Suspension Brakes 07 MCS needs struts-OEM JCW an alternative?

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  1. maacodale

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    Hey Guys,
    Our 07 MCS is in need of some front struts. The car is lowered with H&R springs too BTW. The car is basically a daily driver but we do a fair amount of runs with various clubs through the twisties and the occasional autocross.

    Here's my dilemma, should I go with something like a Koni FSD or just settle with OEM JCW struts from the dealer. I get a decent discount from them through my shop.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  2. andyroo

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    Bilstein HD is another good option....

    - andrew
     
  3. bee1000

    bee1000 New Member

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    Tire Rack has FSDs on sale for $672 right now. I thought FSDs were not to be used with lowering springs, but they sell them bundled with Eibach lower springs.
     
  4. RonsMinnie

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    I used the FSDs with lowering springs without problems (have switched to coilovers since).
     
  5. rkw

    rkw Well-Known Member

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    The FSD/Eibach bundles are available for some cars but not for MINI.
     
  6. ScottinBend

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    I would go for the OEM struts. I have the FSD and TSW springs and have ridden in some cars with the OEM struts and TSW spings and have a real hard time feeling any difference and what I can feel tends to lean to the JCW struts.
     
  7. Jason Montague

    Jason Montague New Member
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    :D If the entire suspension is JCW and you get a dealer discount; I'd stick with JCW. But that's just me.:Thumbsup: Jason
     
  8. Motoring Magic

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    me too


    used fsds with lowering springs for over 60k. Love them.
     

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