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Coilovers mini r53 2006

anybody have experience in Raceland coilover kits?
 
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https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-coil-rub.html

Some rubbing

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...coilovers.html

Some people think they are too soft.

We have ST, Godspeed, megans and solowerks and some others https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2006-...ion/Coilovers/

Solowerks if you on a lower budget.
 
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https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-coil-rub.html

Some rubbing

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...coilovers.html

Some people think they are too soft.

We have ST, Godspeed, megans and solowerks and some others https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2006-...ion/Coilovers/

Solowerks if you on a lower budget.
Not to hijack someone else’s thread. What are the major differences between k sport and Megan racing coilovers? They seem budget conscious but complete kits. No need to use factory upper strut mounts which suck.
 
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thank you ECS, im leaning towards Megan, it will be a DD and ive heard good things on these so far
 
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Welcome, when you install them set them to what you like and let them settle for height, get it aligned, Then adjust the rear dampening to softer for daily. Since those and some other unlike ohlins are on the top rear, you can drill access holes to dial it in or take them on and off till you get what you like.
 
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the Megan on your site, are these the ones with extensions to dial in the dampening?
 
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Not to hijack someone else’s thread. What are the major differences between k sport and Megan racing coilovers? They seem budget conscious but complete kits. No need to use factory upper strut mounts which suck.
K sport 36 adjustable
F: 7.4 kg/mm
R: 6 kg/mm
Little tools that insert to adjust and will have to have a hole cut in the rear to access unless dropped.

Megans 32 adjustable
SPRING RATES:
F: 7 kg/mm
R: 6 kg/mm
Adjustment **** on it and has extender **** for the rear and will have to have a hole cut in the rear to access unless dropped.
 
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Yes, see VS above, just not pictured, will update pics.
 
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We would not recommend the Raceland due to the failures and poor ride quality.

The Megans are pretty good for the buck, but are still a firm ride.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/megan-...coilovers.html
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But if you want a quality ride and real performance for a little more you can go with our custom KW V2 which ride great. They are firm but not harsh and will be killer for performance with our linear spring setup to make it the most predictable.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/kw-var...r50-52-53.html

 
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Hey Way, will the megans come pre-loaded?
 
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Hey Way, will the megans come pre-loaded?
They come assembled, but you have to adjust them where you want them to sit.
 
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Are the rear Megan’s rebuildable? Also what grease do you recommend for a sway bar with zerk fittings?

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The Megans are unlikely to be rebuildable. They're entry-level.

Raceland should be avoided at all costs. Same with Rokkor, JOM, etc. Even worse than entry-level.

I just use a generic marine (water-oriented) grease. Doesn't have to be fancy, just stop squeaks and prevent binding.
 
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Are the rear Megan’s rebuildable? Also what grease do you recommend for a sway bar with zerk fittings?

sorry for thread jacking.
With the price point of the Megans if you needed them rebuilt you could just buy a new set cheaper than what rebuilding would cost.
But I have been selling them for 14yrs and I haven't had to replace a failed one yet.

For the sway bars we only use the special formula grease for bars
https://www.waymotorworks.com/sway-b...ng-grease.html
 
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With the price point of the Megans if you needed them rebuilt you could just buy a new set cheaper than what rebuilding would cost.
Well, not quite, as it's usually ~$400 to have 4 struts revalved.

That said, that quote is from Ohlins and is consistent with Bilstein struts as well - both of which are rather higher quality than the cheap off-shore stuff.
 
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I have a set of Megan's that are shot after 5 years of daily driving of crap Portland, OR roads and 5 track days sitting in my garage right now. Megan will rebuild them but you have to send back to them. I think that they quoted me that it will cost around $140 per damper, plus shipping back and forth so I am GUESSING about $500 to $600 all in.

I should mention that I had them set WAY TOO stiff for DD and they still lasted 5 years. Entry level, sure. But they are good quality.
 
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The set appears to be really new, but I think the right rear might be the only one bad.
 
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I have a set of Megan's that are shot after 5 years of daily driving of crap Portland, OR roads and 5 track days sitting in my garage right now. Megan will rebuild them but you have to send back to them. I think that they quoted me that it will cost around $140 per damper, plus shipping back and forth so I am GUESSING about $500 to $600 all in.

I should mention that I had them set WAY TOO stiff for DD and they still lasted 5 years. Entry level, sure. But they are good quality.
I hate to break it to you, but the reason they're harsh is due to poor valving / unmatched to the springs chosen. Edit: 5yrs of abuse is a lot for ANY suspension though, for sure. Ohlins recommends servicing every 30,000km I believe (might be 24,000km, I forget.)
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The set appears to be really new, but I think the right rear might be the only one bad.
If that's the case, then for $140 + shipping (I paid $90 to ship a full coilover setup for from MA to basically-Canada ~1100mi) that's not too bad. Megans may be the entry point, but you really can't argue with a height-adjustable setup that isn't Riceland for that price. :thumbup:

And hey, sometimes it's nice to be wrong! I'm glad that you can have them rebuilt. What I might consider then if I were you, contact them and see what they'd charge to revalve them properly. What spring rates are on there currently? For a street car I'd personally go 5k/5k or 6k/6k, and tune under/oversteer with the rear sway bar. With a competent shock tuner, this should net a very pliable but adhesive car for street work (with appropriate tires as needed).
 
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Mine are the older set up for the Megans. I have the Euro II's which have the front camber adjustments. If I remember correctly, the front spring are 7kg and the rears were 8kg or was it the other way around... Anyway, the springs aren't the 6kg front and rear that you get now.
 
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