've been very happy with the M7 springs, and they've been on for about 25K miles so far.

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The stock MINI springs are a progressive rate spring, right? They don't bother me and once you learn where they stiffen up, you know how far it is going to take to push them so they 'sit down'. Just as cooldaddy said, I am afraid that if I do buy the TSW, I am going to want more of a drop. That is why i say that the apperance is a little bit more important than the looks. I am hopeing that this will satisfy me until I do get coilovers, which will prob be a year or so. I doubt that I will ever auto-x the car so the backroads driving will be what I need the springs for. Who, if any, other company would you suggest springs from?

The MINI springs are a linear spring.

I love the looks and handling of my TSW's.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:22 PM
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The MINI springs are a linear spring.

I love the looks and handling of my TSW's.

Thanks! I always thought they were progressive. I like TSW for the progressive rate, but I love the look of the M7's. I am thinking that I am going to go with the M7's to satify my craving for less fender gap until I get coilovers.
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