My motor swap project seems like it will be greatly simplified by purchasing an Allspeed subframe, but I don't think I can use a fully stock suspension with one. As the track width stays the same with these subframes, and the spring/dampers can be stock Mini stuff, I'm wondering what compromises in noise, vibration, and harshness I might encounter with the spherical lower arms and tie rods that are required.
1) Does the Allspeed subframe require Allspeed lower arms and tie rods, or are there other aftermarket alternatives? Is the Allspeed stuff good?
2) Anyone have A/B experience with installing aftermarket stuff with no rubber bushings? I'm concerned about noise and vibration, but maybe it's no big deal. My car will (hopefully be) a comfortable daily driver.
3) Any other concerns besides having to find an alignment shop that knows what they're doing...?