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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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South Africa Ouch! Solid rear suspension

Our newly purchased 2004 Mini Cooper has pretty solid rear suspension with the passenger side feeling like there's no movement at all.

The shocks look like the originals (they have 2004 manufacture dates on the serial number stickers).

The springs have one blue and two red flashes near the top, does that signify anything?

Can anybody advise if these are stock springs or some harder aftermarket springs?

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Maybe the shocks are seized. Jack up one rear wheel and see if it's moving normally.

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i have a 2003 cooper s and it hurts some times going over pumps or drive ways etc havent been in the back but id imagine its worse.
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Has your cooper got the runflat tyres fitted as these give a very harsh ride.I recently changed my 2002 cooper onto normal tyres and the difference is a far more compliant ride.
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Thanks, All

I've never heard of seized shocks before, but that's exactly what it feels like.

Don't think car has run flats, it has a spare for one thing.

Off to Midas for a free look at the shocks tomorrow.

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