The following attachment is a 4-page pdf diary or log of what I've done to my R56. it's still a work in progress, but most of the planned upgrades are installed. I'll update it as milestones are reached. Hope it's useful to other newbies.
Thought i'd support one of my friends in the U.S. as he has a new show on Youtube
Matt Farah used to do a show on Youtube called Garage 419 but has since started this new show called The Smoking Tyre
Matt is also a Mini owner:
but anyway i thought i'd shamelessly promote his new show on...