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Forum: Motoring Events 04-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,017
Posted By rjtrout2000
I officially get my Mini back today! Happy to be...

I officially get my Mini back today! Happy to be saying that I will be there :)
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,716
Posted By rjtrout2000
One of my favorite R53 rides. So unique!

One of my favorite R53 rides. So unique!
Forum: The Parts Bin 04-17-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By rjtrout2000
PMs replied!

PMs replied!
Forum: The Parts Bin 04-03-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By rjtrout2000
I just saw that Autozone offers OE rebuild units...

I just saw that Autozone offers OE rebuild units too..... That might not be a bad road to go...
Forum: The Parts Bin 04-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By rjtrout2000
WTB: R56 S Brakes

Greetings all,

I am exploring the waters on giving the R56 Cooper S brake upgrade a shot. I would need:

1. Calipers (front)
2. Carriers (front)
3. Rotors (if in good shape)

The other...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
It's official, I will be back in Otis for Minis...

It's official, I will be back in Otis for Minis on the Dragon! Hope to see y'all up there.
Forum: Cornering 04-03-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 65,387
Posted By rjtrout2000
So...time to finally give my driving impressions...

So...time to finally give my driving impressions here. The coils ride very well for a budget coil. I thought the Vmaxx ride was too loose and another person I know did Racelands on his 05 (yikes)....
Forum: Tire & Wheel 04-02-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,825
Posted By rjtrout2000
Awesome! Thanks for the reference photos as well....

Awesome! Thanks for the reference photos as well. I think I will be purchasing in either black or the SBC color... Decision time!
Forum: Tire & Wheel 03-29-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,825
Posted By rjtrout2000
Decision between wheels

Well, now that I know my prize Mini will not be totaled and that it had no structural damage, I want to move forward with putting on some real lightweight and quality wheels.

I have always...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 03-29-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By rjtrout2000
Pics!

Pics!
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
Doesn't appear they will be totaling the car!!! ...

Doesn't appear they will be totaling the car!!! So excited, as I had many things happening this year for him!
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 27,143
Posted By rjtrout2000
Given I have a JCW Kit on my R50, I am partial. ...

Given I have a JCW Kit on my R50, I am partial. But, the F56 looks SOOOOOOO much better in JCW cladding IMHO. Great build and can't wait to see how it turns out!
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
So....someone backed into Otis on my birthday....

So....someone backed into Otis on my birthday. Bummed would be an understatement, as my Mini's build date was March 19, 2004 (our birthdays were the same!) he is sitting at the body shop as we...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
The receiver blends very well into the dash. ...

The receiver blends very well into the dash. Super clean and the color illumination is spot on!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8727/16166919493_03f74b0217_c.jpg

and a close up:
...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
Alright, new stereo installed and HK Enabler in. ...

Alright, new stereo installed and HK Enabler in. The ability to control the function of the sub in the back has been a welcome addition. Sound isn't bad, but seems like the HK Enabler allows a...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
Appreciated! I will keep you all up to date for...

Appreciated! I will keep you all up to date for sure. I am finally beginning stereo work next week. Had to wait for my HK Enabler to get here :tu:
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
It has been a while since I have posted anything...

It has been a while since I have posted anything new. Just wanted to throw a couple of shots up from my final drive over the summer (before I put him up)
...
Forum: Accelerating 05-16-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,307
Posted By rjtrout2000
That's a good point Randy. I have the R50 so I am...

That's a good point Randy. I have the R50 so I am not sure how much a stock flywheel weighs. I have been seeing 13 pounds and the Fidanza lightweight option is 8.6 pounds. Seems like a good drop...
Forum: Accelerating 05-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,307
Posted By rjtrout2000
Otis needs a clutch coming up, do a lightweight flywheel?

Well, the clutch is finally starting to act up with 112k and 10 years of driving. I am doing another OEM unit since my power adding mods are few and far between. However, I have contemplated...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,639
Posted By rjtrout2000
Alright, with the Fiat set the way I want it and...

Alright, with the Fiat set the way I want it and my Mini officially paid off with title in hand, I had to ask some serious questions on what I wanted to do with my car.

I decided to keep it and...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By rjtrout2000
Just a couple of updates here: 1. Installed...

Just a couple of updates here:

1. Installed the rear torsion beam from Neuspeed (Fiat label is NeuF) and the handling is night and day! Much more level and a lot less rolly polly feeling.

2....
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,550
Posted By rjtrout2000
Wong, loving the car!

Wong, loving the car!
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By rjtrout2000
second hose installed last night. I am going for...

second hose installed last night. I am going for a drive today and I will post some opinions!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/12816728393_90d2647da4_z.jpg
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By rjtrout2000
The thing up top is a boost tube that I will be...

The thing up top is a boost tube that I will be installing tomorrow. It will complete the cooler hoses and overall, I am very pleased with the purchase. Plus, since it is black with no decals, the...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By rjtrout2000
I just ended up completing my first mod, which...

I just ended up completing my first mod, which was the Emperor Intake by HPSI. This was a simple and easy mod, taking about 20 minutes to install. The difference in response and torque is...
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