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Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar 20mm Adjustable

Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar 20mm Adjustable

Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar 20mm Adjustable

Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar 20mm Adjustable

Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar 20mm Adjustable
Part No: NMS2007
$259.99
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Fits the following:
MINI (2002-Current)
Improve handling performance with this Performance 20mm Rear Adjustable Anti-Sway Bar Upgrade.

Designed and built in Australia for the enthusiast who needs a more aggressive range of handling adjustability, this 20mm Adjustable Rear Anti-Sway Bar features three positions that allow for quick and easy adjustability for both street and track driven MINI Cooper & "S" models.

Poweder coated with an additional clear coat finish for added durability. Made from BHP Spring Steel.

This 20mm bar can be used to balance the chassis and eliminate the understeer inherent in the front wheel drive design of the MINI Cooper. Suitable for street and race applications. Premium quality, bar and poly bushes are included. Uses the stock drop links.

Fits the following models:

2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hatchback
2008-2014 R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Roadster

For the 22mm Rear Anti-Sway Bar, see G2NMS2100.

 
 
Question:
I have a 2013 Mini S. standard This car understeers and the handling is not responsive. I don't want to race it, just get that responsive handling back that the 2006 minis had. Who there understands Mini suspension set ups that can suggest my options. It seems to me that if the back end was lowered a little then the CG could be moved back than the front end would steer better. Or does it just need to be stiffer with bigger sway bars front and back.
Answer:
Yes, the front heavy front wheel drives typically understeer due to the front heavy weight distribution front-to-back. Assuming we are working with a fully stock MINI, the first recommendation is to go with a larger / stiffer rear bar. This will make the car more 'balanced' without giving up much ride quality while improving turn-in response.

Since the stock rear bar is at 18mm, I usually recommend the 20mm bar NMS2007 for street applications.

Mini Mania Tech Team

The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts

 
 
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MINI Cooper Sway Bar
Created: December 19, 2014
In a front-wheel drive car, all of the steering and power comes from the front wheels. The usual result is that the typical front-wheel car has a tendency to understeer. If the car is going to fast, or turned too abruptly when entering a corner, the car will push ahead in a straight line, rather than turning to follow the direction of the front wheels.  Understeer is what occurs when a car steers less than (under) the amount commanded by the driver. Understeer is a good thing for the average driver turning the average corner, since the car is less likely to swerve or skid, should the driver turn the steering wheel too far or too fast. In fact, even most modern rear-wheel cars are engineered to have a little understeer.
Better Handling on the Road, Track or Autocross For your MINI
Created: January 26, 2009
Once again we’re back to trade-offs. For the average driver, with average passengers, the ability of the car to absorb bumps without rattling the dentures of gran’pa in the back seat is at least as important as how fast the car will get around corners.
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