1. Methods for lowering and getting "stanced" look

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hi guys, I'm not too mechanical and want to minimise question-hassle to my mechanics I've got an R53 with everything stock wheel/suspension-wise. I'd like to get smaller wheels (probably 16" - maybe 15") with chunkier (non-runflat) tyres. I want the car to be lowered as far as tyres allow and...
  2. camber control

    MINI Chat
    Guys, this might seem like one of them *Derrr* questions but im looking for a some Camber :tongue_smilie: where are you guys with camber control arms buying them from ? are there any "better" or popular brands or can u get any old set off ebay?
  3. Do I need camber plates?

    R53 Tried and Tested
    Hi all, Apologies if it sounds naff bit I'm not sure and im struggling to find the answer I need. I'm getting coilovers, not springs, and need to know whether camber plates are necessary? Or will I be ok just fitting the coilovers as normal by replacing what's already on the car? I may track...
  4. Front camber adjustment

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Ive read a lot of threads about fixed camber plates and adjustable top mounts, Buts is there no way of winding a bit of camber on the front without these? Even just -1.5/-2 degrees? Never had a car before where SOME front camber adjustment isnt possible, cant find anything about it anywhere..
  5. Obley’s ultimate recession beating camber installation trick

    MiniTorque Threads
    In this current financial climate time is money, and who has time to f*** around with setting up camber?? “NOT I” I here you calling, then carry on reading my friends… STEP 1: Find a large open area that looks like it has no obstructions. (For example your local MacDonald’s at night) STEP 2...
  6. Tracking/Camber

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    So I went to the garage to get my wheel alignment sorted but he came back to me saying the camber on the front left was way out (He had a diagram of the angels) which would explain why it was pulling left. But he suggested something, either the strut and possibly the hub could be bent to send it...
  7. Mini R53 Used Adjustable Control Arms Wanted

    MINI Parts Wanted
    After a set of used r53 control arms to sort out my rear wheel camber, has anyone got a set for sale ?
  8. Ducks MCS

    The Projects
    Current spec list as of 17-11-2013 Engine - Carrillo rods - CP pistons - Balanced crank - Custom intake manifold - Custom exhaust manifold - Ported and polished head - Catcams - Garrett gt2871r - Oil cooler with thermostat - Goodridge hoses and couplings - Evolve intercooler - Race radiator...
  9. Hartgay R53 - Ye On-Going Olde Fart Project (Warning: Stinks of Piss)

    The Projects
    I thought it was about time I posted up about my '03 Hartge MCS:) Bought in 2005 in standard condition apart from the Hartge 210bhp tuning kit, which apparently consists of a remap & a 15% pulley, a Milltek mani & exhaust was also fitted at the same time by the previous owner. a good starting...