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#1 tom tom go

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

alright guys, gonna do a r1 pro motive build but not sure on brakes and suspension.. looking through other posts, what do you make of these? http://www.minisport...nfo_MS2687.html
As for suspension, i have no idea, i guess you replace the shock with a shock and the rubber cones for springs? its a 1973 mk2 mini by the way.
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#2 rtg54

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:30 PM

I can't really comment on the brakes (other than that they do look nice :) ) but according to Darren from Pro-Motive he prefers the rubber donuts.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

dont seem to get enough droop with coil overs on the light r1 set up.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:08 PM

dont seem to get enough droop with coil overs on the light r1 set up.


Surely different springs would solve that issue?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:48 PM

nope. dont think you can get them soft enough

#6 R1mini

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:16 PM

It's the coilovers that cause the problem they don't have enough travel in any of the kits I have seen, get coilovers with enough travel then you will have enough droop

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

my spax had more than enough travel... still using them on the vauxhall now and there fine

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:21 PM

Are you talking coil replacement for donuts or true coilovers...I used the std height road coilover conversion kit from GAZ and have been very happy with the amount of droop and bump travel I get with the std springs - 1" or so droop, ~1.50" to 2" to bump stops bump...

It's the coilovers that cause the problem they don't have enough travel in any of the kits I have seen, get coilovers with enough travel then you will have enough droop

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

I've got spax adjustables, neg bottom arms and rose jointed throughout - not coil overs, and they work great - I'd need some pretty serious convincing that coilovers are a better option.

Its took a bit of tweaking, but it handles superb right now.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:23 PM

i have propper spax coil overs, droop is good, more than 4 inches, but its the speed. its not quick enough

#11 R1mini

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:37 AM

Alex droop cannot be 4 inches, total travel up and down might be 4 inches if you lucky. If you soften the springs the problem will get worse, you need to up the spring rate to solve this problem but no more than will start to lift the car up. if that doesn't work for you progressive wound springs will do the trick

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