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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 AM
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the car drives very well too. has good power. really smooth. The gauges are the old, rare, factory mini cooper gauge set up. Super cool.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:17 AM
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Ill post a picture of the fitment, Chase it right, it does need wider wheels for arches like that. Along with the factory MINI gauges on the column, the two innermost air vents have gauges in them.

-Hayden
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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After realizing how bad my front brakes were, it was time for an upgrade.

Parts include:
DBA 4000 294mm slotted rotors
R56s calipers
Ireland Engineering R56 Stainless Steel brake lines
ATE Super Blue fluid
Hawk HPS R56s pads

I haven't gotten the chance to really push them, but so far they are much better and feel much more secure. I'll try to get pictures up soon. Thank you Chase and everyone else who helped me out.

With the wheels off I was able to reach in and change out my oil pressure sender unit. Now my oil pressure gauge is back to working condition.

-Hayden
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:40 PM
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woo woo. glad you got it all done man. Im a little jealous of the DBA rotors.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:40 PM
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Here is the picture of the brakes I promised.

Also a quick interior pic.

Sorry about all of them being cell phone quality.

-Hayden
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:23 AM
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And here is my afternoon project, a blacked out grill.

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-Hayden
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:32 AM
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It has been a while since I have updated this.

Yesterday, I installed the Hotchkis 25.5mm Competition rear sway bar. Took it out for a drive and I really like how much better it rotates. I may go full stiff and see if I like it more than the midpoint I have it set to now.

On the list of things to be ordered in the next day or two are a TSW upper engine mount, Detroit Tuned Gen 1 fan relay kit, and a Megan Racing high flow cat so I can finally pass emissons...

Today I got pulled over for speeding. He didn't get a lock so I got away without a ticket. He also checked the window tint. After a little talking, he told me he used to have a MINI and about how much he loved driving it. Super nice guy. The last thing he told me was to slow down because me car is a cop magnet. LOL

-Hayden
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:42 PM
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Installed the tsw upper engine mount to replace my leaking one. What a difference. The vibrations are there but tolerable. The difference in how it drives is amazing though, power is smoother and shifting is less harsh. It also got rid of some of the yo yo feeling when starting. All in all, a much needed improvement.

-Hayden
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:39 PM
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Well, went to change the oil last night and got to the step of putting the plug back in and i was cleaning the bottom of the oil pan when I found the threads. Apparently, when I took my car to Firestone for the first oil change, they used air tools and stripped it out. Next project... oil pan.

-Hayden
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 PM
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Salvage your oil pan and just have an aluminum "bung" welded in. And at the same time put in an extra for a oil temperature sender.... Got lemons? Make lemon aid
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:01 PM
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perfect solution
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:47 PM
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That is a solution! Maybe I'll do the with the old one and repay Chase with it... Thank you Chase, once again, you're a life saver.

-Hayden
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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Not sure what the price will be to have a new bung welded in, but I had stripped my threads and picked up a new pan for about $140. Not OEM Mini, but it holds the oil and doesn't leak so I'm good for now. I can find the info if you'd like it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:52 AM
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I hooked him up with an oil pan yesterday
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:32 AM
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I now have the Detroit Tuned fan relay installed, a Megan Racing cat on order, and an Innovate A/F guage ready for install. Looking at ordering some JCW injectors... opinions?

-Hayden
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