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Old 06-09-2014, 12:33 PM
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I'm bored at work so I might as well make a thread even though nothing is happening for a while. I picked up an F56 about 3 weeks ago.

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2014 MINI Cooper Base
British Racing Green II / British Racing Green II
MINI Connected XL
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Black Pearl Seats

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I don't really have a defined plan for this car. Wheels and coilovers for sure will happen as soon as some coilover options open up, but I'm pretty pleased with the car as a whole. I definitely want to enhance the engine noise quite a bit as it sounds amazing so a CAI and exhaust are probably in the cards eventually. Other than that, I'm just going to enjoy it.

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:50 AM
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Any reason why you went non-S this time around? The nww F56 "Justa" is on my radar after being somewhat underwhelmed by the new MK7 Golf platform being offered here.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:02 PM
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I've always preferred the styling of the Justa, but in the past they never had enough power for me. This go around the Justa really blew me away. It is tons of fun to drive but still gets impressive gas mileage. For the cost of what it would have taken to get an S I was able to get upgraded seats and the MINI Connected XL setup, which was an easy decision for me.

I actually prefer the engine noise from the 3 cylinder too.
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I actually prefer the engine noise from the 3 cylinder too.
FIFY.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:22 AM
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3L would sound pretty rad though haha. Do it.

Awesome color and the front-on angle looks fantastic.
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It drives as well as it looks! I really love the color, options, upholstery, all of it... This is a very nicely thought out build.
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Can someone with photoshop skills fill out the chrome grille opening with 6 thicker silver slats? I need to see it, but I feel like it will make it look so much more like the classic Mini.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:15 PM
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Thanks guys

I've tried finding a diagram for the F56 key but I'm coming up short on realoem. Has anyone seen one?
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Thanks guys

I've tried finding a diagram for the F56 key but I'm coming up short on realoem. Has anyone seen one?
This?

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Why must I suck so bad at this? I looked all over for that

Thanks. I was hoping it would break down how the key was made but I guess that's as good as we'll get. This key is insanely large and annoying.
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Can someone with photoshop skills fill out the chrome grille opening with 6 thicker silver slats? I need to see it, but I feel like it will make it look so much more like the classic Mini.
I did it but didnt save it a day or two ago It definitely looks much more like the classic....but i have a feeling at full scale in person it would be an insane amount of chrome "bling" with such a large car.
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I figured that could be the case with chrome, but the matte silver they're using on the Cooper actually looks pretty nice for a plastic part, so maybe something like that would be more fitting.

Also, you'll probably just have to pull the battery cover off of the key and see what options you've got for taking one apart. They've never offered replacement parts for small items like that, only the whole thing, so you'll have trouble doing anything that isn't completely custom.
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Yeah it seems that way. It might still be worth it, I seriously hate trying to fish this key out of my pocket since I keep both my keys and my wallet in the same pocket.
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Why must I suck so bad at this? I looked all over for that

Thanks. I was hoping it would break down how the key was made but I guess that's as good as we'll get. This key is insanely large and annoying.
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Make it even bigger....

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