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Old 01-09-2014, 08:51 AM
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I think how the body tapers towards the rear is a vast improvement over the countryman...

Looks good in the snow!

I miss Canada!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:46 PM
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Little update: some new lips, .... tips...

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Old 03-02-2014, 01:07 PM
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i see a rally car setup in the store for this car
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:23 AM
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looks great
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:02 PM
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Small update: got all 4 mud guards... Really great price from eBay... But, since wheels need to go off for installment, no movement on those before gets time for summer wheels. Hate handling frozen metal!
Also, some cosmetics bits for interior to complete the "look". Those will wait warmer weather also since they are "stick on".
Now, for the best- comes last: I decided to go with K&N "open" air intake (politically correct name?) for this car. Not for any performance. Everybody else can fight about if there is any gain or not. I just love the "swoooosh" sound of engine with open filter. So, this should be here next week...
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:20 PM
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so just to recap... you are not lowering it?
You should be giving in by now.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:54 PM
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You should be giving in by now.
Nope... I am NOT riding my a$$ on the ground any more... Not even for looks!
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:25 PM
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Careful....Never say never!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:26 PM
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Careful....Never say never!
Oh, I didn't say that!... My Mrs. Did...
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:45 PM
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Oh, then NEVER will hold.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:31 PM
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Update on my Paceman:

Installed K&N 69-2023TS - Performance Intake Kit open Air intake: it ended up being not quite 100% fit and required some modification of heat shield box as fire wall on CM/PM is actually closer and different "angle" then other second generation N18 cars. So, a bit of "dremmeling" solved that. All good now.

Engine definitely "breaths" better and picks up on the pedal. Swoooosh is there, although less than I had on my R55 with NM CAI (that was scary!)... All together, happy.

Now, I admit: I am a sucker for large diameter rims!
After several weeks of searching, buying and selling various "solutions" I ended up finding a deal on KIJIJI I just could not pass. Less then 5000km used set of OEM 19s: JCW R129s in solid dark metallic gray finish (no, they are not black!) and Pirelli PZero RF 225/40/19. Basically, a dealer's upgrade for $3500 ( here in Toronto). My purchase price: $1500 (!!!).
So, rubber like new and when I cleaned brake dust off the rims- not a single nick. I mean, these wheels look like they were just unwrapped!

So, I posted another ad to get rid of RFs and get something that is not RF. But, if I don't sell it by the time spring REALLY comes to this part of North America, I will just mount them and be happy to burn them as they sit right now.

To recap a car-exciting past several weeks in pictures:

Few ski trips:

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Few nails! One rear tire got all the damage, resulting being replaced at the end...

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A meet with my "best club buddy" who traded in his R55 for JCW R60...


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And finally, a prize of nice R129 set of 19s....:grin:


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And open air intake by K&N:

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Now, where is the spring?
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:26 PM
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I always wanted those wheels when I had a CM. Nice find.
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any updates here?
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