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Old 06-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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Hello Forum Followers! We are the new guys around here. We are The Suspension Source located in Mission Hills,California. We specialize in lowered suspension for both cars,trucks and SUVs. We are open Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm PST.

We are an authorize dealer of ST Suspensions. They are the brother company to KW Suspensions. The ST Suspensions Coilovers come with a 5 year warranty. One of best warranties in the market. ST coilovers are also similar to the KW V1.

Click here for list of applications and pricing for the Mini Prices include FREE FedEx Ground shipping within the lower 48 states.

Here are a few key things about the ST Coilovers:

Made by KW Suspensions, the leader worldwide for height adjustable coilover system. ST Suspensions belongs to the KW Automotive company which also owns KW Suspensions, Belltech Sport Trucks and LSD Doors.
Adjustable Lowering Heights Front: 0.8"-2.0" Rear: 0.8"-2.0"
ST Suspensions - Spring Strut Construction
*Excellent all around performance, providing a balance between performance and comfort for everyday use
*High-quality components for long durability
*Use of twin-tube technology, independent reactions from damping inputs minimized chassis vibrations and increase driving dynamics
*Coilovers come with all necessary components, vehicle-specific certificate and installation instructions
Functional principle of twin tube shock absorbers:
With a Twin-Tube shock absorber, the piston works inside of an inner Tube. The space between the inner tube and the casing is used as an equalization chamber. Changes in volume due position of the piston rod change the oil level in the equalization chamber between the outer casing and inner Tube.

Compression phase:
When the car swings downwards in the direction to the road, the piston rod is moved downwards.
The oil displaced by the piston rod is pressed into the equalization chamber between the Tubes via specially designed orifices in the compression valve at the lower end of the inner Tube. The resistance that is created through this valve creates the actual compression forces. Oil underneath the piston
also flows upwards through the piston check valve with low resistance which also influences the damper characteristics.

Rebound phase:
When the car swings upwards, away from the road, the shock absorber is extended. The piston rod
is extending outward from the housing. The rebound phase valve at the lower Tube resists the oil that flows downwards through the holes in the space above the Tube. Therefore the upward motion is slowed down. When the piston rod is pulled out of the case, its volume is balanced out by the oil that flows from the equalization chamber back into the inner tube through the compression check valve.

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:20 AM
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I'm really confused. I'd love to get a set of these. So on the ST website, it shows that the lowering range is 1.2 - 2.2". But, if you download the application guide from the ST site, it shows 20 - 50MM lowering range. 20mm equates to ~.8" - 2".

Your site shows 1.2" - 2.2" but in this posting you show .8" - 2". Which is it? LOL. I'm asking because for daily driving I'm going to ride at almost full ride height. I may lower it more for some track days, but for the most part, I want to ride with it nearly full height.

One other question that I have is will I need to run spacers? I'm going to run factory wheels. Other owners that are running the KW V1 report that spacers are required.
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:54 AM
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02-06 Mini R50 is .08" to 2.0" front and rear. All other Minis are 1.2" to 2.2". In combination with the original wheel and tires, wheel spacers might need to be used.
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:30 AM
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awesome thanks. I'm going to place my order now :D
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:39 AM
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Just placed my order...I can't wait..I don't even have a car to install them on yet..LOL!!!!
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:44 AM
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LOL. I am processing your order right now. If you have any questions in the meantime let me know!
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TheSuspensionSource View Post
02-06 Mini R50 is .08" to 2.0" front and rear. All other Minis are 1.2" to 2.2". In combination with the original wheel and tires, wheel spacers might need to be used.

I just purchased a set of these for my '11 MCS also. Do I or don't I need spacers with the factory 17" wheels?
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:58 PM
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If you are running factory wheels and tire size it is possible. It seems to be hit and miss in most cases.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:03 PM
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Any questions just let us know! Thanks to all those who have purchased from us.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalledFriend View Post
I just purchased a set of these for my '11 MCS also. Do I or don't I need spacers with the factory 17" wheels?
Check with me after tomorrow and I'll let you know. I'm installing mine tomorrow. I have both 5 and 12 mm spacers so I'll tell you what I need.

The size of the spacer will also be determined by how much you plan on lowering the car. The lower you go, the lower the adjustment collar will go. The adjustment collar is what may rub on the wheel/tire.
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:10 AM
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Just thought I'd respond back to this post. I did a little write up on my setup here: https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-pictures.html

To net it out, I LOVE these coilovers. And the service from The Suspension Source was FANTASTIC!

Here's a picture if you don't want to click on that link:

 
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Bao...I'd love to use this on our website. Please send me this file [email protected]
 
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Does the r50 application work on all other 1st gen models as well?
 
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:55 AM
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02-06 R50 part number for ST 90242
 
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:44 PM
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What I asked is if the r50 part number works on other 1st gen MINI's, i.e.: r52 (supercharged S convertible) and r53 (supercharged S coupe). I believe the r52/53's had slightly different brake/wheel setups than the r50, but I'm not certain of that.
 
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Part# Year Model

90242 02-06 Mini R50 (incl. Conv./Cooper/Cooper S)
90250 07+ Mini Cooper R56 excl. S/Clubman/RCW
90608 07+ Mini Cooper R56 S, JCW excl. Clubman/RCW
90615 09+ Mini Cooper Convertible R57
90615 08+ Mini Clubman R55 (One, Cooper)
90625 09+ Mini Clubman(R55)+Convertible(R57) (JCW, Cooper S) 09+ 90625
 
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Ah, perfect, thanks!
 
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No problem. Let me know if you have any other questions.
 
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is there any special pricing for the st coilovers if i get them thru nam?
or any sales coming up?
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:16 AM
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Shoot me a message or call me. I will get you a good price
 
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Ordered mine today! Can't wait!
 
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Originally Posted by dannyhavok View Post
Ordered mine today! Can't wait!
AWESOME! You're going to love them. I LOVE them on my MINI. The ride is soooo smooth and it looks great too!
 
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AWESOME! You're going to love them. I LOVE them on my MINI. The ride is soooo smooth and it looks great too!
I enjoyed your write-up on them, very informative and I love the stance of your ride now. I'll be going with 5mm spacers as well. I can't seem to find out if I'll need them all around or just for the fronts. Any idea?

In any case, I'm pretty excited. My car will be "finished" () after this.
 
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woooohooooo thanks for the business
 
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Originally Posted by dannyhavok View Post
I enjoyed your write-up on them, very informative and I love the stance of your ride now. I'll be going with 5mm spacers as well. I can't seem to find out if I'll need them all around or just for the fronts. Any idea?

In any case, I'm pretty excited. My car will be "finished" () after this.
You only need spacers for the front for clearance. What wheels are you running? offset/width and tires? You may not need the spacers.
 

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