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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman Base 2dr Coupe

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
28 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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April 19, 2011, 5:06 am

Estrellita O
 

Question: 2008 clubman shock performance not good.

can i improve the shock performance of my 2008 mini cooper clubman? whay changes should i make? i always travel to a road with potholes.


April 19, 2011, 8:24 pm

Tyler O
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What are you trying to achieve? Better handling or a smoother ride? It's hard to have both.

This car comes pretty stiff. It might be possible to go to a shock with softer valving or a spring with less rate. Wont be easy to find though, most people want stiffer suspension.

Another place you can smooth out things in with the wheel and tire package. If you go to a taller sidewall and/or a tire with a soft sidewall, the ride will improve (and handling will become worse) some. To take it further you might be able to go down a size in wheel diameter, allowing for even more sidewall. You'll need to check brake clearance before trying this.


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