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autocrossmini91 12-10-2009 08:39 PM

Lowering Springs
 
Hey everyone, I want to get some lowering springs but dont want to have a mechanic to put them in. I need to know how to replace the spring. Anything could help.
Thanks

bad venge 12-10-2009 08:54 PM

It's pretty simple , remove the spring/strut assemblies and use a spring compressor to remove the top mount , replace the springs with the lowering springs and remount the top mounts and reinstall the assemblies ...

remember with lowering you'll need front camber mounts and rear trailing arms to align it

autocrossmini91 12-10-2009 09:07 PM

thanks, how much are a decent pair of front camber mounts and rear trailing arms.
thanks

bad venge 12-10-2009 09:34 PM

http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...es/suspension/

KeemaLamWoria 12-11-2009 06:28 AM

Lowering Springs
 
Not interested in struts, bags, a-arms, just a simple lowering spring install. Anyone have pics??? How much real-world drop did you end up with???

autocrossmini91 12-11-2009 12:53 PM

i know most of the lowering springs say they drop 1.2/1.1. At least the ones that I looked upped

bad venge 12-11-2009 08:19 PM

I wasn't happy with springs the drop was hargly noticeable still wheel gap city ...swapped out to coilovers much happpier on stance/adjustability

this is the how to I used on my spring : http://webbmotorsports.com/index.php...&id=13&catid=2

PelicanParts.com 05-23-2012 12:22 PM

Bumping this thread to include a DIY installing a full coilover setup: Pelican Technical Article: MINI Cooper - Bilstein PSS9 Kit Installation

-Jorge


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