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Old 04-19-2006, 02:09 PM
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Default Pir8 '97's The Black Pearl (aka "Smokey")

OK kidies, here she is:
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2003 MCS
- HIDs
- Driving Lights
- Clear Tail Lights
- DSC

--- Mods ---

Suspension (waiting for all components before install):
- H-Sport Springs
- K-MAC Camber/Caster Plates

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
- ASA AR1 17x7 wheels
- Kuhmo Ecsta SPT 215/45/ZR17 tires
- Slotted/Dimpled Front Rotors
- Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
- EBC Green Stuff Front Brake Pads
- Blue Caliper Paint

Engine/Exhaust:
- Alta 15% Supercharger Pulley
- Alta Cold Air Intake
- Alta Intercooler Air Diverter w/ Sprayer
- MTH Tuner ECU Program
- VGS Mod
- One Ball Custom Exhaust

Exterior:
- Aero Upper & Lower Grilles
- Aero Side Skirts
- M7 Carbon Fiber Adjustable Front Splitter
- 3M Carbon Fiber Tint
- Smoked Clear Corner Markers w/ Stock White Bulbs
- Alta Shorty Antenna
- Replaced Red "S"s with Blue Reflective Vinyl
- Custom Company Graphics

Interior:
- Schroth Rallye 3 4-point Harnesses (driver & passenger)
- Rear Seat Delete
- Motorola Hands Free Cell Kit w/ MiniWing Antenna
- '05 Center Console Shelf
- E-Brake Storage Tray
- Chrome Speedo/Tach/Center Vent Rings
- Chrome Fire Extinguisher
- Polished Custom Whalen Shift Machine Knob w/ my company logo

Audio:
- XM Direct Radio
- BlitzSafe Adaptor
- IceLink Plus w/ Apple Ipod Mini
- Profile California Amp
- 2-JBL Power Series 8" Subwoofers
- Custom Sub Enclosure w/ Blue Cold Cathodes

Coming Soon:
- Rear Sway Bar & Control Arms to round off suspension mods
- Rebuilding the sub enclosure to fit the second sub (thread link)
- More driving school!

more pics in next post
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:16 PM
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:18 PM
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Day one:
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Version 2 Oogly graphics
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Version 3 Cleaned up company graphics, gray stripes
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Version 4 Matte Black Stripes
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Version 5 No Stripes, removed driving lights, removed arrow, removed tow hook, shaved "Cooper S"
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My first MINI
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:27 PM
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In line for inspection at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC
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Me & the Pearl at the Kinston Drag Strip
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Hard to tell but I was spanking my business partner's IS300 here
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:35 PM
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Looks pretty sweet!

Couple questions...

How's the sound of your sub without the rear seat? My enclosure's very similar to yours with a pair of 10's in it and I'm debating taking out the seat cause I never use it.

How do you like the one-ball exhaust? Exhaust is my next step.

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Old 04-19-2006, 02:44 PM
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sweet car!!
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Looks pretty sweet!

Couple questions...

How's the sound of your sub without the rear seat? My enclosure's very similar to yours with a pair of 10's in it and I'm debating taking out the seat cause I never use it.

How do you like the one-ball exhaust? Exhaust is my next step.

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The sound is not as good without the seats, but my current set-up sucks anyway. Try putting your seats down and you'll get a very good idea of how it will sound without the seats.

I love the one-ball! We have a local "average joes" muffler shop that we use for our company cars. I gave the guy a diagram of the set-up and he did it in about 20 minutes. Cost me $20 or $25 (which is really low). You can feel a difference in performance. The sound is louder than stock but not nearly as obnoxious as the Borla I had on my MC.

The best thing about the one-ball is you don't have a lot invested in it if you don't like it. I don't have any plans of changing mine
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Yeah I've done the seats down thing and don't really like it... That's the only reason I'm keeping the seats for now. haha I didn't know if maybe fully removing them would make any difference.

Perhaps we'll have to meet up sometime so I can hear your exhaust. You coming to Dragon?
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i dunno the seats weigh like what 10 lbs.. not worth it to me.. plus i usually get stuck sitting back there..
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In your own car?

I think the seats weigh like 35lb. Just enough to offset the weight of my speakerboxx.
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Here are some bad Photochopped plans for the new graphics (the wheels are a dream)

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Since it is my company car I need to keep the stuff on the side for marketing & the tax deduction!
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Yeah I've done the seats down thing and don't really like it... That's the only reason I'm keeping the seats for now. haha I didn't know if maybe fully removing them would make any difference.

Perhaps we'll have to meet up sometime so I can hear your exhaust. You coming to Dragon?
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I was planning to be at the Dragon, but that falls on the weekend of my wife's birthday

Hopefully we can meet up at another event soon. I was just in G'boro this weekend on the way to visit my wife's family in Charlotte.
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I like pic#1. More subtle but still enough to get the name out there.

Ooo... Kinda hard to do a mini thing on a weekend like that....

We do a Bi-Weekly here in the Triad. Maybe doing one down in Raleigh in the near future (After Dragon) if that works better for ya.
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i dunno the seats weigh like what 10 lbs.. not worth it to me.. plus i usually get stuck sitting back there..
Bah, back seat. That's why my wife has a Jetta.
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Awesome ! Loving the stripped out rear.
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