Suspension Brakes 1st Gen TSW springs/Ireland fixed camber plates - Feedback

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  1. UKXPAT

    UKXPAT New Member

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    I got some good feedback on my thread about the JCW suspension kit. Now I am looking at TSW lowereing springs with Ireland fixed camber plates. Any feedback on either of these items for an 04 R53?
     
  2. Crashton

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    I've got Ireland fixed camber plates. I'm on stock springs & they gave me -1.9 & -1.8 camber. I wonder if the fact you have lowering springs might mean you would need adjustable plates.
     
  3. WolfGTI

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    I have the Ireland fixed plates on TSW springs with Koni yellows - I love them, the overall combination works very well. You do not need adjustable plates with lowered springs. You will need adj. rear lower control arms to really tweak your setup.
     
  4. ScottinBend

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    I have the V1 TSW springs with the IE adjustables and FSDs and have had no issues in the 5 yrs I have had them.

    I plan on replacing the FSD with Yellows at some point.
     
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    Curious as to how much camber you have with that setup?
     
  6. wzabrouski

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    I currently have the latest version of the TSW's with Yellows and IE fixed plates and love the set-up. I had h-sports and JCW springs that this ride is the best!!
     
  7. UKXPAT

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    Any issues with wheel arch rubbing?
     
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    None. The front drop is not low enough to worry about rubbing.
     
  9. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    I've been running tsw v3 springs, IE fixed plates, and FSD's for a zillion miles now. Love this setup for the street / twisties. Never any rubbing. :Thumbsup:
     
  10. WolfGTI

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    -1.8 / - 1.9 up front.
     
  11. UKXPAT

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    How much improvement in cornering do you see with the camber plates fitted?
     
  12. UKXPAT

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    Do you do mainly day to day driving, or a lot of track time. I'm interested to know where you ended up with the settings on the Koni yellows?
     
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    Daily. Anywhere from 50-100 miles per day.
     
  14. wmwny

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    I drive my MCSa everyday, occasionally to the track ]2-3 times a year], to the Dragon and on various twisties. I have the fixed IE camber plates, adjustable rear control arms, and TSW springs and love them, having switched from H Sports [a much smoother ride now]. I've had this setup for the last 30k or so. I have all the negative camber I could get and have had no rubbing problems whatsoever.
     
  15. Crashton

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    Sorry I missed your reply WolfGTI. Those are the exact numbers I have on my MINI on stock springs. I'd have though being lowered on the TSW springs would have bought you a bit more camber.
     
  16. heyduard

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    From my understanding, macpherson struts assemblies are camber limited by design. so dropping height doesn't change much camber-wise. the rear multi-link is another story.
     

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