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Default 17th August 2017, 05:12 PM

hi Jordan,
thanks for the reply. I did drive lohen's demo mini clubman whiloe mine was being mapped, it had koni FSD's and was my 1st experience of driving a car with coilover's, whilst there is no disputing the way it went round bends very quickly and controlled, I found the ride height too low, crashy over potholes and too jiggly/fidgety for everyday use as mine is of course my daily driver too so this is important to me. I certainly won't dismiss the idea out of hand, cos as you say with the right set up I am sure they are a big improvement, but I like the standard ride height, so was looking at the JCW suspension kit
https://www.mini.co.uk/en_GB/home/ac...gs-in-red.html
or something similar that would retain more or less the ride height and be comfortable for everyday use, but I can't afford this until next year anyway as paying out for strut brace sway bars and fitting first, so have time to research and look into it a bit more.
  
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Default 18th August 2017, 12:02 PM

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hi Jordan,
thanks for the reply. I did drive lohen's demo mini clubman whiloe mine was being mapped, it had koni FSD's and was my 1st experience of driving a car with coilover's, whilst there is no disputing the way it went round bends very quickly and controlled, I found the ride height too low, crashy over potholes and too jiggly/fidgety for everyday use as mine is of course my daily driver too so this is important to me. I certainly won't dismiss the idea out of hand, cos as you say with the right set up I am sure they are a big improvement, but I like the standard ride height, so was looking at the JCW suspension kit
https://www.mini.co.uk/en_GB/home/ac...gs-in-red.html
or something similar that would retain more or less the ride height and be comfortable for everyday use, but I can't afford this until next year anyway as paying out for strut brace sway bars and fitting first, so have time to research and look into it a bit more.

over on minitorque theres a great deal of information for coilovers, and for people who want to keep the ride height but have adjustable damping etc etc.
for the money the mini ones are soo expensive, what that you can get KW who are renowned for comfort and quality.

each to their own i guess, my car is daily driven, and for a little less comfort ( i bought track suspension) the cornering was out of this world. my other car is an F56 and has ST coilovers who are made by KW so its softer but body roll has literally gone.

it will be good to get a few test drives of other peoples cars before deciding and the extra time to save up is always nice :P
  
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Default Lohen performance Pack N18 cooper S - 18th August 2017, 02:43 PM

Worth noting that the ST XA and XTA coils are not just "made by" KW, they are the EXACT same dampers as in the V2.

The difference is, the KW comes with their corrosion resistant Inox coating and progressive springs. The ST have linear springs which may not be *quite* as comfortable - but are ultimately the same spring rate, and they don't have the Inox coating. However, they are cheaper than the KW and as a bonus they include quality front topmonts! (Well, the XTA do, the XA have no topmonts - that's what the 'T' signifies).

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Default 18th August 2017, 02:58 PM

thanks guys for the info, I am a member on mini torque so can do some digging on there, and get to some mini meets prob next year now, where maybe other member's can demo their suspension set ups too.
  
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