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Old 26-04-2017, 11:52 PM   #51
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As my mum always used to say, keeps you out of mischief!
Well... mischief got me there, I was racing my wife in her mini when the bushes gave out I think! Haha
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Old 27-04-2017, 06:43 AM   #52
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you did it by yourself?
Yes it's quite a straight forward job, it's held in with 4 m10 spline bolts and an airbag connector, you just have to disconnect the battery to avoid triggering a dash light when you unplug the air bag connector.
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Today is the day these go in:



Hopefully it should be back to handling well after that!
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:22 PM   #54
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Rematch with the cooper on the cards?
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Well... the mini is beefing up...





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The new bushes have really improved things, feels nice and tight and 'together' again. I will get round to getting the new coilovers on at some point as the old ones are a little softer but they are fine for now, my wallet has had enough of a battering recently from this car!
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I put the sub back in the boot at weekend. It's a JBL bandpass unit I've previously weighed at 22kg. Since the back end is now so stiff I find the handling actually improves with a bit of weight over the rear axle!
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Old 30-05-2017, 10:18 PM   #58
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New coilovers and top mounts went on today. Feels miles better! The old set didn't look too bad but as I suspected the rear shocks were toast.



Need to let the new set settle and get them dialled in and an alignment done, I'm riding a little high right now!!



Here's a pic before, on the old set:

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Reverse rake going on? I think more adjustment is definitely needed! lol

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Will look nice once it has been tweaked and settled
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