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Old 01-27-2012, 03:32 AM
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Default New R53 owner just switched from VAG

I've actually been a member on her for a few years but may have only posted a few times since I was usually looking for info for my wife's Clubman. Well now I'm officially a Mini owner myself, first time in about 10 years I haven't owned a VW/Audi. Picked up an 06 MCS in pepper white with 40k on the clock this Tuesday and am loving it, it's everything my mkV GTI used to be and then some (or should I say, then less, as in a lot less extra weight), it also kills my last car which was a B6 A4 avant with the horrendous 1.8t (worst VW engine I've owned). I've got some plans already for the Mini but most will wait til the spring (coils are on the top of the list since I feel like I'm driving a Countryman right now), til then I'll be doing as much research as I can on here.

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old: 04 Audi A4 avant 1.8t quattro 6 speed, unitronic stg1+, Bilstein/Eibach, gold BBS CH
Hers: 2009 Mini Clubman, Red w/ silver top, checkerboard accents, pretty stock for now.

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:52 AM
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Looks really clean, welcome!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:44 PM
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His: 2006 MCS Pepper White 6 speed as of 1/24/12, mods on their way
old: 04 Audi A4 avant 1.8t quattro 6 speed, unitronic stg1+, Bilstein/Eibach, gold BBS CH
Hers: 2009 Mini Clubman, Red w/ silver top, checkerboard accents, pretty stock for now.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:49 AM
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:20 AM
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Hey Jon! Nice to see you over here.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:59 AM
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Looks good, welcome

I have a bunch of parts for it if you ever need anything let me know.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:42 PM
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welcome to the m|u
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Thank you.

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Hey Jon! Nice to see you over here.
Hey Konky! Nice to see a familiar name over here. I'm pretty sure there are a few users here who I know through vortex and/or Flickr; definitely seems to be the place to be

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Looks good, welcome

I have a bunch of parts for it if you ever need anything let me know.
Thanks, I'll keep it in mind since I do plan on changing a bunch of things up

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old: 04 Audi A4 avant 1.8t quattro 6 speed, unitronic stg1+, Bilstein/Eibach, gold BBS CH
Hers: 2009 Mini Clubman, Red w/ silver top, checkerboard accents, pretty stock for now.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:46 PM
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welcome to the dark side
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:27 PM
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Thank you.

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind since I do plan on changing a bunch of things up
Sounds good, I mostly have craven and M7 stuff. What part of Long Island are you on? I am in Nassau county.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:26 PM
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Great picture, welcome here!
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:43 PM
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Nice!!! let the modding commence
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:45 PM
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Sounds good, I mostly have craven and M7 stuff. What part of Long Island are you on? I am in Nassau county.
I live out on the north fork but am originally from Wantagh, I work in Hicksville so I'm all over the place.

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Great picture, welcome here!
Thank you I lost interest in shooting cars this past year but think this new Mini will give me some motivation to get back into it.

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Nice!!! let the modding commence
You can say that again
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old: 04 Audi A4 avant 1.8t quattro 6 speed, unitronic stg1+, Bilstein/Eibach, gold BBS CH
Hers: 2009 Mini Clubman, Red w/ silver top, checkerboard accents, pretty stock for now.

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:48 PM
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Welcome! Nice to see someone local with plans to build.
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