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Old 06-22-2006, 04:48 PM
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Hot Cooper! I love the painted arches.
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hey, do you have any pics of the euro rear tails on your car. I want to see what they look like on a red cooper Thanks in advance
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yay very nice coop pride!!
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hey, do you have any pics of the euro rear tails on your car. I want to see what they look like on a red cooper Thanks in advance
All you gotta do is "ax"...

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And I forgot to update the mod list with the final addition: angel eyes, but the LED's are way too blue and do not match the headlights at all, so I'm gonna change that to whiter/yellower lights.. Then some pics, if I ever clean the car...

Thank you again all for the kind words!

PS: Rally, I hate you, because of this thread, you've made me confused again! Because I right-clicked on the pictures there, found out about delta-mini, and saw THIS:

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Now I want to find out more about that splitter because I'm torn again! "Need Help Deciding (part III)" here we go... I think that one is for S only, though? No?

Anyways, I'm just playing, you know some crazy sites there, man. We should be friends! lol...

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hahah imagine how hard it is for me!!! i know of all these cool places but never can get any of the parts :p :p

I will look into that lip and let you know haha.

I still love the NKB lip for your car though

And thanks for the rear light pics. Those definitely look hot
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:08 PM
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Ok did a little research and it looks like that is an MCS-only lip. It might fit on the cooper...but wouldnt really look very good

This should help your decision...this is the one that fits on MC's...yikes

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Oh yeah, that helped A LOT! lol. Looks ridiculous. NKB it is...

But I still don't get it... how come it wouldn't fit on the Cooper? What is the main difference between the lower parts of the MCS bumper and MC bumper? I don't think it would be enough of a difference for the splitter not to work.

Same thing with the Hamann splitter, MCS has one style, MC has a different one... Anybody know if the connecting points are different or something?

M7 doesn't have a different splitter for MC and MCS. They have the Aero one, too, but fits both cars, right?

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Old 06-23-2006, 05:57 PM
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Oh yeah, that helped A LOT! lol. Looks ridiculous. NKB it is...

But I still don't get it... how come it wouldn't fit on the Cooper? What is the main difference between the lower parts of the MCS bumper and MC bumper? I don't think it would be enough of a difference for the splitter not to work.

Same thing with the Hamann splitter, MCS has one style, MC has a different one... Anybody know if the connecting points are different or something?

M7 doesn't have a different splitter for MC and MCS. They have the Aero one, too, but fits both cars, right?

Thanks again, though.
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hmm kinda hard to explain. You would definitely see it if you saw the two cars next to each other.

The thing about the cooper bumper is that the lower lin (the lip) kinda smiles. It goes upwards on both ends. The MCS bumper is much more flat across the bottom (although still goes up a little at the ends). So when you attempt to put an MCS splitter on an MC bumper....it doesnt sit flush all the way across the bottom like it would on an MCS bumper.

Does that make sense?

the M7 CAN be put on the cooper...but it wont really sit flush, and would look bad in my opinion.

the hamann for the cooper is an actual replacement piece for the front lip trim....so it cant be used on the MCS. The MCS one can fit on the MC bumper....but i really dont know how the fitment would look.

It's all about that bottom line, and how it would flow with the flatter MCS lips.
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Thanks Chase!

And yeah, Rally - it makes sense.

Hopefully I'll get that NKB one and won't have to worry 'bout it too much. lol

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PS: What's your name, man? Or am I to call you "Rally" all the time?
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PS: What's your name, man? Or am I to call you "Rally" all the time?
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Here is another one that i don't think we've talked about. It might be a little easier to get...although it's still a japanese company. It molds nicely unlike the stick-on look of the hamann. But is definitely a little more subtle than the others.

I assume you have found an importer for NKB? If not i know of one

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Old 06-24-2006, 09:56 PM
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Hey Andrew - thanks man.

I knew about the Garbino - yes. That was in the "Need Help Deciding (part I)" forum on NAM. lol.

Was in between Garbino and NKB. I knew about memoryfab, yes. I've been speaking to Orie for months now and I've actually even gotten a discount on there! (shh).

Thanks again,
Leo.

PS: Even though memoryfab is located in CA, the parts are still importated, so the shipping is still lots of $$... Oh well... just need to save up.
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:17 AM
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rock on.....can't wait to see how it turns out The NKB lips will be hot.

So how did you go about getting the arches painted? Know a painter or did you just go to a bodyshop?
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Old 06-25-2006, 11:03 PM
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I asked around a little bit, and Pete (myminiparts.com owner) told me about his friend's shop in Pompano. Called B&R. Good service overall, but a little later than what they told me originally (about 3 hours, but I was angry anyways. lol).

Did service with them twice, also go the Orciari wing painted there, but that was a problem! They assumed that the wing was to be painted the same as the arches, so when I got back, it was red. So I told them to change the color again, of course, and charge me $50 less. The lady was angry, but I didn't care. So I paid $200 for the paint + install of the Orciari wing. Not bad, I don't think.

I'm hesitate to see if I should go back there for the NKB lip or find someplace else. I liked the way things turned out there, but not much of the lady in the front desk... We'll see.

Take care,
Leo.

PS: Know any other places in the US that sell Japanese import stuff for the MINI?

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