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Old 05-07-2012, 06:27 PM
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you've convinced me, i need to go to the fabric store now
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:19 PM
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Well, here's the thing Martijn. Your GF does a fantastic job of sewing interior pieces for your MINI. If I were you, I'd start thinking about getting a better passenger seat for her.
Nice changes to the MINI.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:45 AM
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Hey who upholstered your dash? looks great.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:16 AM
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That is beautiful. Its pretty much what i want to do with mine.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:03 AM
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Hey who upholstered your dash? looks great.
I did everything myself, together with my gf, apart from the carbon door handles...
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:35 PM
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Let's see if I can list all the interior mods...

- JCW carbon dashboard
- metal Cooper S pedals/footrest
- JCW Sparco drivers seat in leather
- JCW shift knob in carbon/Alcantara
- shift gaiter in black Alcantara with silver stitching
- JCW hand brake lever in carbon/Alcantara
- hand brake gaiter in black Alcantara with silver stitching
- mirror adjustment cover painted black
- decor rings (shift gaiter/cup holders/air vents) painted black
- downtubes in black Alcantara with silver stitching
- extra storage tray in center console
- ScanGauge II
- GP-gauge faces in speedo/rev counter with chrome trim rings
- JCW steering wheel in leather/Alcantara with JCW carbon spoke cover and black airbag ring
- MFSW-inserts painted black and cleaned phone buttons
- dash top covered in black Alcantara with silver stitching
- JCW shiftlight covered in black Alcantara
- facelift door cards with trim/speaker covers painted black, backside covered in DynaMat Extreme
- handle in carbon
- armrests in black Alcantara with silver stitching
- chrome door openers from a Cooper S
- white reflectors
- CravenSpeed/TomTom iPhone-holder

Capital Destruction FTW!


On another note: my suspension/handling mods are starting to come in the mail...
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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Thanks! I only noticed that they were different when I started looking into how to remove them... got these from a Mini breaker, out of a English junker (there was a 1-Pence-coin in one of the doorcards ).

I also order some stuff from 1320/fleabay/stealer to enhance the handling:
- SuperFlex control arm bushes
- SuperFlex rack & pinion bush
- PowerFlex front ARB bushes
- OMP strutbrace in black
- cabrio braces
- R56 JCW rear ARB (18.5mm) + new bushes
- ARB connecting rods
- Eibach camber arms

Couldn't get my hands on a JCW-ARB, so went with a 20mm Whiteline instead. I also got both inner/outer ball joints and both steering joints, figured I might as well change those while I'm at it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:15 PM
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Tiny update: finally fitted the correct screws to the MFSW-spokes and the JCW-insert. In case anyone need them, correct item number is 32306762922, to be fitted using a T15 Torx.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:46 PM
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Got a set of angel eyes sidelights, but since they suck in stock form, I upgraded them with some better LED-rings (also 6800K instead of the stock 9300K):

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:33 PM
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Not really a fan of angel eyes in the bumper, but the interior is looking really cool!
You only need to get some works leather for the rest!
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 PM
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IMHO they're a must with facelift-xenon's, the originals look way to dated. They're not going on the current bumper BTW, they're just a small part of the new look I'm going for.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:45 AM
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WHEELGAP!!!!111

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Old 05-19-2012, 01:32 PM
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Yesterday I took a 2-hour drive to a MINI-specialist to check/replace some stuff for our MOT... Took the German Autobahn A31 on the way there
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We planned to mount/replace the following stuff
- SuperFlex control arm bushes
- SuperFlex steering rack bush
- balljoints
- steering ball joints
- camberarms
- Whiteline 20mm rear swaybar
- OMP strutbrace

Got the car up in the air, and both front wheels idd had some play. Inspected everything and turned out that all joints and bushes looked just fine. The control arm bushes seemed to have been replaced quite recently:
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Looked a little further, and it turned out both topmounts had some play and the adjuster on the right hand side KW-coilover had worked itself loose

Removed the coilovers to have a closer look:
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Used an impact wrench on the topmounts, and it turned out they would turn almost a full rotation tighter:
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Re-mounted them:
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After that all play in the front wheels was gone, so we decided to not drop the subframe, and safe the bushes for another time. Took the car to a local garage for the MOT, and it sailed through just fine.

After that we started work on the rear side. Don't get fooled by the Alta-box, it's a 20mm Whiteline swaybar with new stock endlinks:
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I chose to start at the middle setting (not fixed yet here):
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Also mounted the SPC/Eibach camber arms:
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I got to play with air tools:
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Stock vs new:
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New:
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Fixed some small stuff (exhaust mount hitting the heat shield, door rubber at the A-pannel), spun down the rear coils a little more and fitted the strutbrace:
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Took the long way home through some decent twisties and was grinning all the time. The fatter ARB really transforms the handling, much more neutral/playful than before, great mod!

How the MINI is sitting right now:
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Also took home the Cooper S rear bumper that was waiting for me over there, I'll start on the exterior soon!
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:51 PM
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love the rear suspension
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