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« on: August 19, 2004, 11:57:42 PM »
so, after a long week of trying to get it all to work and clear the tires, and not rub my fenders...I finally got the set up working.

no real pics yet, will have some this weekend with all the events, but basically, this is how the MINI sits now.

KW Variant II coilovers
215-40-17 Yokohama Parada Spec-2 tires.
6mm generic spacers in front for now...with custom hubcentric 8mm on the way.

I love the way the car handles, can't wait for tomorrow to try it out finally

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2004, 12:19:54 AM »
That's great, glad it's working in time for tomorrow!

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004, 12:32:02 AM »
How are you likeing those spec 2's so far? I may look into geting a set next summer. they look very sticky.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2004, 12:47:24 AM »
well, only 25 or so miles on them so far, I will tell you more tomorrow....after track day, but so far....they are like glue, well, for me that is.

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2004, 12:57:06 AM »
My car feels alot better today too, I got the drop done yesterday.

not to hijack your thread... :D
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2004, 01:08:15 AM »
I was wondering what happened to you...thought you wanted a hand, but never heard back from you.  Glad you got that cup kit in though, that is awesome

I am off to bed, I am soooo tired from this week, and tomorrow is gonna be a long day

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2004, 01:10:08 AM »
Great News Jon!

I can't wait for a ride at the track.

See ya at your place around 7:30 to head on over to the track.

PS - I think we left my car songs CD in your allroad.  can I grab that from you tomorrow?
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2004, 01:12:07 AM »
Sounds like a nice mod.  Glad that you were able to get them set up the way you want.  Adjustable coils (rebound anyway) is a tricky thing.

Congrats, and I look forward to the pics.

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2004, 01:14:01 AM »
I decided to go solo on it, I just couldent wait. 6 hours includeing 3 trips to home depot at about 20 min each.

So not a bad install time, the spyndle(sp?) spreader tool was well worth the cash by the way...
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2004, 01:51:18 AM »
Quote from: "gragravar"
Great News Jon!

I can't wait for a ride at the track.

See ya at your place around 7:30 to head on over to the track.

PS - I think we left my car songs CD in your allroad.  can I grab that from you tomorrow?


not a problem, just remind me again in the morning to grab it....

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2004, 01:54:06 AM »
Quote from: "blueGOLFturbo"
I decided to go solo on it, I just couldent wait. 6 hours includeing 3 trips to home depot at about 20 min each.

So not a bad install time, the spyndle(sp?) spreader tool was well worth the cash by the way...


Yeah, when I did Andy's GTI, it took about that long for suspension and sway bar...I think if we had the spindle spreader it would have saved us about 2 hours.....Not a fan of the mkIV suspensions, not at all.....

The think is, my MINI has almost the same set up, and it only takes me 2 hours to do the entire thing, did it 3 times this week, back and forth, sheesh.  The MINI spindle is made to drop off the shock, don't need the spreader...which is nice.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2004, 02:04:53 AM »
Why so meny switches back and fourth? going from coils to stock and back?
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2004, 02:50:43 AM »
yup, had issues with the wheels and tires clearing the lower perches, and the new tires are .5" wider overall, so I was worried that I would not be able to clear the suspension, and had to adjust them over and over again, I needed to take them up as high as possible.......

it was a pain, but well worth the effort

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2004, 03:09:09 AM »
It always seems like a huge pain in the ass when your tearing it down for the 2nd or 3rd time. But always well worth it in the end.

That little thing has to handle like crazy now 8O
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2004, 09:13:58 AM »
Quote from: "blueGOLFturbo"

That little thing has to handle like crazy now 8O


Yup, yup, it does 8-)

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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2004, 12:25:48 PM »
All this talk about suspension is making me drooooollll.  I am so looking forward to all the aftermarket fun.  :)
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