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  1. Noob alert! 17" x 7.5J ET40 with 15mm spacers?? Will they fit at stock height?

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hey guys, Yes I am a complete noob when it comes to fitting wheels as I have not ventured into this world before Basically will 17" x 7.5J ET40 with 15mm spacers fit comfortably on my R53? I'm hoping to get a bit of a wider look but as of yet I'm not planning to lower her... Yet
  2. R53 Aero side skirt fitting brackets

    MINI Parts Wanted
    Anyone? Bought the skirts, got them fitted but they're not totally secure as I don't have the fitting brackets on the bottom. BMW wanted £36 for two, so if anyone has a pair spare, that may give an indication of what they're worth second hand. Thanks
  3. mcs' project

    The Projects
    Well, after some thinking and a few mods I've started modifying my '06 JCW R53. Big mods started some weeks ago when I ordered the 4-2-1 with 100 cells cat to Mini Motorsport UK. I also got the 225hp remap soon to fit a camshaft. Hope to get after that around 235-240hp. Dry battery's been...
  4. Dave F Fitting

    R53 General
    Shall be fitting a Dave F this weekend (yes replacing the Alta:cursing:) Quick question, I take it I will have to refit the plastics engine bay/bulkhead divider, but will i have to cut a hole in it to provide direct flow into the back of the Dave F or does the OE hole do the job?
  5. Fitting a new bypass valve

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Got a new BPV which i'm looking to fit at the weekend. Looks fairly simple in principle but maybe a bit of a ball ache to get to? Anyone got any advice when fitting it? Or has anyone made a guide? :thumbup:
  6. M7 Strut Brace and my mushroom tops...!

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    I have been thinking for a while about fitting a strut brace and eventually settled on an M7 due to the protection it offers to the strut tops. Well I was gobsmacked at how much my nearside strut top had mushroomed upwards. The offside was okay - yes most potholes are at the edge of the road...
  7. Coilover help

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    When fitting coilovers would I need drop links?:mellow:
  8. Larger injectors for the R50 now available !

    Engine & Drivetrain
    For all those of you who spend time and money for your N/A R50, i have good news. The stock R50 injectors are very small, at 178cc/[email protected] bar (Bosch part number 0280155991). Anything more than a full exhaust system and intake, like a camshaft, will take them to 100% duty cycle at high rpm if...
  9. Air Bag Suspension

    MINI Chat
    Hi all, there are a lot of people loving lows on this site, and I wondered if anyone had done/considered fitting air bag suspension to a MINI in the UK?
  10. mevin my aero kitted cooper

    The Projects
    just thought i would put up some pics of my cooper. The spec so far is aero kit 18'' team dynamics alloys kw coil overs piper x induction kit halo sidelights clear rear lights srtut brace (home made) modified battery box lid (because of my strut brace) Lohen side stripes sparco stone guards...
  11. Martin's Green Machine

    The Projects
    Thought I'd put up a picture or two of my car. It's a 2002 R53, with only 34,000 on the clock. Half leather, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, climate control, tape player! However there is a 6 disc changer in the boot, chilli pack. I'd say it's pretty well specced. Most...
  12. Operation: Vacuum Gain System (VGS) - Thoughts?

    Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Ross-Tech.com... Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...
  13. MINI - R50-R53 - Torque Wrench Settings

    How To Guides
  14. Just fitted aerokit rear bumper a few questions?

    Exterior
    I have just fitted my aerokit rear bumper but i have a few questions to ask: 1, The bumper seems to be just touching the exhausts, i am running a miltek system. Has anyone had this problem? 2, The bottom of the bumper seems to flex alot as the bottom lower mount is not used by the aero...
  15. Fitting Chrome Interior Trim to 2nd Gen MINI

    How To Guides
    How To Install Chrome Trim Dash On R56 MINI, nice guide with pics here:- (see pdf download below)
  16. Retro Fitting Space-Saver Spare Wheel

    How To Guides
    I replaced all the 205/45/17 Pirelli Runflat tyres on my MINI with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 215/40/17 non runflats (same overall diameter). Pros: much smoother ride, less tramlining and far better grip and handling than the runflats with their stiff sidewalls. Cons: You need to fit a space-saver...
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