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    Hi guys. Finally got my car dechromed and thought Iโ€™d show it off. Iโ€™m really pleased with it.
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    Washed both cars today, its been a long time coming as they were both disgusting! Got the TDs back on the Roadster and they're on for good this time ๐Ÿ˜Š Also fitted an Ultragauge Mount, looks quite tidy and the position is spot on. Just screws into the back of the rev counter using the existing holes. Tomorrow is the day for the Sports Cat and Intercooler.. Also bought some coilovers today... Watch this space!
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    Thanks for the add guys
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    Cracking run out today. Nice to see some new faces and people mooching around chatting to one another, even when strangers. I think thatโ€™s what sets the FOM scene apart from other car clubs.- the people. Thanks for making it an enjoyable day. MINI is clean and back in the garage sleeping ha ha
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    What a morning guys, Absolutley loved it. Great to see loads of new faces too, totally awesome. Thanks to @F56-dmg for organising your first meeting, super success to have 17 come along. heres a couple of pics, Iโ€™ll post more later on in the Gallery ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    Minis and doughnuts ๐Ÿฉ
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    Thought Iโ€™d add this little nugget in. so I guess not strictly a mod but I was really pleased with the outcome. I wanted a dash cam to look as subtle as possible so as not to spoil the MINIs great interior. With a hard wire kit which requires no splicing I was super happy with the result. It has literally been fit and forget.
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    This was me ๐Ÿ˜
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    Finally Joined the FOM forum. Been a Facebook page member for a few years now. Currently own a 2019 F56 JCW in British racing green IV with red roof and mirrors. Some plans to mod it soon, decided to keep this one. Most of you will know me already but hi to those that donโ€™t. Martin
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    This is my first car.
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    Thank you @Kettlepot I've been a member of several different mini groups for a few years, and had a look on here last night and everyone seemed really helpful and friendly so thought id join I have also been following the instagram page for a while too! I've attached a few photos of my F56s which I purchased in September after trading in my R56 JCW. Since the purchase I have completed a full dechrome, roof and mirrors sprayed blue, grill bar and S badges wrapped blue, Maxton front splitter, JCW spoiler extensions + super sport tyres all round. Still a few things left to finish it off! Car came with straight piped exhausts, res delete, sports cat, ramair cone filter + stage 1 remap
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    Decisions Decisions... I'll link this event page to Facebook later (if I don't forget) to see how many could be interested ๐Ÿ‘
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    Hi all. I recently installed a belt line kit and learnt a couple of things which may help others. 1 - the kits from SMPS2012 are great quality. I messed up one panel and there was plenty left to re-do it. 2 - clean the belt line first with alcohol. 3 - temperature - if itโ€™s not over 10 degrees, warm the chrome up with a hairdryer first. 4 - do not apply heat to the vinyl while you are applying it. It will stretch and thus become too narrow. 5 - start with easy panels like the short A panel section then the door. 6 - after fitting, warm with a hairdryer and push out the bubbles. 7 - use a sharp Stanley knife to trim the ends. Cut about 1mm longer than you think you need. If you cut it exact, youโ€™ll probably see a tiny bit of chrome. 8 - on the curves as you apply the vinyl youโ€™ll get bubbles. Donโ€™t panic - push them out using a hair dryer. 9 - on each panel do say 5 cm then check that your height is correct. On some panels you line up the top of the vinyl exactly with the joint between the chrome and top rubber. On other panels the entire chrome trim is a slightly different height. As such to ensure the bottom of the vinyl wouldnโ€™t encroach beyond the belt line I had to line the top of the vinyl slightly above the chrome. 10 - the vinyl is pretty forgiving. You can pull it off a couple of times and you can get away with it. 11 - apply a little at a time and continually check the height and straightness. 12 - make sure all water is out of the belt line first. My rear one seemed to hold a little trapped water for a day after washing. Hope this helps someone. Thanks. Kai.
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    Last one for today is my LED side lights and number plate lights. Matches the factory LED rears and front Xenons nicely.
