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Looking good Jamie. Its sitting right there now. Did you fit spacers too ?

 

Very nice.... makes me want to put coilovers [emoji85]

 

Are the the coilovers ordered Marc ?

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Looking good Jamie. Its sitting right there now. Did you fit spacers too ?

 

Very nice.... makes me want to put coilovers [emoji85]

 

Are the the coilovers ordered Marc ?

 

Not quite yet, not sure to change the wheels first [emoji594]



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Looking good Jamie. Its sitting right there now. Did you fit spacers too ?

 

Very nice.... makes me want to put coilovers [emoji85]

 

Are the the coilovers ordered Marc ?

 

Ive not fitted spacers or had it aligned yet. It could do with spacers if i keep these wheels but not sure if i want to change them yet.



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Small changes


Black door handle covers and luxemini beltline.


The door handle covers were just off ebay. Not 100% perfect fit but it'll do [emoji23]


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I've done these beltlines in the past and i now remember how annoying they are. [emoji28]


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Thats all the de chroming done now.

I've ordered another engine cover from ebay. Some may know but i am an apprentice at a bodyshop so thought it would be something good to practice on. Any suggestions on what colour/design to do it. Was thinking just lapis like the car with maybe the mini lettering left black.


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This is the bay at the moment so will add a little colour to it





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Top work mate, really do like what your doing to your Mini. The new Mini is growing on me and especially because of your Mini [emoji1303]



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Cheers, yeah i was the same didn't really like them when they came out but after i seen some with a few changes they started growing on me.

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My dad used to paint the intercooler covers on the older R53 models. Best thing i ever saw him do was an offset union jack, looked quite cool back in the day.

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My dad used to paint the intercooler covers on the older R53 models. Best thing i ever saw him do was an offset union jack, looked quite cool back in the day.

 

Thats given me an idea simon [emoji23]



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like what your doing to the mini too i need to dechrome my R53

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So after some opinions


I have the opportunity to buy these ronal aero wheels pretty cheap and could refurb them myself. Tried them on but seem a bit too wide. The specs are 18x8 think the offset is 35. Would have run a 205/40 as they have 215/35 on them.

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The rear isnt too far off but dont think the front is possible. Seems like the best specs for the f56 in 18 inch is 8j et45


Nice too see what it looks like with other wheels on. Cant decide what style wheel i want and wether to do 17 with bigger tyres or 18 and smaller tyres. Here is a 17 set up for reference. bfb1a208ec50000f3868339c49c4d500.jpg201802 ... c4d500.jpg"><a href=https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180224/bfb1a208ec50000f3868339c49c4d500.jpg' alt='URL>'>



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I like option B, I think it gives off the motorsport look. Option A looks proper moody [emoji1]



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I like the look of the Ronals (in the same way I liked the OZ wheels on Jase’s F56) but I think you’ve answered your own question in that they are too wide

I like option B more


Saying that, the ronals will hide any need for a big brake kit where as option B will highlight the standard brakes

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...and I hope you doing the stickers...everyone knows stickers add bhp [emoji23]



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Maybe go full racecar livery [emoji23] has anyone ran semi slicks all year round as i would like to try some if i went for 17 inch wheels but need to use the car in all conditions



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Round ones :lol: Have to wait till they arrive. Although there is another f56 i like with them just in a different colour

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Round ones :lol: Have to wait till they arrive. Although there is another f56 i like with them just in a different colour

 

Ok then, what’s the eta ?

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Ok i dont know when the wheels will be here so i'll just say what they are. 2f4a03c27c981445d3c7f00ad0241273.jpg201804 ... 241273.jpg"><a href=https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180401/2f4a03c27c981445d3c7f00ad0241273.jpg' alt='URL>'>

Ordered speedline marmora in anthracite matt 18x8. Went for michelin pilot super sports in 205/40/18(goodbye runflats[emoji867]) I thought about doing a 17 inch set up but i think they look a bit small sometimes on the f56 and also id want semi slicks on 17s so it would look proper. I use my car all weather and it wont be doing trackdays so decided against it.


I know its not something different as there have been 2 or 3 cars already with these wheels but they suit the f56 well imo.

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Not sure how the anthracite matt will work so may end up painting them a different colour[emoji23]





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Nice one Jamie. I agree they do suit the car and will suit yours also.

Looking forward to seeing them on the car to see the colours together

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The wheels arrived. Ordered them from revolution in gateshead.

Had a little test fit to check i like the colour against the car 2b2387471344da958bab55be03627f0c.jpg201804 ... 627f0c.jpg"><a href=https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180411/2b2387471344da958bab55be03627f0c.jpg' alt='URL>'>

Decided to try a ceramic coating on the wheels with them being off so hopefully they stay in good condition and are easy to clean. I used gyeon q2 rim. From the the reviews online it seems to be pretty good.00fc2ec2ef5974d815d0385ad9a5ce9a.jpg201804 ... a5ce9a.jpg"><a href=https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180411/00fc2ec2ef5974d815d0385ad9a5ce9a.jpg' alt='URL>'>

Fitted them after work and took it for a quick blast to see how it feels and im really impressed. The michelin tyres are a big upgrade from the dunlop run flats the cup spokes came with. The car feels so much more planted than before i wasnt expecting it to be as noticeable as it is.

Really happy with the looks of this now, although when orranje release the f wing might have to get that [emoji23]

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They look great fitted-think you’ve got your choice bang on [emoji1303] Damn fine mate [emoji6]



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