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Old 08-17-2013, 05:27 PM
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Worked on the camber and settings this week for the coil-overs. I thought this shot exemplified it well...

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Old 08-18-2013, 01:39 AM
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Nice. Have you installed the new stereo yet?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:33 PM
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Working on it still! Cannot wait to unleash that onto the world
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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So, the stereo is still a work in progress. Also, bought some of the M7 front bumper canards and attempted to fit them...lots of gap on my bumper and didn't feel comfortable with any of that whatseover. So, the car is relatively the same for now. I have changed a few of the settings (stiffer shocks, softer shocks, etc...) to dial in my perfect handling balance. But now, it is getting colder here in the ATL, so I have moved to indoor horsepower for now...

Enter my new rig set up for Photoshop, games, etc...

1. Intel i5- 4670K (liquid cooled and overclocked to 4.4 ghz)
2. 16 GB RAM
3. Nvidia GTX 770 GPU
4. Acer 30" LED HD monitor
5. WIndows 8
6. Full Corsair Peripherals package
7. Freshly installed Lightroom, which looks killer on here!

Here are a few shots. Once the car is back this spring, hoping for:

1. Cat Cam
2. New tire setup (Bridgestone RE-11?)
3. or, new wheels setup (might pull the trigger on something super tasty)

Enjoy!

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Example of performance:

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Old 04-29-2014, 03:17 PM
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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 reconstruct some of the pieces that needed some love. For starters, I am doing a brake overhhaul this summer with fresh pads, rotors, and lines. The clutch is starting to act up a bit, so I will be doing refresh here as well as a Fidanza Flywheel (more fun to rip on since the car is no longer the DD) I am installing some speakers in the doors to replace the HK speakers that are worn and starting to crackle.

Finally, I am looking at some wheels and want to see if anyone knows whether or not these will fit my car.

http://www.osaka-jdm.jp/img/catalog.pdf

I am looking at the 15X8 with the +22 offset. I have full adjustability through my Megan Coils and Hsport Arms, and big brakes won't be an issue as I am running OEM size hardware going forward. Just looking at the potential of something different.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:52 PM
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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)

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This year, looking to change out a few things, with the stereo being among the first of those changes. Since buying the Fiat, more money and tuning has been devoted there. However, this year is going to be a grand one for Otis.... Stay tuned....
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:16 PM
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Cant wait dude, I love this car. Please keep up posted
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:07 PM
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Cant wait dude, I love this car. Please keep up posted
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
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:34 PM
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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 marked amount of distortion.

At this point, I may opt to swap the HK system out completely for a set Polk Components, coax, and a compact amp that I can hide. If this happens, I will be posting pictures of where IO install the amp in the car.

Either way, I will be posting pictures of the stereo here in a little bit.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:27 PM
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The receiver blends very well into the dash. Super clean and the color illumination is spot on!

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and a close up:

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:05 PM
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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 speak...

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The damage doesn't look like much, but the angle and the place it was hit will definitely be tricky. The body shop is in the process of getting a new rear fender and possibly sourcing a fresh JCW Rear Aero Bumper. Hopefully this can be fixed before the Dragon, if it doesn't total the vehicle out. Damages were near $4200 already
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:43 PM
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Doesn't appear they will be totaling the car!!! So excited, as I had many things happening this year for him!
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:29 AM
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It's official, I will be back in Otis for Minis on the Dragon! Hope to see y'all up there.
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