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    Nice one Kai That'll help a few people I'm sure! Some useful tips for me to bare in mind when I come to do mine
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    Another tiny mod was the โ€˜Sโ€™ badge on the grill, which I think adds a little colour to the front.
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    Iโ€™ve also recently done a full LED interior bulb install which I am very pleased with indeed.
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    Canโ€™t beat a good build thread. Looking good @Kai2k ๐Ÿ˜
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    Looks great @Kai2k, coming along really nicely! Because you've started a build thread does that mean there are more mods incoming? ๐Ÿ‘€
  21. 2 points
    Welcome to FullOnMINIs, @Aimee Lou! I've noticed you joined the 'Kite Blue Owners Club', why not share a picture of your MINI? Here's mine
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    6 years since the last post on this thread ๐Ÿ˜… thought I'd share mine now it's on coilovers. It's now on a set of Vmaxx adjustable coilovers with 15mm spacers on the rear and 12mm on the front. It sits lovely and there's no rub on the rear eventhough it tucks nicely - and that's with all corners dialled down to 60mm. My car came with the Dynamic Driving Modes from factory, with this the active dampers become stiffer when it's flipped into sport mode. The coilovers I bought did not have this option, I'd be looking at 1.2k plus (new) for a set which has this option. When fitting we tucked away and taped the wires for the Dynamic Driving modes so they were out of the way to avoid damaging them. Interestingly, when the car was all sorted there were no error codes thrown up for the suspension whatsoever - just thought I'd throw that in there for some food for thought. Also when I bought these particular coilovers, it was recommended that I bought adjustable droplink too - makes sense so I went ahead and did that. I made to mistake of getting cheap ones which did break very quickly, but in this process I learned that I didn't actually need them as the shortened links were actually pulling the roll bar up and causing a knocking noise. So I'm running a set of standard sized links from Andrew Page. Haven't been for a spirited drive as of yet but it already feels much more planted and nippy through the bends, couldn't be happier ๐Ÿ
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    Thanks this is what it looked live when I first got it
  24. 2 points
    i think it would have been batter if they hadn't tamed the design as much from the concept. I liked the front splitter and the wheels were a whole heap nicer
  25. 2 points
    After a failed order and then a lengthy wait my cheap EBay impact driver arrived. 10 minutes later my power flex bushes are installed on the rear coilovers. Now waiting to go back on the car. The drivers seat was installed in the cabriolet also. (Still needs further refining on the colour) but now the previous owners odour is gone completely. (Dog owner)
  26. 2 points
    This makes me all fuzzy and warm inside!! As of Friday I will be MIAS Lv2 and having 9 years experience mountain biking, a love for bikes since I can remember! I have a Radon Jab full suspension. Chopwell Woods is my little home and I can take us on a guided tour if needs be! Hamsterley, Whinlatter and Leeds urban bike park are little drive away but the skills areas are really good to practice. There will be a pump track completed in chopwell at the end of April great for fitness and healthy competition. Feel free to give me a hola if you would like any help ๐Ÿ˜
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    It's a smart little motor, another one of the apprentices I invited along from my work @LewisE. For a Renault dealer we've got an odd thing for other brands ๐Ÿ˜… however unfortunately @Dylan Holmes sold his for a Golf...
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    So I spoke to my friendly independent today, whom I have used for years and trust. They said they've had spongy brake pedal issues with a few BMW cars and it's almost always the ABS pump that needs to be bled. Apparently they hook up a diagnostic machine to the car and put it in to bleed mode. It pulses the ABS pump and tells the mechanic which corner to unlock, at which time. It's booked in for a week Sat. While I'm on I'll give them 4 x new bleed nipples. Might as well! I'll post back the results. So far it's the cheapest thing to try.
