STX (Street Touring X) Have a Cooper S and want a modded class where you can run street tires? Join the discussion in the fast growing class!

R53 and the road from dstock to stx

  #1  
Old 05-13-2016, 05:51 PM
MrBlah
MrBlah is offline
6th Gear - AX Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsboro NC
Posts: 2,482
Received 85 Likes on 74 Posts
R53 and the road from dstock to stx

I think I'm going to move to STX next year, this year I'm on worn out shocks so i have a decision to make.

Continue to run worn out shocks until next year when I can move to coilovers with camber plates OR buy some koni sport adjustable and add some swift or HR springs/camberplates next year, Dstock allows shock changes with up to 2 adjustments but does NOT allow spring changes or camber plates.

anyone done both routes?

The car is only used for autocross & track, obviously shocks now and springs next year when I move to stx will give me more now and will be cheaper, but is it good enough to be competitive in STX ?
 
  #2  
Old 05-24-2016, 05:37 AM
MrBlah
MrBlah is offline
6th Gear - AX Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsboro NC
Posts: 2,482
Received 85 Likes on 74 Posts
still looking for comments on springs/shocks/camberplates vs coilovers
 
  #3  
Old 05-24-2016, 06:39 AM
kyoo's Avatar
kyoo
kyoo is offline
6th Gear
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,631
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I don't have any specifically related to minis, but in general coilovers are key for corner balancing & ride height. if there's not much need there, I don't see too much point. I run spring & strut on the mini, coilovers on the evo
 
  #4  
Old 05-27-2016, 09:41 AM
Chili_head's Avatar
Chili_head
Chili_head is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 83
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am running a R53 JCW in STX and my plan of attack is currently Koni Yellow's, Swift Spec R's, and either Vorshlag or SPC camber plates. After dropping to 15" wheels, not sure how much more room I have under the car. I looked into coilovers (BC w. Swifts) and I never really thought I would need the benefits of the coilovers.
 
  #5  
Old 05-27-2016, 04:26 PM
MrBlah
MrBlah is offline
6th Gear - AX Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsboro NC
Posts: 2,482
Received 85 Likes on 74 Posts
thanks for the feedback, I think I'm going koni yellows next month, springs next year if/when I move to STX

still on the looking for a factory jcw
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PhoR53
MINI Parts for Sale
14
05-26-2016 07:53 PM
Alpha Motoring
MINI Parts for Sale
2
04-10-2016 08:27 AM
Matt Clark
MINI Parts for Sale
2
04-05-2016 09:23 AM
jmward2008
MINI Parts for Sale
3
03-24-2016 05:26 AM
midwestinsocal
MINI Parts for Sale
2
03-18-2016 10:36 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: R53 and the road from dstock to stx


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: