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Cooper S 2003 Handling Help please

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:45 AM
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Ive just bought myself a 2003 mini cooper S this is my 1st one and the back end seems to be a bit slippy ive tryed it with the traction control button on and off, can anyone tell me what could be wrong? Ive pumped up the back 2 tyres and not much differnce,
 
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:56 PM
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Do you have a rear sway bar ????
 
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:11 AM
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im not sure if i have a sway bar or not where would i find it ? i have the cooper S (chilli pack) surley that should have it ?
the car is too slidey at the back end, and also 2nd gear doesnt seem as quick as the trubo charged cooper S
 
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Since it's new to you many people upgrade the sways and take them off and sell them when they trade them in/sell them /// Also check te alignment ... too much rear camber can result in loose slidey feel ... Also check the rear tires for uneven/inside wear
 
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:50 AM
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where about is the rear sway bar located about ? is it under neath the chassis?
also could you give me a link that sells rear sway bars for 2003 mini cooper S in british pounds please. I think i might need to buy one,
thanks for the help.
 
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:01 PM
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http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...table_Sway_Bar
Is the one I have ... as for pounds , youre on youre own ...
 
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:08 AM
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Does anyone no any shops that sell the rear sway bars in british pounds ?
and posts to the UK ?
 
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:40 PM
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I'd check withAlta if they have a UK distributor/dealer
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:28 AM
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ye that post to uk for about 175pounds which is quite dear that includes the item and post though.

how long does it take to fit the sway bar do you no is it a easy or complicated job?

i wonder if the BMW garages in the uk will sell them as they sell mini coopers from there car garages.
 
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It took me about 2 hours
 
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