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Old 12-17-2010, 12:37 AM
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yea man, as long as you clean them once in a while it really should be no problem. However, i have a feeling one you lower it you wont raise it back up. I have drivin pretty slammed mini's and other cars throughout winters for more than 5 years and i still dont raise the car for winter haha.



what is your price range for the coilovers?
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:08 AM
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yea man, as long as you clean them once in a while it really should be no problem. However, i have a feeling one you lower it you wont raise it back up. I have drivin pretty slammed mini's and other cars throughout winters for more than 5 years and i still dont raise the car for winter haha.



what is your price range for the coilovers?
lol, if I keep mine lowered it would almost definetley become a snoe plow in Toronto..
Price range is between 1,000 to 1,500. I like reviews on the H&R and compared to the rest its pretty nicely priced.
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You'll keep it lowered. Everyone says they'll raise it up for winter, very few actually do when the time rolls around.
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lol...you were saying...

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Old 12-17-2010, 02:31 AM
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lol...you were saying...
You call that snow? I've got more than that right now

The snow was 4 or 5 inches above my sideskirt this afternoon when I went to clear it off
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LOL but your sideskirts are a 1/2 inch off the ground.
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ok, so here are the ones that I am debating against:

MINI H&R Street Coilovers - $945.00
MINI Eibach Pro-Street Coilovers - $1,190.00
MINI H&R RSS Club Sport Coilovers - $1,180.00
MINI KW Variant 1 Coilovers - $1,200.00
Koni Coilovers - $1,300.00
Megan Racing - $850.00

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are you wanting any performance aspecs from these or are you just wanting to lower? I mean will you be at the race track at all?


You will also want to consider camber plates and control arms so you can adjust the alignment and such.

Do you want dampening controls? if you arent going to the track this is really not needed.


you should also consider BC coilovers and VMaxx coilovers


the Megan and BC coilovers come with Camber plates so that will actually save you some money in the long run

the Koni coils and the KW and the H&R will probably be your most comfortable and best quality coils

If you want to really slam the car I would choose from KW or Vmaxx
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are you wanting any performance aspecs from these or are you just wanting to lower? I mean will you be at the race track at all?


You will also want to consider camber plates and control arms so you can adjust the alignment and such.

Do you want dampening controls? if you arent going to the track this is really not needed.


you should also consider BC coilovers and VMaxx coilovers


the Megan and BC coilovers come with Camber plates so that will actually save you some money in the long run

the Koni coils and the KW and the H&R will probably be your most comfortable and best quality coils

If you want to really slam the car I would choose from KW or Vmaxx
I won't be tracking. Just want to go lower without sacrificing any comfort...
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:14 PM
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comfort is relative. some people think H&R's are stiff, but that is the softest coilover i have ever been on haha.


They are all going to be stiffer than the stock ride, but probably not too bad. i personally think the KW's will be one of the most comfortable. the H&Rs can be really slammed because they bottom out really bad
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stop asking questions and buy these:
http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...ight=coilovers

and read this too:
http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...ad.php?t=16708
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lol, sorry bro, just want to make sure before making the jump...however the link you provided is for 2nd generation, I have an r53
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however the link you provided is for 2nd generation, I have an r53
There's no difference in suspensions between generations, brah.
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costa, glens just giving you crap. welcome to the party
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There's no difference in suspensions between generations, brah.
Did not know that...as most vendors specify if it's for an R53 or R56...good to know

Anyway's decision made, going to go for the kw v1's

Again thanks for the recommendations guys, and sorry for all the questions!

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