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easy suspension upgrade?

Old 01-16-2012, 12:53 PM
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hi guys and gals,

i'm interested in carrying some heavy items on long road trips in my 2011 hardtop s. i have a rear seat delete kit installed and when i load up the car, the suspension is nearly bottomed out so im not comfortable driving it any real distance.

what sort of suspension upgrades would you recommend i look into to handle up to 500 lbs of cargo i want to lug for days at a time? i am ok with 0.5"-1.0" of a lift in the back if it buys me some wheel travel when the car is loaded up.
thanks in advance.

Old 02-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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Hello, Most of the things that "might" work you will have to trial and error yourself, but here are some suggestions to look into.

Try OEM Cabrio or Clubman Springs int he back as they have a little higher spring rates for the heavier cars.

Call some air suspension companies as they may have a system that will work for you, see links.
Mini Cooper Air Suspension Parts
Mini Cooper Air Suspension Systems

Old 02-02-2012, 04:45 PM
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Coilovers can be adjusted UP as well you can adjust them for the trip then ride normal otherwise
Old 02-05-2012, 08:00 AM
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thanks guys!
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