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The JCW coilovers are made by KW so probably re-branded KW v1 coilovers but with some specification changes to Mini's specification...

One note to bear in mind is that they are not suitable for cars with Electronic damper option although I have read that some have fitted them to cars with EDC but I checked with Mini dealer in UK and was told that if I fitted them to a car that has EDC (which it is not intended) then the warranty is void on the suspension or associated parts! This was made clear to me and confirmed by Mini who the dealer contacted.. This may vary from region to region though?

I have EDC so my only option is to go with KW if I decide to get coilovers which at least the warranty will be with KW for their parts if they become faulty (within 2 years from new)
 

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If you decide on going the KW coilover route for cars with Electronic damping control, the EDC will be cancelled so will no longer function.

This is done by installing some blanking plugs as seen in the guide below -

http://docs.kwsuspension.de/ea-KWGFwEA-h686200AG.pdf

I suspect they actually don't do anything apart from sealing the connectors from elements e.g. water

That's probably why I've read that you get no CEL errors in dash when you disconnect the EDC when installing coilovers e.g. JCW, KW etc...

However I did ask KW if it was possible to use a KW v1 (for non EDC cars) and buy the blanking plugs separately but they told me the top mount on the EDC cars is different so you must buy the KW kit that includes the EDC cancellation.
 
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