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Forum: Tire & Wheel 09-20-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
That looks awesome! That's a lot more than ~3/4"...

That looks awesome! That's a lot more than ~3/4" wider, though :D

Been focusing on getting the B-Spec MINI Racecar exhaust to market recently, but hope to redirect more time to this soon.
Forum: The Paddocks 09-20-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 64,346
Posted By Blainestang
Personally, I'm pumped for the 4-door "F55"...

Personally, I'm pumped for the 4-door "F55" Hardtop. Unlike the Countryman, which added a bunch of length, width, height, and 500 lb (!) to the Hardtop in the process of adding 2 doors, the F55...
Forum: Checkered Flag 09-10-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Blainestang
Yikes! I didn't realize it meant that Panoz was...

Yikes! I didn't realize it meant that Panoz was selling Road Atlanta and Sebring, too!
Forum: Tire & Wheel 08-16-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Nothing major to report. Looking into a very...

Nothing major to report. Looking into a very conveniently located supplier, though.
Forum: OTLounge 06-10-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7,487
Views: 818,871
Posted By Blainestang
Almost bought one 4 years ago, but went with the...

Almost bought one 4 years ago, but went with the MINI. Now, the wife wants 4-doors, and For the price, performance, and clean looks, it's hard to beat, IMO. Obviously, you agree :D
Forum: OTLounge 06-10-2012, 05:05 AM
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Views: 818,871
Posted By Blainestang
Just picked up a 'family car'... 4-door MK6 GTI.

Just picked up a 'family car'... 4-door MK6 GTI.
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-29-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Noted :P The 'widebody' arch is...

Noted :P




The 'widebody' arch is designed so that the points at which it meets the bumper and side skirts are the same as stock. That way, they don't require any modifications to the other...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I know... just thinking ahead :P ...

I know... just thinking ahead :P




I'll add you to the list for R53 testers haha.
Forum: Checkered Flag 05-26-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,499
Posted By Blainestang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3AaElfqBbM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3AaElfqBbM

Finally got around to editing the video from the GoPro Hero2 I mounted inside the #68 Fast Toys Inc. MINI Cooper at Homestead. The driver, Bruce...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-26-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I'd love for the 2nd Gen ones to work out so I...

I'd love for the 2nd Gen ones to work out so I can expand to the 1st and 3rd gens :)
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Thanks... I agree, the added width doesn't make...

Thanks... I agree, the added width doesn't make it look awkward or over-the-top like some 'widebody' kits.
Forum: The Paddocks 05-25-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 64,346
Posted By Blainestang
Personally, I love the idea. If it was just me,...

Personally, I love the idea. If it was just me, I'd squeeze a baby into the back seat of a 2-door car, but I understand why my wife wouldn't want to do that every time... and to be honest, this is...
Forum: OTLounge 05-25-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Blainestang
Or just move the ramps into your parking spot...

Or just move the ramps into your parking spot when you're not using them. That way they're away from the road.
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-23-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Yeah, the Widebody style won't be for everyone,...

Yeah, the Widebody style won't be for everyone, but thanks for the compliments!




Thanks for the offer, Rev! I'll get in touch with you soon. Having seen your furniture thread, it seems you...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I definitely want to get some real-life input on...

I definitely want to get some real-life input on these. We'll just have to see how it all works out. Maybe I get a prototype mold and can make a bunch for testing, or maybe not. I'm not sure how it's...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I'll definitely keep your offer in mind :D......

I'll definitely keep your offer in mind :D... your adjustable suspension could certainly simplify some things.

With wider arches, would you have the possibility of lowering more and potentially...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Good idea... Now all I need is a suspension and...

Good idea... Now all I need is a suspension and wheel/tire setup that rubs :D




That would be awesome! Thanks!
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I'm focusing on 2nd Gen now, but yes, if it is...

I'm focusing on 2nd Gen now, but yes, if it is feasible and works out, I would look at making some for 1st (and 3rd) gen cars in the future.




It definitely feels weird to take a brand new...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I seriously doubt anyone has ever or will ever...

I seriously doubt anyone has ever or will ever become a millionaire selling MINI mods :P




Probably won't be able to guarantee that fitment! Haha... We'd have to make slightly different arches...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
I will absolutely look into connecting with...

I will absolutely look into connecting with someone over there. They certainly seem far more serious about modding their MINIs than most here do.
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Hopefully I can make your dreams come true....

Hopefully I can make your dreams come true. :laff:

CF very well may be the only possibility. Well, that or the fiberglass you mention below. If plastic isn't feasible, maybe fiberglass for people...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
That was my basic plan: Figure out how to offset...

That was my basic plan: Figure out how to offset the set-up costs by "pre-selling" a certain amount to MINI vendors and direct pre-orders via Turn17 (http://www.facebook.com/Turn17). I hadn't thought...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Haha... I really enjoy designing and prototyping...

Haha... I really enjoy designing and prototyping this kind of stuff, so while making a bunch of money wasn't the main goal, it would certainly help me justify the time spent working on this kind of...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Glad you like the prototype, Rally! ...

Glad you like the prototype, Rally!




I completely agree. The market would be much larger with factory-look plastic than CF, simply because of the cost to make it all match if someone didn't...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-22-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,654
Posted By Blainestang
Prototype Widebody Arches

Finally got around to finishing a [rough] prototype of an R56 'Widebody' Arch. I'm thinking about looking into production, but wanted to make sure there's interest, and figured I could count on M|U...
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