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ducks 12-13-2008 12:57 PM

Ducks DS MCS
It all started in the beginning of May '08. I was looking for a new car as my Opel Tigra was falling apart. What to get? My first idea was a 3 series bimmer. But the problem was if I wanted something fast it would cost me a fortune. So why not a mini.

I booked a test drive with a Cooper S. And when I took it for a spin I was sold. It tried to kill me off the line with it's torque steer. I almost ended up in a ditch, but I like my cars with a little bit of madness :D

So I got all the brochures en started going through the option list. This is what I came up with:

- Mini Cooper S MF71

- Dark Silver Metallic
- Leather Punch Carbon Black

- Automatic start/stop
- Sport suspension
- No badges
- Chrome Line interior
- Black roof
- Chrome mirror covers
- Tinted glass
- Center arm rest
- Color line dark gray
- Roof lining dark gray
- Interior panels brushed alloy
- Sport button
- Bi-Xenon
- Automatic air conditioning
- Navigation professional
- Speech control
- Hifi sound system
- Bluetooth handsfree kit with USB audio interface
- White turn signals
- Chilli package

- Full JCW Aero
- R113 black/polished

This is how I got it without the Aero (back order) in the beginning of August:

In the last few months a few things got changed:
- Lowered 3cm
- 15mm spacers
- Black mirror covers
- Black belt line
- Aero
- m7 Splitter
- JCW Stage I tuning (207bhp/295Nm (A bit more then the brochure states :D ))

And this is how it looks today:

There is a nice todo list, but all in due time :)

rlnewby 12-13-2008 01:03 PM


When you said model MINI Cooper S MF71 where does the MF71 come from?

ducks 12-13-2008 02:03 PM

MF71 is the factory model number. I believe that the US counterpart is MF73 for example.

jbcola 12-13-2008 03:22 PM

One of my favorits ;)

Konstantinos 12-13-2008 04:16 PM

super-nice job so far homie! Welcome to the club :)

Puma 12-13-2008 05:14 PM

Beautiful mate! I see the Chrome mirror caps were quick to go. :P She looks great. :tu:

xalfa 12-13-2008 05:32 PM

Nice! I would lose the splitter and black out the chrome. But that's just me.

ducks 12-13-2008 05:46 PM

Today was the day. I was going to mount the m7 diffuser. It was -1 centigrade outside but the sun was shining so why not. But what the f***. It doesn't fit. For some reason the rear bumper mount on the m7 car is different on my car. No way it's gonna fit. So I checked realoem to see if the US spec cars have a different bumper mount, but it's the same as mine :nuts:

Oh well, at least I got to stay inside and not freeze my ass off ;)

Rally 12-13-2008 05:49 PM

Which mount is different?

Nice car :tu::tu:

ducks 12-13-2008 06:13 PM

It's part nr 1. On the m7 car it has an extra ridge on the underside that my car doesn't have. The clamps for the diff are mounted on that ridge.

jbcola 12-13-2008 06:24 PM


ducks 12-13-2008 06:32 PM

Yep, coendek has the same problem. We where installing in tandum :D

CA$PER 12-13-2008 07:35 PM

We got another Nice R56 here :tu:

Sketch 12-13-2008 11:54 PM

Sweet ride man!! Sucks about your diffuser. :disbelief

glnr13 12-14-2008 12:45 AM

what's the importance of that piece? does it do anything structurally for the car? looks like you can just cut it

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