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Old 11-29-2006, 07:23 PM
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So the car was named Hannibal by my wife, since it's been regularly cannibalized of parts for her MINI as mine's been modded. It started out as a AB JCW MCS, but has been bastardized to suit my tastes since the wife drove it home for me.

Because I was so short of time when I was out of the country, most of the install work has been done by Waylen of Way Motor Works. Special thanks to Jan, of Revolution MINI Works as well. Also, huge thanks to Griff, Stoo, Tüls, Konky & Drew among others, for all the great pics that I never could have taken.

Here's the progression:

Carving the Dragon at MOTD (courtesy of Killboy):
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At the m|u GTG below the dam at MOTD (Thanks Konky & Griff!):
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Yeaaaaaa...new tint FTW!
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Outside Griff/Nulli/Konky/Drew's room at MOTD (look at that Astro Black showin' its blue side ):
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With the µ rides in the background:
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Above the Fontana Dam at MOTD (Thanks Stoo & Tuls!):
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^^Blatantly stolen from Drew^^
At the AMVIV MC2 Dynamic Showcase without me:
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Prior to the install of the M7 coilovers and after the install of new adjustable control arms (Ohhhhh the wheelgap!):
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Sitting at DDM waiting its turn for an M62:
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Front end off, waiting on the M62 install:
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Specs: 2006 Astro Black/Astro Black JCW+ MCS

OEM:
Black leatherette interior
Premium, Sport, Convenience, Cold Weather & JCW Packages
Anthracite headliner
Chrome Line interior
Chrome Line exterior (now removed and replaced with body color parts)
Aero side skirts

Mods:
DDM M62 Supercharger Kit w/ electric water pump - GONE (back to the M45 for now)
DDM Works/WayMotorWorks M62 Header
Revolution MINI Works high flow head
550cc injectors
Black powdercoated supercharger horns
Red Kingsborne braided plug wires
Flap removed from JCW CAI & ITG foam replacement filter
Modified Magnaflow exhaust (JCW exhaust moved to the wife's MCS)
JCW GP Intercooler
M7 coilovers
H-Sport adjustable camber plates
H-Sport Comp rear swaybar
H-Sport adjustable rear control arms
M7 Under Strut System
M7 Strut tower reinforcement plates
Wilwood 12.2" front BBK w/ red powdercoated race calipers
Ireland rear brake kit - Removed
TyrolSport brake stiffening bushings
17x7.5" ASA JH3 wheels w/ custom MINI center caps - Removed
17x8 & 17x9 Keskin KT-4 wheels
205/40-17 & 215/40-17 Falken FK-452 tires
JCW leather/alcantara steering wheel
Custom Whalen shift knob
Black Delrin Whalen Shift Knob
Custom black leather shift & e-brake boots
Ian Cull's Auto Up Circuit w/ Track Mode DSC
DICE High Definition Radio w/ iPod Integration
Garmin Nuvi 360 portable nav unit
CravenSpeed GPS mount
Schroth Quickfit Pro harness (driver's side)
Euro parcel shelf w/ integrated power port & aux input
M7 Ram Intake Scoop
Aero kit rear wing
Straßentech FRP Lip Spoiler
OEM euro wheel arches w/o side marker lights
Aero grille with body color trim ring
Tinted windows & sunroof
Shaved rear hatch JCW badge
Blacked out beltline
OEM euro side mirror
OEM euro tail lights
Clear 3rd brake light lens
Angel eye "halo" parking/turn signal lights
Silver-coated sidemarker & turn signal bulbs
Osram H7 65w Hyper/Rally replacement halogen highbeam bulbs
Rear fog w/ reverse light mod
S2000 shorty antenna
MINI "Let's Motor" plate frame
Rear wiper delete (thanks Griff!)

