The Mini Cooper F56 with Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) uses a small stepper motor to allow for minute damping adjustments to OEM suspension. Before installing our BC Racing Coilover Kit you will disconnect this stepper motor from the OEM suspension but it is not necessary to remove the stepper motor from the vehicle. We have designed a kit to accomodate the stepper motor although it will no longer function.
There are a few very subtle differences in our Mini Cooper F56 coilover kits for DDC/without DDC models in order to match the OEM damper shaft top pin size. Our front piston rod top pin shaft for the DDC model is a few millimeters larger than the non-DDC model. The reason for this is because BC Racing makes every attempt possible to match the OEM part sizes, even the piston shaft top pin diameter.
Since the F56 with DDC has a larger diameter top pin size to accommodate the OEM damping control, our T-04-BR kit follows the same specs. In the front of the F56 this isn't really a problem since camber plate top mounts come standard, but in the rear, the larger diameter top pin is needed to fit through the OEM upper strut tower hole.
For a Mini Cooper without DDC, you would need to use the BC Racing T-05-BR kit. The T-05-BR kit uses a narrower rear top pin to allow it to pass through the OEM upper strut tower mount. If you were to try and put a T-04-BR kit on a F56 without DDC, the rear shock would not fit. Same goes for putting a T-05-BR kit on a F56 with OEM DDC, the rear shock would not fit.
Please be sure to confirm whether your Mini Cooper F56 has OEM DDC or not before placing an order for a kit.
The BC Racing BR Series is our most popular suspension package. Equally at home on street and track the BR Series offers the best of both worlds with ride height and damping adjustability. Damping is adjusted simultaneously and height is adjusted independently of piston and spring stroke. The BR Series offers a minimum 2 inch drop as well as 30 levels of damping adjustment. Assembled by hand in our facility, each application undergoes stringent quality control protocols to deliver the best possible suspension product to the consumer. Our most added value to our customers is the option to customize spring and damping rates to your to your individual preference. The BR Series is not meant as an entry level suspension setup but as a versatile setup that excels across a number of automotive disciplines.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
BC Racing is an aftermarket company that is considered as one of the leading manufacturers of performance shock absorbers. Based in Taiwan, the company started in 1999 and has continuously improved itself by always innovating the way they design, develop and manufacture their shock absorbers.
In 2003, BC introduced its coilover kits which were positively accepted by multiple tuners and enthusiasts around the world. This has helped paved the way for BC to become the best in their industry.
BC coilovers are designed with pure performance in mind. The company provides car owners the ability to modify their cars by providing them with an adjustable suspension. Using their product, they can adjust the height, damping, and spring tensions depending on their needs.
With 30 levels of damping force plus a variety of spring rates to match, BC coilover can meet whatever requirement the user demands. Their coilovers are designed to function well even at extremely low height without sacrificing shock travel and ride, making them the cover of choice by many people whether it is for show or track use.
All BC shocks are tested both in the USA and Japan, making sure that they meet the high-quality standards of different people around the world.
BC Racing has a variety of coilovers series to choose from, starting from their best seller - the BR series. These are the entry-level coilover models for the ZR series. These are 3-way adjustable coilovers meant for more serious and professional users, giving them a wider range of adjustability.
If you want an upgrade to your stock suspension that could perform well, then BC coilovers are for you. They offer various coilover kits that would fit different vehicles. To know more about BC Racing, visit Vivid Racing and check out the list of coilovers available for your specific needs.