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  1. Recaro Cross Sportster CS (Corsa VXR) in a R53

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    Hi Has anyone attempted to fit these VXR Recaros in a R53? I have just bought a set and I’m looking for advice on fitting them!
  2. Mini Recaro's

    MINI Parts For Sale
    £1300 taken out of my 2009 mini jcw. condition is good, a few marks where you get in and out on the outsides of the seat. ( looking for 2 part leather front to replace )
  3. Front racing buckets

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    Hey all. I'm looking for a set of new front seats for an R53. The criteria: Must be adjustable (These are for street use) Preferably an easy bolt-in, but I'm OK getting my hands dirty if someone has any really nice products that require some mods. Preferably be leather/leatherette. Basically, I...
  4. FK Automotive Bucket Seats

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    I've been on the lookout for an R53 recently, but decided I need to keep me R50 for a maybe 6 months or a year, until I can possibly get an R56 S cheap enough, as well as insurance. This means I have 6 months to a year to do some more mods! I've been thinking about seats, I came across a...
  5. Petes Black II JCW

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    As a lot of you will recognise, this is Dave's JCW that i bought around christmas time. Thought it was time to introduce myself and make a thread. No mods yet as im still a student at uni (final year though..!) and need to keep it running on minimal cash over the next few months. Heres some...
  6. JCW Steering Wheel - Full Leather or Leather/Alcantara?

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    Hi all, I'm looking to get a new JCW steering wheel for my R56. I normally prefer full leather but the leather/alcantara one looks very nice too. However, I'm worried about the leather/alcantara one wearing down very quickly. For those who have this steering wheel, what prompted you to go for...
  7. Fatandre R53

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    This is my Mini
  8. Project "Canas" LY Mini One!!!

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  9. Xx04 nat

    R53 General
    Hey Everyone! Well thought i would start by putting a thread on with my s :) Had it for about a month now and getting on well.. It has a good speck with the HK sound and Lovley seats :) I have only changed the lights so far! but have some good styling plans for it!
  10. Factory JCW 2009 Build and Tuning Guide/Input/Explained

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    FACTORY JCW 2009 BUILD AND TUNING GUIDE / INPUT / EXPLAINED Hi to everyone reading this. Im making this thread or guide to show what I have done since I bought my car in april 2009. and then I will continue to the current build, that will resume in January 2011. Im using my archive photos...
  11. jcw sparco seats and more

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    due to the last thread being full of shatty comments i thought id start a new one with pictures- if you like what you see then pm me mj heated jcw seats in mint condition- comes with heating wiring kit- installation instructions- and bases absolutly everything you need- even the resistor...
  12. My Mini turning into a Major Adventure

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    Right, thought it was about time to get a project thread up after being on here for over 2 years now. Purchased my "optioned up" Mini just over 2 years ago after having my beloved Clio 182 rear ended. That car was awesome as all I did was change the seats and away you went, no mods needed. I...
  13. Hobo Internet Bargain Basement

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    Please use this thread for all bargains you spot on Pistonheads that MT members might find useful. ET37 decent price. Parts & Accessories : 17" OZ superleggera's
  14. Green Machine Part III (Vorsprung Durch Green Cupcake)

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    :lol: Don't worry, there'll be no VAG conversion here :laugh: So I picked up the green car in Edinburgh at the weekend, thought I'd start a thread to show what happens as I attack it with spanners, WD40 and duck tape :thumbup1: I'm hoping to do as much of the work as possible myself (excluding...
  15. weight of some R53 bits - just for info

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    Have stripped out my car over the months and today weighed a few bits . Battery - 13.64kg Roof Glass inc seals, motor, inside panel - 25kg Battery cable - larger of the two red ones - 2.3kg Chrome petrol cap and emergency release pull - 0.68kg Battery box and heatshield underneath - 4.55kg...
  16. Will R56 seats fit in a R53

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    Hi all, i was wondering if the JCW recaro seats from a R56 will fit in a R53. If so is it a major job? Thanks in advance
  17. What is your minimum weight achieved and how.

    MINI Chat
    I've got a R53 JCW MCS and my total weight is 1215kg. Adds: R56 Crown Spoke wheels. (Just for a need and for around £250.) Brembo JCW. Nice piece of BBK but a bit heavy. (If any aftermarket lighter rotors, let me know it.) No rear bench. KW V2 coilovers. I'm thinking of fitting CF bonnet and...
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