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Old 12-13-2008, 01:57 PM
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It all started in the beginning of May '08. I was looking for a new car as my Opel Tigra was falling apart. What to get? My first idea was a 3 series bimmer. But the problem was if I wanted something fast it would cost me a fortune. So why not a mini.

I booked a test drive with a Cooper S. And when I took it for a spin I was sold. It tried to kill me off the line with it's torque steer. I almost ended up in a ditch, but I like my cars with a little bit of madness

So I got all the brochures en started going through the option list. This is what I came up with:

Model:
- Mini Cooper S MF71

Color/Upholstery:
- Dark Silver Metallic
- Leather Punch Carbon Black

Options:
- Automatic start/stop
- DCS III
- Sport suspension
- LSD
- No badges
- Chrome Line interior
- Black roof
- Chrome mirror covers
- Tinted glass
- Center arm rest
- Color line dark gray
- Roof lining dark gray
- Interior panels brushed alloy
- Sport button
- Bi-Xenon
- Automatic air conditioning
- Navigation professional
- Speech control
- Hifi sound system
- Bluetooth handsfree kit with USB audio interface
- White turn signals
- Chilli package

Accesorees:
- Full JCW Aero
- R113 black/polished

This is how I got it without the Aero (back order) in the beginning of August:
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In the last few months a few things got changed:
- Lowered 3cm
- 15mm spacers
- Black mirror covers
- Black belt line
- Aero
- m7 Splitter
- JCW Stage I tuning (207bhp/295Nm (A bit more then the brochure states ))

And this is how it looks today:
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There is a nice todo list, but all in due time

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:03 PM
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When you said model MINI Cooper S MF71 where does the MF71 come from?
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:03 PM
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MF71 is the factory model number. I believe that the US counterpart is MF73 for example.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:22 PM
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One of my favorits
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:16 PM
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super-nice job so far homie! Welcome to the club
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:14 PM
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Beautiful mate! I see the Chrome mirror caps were quick to go. She looks great.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:32 PM
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Nice! I would lose the splitter and black out the chrome. But that's just me.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:46 PM
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Today was the day. I was going to mount the m7 diffuser. It was -1 centigrade outside but the sun was shining so why not. But what the f***. It doesn't fit. For some reason the rear bumper mount on the m7 car is different on my car. No way it's gonna fit. So I checked realoem to see if the US spec cars have a different bumper mount, but it's the same as mine

Oh well, at least I got to stay inside and not freeze my ass off
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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Which mount is different?

Nice car
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:13 PM
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...30&hg=51&fg=15

It's part nr 1. On the m7 car it has an extra ridge on the underside that my car doesn't have. The clamps for the diff are mounted on that ridge.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:24 PM
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:32 PM
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Yep, coendek has the same problem. We where installing in tandum
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We got another Nice R56 here
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:54 AM
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Sweet ride man!! Sucks about your diffuser.
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what's the importance of that piece? does it do anything structurally for the car? looks like you can just cut it
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