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I've owned my mini for 5 years so thought it was time I started a thread. I purchased it back in November 2012 with 64k on the clock. I started to do little bits but then lost interest. After a couple of years I've rediscovered my enjoyment for the mini, rejoined this forum and I'm ready to continue this project.

As it stands;

Engine
1.6-Litre Tritec Supercharged
98,000 miles
Engine rebuilt by 1320 at 97k
Kavs 17% reduced supercharger pulley
Orranje Stealth CAI with K&N
Airtec top mount intercooler
NGK BCR8ES spark plugs
Carbon fibre engine plaque
3D printed screen wash cap
3D printed headlight washer cap
Direnza stainless steel exhaust system

Power
200bhp - dyno tested at 1320

Transmission
6-speed manual

Brakes
OEM R53 Calipers
Front ; Brembo Max Line 276mm discs, Brembo pads
Rear ; Brembo Max Line 259mm discs,
Brembo pads
HEL braided brake lines

Wheels and tyres
17 x 7j ET:48 JCW R112 in gloss black
11mm hubcentric spacers
Pirelli P Zero - 205/45/17

Suspension
KW V1 coilovers
Superflex front wishbone bushes

Interior
JCW carbon and leather gear shifter
JCW carbon and leather handbrake grip
Downtubes, gaiters and door armrests
re-trimmed in dark grey alcantara with red stitching
Facelift 3 spoke steering wheel re-trimmed in dark grey alcantara with red stitching and 12 o clock band
Facelift door cards
Scan gauge II

Exterior
JCW Aero front bumper
JCW Aero grilles
JCW Aero side skirts with JCW entry strips
GP rear bumper trim
GP rear boot decal
Orranje G-Wing finished in gloss black
Genuine JCW Carbon bonnet scoop
Genuine JCW Carbon rear tailgate handle
Chilli red mirror caps
Halo sidelights
Smoked LED rear tail lights
Side scuttles painted gloss black with red 3D S badges
Black beltline kit
Gloss black door handle covers
Gloss black fuel cap cover
Mini sport aerial
Led sidelights, side repeaters and number plate bulbs

To do;

GP bumper inserts
Facelift headlights joey’d
Headlight rings colour coded
Scorpion 4-2-1 manifold
Scorpion sports cat
550cc injectors
Camshaft
Remap
GTT strut brace
Intercooler horns powder coated
Snoot boot clamps powder coated
Engine cover powder coated
Engine mounts powder coated
Pro Hoses red silicone intake hose
Pro Hoses red silicone snoot boots
Red anodised oil cap
Red snoot boot clamp bolts
3D printed strut top covers
R56 rear trailing arms
Subframe powder coated
Orranje sump guard
R53 JCW or Megane RS225 front callipers
56 rear callipers
RPM Aero Splitter
RPM Air Diverter
Window tints
Top dash re-trimmed in dark grey alcantara with red stitching
5 piece dash re-trimmed in dark grey alcantara with red stitching
Door cards re-trimmed in dark grey alcantara with red stitching
Rear seat delete
Half roll cage
Kolour Koncept seatbelts
Canton expansion tank & Stant cap
Canton power steering tank
JCW sparco seats

It's not looking too exciting at the moment but best bits to come when money is available =)

When I purchased it



As it stands now
 

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Looking good

How do you find the Direnza exhaust? any drone at 70mph?
To be honest I didn't plan on getting the Direnza. The mini failed an mot as the standard exhaust had rotted through. I looked for a 2nd hand standard and they were around £275 or I could get brand new stainless for £300. I like it, it's fairly quiet on tick over and general driving but when you put your foot down it makes a nice sound. It does pop too. No drone at 70mph, my old cars were really loud at that speed but this is fine, even at 90mph if you're on a budget I would recommend it.
 

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Interested in plans for this....
"Standard S bumper with GP lower trim and bumper inserts"
Love to see examples or an explanation of what your getting at.

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Interested in plans for this....
"Standard S bumper with GP lower trim and bumper inserts"
Love to see examples or an explanation of what your getting at.

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I think he means the rear, and I think it's been done before...

Not that that's a bad thing...

I think it's just the black trim piece....
 

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Interested in plans for this....
"Standard S bumper with GP lower trim and bumper inserts"
Love to see examples or an explanation of what your getting at.

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Like this amazing example buddy, I saw this car and loved it =)
Lower bumper trim around exhausts and inserts either side of fog light.




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Oh yes, got ya, I have seen that on the rear.... Quite like it as I think the standard S bumper is fine, especially touched up like this.

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Update :

Had the Aero side skirts fitted today. I’m very happy with the result and what a difference =)

How they arrived 2nd hand :


At the paint shop :


Fitted :


R112’s have arrived, waiting for new bolts and centre caps
 

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How much did you pay for the skirt respray if you don’t mind me asking, I need mine doing and would like to know what figure I should be getting quoted


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Thank you mate. I've wanted the skirts for a long time but never got round to buying them. I should of purchased them a long time ago. They've done a really good job on the trimmed parts, better than I expected, I'll be going back =)
 

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Update :

After a quiet November I picked up BCambray’s old JCW Aero front bumper last weekend. Now need to save for the respray.


New black wheel bolts and locking bolts have arrived from Mini Sport for my R112s. Just need new centre caps in the new year then I can get them fitted.


Went out for a little night drive after a good clean and back to black.
 

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Looking forward to seeing with the wheels on and front bumper


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Cheers mate, hopefully wheels middle of January and bumper won’t be until April:/May. Got to save for the respray. Anything happening with your car??
 
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