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Old 02-01-2014, 11:43 PM
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Bought this car 3 days ago, and so far I'm very satisfied. For now it's completely stock, but I'm looking forward to change that.
75k miles on the clock.

I don't have much plans for it, but I'll keep adding things to the list:

- Carbon cover handles DONE
- Carbon cover gas cap DONE
- Carbon stubby antenna DONE
- Black upper and lower grille DONE
- Milltek cat back DONE
- Black belt line kit DONE
- New low beam xenon bulbs DONE
- AP coilovers DONE
- Wheels? DONE
- Remove bonnet stripes DONE
- White vinyl on roof and side mirrors DONE
- Swap the originale chrome side vents with black oem non-s DONE
- Smoked side indicators DONE
- Led license plate bulbs DONE
- New coolant tank(leaking) DONE (bought one in aluminium)
- Silver front indicator bulbs DONE
- Tinted front indicators DONE
- Coilover "socks" (for protection against dirt) DONE
- White Mini Cooper emblem front and rear DONE

Picture of how it looks today(1st of february 2014):

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How it looks atm. I may have to drop it 1/4 inch to eliminate the front wheel gap. We'll see.

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:58 AM
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Welcome .

That's a good start .

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:24 AM
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Thanks!

Btw will these fit without any error codes popping up in the display?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300970967428...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And is there someone that has any good experiences with aftermarked park light bulbs that don't start flickering after 24 hours? :p I want them as pure white as possible.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:04 PM
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welcome welcome, keep up with updates!
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:10 AM
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So the most important things that has been done imo is milltek catback, ap coilovers and a set of 17x8 & 17x9 with 20mm adapters, wrapped in 195/40s & 215/40s.
I'm quite happy with the looks and how it sounds, but I've gotten some vibrations when accelerating that's bothering me.. Guess it's the axles that didn't agree in their new position after lowering the car pretty much compared to stock hight.
And what do you guys do with the stupid plastic lip under the front bumper? It scrapes almost everywhere! Just cut it off?

Oh and pics will come asap! :/
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:09 PM
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Update in the 1st post. Sorry for the crappy iphone pics. Better to come.

Not satisfied with the hight up front. I may need to go a little lower.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:56 AM
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Love what you've done!
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:46 PM
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Thumbs up mate Some nice upgrades on a nice car ..
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:13 PM
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Well thank you, gentlemen!
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:44 PM
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Any more pics & plans?
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:20 PM
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No more plans atm, but who knows. I bought this car because I'm going back to school for a while, so I needed something that was cheap but still a bit fun to drive.

My e30 is in need of a little attention too, so this car is "done" for now
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:29 PM
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Have you done anything besides installing coilovers? Any ajustable endlinks or something? I'm about to install some supersport coils and I'm wondering about the negative camber with only coils. How are the norwegian roads treating you? Specially the speedbumps.
I'm from Trondheim so that's why I'm wondering
I have trouble now getting over the speedbumps that only are on the middle of each lane if you know what type I mean. And I'm on original coils for the moment
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:13 AM
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Only coilovers. I thought I would need rear camber arms, but I didn't. I just trimmed away some plastic on the inside and it was all good.
Speedbumps are no problem at all. The only thing that scrapes is the plastic lip under the front bumper, but that doesn't bother me
Those bumps in the middle of each lane are the worst thing ever. Haven't tried those yet(on purpose), but I actually think I will be fine. Time will show.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:55 PM
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Love the wheel choice!
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:14 PM
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Thanks! I've just lowered it a bit more now. Still very driveable.
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