Our NL hookup RonnieJ has posted some pics from a meetup they had over the pond last weekend.
Thanks RonnieJ – Keep em comin! – Click here for the pictures!
Spener dragged his ass out of bed early on a rainy Sunday morning to go and photograph the awesome rally cars that were being showed up at Chatsworth House. The weather was POOR but he roughed it and got us some snaps anyway – good work spener!
It may have been in the showrooms for all of 5 minutes, but already suspension gurus Eibach have a full complement of suspension products for the new Mini Convertible.
Even in standard trim, the car has wowed critics with its combination of svelte good looks, superb roof and responsive chassis. The new Eibach products remove the compromises of the standard suspension set-up to endow the lovable soft-top with an incredible degree of steering precision and driver feedback.
For those looking for the ultimate balance of ride comfort and response, The Pro-Kit lowered springs work in harmony with the factory damper units to lower the car by approximately 30mm. This improved centre of gravity reduces body roll and improves turn-in. Thanks to the spring’s unique progressive winding, developed by Eibach’s F1 engineers, compliance is retained almost at factory levels. Appearances however are not, with the car taking on a far more aggressive stance and the wheels really filling the arches. In-keeping with BMW’s reputation for longevity, the kit comes with a comprehensive 5 year warranty on fit and finish. Perfect for UK roads! The kit is priced at £157.39 + VAT.
For enthusiasts searching for true handling nirvana, Eibach also offer a new, stiffer Anti-Roll Kit for the Mini. This CNC manufactured kit works in conjunction with the Pro-Kit to further enhance the cars cornering prowess. The ingenious properties of the new bars mean that in a straight line, ride comfort is totally unaffected, with the stiffening effect only coming into play under hard cornering. The kits are priced at £260.87 +VAT for a pair front and rear bars.
The final finishing touch can be added with the application of the Eibach’s hub-centric Pro-Spacer kit. These are available in a selection of widths to either increase the track of the standard wheels to improve the car’s handling or to allow the precise fitment of aftermarket wheels whilst retaining factory offsets. A great idea in either case. Prices start at just £38.00 + VAT per pair.
The Mini may already be BMW’s most recognisable icon, but now, thanks to Eibach, it truly handles like one.
For more information, please visit or call the team on 01455 285851.