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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Well here goes I thought it was about time I shared my MCS with everyone on here, having spent the last 18 months reading and viewing some quite incredible cars I can honestly say that my car has a long way to go to match some of the examples on this forum. I bought the car in January 2008 quite well specified as standard, but was soon taken to modifying it to match my own taste. Manufactured date of April 2002, first registered in June 2002.

I am obviously going to receive many comments about peoples own individual opinions which is fine and I welcome them, but everyone who really owns a mini understands that the car is a reflection of that person and as such has to be accepted as so.

I'm based in Teesside in the North East of England

Modifications from standard
Alta 15% Supercharger pulley
Superchips Bluefin
GRS Intercooler
Alta CAI (including air top box)
MSD Ignition Coil
Magnecor HT Leads
Iridium Spark Plugs
Miltek Manifold
Miltek Catback Exhaust
GTT oil catch can
Alta 2% Enlarged Crank Pulley
Newman Camshaft Ph2

Engine Dressing
Mini Sport Expansion Tank
Mini Sport Aluminium Caps (Various)
GTT Aluminium caps
Craven Speed Dipstick
M7 Air divertor plate
GTT Intercooler snoot boots
Forge coolant hoses
GTT PAS tank

Suspension and Brakes
Forge upper brace
Omp lower brace
Cusco rear brace
R56 front calipers (repainted black)
GTT Spiroslot front discs and pads
Goodridge Brake lines (front)
Hel brake lines (Rear)
GTT Spiroslot rear discs and pads
AP Coilovers
Alta 19mm rear ARB
Alta rear drop links
Alta front drop links
GTT mid lower brace
Cravenspeed front strut tower indurators
Powerflex Bushes
Upper and lower engine mounts (large & small)
front wishbone (rear mount)
Rear trailing arm (front mount)
Gearbox Mount
Rear control arms

Recaro Front and rear seats
Rear Seat recoloured to match (originally blue/black)
Hamman pedals (All 4)
Storm Motor Werks Hand brake lever
All interior bulbs replaced with LEDs
Momo gear knob (retro from 1997 originally on my MK1 Punto GT)
Mini Auxilary gauges (voltage and oil temp)
JCW carbon fibre dashboard
LG trimming alcantara gear and handbrake gaitors
Steering wheel changed to later 3 spoke version
Pro sport oil pressure and water temperature gauges in Alta pods
Top dash covered in leather
Carbon fibre down tubes
GTT Armrest
Hand Brake centre console covered in leather
R56 Cargo nets in the boot
Mini sport polished aluminium items (various)
Carbon dipped cup holder
Carbon dipped side dash panels
Carbon steering wheel inserts

Rota RB 17*7.5 Wheels with 215/40 Toyo Proxy
Colour coded arches
Rear wiper delete
Mini rear clear light clusters
JCW Bonnet Grille
Boot lid debadged
Eibach 12.00 mm spacers (front)
Kavs 12.00 mm spacers (rear)
Front bumper insert in black
Orciari scuttle vents
GT Tuning Battery Heat Shield
JCW Carbon Wing Mirrors
Cravenspeed tow hook (powder coated blue)
Colour coded JCW aero side skirts
Full underbody restoration with all components removed and refurbished

Specification from Standard
Full leather sports seats
Auto climate control
Panoramic sun roof
Dynamic stability Control
Multi function steering wheel
Heated seats
Sat Nav
Headlight washers


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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
A small update as this is always going to be a slow burner although I am always thinking about what next.

Carbon Fibre Dashboard installed - Those stupid little blue clips snap easily if you insert the screws at a very small offset angle. I took the opportunity to install a lot of extra noise reduction under the dash, as it was starting to creak like an 11 year old.

Pro Sport oil pressure and water temperature gauges installed with Alta pods (not by me I might add)



R56 Brakes painted, branded and on the car

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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Slowly does it, but always doing something

Hand brake and gear gaiter changed for alcantara (thanks to Lawrence at LG Trimming)

Too difficult to find carbon down tubes, but still searching, so got myself down to Halfords, sprayed in BMW Black

A very subtle steering wheel change, cheap Ebay purchase, still a 2 spoke but not a bus steering wheel anymore. Air bag ring now back to silver

Next up at the weekend new wheels. I feel like I have joined an exclusive boys club (Rota) or at my age more likely to be Rota(ry).

Rota RB in Silver due Thursday all being well, will post up when installed.

Could some one move this thread into the Projects section for me.



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Hi mate nice Mini :) have you had this at AW Autoworks in Thornaby by any chance? Think I saw it there last year before crimbo.
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