This was also taken from a tech article on this site that I think has been written by him:
A word of warning tho!!! If your going to lower your mini, decide how much before you do it, if your only going to go up to an inch lower you will be ok, but if your going lower still, your going to need shortened shocks. (I personaly recomend GAZ adjustables, they are brilliant, 32 point adjustable and fully re-buildable should they need it). The reason behind the shortened shocks is that the rears mainly, but sometimes the fronts too, tend to bottom out or run out of travel and some of the harsher bumps. This is barable for a while, but it will ruin your shocks and further more eventually either rip the front shock mounts off or push the rear shock tops though the arches!! If it only bottoms out occasionaly then you can get away with getting a set of tie-rod bushes, cut a slit into the middle and put one on each shock strut. This acts as a cushion for the shock to hit, instead of the shock head.
So now I'm looking at the GAZ Adjustables and Hi Lo set from Huddersfield Spares...
I know these are bmuch better than spax or gmax (should be as they are £70 more) But I'm still un sure.
Not doubting blue mini's advice but after reading 'Roberts' problems with his spax I'm still aprehensive as they are still a similar product.
Also I will be trying to fit these myself, even though I have a tech article out of a recent Mini World, plus my Haynes Manual It seems a bit daunting looking at the nut which holds my current shocks on as it looks firmyl tight there, (robs hasnt been touched since the factory). Also hearing about how hard it is to get the knuckels off which again soudns daughting as I dont have a blow tourch or anything!
All I'm asking is how good the kit is...
Is it worth me getting (I'm 16 and only earn around £40 a week).
Will the GAZ Adjustables and Hi Los be hard to fit?