I work for a suspension and brakes design company specializing in the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi EVO platform. We work with major suspension manufacturers to design and build coilovers, springs, swaybars, brake ducts, etc. All parts made in the USA or Europe and backed up with nice warranties and plenty of support. Our coilovers have won SCCA STU nationals and our parts are on several time attack cars, endurance cars, and have been on Speed World Challenge cars. We are FAR from a "huge" company, but we are dedicated and have been around since 2003 (with experience going back farther than that). Being small means we are flexible and can focus on our core niche well and provide the support our customers need. Anyway, enough buzz words.....maybe. :lol: I broke the mold last year at the company and picked up a Mini Cooper S (R53) instead of something AWD, turbocharged, and heavy as poop. I'm loving it and although we never really intended to jump into the Mini market, I've been bugging the business owner long enough that it could be an option soon. Our philosophy is very much function over form....case in point: we have a lowering spring for the Subaru STI that lowers that car all of 5mm. BUT with a large increase in spring rate matched to the OEM dampers and shorter bumpstops for added bump travel. So it's a "lowering" spring that essentially ADDS bump travel. The result is fantastic. That's on the extreme end of our catalog, but our biggest drop springs are barely an inch. Proper spring rates, geometry, and suspension travel are key points for our springs. A lot of people are looks first, function second and that's totally cool. There are some pretty good products out there right now for the Mini and solid vendors behind them but we know that we could add some significantly improved options for those that track and autocross their cars (and still daily drive the car). Hopefully some vendors could get on board with our parts as well. What we are thinking: 1. Springs for the R53. Minimal drop, as in 5 to 10 mm front and rear. Probably an even drop. Rates would be around 250 to 280 lbs/in (280 lbs/in = 5 kg/mm). This should be perfect with Koni Yellows or Bilstein Sports. 2. Springs for the R56. Admittedly this car looks like a monster truck in comparison to the old one, but luckily it might have a little more travel. So maybe 10-15mm of drop at most for this car. Rates probably around the same range but could change depending on shock dynos. We will try the stock shocks, but will probably recommend you get Konis or Bilsteins or JCW. 3. Coilovers for R53 and R56. We'll have to work really hard to get this to happen but it would be a great option under 1500. I know everyone's heard that before, but really, these would be a game changer IMO. Short version is they would sacrifice damping adjustability for preset damping that doesn't suck really bad like (almost) everything else under $2k. Monotube, very high quality. Timeframe would be a little longer on these. Obviously rates/drops/details could change....we always shock dyno everything and measure, remeasure, remeasure again everything possible, and test, test, and test again. We would like to include replacement bumpstops if possible. Springs are made in the USA by a major suspension manufacturer that everyone has heard of for a very long time. Coilovers are made in Germany by another well known suspension manufacturer. Two of the really big names involved in motorsport for ages. SO....is this something you would like to see? A mild drop performance spring? We need a certain level of interest to commit. I have an R53 so that would speed up that development process nicely but if R56 guys yell loud enough that could get moving quickly as well. We have done this enough times in the past that within a couple of months we could be delivering springs. Selfishly I want some springs for my R53 right now. This is NOT a group buy, I am not mentioning the company name per Nathan's request, please do not post it here if you have figured it out, and please post here, do not PM. I am not a vendor here yet but if the interest is positive we will get things going as quickly as possible. We really just want to see what everyone thinks and get some input!