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Old 01-13-2009, 10:39 PM
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I'm sure they just mounted them to existing mounting points .. if I remember correctly, a few parts from from the GP made it into the R56 (rear suspention) .. maybe some other things did as wel .. but that is pure speculation ofcourse
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:43 PM
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That's my line of thought, R53 JCW brakes became R56 brakes, Rear trailing arms from the GP-R56 Trailing arms, even the later 2006 MINIs started using the same lugs as the R56 wound up using. It seems to be in their nature to reuse what they can and "testing" R56 parts on the GP model was probably a good idea.
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A guy on this thread installed them on his 03 r53:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...dy-panels.html

Itried to find the part numbers on realoem and couldn't
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:26 AM
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bhozar is on here too. love what he's done to that R53
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.. which also means the battery needs to be relocated, correct? what are the options for relocating the battery?
I'd be more then happy to help you out with this if you want.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:53 PM
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I'd be more then happy to help you out with this if you want.
I'll definitely hit you up this summer when I get back into modding! I didn't realize you were so close

crap, hampton isn't that close... haha... you're VERY close to my school though!
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:32 PM
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I'll definitely hit you up this summer when I get back into modding! I didn't realize you were so close

crap, hampton isn't that close... haha... you're VERY close to my school though!
You're undoubtedly closer to onasled than I am. It'll be worth the trip.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:51 PM
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My ETK indicates, that only US MINIs equipped with the factory aero package (S7ARA) have the panels
Part No's for the panels are: 51 75 2 753 163 and 51 75 2 753 164

You might also need the brackets 51 75 2 753 165 and 51 75 2 753 166.
And installation material:

2x screw M6x25 w. washer 07 14 7 117 693
2x expanding rivet 07 13 0 702 966
2x filister head screw 51 71 2 752 360
20x nut 51 16 1 943 122

Enjoy

Edit: nevermind...I should read a thread to the end bevor replying
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:17 AM
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My ETK indicates, that only US MINIs equipped with the factory aero package (S7ARA) have the panels
Part No's for the panels are: 51 75 2 753 163 and 51 75 2 753 164

You might also need the brackets 51 75 2 753 165 and 51 75 2 753 166.
And installation material:

2x screw M6x25 w. washer 07 14 7 117 693
2x expanding rivet 07 13 0 702 966
2x filister head screw 51 71 2 752 360
20x nut 51 16 1 943 122

Enjoy

Edit: nevermind...I should read a thread to the end bevor replying
Thanks, I looked right at those on realoem.com and didn't see them for what they were. I am going to try and see what the cost for ordering would be. I think this would be an easier one to obtain since they are a part that could be realistically damaged easily.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:39 AM
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I apologize for the crappy phone pics, but i forgot my camera. I ordered these thinking they were for a GP and got them for far less than $100 a piece, but price will depend on where you order .

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I had to go to MINICORSA today to have a passenger side drive shaft replaced due to a torn boot and Danny offered to help me with this as well. We went to install these and that is when we noticed that something wasn't right. The front area did not line up quite right. We re-checked the parts number and that was when we realized that they were for an R56. We got the correct GP part number and got quoted $190 per panel so we decided to make them work by cutting a little off of the front like this:

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which made it look like this:

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Other than the front, these fit perfectly on the R53 and everything lined up like it was made for it. I didn't put the rear brackets on yet, but they are something that should be done with this. Other than that, we used self tapping screws to secure it and that was all that was needed.

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So basically this is something that could be done easily as it is not a GP part
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Awesome, thanks for the definitive info!
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That looks great Wes. I am urged to get these as well. I know a right hook up for a great price.
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excellent!
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That looks really nice and clean! Any idea about whether or not it does much functionally?
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Humm I wonder how this would be on my JCW with a Forge Front Tray? Then all I would need is a nice rear diffuser and I would be all set.
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