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    My phones going wild ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    To all that came today, thank you for your awesomeness, I had a fab day. Why not post your pics here so they donโ€™t get lost (like on Facebook). Theyโ€™ll be here as long as the forum, in decent quality too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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    I for one will be, haven't looked into the details for standing but I've registered interest on facebook as a reminder. If not standing I'll pay a visit anyway. Would a club stand be possible? It would be nice however they do have very limited space.
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    Ha ha maybe @LewisE. We will see I really should have put a thread on here at the beginning, since Iโ€™ve done a few odds and ends. Might even retrospectively add what Iโ€™ve done like the LEDs and so on. We will see.
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    Will we be hearing and seeing the R59 on Sunday ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿคž
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    Donโ€™t be silly! Iโ€™ve wiped the rear plate
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    Is there going to be a club stand or is it just arrive and park as a group? Stop down in a hotel night before?
  41. 1 point
    Hello @C10ugf, Welcome to FULL ON MINIs. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Before moving on, dont forget to check your notification settings within your profile to make sure you get the most from the site. For example notifications from replies, new discussions, messages to your profile, and much much more. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. C10ugf joined on the 22/01/20. View Member
  42. 1 point
    Happy Sunday Evening people!! Now I just want to gauge interest and thoughts on mobile valeters? Is there enough in the North East? Would you use one? Pros and cons? It's an idea I've been toying with for a while, could potentially maybe set up my own mobile valeting/detailing business. What's your thoughts? Completely new to starting a business from scratch so be nice ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    So. I finally got the bulbs in. Here is what I learnt: The bulbs you need are type T5 If the bulbs don't come on, try the bulb in the holder in the reverse, so 'upside down'. Many LED bulbs are 'sided' You don't need the holder. Pull the old ones out directly and push the new ones in. As with all bulbs, don't touch them with your bare hands. If you do, wipe them with alcohol before you fit them. When you refit the mirror assembly offer the TOP EDGE in first. There is a little actuating arm which activates a micro switch to switch off the lamps when you close the visor. This is easily damaged It's well worth the effort
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    PS - I clambered under the car tonight at each corner, no sign of any leaks.
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    Busted! Only belt line and handle covers to do when the weather warms up. Full LED interior lamps fitted too! Next step is JCW aero
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    Looking good, I've been doing the same ๐Ÿ˜„
  48. 1 point
    I've had a busy (and expensive!) Christmas period buying new bits and pieces for the R59. I've finally bought all of the 'Stage 2' hardware that I need, just need to get round to fitting it! I had contemplated going to Lohen and buying their 'Performance Pack 2' but then thought why pay their prices when I can surely source the individual items, fit them myself and then go for a remap? I've bought: Airtec Intercooler Milltek 200 cell Sports Cat Downpipe ITG Foam Panel filter NGK uprated spark plugs - ILKR8E6 1442 (ones from an Evo X I believe) The Intercooler and downpipe aren't brand new, but nearly new at less than 1 year old and with minimal miles of use. By buying these items I've managed to save a substantial amount of money over brand new and shiny bits. Looking forward to February - the car is due an MOT at the beginning of the month and it'll be getting a service straight after. Once that is out the way it's getting the Intercooler and downpipe fitted along with the Team Dynamics wheels I keep forgetting about. I'm not finished there though! I've still got a few bits on my list to buy such as an uprated diverter valve, a set of ST Coilovers and adjustable top mounts... Watch this space!
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    After damaging beyond repair my IPhone cable when taking the interior apart in the summer (trapped it in the seat runner) which I had installed 12 years ago and failing to finding a replacement that worked, I decided it was time for some Bluetooth. New pioneer head unit installed nothing fancy. Some during and after I mages.
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    Covered over 1000 enjoyable miles this year, tax has run out so itโ€™s now back in the garage on axle stands inspecting how well everything has held up so far all looks OK. Nothing really major planned over the winter yet. I stupidly clipped a kerb at high speed back in the summer so dropped 2 wheels off to be repaired today. Did a little clean up of the front struts and hubs whilst condition checking also installed a pair of power flex roll centre adjusters with a pair of new SKF outer ball joints.
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