A Comparison of the F56 chassis with and without Dynamic Damper Control
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 accommodate 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 an F56 without DDC, the rear shock would not fit. Same goes for putting a T-05-BR kit on an 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.
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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 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.
- Extreme drop separate
- This Product is the T-05-BR!
- Front Camber Plates Now Come Standard For This Kit
- 7kg Front Spring Rate
- 5kg Rear Spring Rate
- End Links Included
- 4mm Wheel Spacers Included
- Does Not Fit F56 Chassis With Direct Damping Control
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