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GNAT :: 2006 MINI Cooper S
Vehicle Name GNAT
Year 2006
Make MINI
Model Cooper S
Color Space Blue/ Silver
Packages Sport, Premium, Convenience, Cold Weather
2006 MINI Cooper S
2006 MINI Cooper S 2006 MINI Cooper S 2006 MINI Cooper S
History Purchased the MINI as a birthday present to myself on Jan 8 2007. When I went looking at MINI's I kept saying I didn't want a dark car as here in TX it gets so warm in the summer. After looking at what seemed to be all the cars on the dealers lot I noticed this one out of the corner of my eye. My MA said she didn't show it since the color was so dark. One quick once over and I decided it was the MINI for me.

The first of what turned into many sets of wheels was soon ordered and that is where I was going to leave the MINI. Alas, a ride in a modded MINI owned by a MetroplexMINI club member changed that. The fun soon began...
Exterior
2006 MINI Cooper S Exterior 2006 MINI Cooper S Exterior 2006 MINI Cooper S Exterior
Custom Hood, smoothed Scoop, shaved Badge, Louvers grafted in.
Stubby Antenna - Black Anodized Al
OEM Aero Kit Front Bumper Cover - Modified to fit JCW style functional Brake Ducts
OEM Cooper Rear Bumper Cover - Modified for Dual Exhaust
OEM Aero Kit Side Skirts
Fender Arches Painted Body Color
Ultimate Grille Upper & Middle (Black)
Ultimate Grille Lower (Black)
Vented Front Fenders
Belt Line Trim Blacked out
Smoked Tail Light Lens
Custom Painted Xenon Headlight Inserts
Tow Hook - Blue - Front
Custom Roof Graphics
TSW Jack Points
Custom Eyes
Orciari Twin Air Intake Scoops
Shelby Stripes

Interior
2006 MINI Cooper S Interior 2006 MINI Cooper S Interior
Tinted Windows - Huper Optik 35%
Spiffy Caps
Whalen Shift Machine
MyMini Driver Knee Pad
Glove Box Organizer
Momo RSGT2 seats black cloth/grey suede
OMP Steering Wheel - 320mm - black suede
Relocated Cruise Control
Rear Seat Delete Kit - Modded with the addition of sound deadening
All interior bulbs replaced with 6000k Bulbs to match Xenon Headlamps
Garmin Nuvi 350
White Gauge Faces /w Black Marking
Craven Speed FlexPod
Euro Parcel Shelf w/Pad
Valentine V-1 Hardwired w/remote display
Safety Devices Roll Bar w/Harness Bar and Diagonal
TeamTech RamPac 6 Point Harnesses
Helix Short Shift
Ultimate Pedals, Brake and Clutch pedals for Ferrari

In-Car Entertainment
2006 MINI Cooper S In-Car Entertainment 2006 MINI Cooper S In-Car Entertainment 2006 MINI Cooper S In-Car Entertainment
OEM H/K system with no changes planned.

Under the Bonnet
2006 MINI Cooper S Under the Bonnet
GP Intercooler
Custom Powder Coated Engine Mounts
Custom Powder Coated Supercharger Clamps
Custom Powder Coated Supercharger Horns
Craven Speed Cold Air Intake
Revolution Mini Works "Jesus" Head
RMW Race Header
RMW Rear Section - Custom Built split outlet
Thermal Exhaust Tips
550cc Injectors
Craven Speed Mini Dipper - Dipstick
16% Pulley
ALTAnator Pulley
All Clamps replaced with ABA Stainless Steel Rolled Edge Clamps
Forge Motorsports Coolant Overflow Bottle
Forge Motorsports Power Steering Reservoir
Forge Motorsports Covers:
  • Washer Bottle Cap
  • Headlamp Washer Bottle Cap
  • Oil Cap
  • Brake Fluid Cap
  • Power Steering Fluid Cap
7250 RPM Rev Limit
Air Plate Diverter
Detroit Tuned Bypass Valve
Quaife LSD
OS Giken Clutch / Flywheel
Detroit Tuned Tensioner Stop
RMW Oil Pan Pickup Cage
ATI Crank Pulley

Suspension
2006 MINI Cooper S Suspension 2006 MINI Cooper S Suspension 2006 MINI Cooper S Suspension
Brakes
R56 Rear Trailing Arms
TSW BDM BBK Front Brakes
Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Detroit Tuned Caliper Bushings - Rear

Suspension
TSW Adjustable Camber Plates
H&R Rear Sway Bar - 19mm
ProMini Adjustable Trailing Arms
TSW Springs
Koni Yellows
TSW Adjsutable Endlinks

Bracing
TSW X-Brace
Convertible Braces

Bushings
Urethane Lower Engine Mount

Wheels and Tires
2006 MINI Cooper S Wheels and Tires 2006 MINI Cooper S Wheels and Tires 2006 MINI Cooper S Wheels and Tires
Current
Enkei RS+M 17x7.5

Hardware
TSW M14-M12 Studs
Project KICS R26 Composite Lug Nuts

Previous Wheels
HRE C20 18x7.5
BBS LM 17x7.5 Polished lip, Space Blue centers
Fikse Mach V 17 x 7.5 Polished lip, Speed Silver centers
Rota Attack 16 x 7
Rota Circuit 8 16 x 7
OEM Webspokes
BBS RX 17 x 7
And more...
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Updated Garage to add the new ATI Crank Pulley, thanks Way (Way Motor Works) and Aaron (OutMotoring)
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I thought the two side stripes were over the left front fender. Did you move them?

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No, just have yet to post a picture of them yet, and it might be a while since that arch was coming off. I pulled it all the way off and ordered a new set of clips for both sides just now.
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Jim...... Virtual stripes for now.....
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Jim...... Virtual stripes for now.....
Those are good. They can be anything the person looking at them thinks they are.

Maybe we should go with a virtual M/A shirt next year.

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Umm....let us know when you get some mods on gnat.
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Hey Nathan, I'm thinking of replacing my bushes with a PSRS from ALTA. Does yours make a noticeable difference? Do you use a lot of camber adjustment? Will they wear? or should I use some camber enhanced bushings?
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Hey Nathan, I'm thinking of replacing my bushes with a PSRS from ALTA. Does yours make a noticeable difference? Do you use a lot of camber adjustment? Will they wear? or should I use some camber enhanced bushings?
The PSRS are gone, replaced with poly bushings. Much quieter and still has a great feel.
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Thanks Nathan, this seems to be the common answer.
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