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Old 04-05-2006, 08:32 AM
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Allow myself to introduce myself...
uhh... I mean my MINI.

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A fresh wash & wax before AMVIV

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Under the bonnet

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In front of the Museum of Man in Balboa Park

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Hanging out at the waterfront

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Peeking over mine to see the wife's MINI

I occasionally refer to him as Nigel but officially he has no name.

The specs:
  • 2006 Astro Black/Pure Silver
  • 6 speed manual
  • anthracite headliner
  • chromeline interior
  • H/K sound system
  • Xenon headlamps, fog lights, rear fog light
  • automatic climate control
  • sunroof
  • 178 WHP

The mods (so far):
  • Alta 15% pulley
  • Alta intake
  • Alta OCC (giving thought to getting the M7 can, looks much better)
  • Alta adjustable SSK
  • 1-touch up windows (mcaw.info)
  • Euro-plate
  • Stebel Nautilus airhorn
  • Honda S2000 antenna
  • red MINI contacts (the eyes)
  • red Ireland Engineering plug wires
  • H-Sport comp rear swaybar
  • M7 Under Strut System
  • M7/PowerTone Catback Exhaust
  • Ultimate lower grill
  • Beltline blackout
  • 15" Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 (flat black)
  • BFGoodrich KDW2 205/55R15
  • H-Sport springs
  • TSW engine damper
  • M7 strut tower reenforcement plates
  • custom painted sidemarker grills
  • Whalen Shift Machine

The more distant future:
  • camber plates (on the way)
  • pedals (trying to decide what I want, open to suggestions)
  • control arms
  • end links?
  • window tint?
  • stainless steel braided brake lines & new brake pads OR
  • Wilwood big brake kit

Well, that's about it as far as mods and whatnot, hope you guys like it. More info in the future. More pics at flickr.

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Old 04-05-2006, 12:34 PM
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Nice ride bro. I was thinking of that combination. You mentioned exhaust; believe it or not, I had a DINAN exhaust on my last MINI and it sounded awesome. My wife also has a MINI that's seen every now and then in the background.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:04 PM
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Very Nice Chip.

you have to include the eyes as a mod...
Also, it is becoming a sleeper. A lot of mods that do not show.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:09 PM
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Looking good. Go ahead and do the tint before summer gets here. You'll get more enjoyment out of it.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:20 PM
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uhh... I mean my MINI.
Classic!!! LMAO :p :p

Welcome to the board. Great photos!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:35 PM
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Haha... nice! Everytime I see those droopy eye stickers they grow on me a little more.
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Nice one Chipster - Do the suspension now - (and tint) Leave the exhaust for later (I have the one ball and that's enough for me at the moment) See ya K1 tonight!
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I like the red accents in the engine compartment. a set of red wires or something would really pop too
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:49 PM
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awww. even the wife has a mini....

My MF has a MINI Truck.. lol.. he'll never drive the same car as me
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Nice ride bro. I was thinking of that combination. You mentioned exhaust; believe it or not, I had a DINAN exhaust on my last MINI and it sounded awesome. My wife also has a MINI that's seen every now and then in the background.
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Wow your mini is really clean. If i kept my car i would have gone in a similar route.
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Thanks for the compliments. Per Hollis' request I have added the eyeball stickers to the mod list.

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I like the red accents in the engine compartment. a set of red wires or something would really pop too
There is more red under the bonnet now. That photo is a little dated. I'll have to replace it when I get a chance. I just noticed... maybe I should paint the washer fluid caps red, the blue really stands out right now.
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I've replaced the under-bonnet photo with a new one featuring the most recent red accents. Later this week I will have red plug wires too.

I might have to look into getting rid of the yellow and green labels and painting or otherwise changing the color of the 2 handles.
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very nice pictures your car is so clean looking. i like it
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:18 PM
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I've replaced the under-bonnet photo with a new one featuring the most recent red accents. Later this week I will have red plug wires too.

I might have to look into getting rid of the yellow and green labels and painting or otherwise changing the color of the 2 handles.
looking good!!!

amazing what a few little accents do to spice it up in there!
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