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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 20, 2011, 2:44 pm

Estrel O
 

Question: i want a smooth ride of my car ,what brand and type of shock should i purchase.

my car travels everyday from home to work but the road is not good like the freeway. the road is much of bump and holes. so i wish i could replace my suspension. what do you recommend: a brand and spec. or with part no.
thanks for your response.


April 25, 2011, 6:51 pm

Elizabeth K
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Shocks and struts only dampen the oscillations of your suspension, they won't make your ride feel smoother. To do that, you'd need to replace the heavy-duty springs that your chassis rests on, which is a serious expense. Probably the ride you are looking for is that of a luxury car or heavy vehicle. The Mini Cooper is about saving space and gas, you probably won't be happy with it no matter how much money you put into it.


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