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Old 08-27-2013, 07:05 PM
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I picked up my Cooper S about a month ago. It's an 06 Royal Gray Metallic with a 6 speed transmission, Cold Weather, Premium and Sport Packages, panoramic sunroof and navigation. I was looking for a fun daily that's pretty good on gas.

I am not new to Minis though. I have helped put together a couple of them for a good friend. I am not trying to achieve the extremes she has gone to with my R53 however. I have my Saab for that.

I threw in a set of Megan Racing coilovers, which are great so far. My buddy built a rear seat delete for the car. I also had a set of BBS RS's sitting around from my mk1, so I built them a little wider and got some meaty tires for them. They are 15x8 et15ish now and I wrapped them in a set of 205/55-15 Yokohama S Drives.

I am really loving the car so far. It's a nice change from my Saab. This little thing corners like a go kart and is super zippy. Hopefully I can get it on a track before the season is over and really have some fun with it.

That being said, I know these intro threads are pretty worthless without photos so on to those. (sorry in advance for the phone photos, I haven't had a chance to give it a proper shoot yet)

The Mini:

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:18 PM
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Welcome to mu.

You used to bring that Saab to the get together on 347 across from John Harvard's?
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:59 PM
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You used to bring that Saab to the get together on 347 across from John Harvard's?
Yep. I remember your Mini. That was probably the first one I ever saw that was fitted. I loved that thing.
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Yep. I remember your Mini. That was probably the first one I ever saw that was fitted. I loved that thing.
Thanks. I loved it too. Nice MINI, and welcome to the forum.

Your Saab is awesome.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:05 AM
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Wow, your meaty tire setup works wonders. Nice work on both cars and welcome to MU.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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Welcome

What area of Long Island? Im in western suffolk
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome and compliments guys!

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What area of Long Island? Im in western suffolk
I'm out in Smithtown. Pretty much dead center of the Island. lol
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Hello and welcome! Love both cars!
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 PM
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Hello and welcome! Love both cars!
Thanks! I read through your build thread recently and I have to say I really love what you have done with your car.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:21 PM
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Welcome dude! Fat tires FTW!
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:15 PM
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Welcome! That Saab is familiar to me.. Tattoo shop on main street in Sayville? Friends with the guy with the green cabrio?
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