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Hey everyone, I am looking to get some coil overs on ChimChim. I want to reduce the wheel gap, originally I was going with Lowering springs and use them until I wore the shocks and struts to death to save a couple bucks, I've since reminded myself that I am a buy once cry once type of guy. I also drive this thing hard so I'd benefit from the stability. I have seen a lot of good reviews on the usual suspects from end users but little to no data certain aspects of the product, ie longevity and commute ride quality. It'd be nice to know what people are getting out of their coilovers.
Any experiences with the below products would be appreciated, especially outside of the KWs which have many great reviews everywhere.

I have noticed that I can get a significantly better price shopping from sites in the UK and having them shipped. That's why most of the URLs I have included are in the UK….Also if anyone has had experiences with Demon Tweeks feel free to chime in. Thanks All!

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I wish the Nitron setup on the JCW Challenge was available aftermarket. Seems like no such luck at this point. Not sure what I'll go with. Summer is coming soon, though, so I'll have to decide sooner or later :)


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Well, I reached out to Nitron and they do have a kit on the way:


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Yeah, that price is a bit high. I was interested more before I saw that part.

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That's interesting... I contacted Nitron after the JCW Challenge car was announced to see if was available to buy the suspension and they told me that they have an agreement with Mini that they were unable to sell the kits separately for the Mini F56 making it exclusive to the JCW Challenge car!

I noticed on the UK website that the kit is still not listed so wondering if the agreement is only UK based (as JCW Challenge was only available in UK)?
It is apparently only very recently becoming available. They're taking orders in the UK, but the product is apparently a few weeks away. It isn't the exact suspension from the challenge, but close. Apparently this kit has wider ranges of adjustment, but the same spring rates. I'm sure the top mounts won't say John Cooper Works either.

For a premium of more than $500 over even the KW Clubsport, the price is a tough pill to swallow.

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