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Old 01-26-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default Hi to all! Noob on MINI, what Coils 2 use?

Hi to everyone! im Abdiel, an architecture student in Puerto Rico. Just bought a 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible last week and I could'nt be happier!

Im NEW to the MINI stuff, but not on the euro scene, I've had a GTI VR6 for over 7 years:

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Anyway, here is the MINI:

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My plan for a long term (1 year) it's to stance the car, so I made this pchop:

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I already know the wheels and specs, my main doubt its the cois, searching I found this:

Yellow Speed, $870

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Megan Racing, $889

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D2, $890

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Ksport, $910

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Which are the best? I don't plan to track the car, just a solid ride when slammed and avoid the rubbing to the max.
They offer decent features as:
-separate spring desing
-32-way adjustable dampening
-camber plates


Also have some noobs questions:
1-Mi manaul tranny works fine, just somethimes the gears don't enter nicely, I believe he needs new tranny oil, and with all the horror storys with the manuals trannys that had been failed...scares me!
2-The Power Steering Pump it's making a weird noise, i've heard they fails too...
3-What product should I use to clean and mantain the canvas???


Thanks!!!
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:10 PM
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Nice GTI & MINI pchop.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:47 PM
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:53 PM
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Nice GTI!

Congrats on the pick-up....

Can't wait to see it slammed...

I'm highly satisfied with my H&R RS S Clubsport coil-over's...

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...7.2&perfCode=A

The dampening and everything is perfect on these...
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welcome, diggin your previous project. looking forward to seeing what you do with this 'vert
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:55 PM
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First of all, thanks!!!

It's funny that I post the exact thread in other popular MINI forum and recived BS replies...

The links are helpful, thanks a lot. My plan is to do some mantenience stuff, later save for coils and thennnn the wheels

This is the stance im looking for, the wheel specs I want are: 17x8.5 ET 25

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This are 17x8.5 ET 30

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I love the poking all around look. What you guys think?
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Welcome nice cars!!

If you are looking for affordable and the lowest of the low without performance, V-Maxx are where its at
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:17 PM
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The thing about Vmaxx it's that I have that coils on my ex-GTI and the ride quality sucks when dropped...I know the ride may vary in every car (a friend has it on a GTI MKV and rides solid!)

Also I see most of the slammed MINIs are on Vmaxx...
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:40 PM
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KW V.1's are good for a good drop and fairly comfy. V-maxx really go the lowerst and too me arent that uncomfortable
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:08 AM
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Cool! I have to do some thinking haha
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yeah definitely not the most comfortable hahah i really miss my megans theyy go pretty low and ride very nice if set up right.
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My old r53 on megans
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Welcome! Awesome looking GTi, you will fit in well here.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:47 AM
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^^ Thanks!! I think this is the right forum for me LOL

Captain Claw your MINI looks sweet on Megans...the coils were at full drop?

The Vmaxx stance its great! If you want a mild drop (no wheel gap on 17"s) what would you choose? Megans or Vmaxx?

If im bitching around with stupid questions just let me know haha!
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