Slowly sneaking up to the magical 300,000 mile mark. Thought this would be as good a time as any for an update.
As you already know, I’ve already replaced damned near everything that can be replaced on my MINI over the years. The only area of my MINI that hasn’t gotten as much love as the rest has been the suspension. While I did just replace the control arm bushings last year and put on a set of very used struts back in ’09 or there abouts.
And lately Roxy has turned into a rattly old British Car. Hitting the dots on the road sound like I hit one of the epic Chicago potholes I’ve heard so much about. At speeds above 70 on the glass smooth highways of Phoenix she rattles and shakes. Quick course corrections aren’t even possible any longer. So, I’ve decided to focus on the suspension.
A call to Colin over at MINI of Ontario to procure a new set of Sport Suspension struts, during which I also discovered Roxy **didn’t** come with Sport Suspenion originally. I was shocked but upon reflection, that was entirely possible since I bought her off the lot. Not to worry, that will be corrected.
Also on the docket is the addition of a set of Eibach springs that I picked up a very long time ago but never installed. They are slightly used (>10k miles), so that makes them much newer than what I have know. They will also drop Roxy, just. Finally, I’m going to be adding an H-Sport adjustable rear sway bar.
I was hoping to get all of the work done before the long weekend coming up, but I’m a bit short in the budget department, so Roxy will have to be rattly old British car for another week or two.