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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Coilover advice for mini cooper s works

I have had my mcs works for a little while now and fancy making a few changes to it. I am going to stick dome 18" bbs lm's on it and a set of coilovers but with so many to chose from which ones are recommended. I am not looking to spend thousands but about £500...? What do you guys think...? With so many to chose it is a tough one as I know some makes are better or worse on different cars.

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Not sure you are going to find anything really worth it for the money to be honest.
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I'd say KW Variant 1's but you'll be looking at £700+ for those...
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I'd say KW Variant 1's but you'll be looking at £700+ for those...
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Whats peoples thoughts on 'SuperSport' (race coilovers?) they are sub £500 im also interested to know this may help as i heard they are good from the VW/Audi guys its a german company
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So you want to spent £2k on LMs but barely £500 on coilovers?! I would say KW V1s as a minimum really...
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KW V1s are circa £1k fully fitted - are you needing fitting or doing yourself ? The fitting cost is approx £200 ish as they will need to be properly set up...

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What about JCW suspension kit???

Im sure chris at Woodmans can do it for the £500ish mark
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What about JCW suspension kit???

Im sure chris at Woodmans can do it for the £500ish mark
JCW suspension is pretty pants really... They're nothing special at all. If people are going to insist on lowering springs then eibachs offer a better all round package.

However, if a job is worth doing, then its worth doing right. Coilovers are a better option - better ride, better handling and they're adjustable. They also don't work out much more expensive than springs and dampers. KW V1 are what you want, not springs. Most people I know of with springs move on to coilovers, so skip the middle stage and save yourself some money!


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I have spax, cant say a bad word about them apart from maybe the paint is bit crap. BC coilovers seem to be about the best on a budget from what ive heard, or weitec.
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I've got wietec coilovers and there pretty decent for the price. can get them for 570 I think.
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JCW suspension is pretty pants really... They're nothing special at all. If people are going to insist on lowering springs then eibachs offer a better all round package.
Not true at all. The JCW suspension kit is actually a good option. The only down side to it is that it doesnt lower further...

I have had both standard suspension with eibach (well Ac Schnitzer) springs and now JCW suspension and I can say without a shaddow of a doubt the JCW suspension kit is far better - miles better.... The only thing I miss is the look of lowering springs - nothing else....

If only the JCW suspension kit was a little lower...

As an option you can get AP coilovers for just under £500...

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