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Need some input from you Guys. I have a chance to pick up a brand new Sport Suspension with shocks and springs Bstops etc etc from another Mini Owner off a 2015 Mini S. He/she removed them after 300 Miles and installed an after market system. I drove the S with the Sports Suspension and really like the way the ride feels. I wonder if it would be a good idea going thru the trouble and expenses to upgrade my non Sport Suspension for the one from the MCS and while the parts are out install lowering springs Both cars do not have DDC from the factory. BTW did you know that the Suspension for the MCS is made in Poland? The things you learn when you hunt for parts.:D


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If you liked the ride I would do it. You would be going from soft dampeners and soft springs to medium springs, medium dampers. The only missing piece is the thicker sways from the sport suspension. Installing with lowering springs you run the risk of the car being bouncy and hitting the bump stops so the ride you experienced in in the S will be very different than in your car with the sports dampeners and lowering springs.
Are you getting these for a good price? Figure the cost of sport suspension + lowering springs + install labor how far away from coil overs + labor are you?
 

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DR, they are asking $275.00 for it. I have to talk to the neighbor he did the lowering springs on my Bart it was pretty simple for a 30 Pack Budweiser but honestly I am not sure that I want him to work on my Mini.:D I am waiting to get a call back from my local Indy Shop he thinks it is a straight forward job and it would be $ 100.00 a Wheel but he needed to talk to the big Guru just to confirm. I might just stay with the stock height since I am still all bounced out from lowering days with the Bart. Will keep you guys posted.
 

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Sounds like a good deal on the suspension. I like my sport suspension, but I'm going with either NM or Cravenspeed springs and an NM RSB in the near future. $100 per corner seems to be the average price. See if he'll include the labor for installing a new RSB in that price.
 

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Sounds like a good deal. Probably best to have the shop do the work so they can check the alignment afterwards.
 
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