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Old 06-07-2016, 09:52 AM
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I can't believe how much you've transformed this MINI from when you first started...
It's pretty amazing...
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:47 AM
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Looks great!
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:44 AM
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Salute!!!!
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:42 PM
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So I actually went out to took some pictures, just for the hell of it. That's actually been quite a while, I even managed to find back one of my flashes in the stack of camera gear! Some similar shots, it got too clouded when I wanted to do the rear of the car.

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Some interior shots as well:

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Amazing shots on an amazing car. What lens were you using? 70-200mm?
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:44 AM
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I'd have to look it up, but from memory those shots were made with a Canon 5D2, 50/1.4 100/2.8L and Tokina 11-16.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:46 AM
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BTW, here's a short exhaust video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpNi1TOiGCE
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:10 PM
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I'd have to look it up, but from memory those shots were made with a Canon 5D2, 50/1.4 100/2.8L and Tokina 11-16.
Awesome!
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:11 PM
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BTW, here's a short exhaust video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpNi1TOiGCE
Sounds pretty damn good. Also loving the way that rear valance looks.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:45 PM
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I love what you've done with your MINI.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:42 AM
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Couple of pics I found online of my MINI at Cars & Coffee in Amsterdam:

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:14 AM
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So, about that MINI... time for some action, as it had been standing around for almost half a year. Battery had been getting worse, and the Mégane proofed to be too much temptation...

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Decided it was time for some action, so got the old battery out. No release cable on mine, as it started life as a Cooper, so had to climb in the back with my boosterpack.


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Decided to get a battery with higher capacity, should be could for at least a couple of years:

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No issues starting it, let it idle for a couple of minutes and took it easy to the petrol station. Little bit of air in the tires and a quick once over to get rid of the dust:

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Took my time warming it up, and drove back via some back roads. To be honest, that turned out to be more fun than I expected! There's just something about MINI's...

To do list for now:
- Still missing some boost up top, so am gonna start by fitting a new BPV, but a new supercharger might be necessary
- The seat that's fitted now, a Cobra Suzuka Pro, is a little too narrow for me. Should be ok with my 33 waist, but it's tight around my legs, probably due to the amount of running and cycling I do
- Still love these wheels, but would prefer a little more ground clearance, so thinking about 16" with 205/50-16. Slightly higher ET might be good as well, feels like a little too much scrub radius.

Some food for thought anyways...

Small video of last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGQdt6qG82Y
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:15 AM
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And to keep MINI spirits up, my g/f bought a 2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible!

Click the image to open in full size.MINI Cabrio Highgate Driving by Martijn Koevoets, on Flickr
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Old 04-30-2017, 02:19 AM
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Good to see the MINI again. What do you think of the Megane?
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