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Old 03-12-2018, 06:43 PM
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Can you elaborate on the jacking procedure? Did you place the wood under the door and jack from there? Then place jack stands at the forward and rear jacking positions?
Nope. There's a pic of the center jack points here:
http://www.minif56.com/forum/817-min...tml#post570378

A I cut a piece of 2x4 to bridge the gap between the bolts there, since the metal brace is flimsy, but it was a solid and safe place to lift the whole rear at once. After that, jack stands went at each rear jack point. I used some beefy pressure treated stuff, and there wasn't even a hint of it being inadequate. YMMV though, so keep ears and eyes on it until you're confident that it's solid.

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Nope. There's a pic of the center jack points here:
http://www.minif56.com/forum/817-min...tml#post570378

A I cut a piece of 2x4 to bridge the gap between the bolts there, since the metal brace is flimsy, but it was a solid and safe place to lift the whole rear at once. After that, jack stands went at each rear jack point. I used some beefy pressure treated stuff, and there wasn't even a hint of it being inadequate. YMMV though, so keep ears and eyes on it until you're confident that it's solid.

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thanks for the answer! The flimsy metal brace; is that the same brace that can be replaced by the Big Pair?
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Yep, correct. You will be amazed how flimsy that piece is - https://myredmini.com/the-big-pair/

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Yep, correct. You will be amazed how flimsy that piece is - https://myredmini.com/the-big-pair/

Agreed, I have the big pair installed already. Looking forward to the rear sway.
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Nope. There's a pic of the center jack points here:
http://www.minif56.com/forum/817-min...tml#post570378

A I cut a piece of 2x4 to bridge the gap between the bolts there, since the metal brace is flimsy, but it was a solid and safe place to lift the whole rear at once. After that, jack stands went at each rear jack point. I used some beefy pressure treated stuff, and there wasn't even a hint of it being inadequate. YMMV though, so keep ears and eyes on it until you're confident that it's solid.

--Matt

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Old 03-16-2018, 03:28 PM
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thanks for this pic! I probably can do the rear sway without lifting the front onto stands? I know it will be tricky.
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thanks for this pic! I probably can do the rear sway without lifting the front onto stands? I know it will be tricky.
Definitely. I only had the back on jack stands. Took about 2 hours start to finish in a garage in the cold not rushing.

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installed

Got my NM 22mm RSB installed today, by a local "mini specialist." He suggested staying with the factory end-links, so I did for now. We set it to the soft position, and the car feels better, more solid or something. This is a base 2015.
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Why stick with the factory links? The NM links are sturdy and quiet as a mouse.

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Mechanic didn't want to mess with them. I got the NM adjustable pair, but are they preset to F56 specs? Maybe I can put them in sometime.
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Mine were set to stock length, But it would be easy to adjust them if need be. Might not be "necessary", but I prefer steel end links over plastic.
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I was surprised there are no rubber bushings with the NM links, but I hope to install them sometime soon.

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