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2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life

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Now in my fifth year of ownership with my daily driver, thought I'd share my car with fellow Northerners.


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


Modifications from standard

Engine

Alta 15% Supercharger pulley

Superchips Bluefin

GRS Intercooler

Alta CAI (including air top box)

MSD Ignition Coil

Magnecor HT Leads

Denso Iridium Plugs

Miltek Manifold

Miltek Catback Exhaust

GT 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

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)

EBC front discs

Goodridge Brake lines

Mintex M1144 front pads

GTT rear Spiroslot discs and pads

Alta 19mm Rear ARB

Alta rear drop links

Alta front drop links

AP Coil overs

GTT mid strut brace

Powerflex Bushes

Upper and lower engine mounts

Gearbox mount

Front wishbone (rear mount)

Rear trailing arm (front mount)


Interior

Recaro Front seats

Rear Seat recoloured to match (originally blue/black)

Hamman pedals

Storm Motor Werks Hand brake lever

Momo gear knob (retro from 1997 originally on my MK1 Punto GT) Thats given away my age

All interior bulbs changed for LEDs

Mini Auxilary guages (voltage and oil temp)

Pro sport oil pressure and water temp gauges in Alta pods

JCW carbon fibre dashboard

LG trimming alcantara gear and handbrake gaitors

Carbon fibre downtubes

Top dash covered in leather

3 spoke steering wheel

GTT Armrest

Handbrake centre console covered in leather

R56 cargo nets


External

Rota RB 17*7.5 Wheels shod wth 215/40 Toyo Proxy

Colour coded arches

Rear wiper delete

Mini rear clear light clusters

JCW Bonnet Grille

Boot lid debadged

5mm Eibach spacers front & rear

Orciari scuttle vents

GT Tuning Battery Heat Shield

JCW Carbon mirror caps

Crave speed tow hook (powder coated blue)


Seems like a close mini community on here, my wife started the mini ownership in our household and has owned 2 R50's an R52 (nice in hyper blue), children came along and so did an R60, now in a volcanic orange F55.


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Richard

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Hi Richard! Welcome to FOM !


That's a sweet MINI you have , check those wheels out ;)


Your more than welcome to be here :)


Simon

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Thanks for the comments


Next to do will be rear ARB and drop links or aero front bumper


Just been robbed at the dealers for a roof gutter trim

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Very tidy!


Space them wheels out and loose the chrome and it will be nuts!

 

What size spacers would you recommend? Wheels are 17*7.5 ET 45 with 215*40 rubber on

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For me that wheels looks better than second. Painting it to piano black - paint number 668. Then will be look awesome. And change the mirrors cover to black :D

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Some images of the developments since I last posted


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AP coilovers


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Alta 2% enlarged crank pulley


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GTT battery heat shield


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3 Spoke steering wheel


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Orciari scuttle vents


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Domed S's

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When you changed your steering wheel, how long did you disconnect the battery and/or airbag fuse ?

I am about to change mind and done want any unexpected explosions [emoji38]

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This is one delightful looking mini. Do you do your own work on it? I've been considering a crank pulley and want to know if it's a pain to fit

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When you changed your steering wheel, how long did you disconnect the battery and/or airbag fuse ?

I am about to change mind and done want any unexpected explosions [emoji38]

 

The battery was disconnected for 30 minutes before I started, this was also supposed to stop the airbag warning light coming on, it didn't so had to get it reset.

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This is one delightful looking mini. Do you do your own work on it? I've been considering a crank pulley and want to know if it's a pain to fit

 

Thank you, I only do the bolt on things and cosmetic items, anything to do with engine internals and safety I leave to those that are professionals.


I took the opportunity to have the crank pulley changed as I had an oil leak to repair on the crank seal and whilst the gearbox was removed I got the clutch plate replaced, as I had just gone over 60,000 miles. It was 4 hours labour for the professionals.

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When you changed your steering wheel' date=' how long did you disconnect the battery and/or airbag fuse ?

I am about to change mind and done want any unexpected explosions [emoji38']

 

The battery was disconnected for 30 minutes before I started, this was also supposed to stop the airbag warning light coming on, it didn't so had to get it reset.

 

That is roughly what I had heard, but wanted to hear it from someone who'd done it.


Nice lookin car btw obviously well loved and looked after

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