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Old 07-03-2012, 09:21 PM
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Default Marks R55 Cooper - Take II - MINI Hampton Clubman

Well, I only have myself to blame. My lightning blue clubby went in for a service and I got this as a courtesy car, I did request to have it. I wanted it. I bought it

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the 2 side by side, at this point I owned the lightning blue one :p

Collection day
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Completely standard MINI Hampton with Visual Boost Stereo,

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Got home and fitted my Cooper S pedals
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Armrest was transferred from the old clubman

side scuttles changed slightly
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Rear windows tinted
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I have some cobra springs to put in it too, will hopefully get these in soon!

Thanks for looking
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:25 PM
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looks good.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:40 PM
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Thanks. I took the clubby to MINI United @ Paul Ricard

Ok so from the beginning

Getting onto Euro Tunnel
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At the old Reims Gueux Circuit
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A few dead bugs
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This was down past Grenoble up in the mountains
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The views were amazing!
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Along Route Napoloen on the way to Castellane
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So about 1 week before we left I had a message from Gerard from the Mini Club of Ireland, he asked if I wanted to put my car at their club tent, why not
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I also met Paddy Hopkirk and Rauno Aaltonen
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Back up through France via Millau
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And Paris
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Then a MINI factory tour in Oxford - my 7th tour
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:27 AM
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Nice ride and love those pics. I have been to a few of those places you have pictures of!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:08 PM
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After seeing Bluetoy's roadster with the chrome caps I thought I needed a pair myself!

On a dark car it looks great. I have a JCW mesh grille coming too, hope to get it on soon!

JCW scuttles also added

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:04 PM
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JCW grille fitted with modded lower surround.

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I will need to get a different 50 badge or adapt the one I currently have!
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:58 PM
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Chrome is now coming off

Beltline has been blacked out!

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And Hampton mirror caps back on, along with black wrapped jcw scuttles
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:28 AM
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Nice ride. Cool color combo!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:54 PM
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Cheers!

Car has been lowered on Cobra Suspension lowering springs, thanks to Coen!

Had them fitted today in a local BMW specialist along with full laser alignment

Here are two before pics
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And just freshly fitted
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Home with a wash
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Need some spacers and it'll do rightly!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:52 PM
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Can anyone advise as to spacers please?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:18 PM
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Looking good Mark. Certainly lower it more evenly than Eibach springs

I would go to Ambroz at Kavs. Thich 13mm would work, as guessing though wheels at ET48-ET52 wich would bring that down to ET35-ET39.

I have had since they came out no issues. Unlike Eibach which were pish

(Ps it just happens Eibach came up twice)
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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Cheers Ben, aye it does lower more evenly. -25mm at the rear and -30mm at the front. Its just enough for me to take the height out of it

Ride isn't too bad either, Coen said they are about 20% stiffer vs approx 40% for eibach and the likes.

Will have a look at Kavs, shudda bloody spoke to them at united :p they were right over from me!!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:37 PM
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Glad you like them. Not seen the Cobra springs on a Mini over here before, out of interest how'd they compare price wise?

Yeah I was on his stand most of the weekend.

I haven't heard him say he will be at MITP sadly as that was where I usually pick up parts off him.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:47 PM
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And I'm going to MITP as well, see you there!! Could of got them there lol

Price wise, I got a good price for them when you factor in the euro/ rate. I will PM you sure!
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:06 AM
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When you fitting them?

haha they look decent mate, nice work although you know my feelings on bring the chrome back!
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