The rake of the rear spoiler needs increasing in my opinion only but otherwise I REALLY like your car!
Thanks! I can't say I agree, because it sits at the same angle as the OEM JCW Spoiler, but I appreciate your input 😄The rake of the rear spoiler needs increasing in my opinion only but otherwise I REALLY like your car!
It looks like it is actually fitted backwards, but that is obviously as it wouldn't look right the other way, but yes it should be raked further up at the rear.The rake of the rear spoiler needs increasing in my opinion only but otherwise I REALLY like your car!
You're an aerodynamic expert?? Very cool.It looks like it is actually fitted backwards, but that is obviously as it wouldn't look right the other way, but yes it should be raked further up at the rear.
Thank you very much! 😁Welcome, your car looks stunning!
An impressive list of mods, love the look of the interior too, great work.
Thank you 😊Welcome to MT. That's a really nice R58 😎
On the first pictures the spoiler does look a bit odd but I think because of the angle of the pictures.
Well I'm sorry you don't like it, can't please everyone 😌 It's just a shame that on the first thing I ever post, people are straight in with the criticism 🤣 I've spent many hours working on this car, how about picking a good bit rather than pointing out a 'negative' .... especially when it isn't even a fault but rather how it is actually meant to be.. 🤣Even in that second picture it needs more rake. Its the shape of the end plates, the factory looks neutral.
Its a great looking car and only your opinion matters.
Im glad you appear to receive feedback positively though 🤣
welcome to the internet, you could have the ultimate mini and someone would find something wrong with it somewhereIt's just a shame that on the first thing I ever post, people are straight in with the criticism 🤣
Good morning Martin,Hello 👋🏼
I’ve been using mini torque since I bought my first Mini, a Pepper White R58 Cooper S Coupe, last March and decided it’s probably time I actually joined in.
I’ve gathered quite a lot of knowledge over the last year or so, and have ended up doing far more to my coupe than I had planned...
I’ll include some of the list of modifications...
To be fitted (and painted first..):
- Manic Stage 1 Remap (from Lohen), last dyno'd @ 240bhp & 390nm with only the map and cat-back exhaust (lots done since...)
- RSIC6 Wide Arches
- JCW 4 pot brake upgrade & Hel braided lines
- BC BR Coilovers & Adjustable Rear Control Arms
- AEM Induction Kit
- Airtec larger FMIC
- 200 Cel Sports Cat and custom non-res cat-back exhaust
- Forge VTA BOV
- Cobra Nogaro Fixed Bucket Seats with Schroth ASM Harness
- Custom Suede Interior Trim, JCW Carbon Handbrake & Gear Knob, JCW Alcantara Steering Wheel
- JR Wheels
- Rear Spoiler and Custom ETS Racing Challenge Diffuser
- The usual dechrome and bigger scoop, oem black line rear lights
I've done all the work to the car myself, except for the remap (obviously) and have enjoyed every (ok most, except changing the cat, that heatshield is a pig) minute of it! It's definitely taught me a lot, and has sparked a serious (but expensive) passion for cars and tinkering.
- Heigo coupe roll cage
- DuellAG front bumper
- Oil Catch Can kit (PCV side only)
Here's some pictures of 'Martin' (named after the very shortlived martini livery)..
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And here's a before photo of when I bought it, for fun... 🤪
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I look forward to participating in some discussions, and hopefully I'll be able to help people on this forum as they've helped me!
Thanks! I wasn't sure on it before I did it, but now i'm glad I did.Looks great! I love the color matched light trim, I feel like that can be hit or miss depending on the color of the car, but looks great here. I don't see think the spoiler is an issue like others seem to, but I do think the car could always be a bit lower
Hi! Thank you very much!Good morning Martin,
You look great chap, your owner has done a terrific job on you. Question though, if you were just starting out on a project like yours, would you begin with a Stage 1 remap or Stage 2. Based on that decision, what made you choose Lohen over the others that are available?
Once the remap was chosen, did you see a considerable change in performance on the car without the other mods?
I prefer my cars to look normal but have all the upgrades under the bonnet, so happy to do the engine, brakes and exhaust system as long as it did not change the outside look.
Just out of interest, where did you source your components and why did you choose them?
Car looks fantastic, Martin you should be happy and your owner very proud.
Thanks for your reply and information.