Mods in the works:
OEM aero kit rear wing (finally!)
Custom tune
Innovate wideband AFR gauge
Body color gas cap door (needs paint)
Rubber shift boot (awaiting install)
Reroute upper radiator hose like seen here

Future Plans:
Replace intake hose to JCW airbox
New front seats or re-cover existing front seats in suede/alcantara/leather
IAT gauges & Datalogger
Wide fender skirts
F1-style mirrors (Hurry up Sid)
Convert rear wiper to intercooler sprayer
Cowl scoops?
Improve cooling (oil, engine, etc...)
Replace bushings
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:29 PM
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Say, I really like those wheels. Strange that they're ASA but I haven't seen 'em before!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:32 PM
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whoa! m62being installed as we speak? cool...
that's a long list of mods, props
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:35 PM
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Say, I really like those wheels. Strange that they're ASA but I haven't seen 'em before!

nice car!

and I was thinking the exact same thing Ivan... how did I miss those? they look almost like they could be factory wheels!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:39 PM
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Yup, OEM+ hotness!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:40 PM
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Good looking AB!!!!! I'm with iDiaz.....those ASA look good!!!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:48 PM
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nice car!

and I was thinking the exact same thing Ivan... how did I miss those? they look almost like they could be factory wheels!
That's what others have said to me. I agonized for awhile on which wheels. I was gonna go with 18's and finally decided on staying with 17's since I like to drive my MINI (I know you know what I mean). Once I went with that, I found these on Tire Rack. Alot of Bimmer's evidently run them since you can get them with BMW centers. I've still yet to see them installed in person. I love everything about them but the weight. Same as S Lites. Go figure. At least they were cheap.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:51 PM
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whoa! m62being installed as we speak? cool...
that's a long list of mods, props
That second pic is of my car sitting outside the shop in SC where it's being installed. I won't get to drive it until I get home in late April to roll to the Dragon. How's that for agony? The sh*t I do to pay for my car.

BTW, thanks for the welcome and the props. I see some sweet rides on here for inspiration. Wish I was still in SoCal to roll with many of you.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:55 PM
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So who's got a grey m|u arrow sticker they'll sell me for my ride?
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:58 PM
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pm me with your address and what color you would like...

and, nice MINI.. a lot of nice subtle changes.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:01 PM
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Oh dude, freakin' sweet MINI!! I really dig those wheels, I never thought I'd like 'em (after seeing them only online, though) - but you really set it off. Top job.

I saw your mod-list and you have mentioned the JCW suspension, so I guess my next comment is off-topic, but I would sugest you drop your ride a bit, as we all know here - stance is important (and some may even consider it "everything" )

But anyways, from your side-shot picture, the only thing that I would do, personally, is add tints (which is on your "to-do" list) and drop the car 'bout an inch, maybe... So anyways, that's my "personal" adivice. Don't have to follow it...

Very clean ride none-the-less, though.
Again, top-notch, and welcome!
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nice set of wheels.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:21 PM
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Oh dude, freakin' sweet MINI!! I really dig those wheels, I never thought I'd like 'em (after seeing them only online, though) - but you really set it off. Top job.

I saw your mod-list and you have mentioned the JCW suspension, so I guess my next comment is off-topic, but I would sugest you drop your ride a bit, as we all know here - stance is important (and some may even consider it "everything" )

But anyways, from your side-shot picture, the only thing that I would do, personally, is add tints (which is on your "to-do" list) and drop the car 'bout an inch, maybe... So anyways, that's my "personal" adivice. Don't have to follow it...

Very clean ride none-the-less, though.
Again, top-notch, and welcome!
Leo.
I'm with you on the tint. I tried to get it done this summer, but the freakin state I live in is like Nazi Germany about tint. I wanna go a hair darker than legal, so I'll have to go out of state or find a rogue tinter to do my bidding.

Agree on the lowering thoughts too (I like em' slammed, but want to keep the wheel travel too). I dig the performance and ride of the JCW suspension (the red springs add 10hp), but am planning on swapping it over to my wife's ride and going with PSS9's in the future. Funny thing is, it was sitting pretty low before that first pic was taken. Problem was that the suspension settled after adding the JCW until it jacked the tires (they were the used up set off our other ride thankfully). Right before the pic I added the H-Sport control arms and got an alignment, thus the jacked up look. It offends my sense of style too. You can see it's already settled a bit in the second pic.

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:23 PM
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hello and welcome to m|u.

btw nice set of wheels.
Gotta say the same to you. Schweet!

Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:25 PM
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hot car in person... When i first met him I weezled my way into his mini so i could grope his steering wheel.... we've been on a first name basis ever since.

No but seriously it looks hawt and i can't wait to bug you for a dragon run in it this next year with that screamin 62.
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