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How to install ADJUSTABLE FRONT RACE ANTI-ROLL BAR C-AJJ4006
Created: January 18, 2013
The mounting blocks are to be fixed at each end of the bar under the front of the subframe where there is a double thickness of metal close to the forward tie-bar brackets. Loosely assemble the blocks to the bar, one positioned between the locating rings - offer the bar up to the lower front edge of...
Austin Mini Cooper SUSPENSION - Basic set-up method
Created: February 02, 2011
This is one of those subjects viewed as a ‘black art’, largely because of lack of understanding and confusion. The confusion part is because folk encompass the whole suspension set-up deal with suspension arrangement and design, lack of understanding instilling terror at the thought of ‘fiddling’ with the suspension components.
How to Improve the Handling of Your Mini - The Basics
Created: July 16, 2007
Mini handling is like a bottle of wine? It all depends on who is driving (or drinking the wine)! Experience, technique, expectations all result in a different formula for success.
How to install C-AJJ3360 Lower Adjustable Arms
Created: June 21, 2007
Mini Spares has now further improved it's quality one-piece, forged, adjustable, bottom front suspension arm, to be on-car adjustable and accept all types of non-rod-end (Rose joint) bushings, by including a purpose-forged trunnion.
How to install Adjustable rear camber brackets MS73
Created: June 21, 2007
To enable full experimentation in this area, the MS73 kit has been developed to allow accurate adjustment of rear wheel camber AND track. Adjustment of rear track can greatly influence the handling characteristics of the Mini.
SPAX frequently asked questions
Created: January 28, 2006
Frequently Asked Questions How do I adjust my rear telescopic dampers? There is a knob or a screwdriver adjustment at the bottom of each damper. If you turn the adjuster fully anticlockwise it will be on the lowest setting, then turn the adjuster clockwise - On our newer dampers there will be 28 points of adjustment and on our older dampers 14. You need to count the clicks, as once the maximum damping has been reached, the adjuster will keep turning. Always adjust both dampers an equal number of clicks.
Choosing a Sway Bar for your Mini Cooper & S
Created: December 02, 2004
The principle behind a sway bar is to achieve a ‘balance’ to the car, front to rear, such that when we turn at our chosen speed we can maintain control of the car. As a Mini Cooper will naturally understeer in order to get closer to a balance, we either have to decrease the understeer or INCREASE oversteer.
TOOL10 - Instructions for Camber/Castor Gauge
Created: December 12, 2003
CASTOR/CAMBER GAUGE INSTRUCTIONS For all intents and purposes, this gauge can be considered a finely graduated plumb line - as that is exactly what it is! Before proceeding with any measuring for each factor, make sure the vehicle is on reasonably level ground without any wheel being in.
Austin Mini Cooper SUSPENSION - Converting from wet to dry
Created: July 11, 2001
The steady decline of readily available hydrolastic displacer units has prompted an escalation in the number of folk asking how to go about swopping from hydrolastic (‘wet’)
Mini Cooper Suspension - Corner Weights and Bump-Steer Basics
Created: February 27, 2001
A surprising number of racers still avoid dealing with them, as with geometry in general they're seen as another 'black art'. Not at all alleviated by the sight of the well-to-do single seater teams producing computer controlled, highly accurate scales to make last minute corner weight adjustments or slipping wafer-thin shims in between steering arms and hubs.
Austin Mini Cooper C-AJJ4004 New road-use front anti-roll bar
Created: October 09, 2000
This bar has been developed to complement those road cars fitted with post 1990 rubber springs. Being the softest compound yet used on the Mini in an attempt to improve comfort, they allow more body roll, thus compromising
How to install Adjustable rear anti-roll bar kit, C-AJJ4008
Created: January 30, 2000
Remove rear wheels and brake drums. Replace rear-most brake back plate holding bolt with the 3"x5/16" UNF cap head bolt provided. Slide on spacer tube, then
How to install Progressive rear bump stop kit, C-AJJ3313
Created: January 29, 2000
This kit is suitable for all hydrolastic Mini’s. It can be fitted onto dry suspension cars to give improved handling characteristics during motor sport events, provided the rear radius arms are changed to accommodate them.
 How to Install Classic Mini Heavy duty adj. tie-rods 21A1091
Created: January 29, 2000
These rods have been produced to improve car stability when cornering and braking, and facilitate easy adjustment of castor angle. Manufactured from a high grade material in a much bigger diameter, they are less susceptible to bending than the standard items. The standard castor angle is 3° + ½°. This will change when the car is raised or lowered, and when adjustable or negative camber bottom arms are used (these tend to increase castor).