Suspension F56 Suspension options

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H&R springs have changed in colors over the years also. Same spring just different color coating.

Freudian slip.
 
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yes

Its a batch to batch issue from what i have heard on the inside. Like a QC for massive shipements in metal ore
 
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yes

Its a batch to batch issue from what i have heard on the inside. Like a QC for massive shipements in metal ore
You know those Germans
 
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Anyone know the deal with the Forge coilovers? Any reviews, or... where are they designed / made? At this (tempting) price, I think I know the answer to that question... but...

http://waymotorworks.com/forge-motor...overs-f56.html

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-forge-pa.../fmsusf56~frg/
 
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Anyone know the deal with the Forge coilovers? Any reviews, or... where are they designed / made? At this (tempting) price, I think I know the answer to that question... but...

http://waymotorworks.com/forge-motor...overs-f56.html

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-forge-pa.../fmsusf56~frg/
jmho they look exactly like a rebranded BC coilover.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...er-plates.html
 
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Hello, I'm new here and also new on my f56 jcw.
wondering if just change to lowering spring, will it damage the car ? strut, shocks etc.
do I need to change the entire Coilovers or its ok to just change the springs?

sorry for stupid question
 
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:39 AM
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You can do just the springs and since its so new you might not even need to change out the upper and lower spring pads (rubber pads). Run them for a while to left them to settle then get you car re-aligned. It will not damage the car or anything, you just need to watch out for junk on the road and things that might touch the front bumper like curbs and stuff since you are lowered.

Picture of the New AST Suspension Springs we carry.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2015-Cooper-F56-John_Cooper_Works-3_Door-B48A20B/Suspension/Springs/


 
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So I had been eyeing the ST Suspension coilovers, and what do you know- 10% off for black friday at ECS =) Put my order in immediately. Plus a $50 gift card. Made in Germany by KW. So for basically half the price of the JCW Pro kit- I can live without stainless steel. Can't wait to get them in!
 
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Let us know how you like the setup. I was looking at the KW V1 set when something shiny caught my eye. Maybe next year. Right now I'm still pretty happy with my sport suspension w/NM springs.
 
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Let us know how you like the setup. I was looking at the KW V1 set when something shiny caught my eye. Maybe next year. Right now I'm still pretty happy with my sport suspension w/NM springs.

 
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So I had been eyeing the ST Suspension coilovers, and what do you know- 10% off for black friday at ECS =) Put my order in immediately. Plus a $50 gift card. Made in Germany by KW. So for basically half the price of the JCW Pro kit- I can live without stainless steel. Can't wait to get them in!
Thanks for the order. AST suspension and Moton Suspension is also a rare 10% off and free shipping so if people are looking for other option.
 
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Finally got around to writing up something of a review of the STs. Put it in the thread I started, down there. Short version... very stiff, but on the other hand, very stiff. You get the good with the bad. Handles great. I'm happy with them, especially for the $800. Probably not for everyone though.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...n-h-and-r.html
 
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'15 MCS Auto

- NM Alpha Springs
- NM End Links
- NM Rear Sway Bar

The ride is DEFINITELY stiffer than I expected. I was wondering if I add coil-overs will it improve the ride quality at all? Anyone know? If so, does anyone have any experience with a specific brand?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WgfD8hsY5W6R5iEG9
 
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Nice that you got it done... sorry to hear it's so stiff! First, you might want to check that the rear bar isn't binding. Check this video. You can easily add a washer to the rear D-bracket bolt without undoing anything else. It can make a noticeable difference.


I recently got KW Street Comfort coilovers. I don't know that they are less stiff than springs + OEM shocks. But really well-done ride. Good control, never hit the bump stops. I think they are probably very similar to the JCW Pro coilovers, but adjustable. They seem to have some kind of bypass that smooths out smaller bumps. I'll write more about it at some point... but hit me up with any questions.
 
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