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  1. Guest - Welcome to the new Motoring Alliance Site! Steve, MCS02 and I were up until the early hours this morning working to get it done... as you can see it took us a bit longer than expected to get Phase 1 up and running. We are not 100% there.. its a journey. For site updates, "How Do I" and feedback please use the Announcements, How Do I, Feedback Forum (Links below). Like building a car.... its never done... and thanks for your patience

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  • Texas Speedwerks R56 Springs Review

    Non-linear systems usually have unpredictable performance, so I wanted linear springs. So I messaged Scott at TSW asking when I could get a set for SK8BRD. He replies that they just got their...
  • Way Motor Works Turbo Heat Shield for R56 MINI Cooper/Clubman S

    I was walking down “Vendor Alley” at the '08 MINIs On The Dragon and something caught my eye at Way Motor Works booth. It was gleaming in the beautifully crisp afternoon sunshine and beckoning my...
  • R56 ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)

    How to install the ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)
  • Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others have moved it to the correct side. I decided to do...
  • R56 Oil Service

    Welcome to Detroit Tuned’s how-to guide for an oil service for an R56 MINI Cooper. It’s always best to do an oil change on a hot engine as the hot oil will drain better and give you a more...
  • Front Camber Adjustment/Nylon Stud Removal

    These cars need more negative front camber for anything other than straight line racing and driving. Increasing negative camber allows more even tire wear and improves lateral load traction....

2nd Generation MINI

  1. 2nd Gen "How To" Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others...
  2. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Oil Service

    Welcome to Detroit Tuned’s how-to guide for an oil service for an R56 MINI Cooper. It’s always best to do an oil change on a hot engine as the hot...
  3. 2nd Gen "How To" Front Camber Adjustment/Nylon Stud Removal

    These cars need more negative front camber for anything other than straight line racing and driving. Increasing negative camber allows more even...
  4. 2nd Gen "How To" This is a How-To on Removing the Carbon Build-up, the right way.

    After reading a few posts on cleaning the valves, I didn't see where anyone had done a full writeup on the procedure. I figured I would jump in...
  5. 2nd Gen "How To" Koni FSD's

    It's time to consider some new struts for the ol' girl. I've landed on some Koni FSD's and am wondering if anyone has any insight before I pull...
  6. 2nd Gen "How To" How To: Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others...
  7. 2nd Gen "How To" Door panel removal & Exterior handle replacement

    First, thanks to Arron Cornaby – Outmotoring.com - for his instructions on how to remove the upholstered panel, without this I would not have...
  8. 2nd Gen "How To" R55/56 Service Reset Procedure

    Service Menu Access:
  9. 2nd Gen "How To" Front brake pad replacement (Gen2)

    MINI Brake Pad Installation
    Changing your brake pads is a very rewarding DIY project. This tutorial focuses specifically on giving you the...
  10. 2nd Gen "How To" Replace springs-shocks-struts (Gen2)

    Safety should be PARAMOUNT in this work! Insure that car is secure on stands before getting under the Mini. Wear safety glasses when working under...
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