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March 2008 and I treat myself to a 2005 05, 42,000 miler, Black-eyed Purple cooper s. Now on 57k!!:scared::w00t::blink:

Car came from the factory with the following options:
Chilli Pack
Radio Boost
Harmon Kardon
Aero Kit
LSD
Interior Lighting Pack
Bonnet Stripes

To date I have the following mods.

Engine
Alta 17% reduction Pulley
GRS TMIC
Janspeed Mani + high flow cat (stock cat back)
Pipercross Pannel filter (stock airbox)
Lohen - the protector
NGK BKR7EQUP Sparkplugs

Chassis
Koni Yellows (koni sport) adjustable dampers with stock springs
GTT sprioslot brakes all round with Stage 2 front pads (EBC yellow) 5.1 Fluid
Bridgestone RE050a 205/45/17 tyres

Exterior
Alta 4" stubby aerial
Bonnet Stripes Removed
De-badged Cooper S

the future
Engine
1320 camshaft done
Head of some description done - RMW
Larger Injectors done
Internal ceramic exhaust coating
Water/Meth injection (once it is more tried and tested) bought
Custom MAP done

One off induction kit. - I have just had an idea

Chassis
OMP Upper and Lower Braces / omp upper & m7 USS
Thicker rear sway bar
Camber Plates done
Cross / KW clubsport coilovers got m7's
Lightweight, Forged 15" alloys (part of project lower unsprung weight which i hope to achieve) mind change - BBS RC's ;D
Suspension re-vamp. new rear control arms, new bushes, new track rod ends etc.

Exterior
m7 carbon fibre front splitter
GP rear spoiler
m7 Extreme scoop bought, yet to be fitted
New wheel arch surrounds
Black mirror covers

Think I have included most of the stuff on my wish list.
Some Pictures, I will keep this thread updated as i go along.

In the beginning






Most recent: de-bonnet striped and winter beadage






And finaly for now... Pre Strut and Brakes install

 

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indeed they are, hence why i voted for you in the garage of the month :w00t:
 

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Looks fab mate and great mod list there... always loved BEP and its gonna go like the clappers when finished!
 

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None at all, I regularly service my car though ~ every 4k or something just to keep her running her sweetest
 

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Only had them on since friday but so far so good.
All shocks are set to full soft for the time being until the nicer weather comes and the ride isn't any harsher than stock in my eyes. Infact, i would go to say that the ride is NICER than stock unless going over a really shit road.

Accelaration, braking and cornering are more stable with the car not leaning and pitching so much - it now corners flatter than before. Visually the car looks very slightly lower but this is probably just me wishful hoping ;)

Turn in is more crisp and seems more eager to do so now.

was going to say something else but i have forgotton what it was, any other questions regarding them?
 

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Took delivery of m7 coilovers today, pics to follow =)
 

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Some pics of the coil's





You can clearly see the adjustment knobs on the bottom of the coilovers on these two pics:



 

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they wont be going on 'til late april ish time. Going to hopefully get camber plates, control arms etc before these go on and the car is them corner balanced (the plan) and i will run the yellows with stock springs as my winter set up - keep the m7s free from all the salt and shit that we get pn our roads this time of year :thumbup:
 

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There is going to be alot of updating here soon :)...
 
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