Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums   Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums
Home

Menu




Notices

Sponsor

» Random Garage
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp
Mini GP

sciaca81

» Ad Links
» Recent Threads
Go to first new post Word Association
72,697 Replies, 1,521,672 Views
Go to first new post Intermittent Red Oil Light
15 Replies, 33,205 Views
Go to first new post Q :: 2012 Scion IQ
10 Replies, 2,529 Views
Go to first new post 2017 - F1
971 Replies, 108,677 Views
Go to first new post El Señor Cooper.
32 Replies, 6,109 Views
Go to first new post MINI/Mini Trailers
140 Replies, 40,335 Views
Go to first new post What did you do with your MINI today?
14,651 Replies, 951,834 Views
Go to first new post Refreshing Rufus - 2005 MCS JCW
140 Replies, 18,621 Views
Go to first new post F1 Videos
266 Replies, 77,810 Views
Go to first new post Soooooo Whatcha Eating?
1,641 Replies, 117,989 Views
Go to first new post Rally Videos
348 Replies, 85,617 Views
Advert

» Ad
Sponsors

Likes Likes:  3
Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-05-2017, 10:23 PM #1
curv872 curv872 is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
curv872 curv872 is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp

Photo Album

Price: *SOLD*
Location: San Diego, CA

It's time to let my someone else enjoy my obsession.
Original owner, this MINI was built to my specification with performance in mind. As some of you may know, I've volunteered my time as a driving instructor for San Diego BMWCCA AutoX events over the years. This car would routinely set the fastest MINI time.

2006 MCS Checkmate Package with factory LSD, Harmon Kardon, MFSW.

Since day 1, the rear seats were removed to save weight (ie the rear seats have never been used and are in pristine condition).

The AC was also removed and an idler pulley is in its place (again, like the rear seats, I have all items if the buyer wants to have it re-installed).

Instead of opting for JCW, I knew from the beginning that with the right mods, this MINI would best any offering from MINI.

Performance Mods (currently installed, mods alone are worth the asking price):
Koni FSD Shocks
15% Pulley
DDM Intake
RMW Street Header
RMW Head
RMW Dyno Tuned - 239hp
Aquamist HFS-2
Miltek Exhaust
12.2" Wilwood Front Brakes
Wheel Studs
Adjustable Trailing Arms
22mm RSB
OMP Strut Tower Brace
OMP Understrut Brace
Cabrio Engine Braces
Vibra-Techniques Motor Mount
Urethane bushings
Flat under tray (custom)
Rear Diffuser (custom)
Front Brake Ducts (custom)

Performance Mods (not currently installed, not included in price, buyer can make an offer, or these will be sold separate):
Konig 17" Black Wheels with Kuhmo XS tires 50% tread
Konig 17" Silver Wheels with Kuhmo XS tires 80% tread
Ireland Engineering Adj Camber Plates
KW V2 CoilOvers

Thanks for looking, Joe

PM if interested


Click the image to open in full size.

FAQ

Q - Does it pass smog in it's current spec?
A - Yes

Q - How loud is the exhaust setup?
A - The exhaust has a nice tone (not ricey!). There is a spiral flow after the cat to eliminate any drone common with other MINI's. If driven normal it's mellow, but if you're on it, it will "sing".

Q - Do you consider the current spec reliable for fast street use?
A - Absolutely, I was daily driving it until I recently picked up a commuter car.

Q - What's the ride quality on those dampers like compared to stock?
A - The Koni FSDs ride smoother than stock and handle better. If you don't mind a slightly stiffer ride, I would recommend the KW v2 setup with the front camber plates that I also have. With the KW's its on rails.

Last edited by curv872; 10-14-2017 at 03:50 PM.
curv872 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes JackMac liked this post
Unread 10-06-2017, 10:27 AM #2
MCS02's Avatar
MCS02 MCS02 is offline
Stage 5
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,123
Likes (Given): 14265
Likes (Received): 5408
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp
MCS02 MCS02 is offline
Stage 5

MCS02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,123
Likes (Given): 14265
Likes (Received): 5408
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp
That is a very nice R53!! Good luck on the sale!
MCS02 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2017, 01:16 PM #3
Dave.0's Avatar
Dave.0 Dave.0 is offline
Helix & RMW Powered
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Burbs of Philly, PA
Posts: 21,099
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp
Dave.0 Dave.0 is offline
Helix & RMW Powered

Dave.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Burbs of Philly, PA
Posts: 21,099
2006 MCS Checkmate - Original Owner - 239hp
Pictures will get your add more attention.

Just saw the link to the pictures.....I am a idiot.

Great looking car.

Good luck with the sale.
__________________



Esoteric Detailing Supplies http://www.esotericcarcare.com/

05 MINI JCW "The Mistress"
RMW Powered, Helix built w/ Meth
Helix: http://store.helix13.com
Greene Performance https://www.greeneperformance.com/co...formance-parts
RMW: http://www.revolutionmini.com
Dave.0 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes 00Mini, MCS02 liked this post
Unread 10-10-2017, 12:19 AM #4
wjosh45 wjosh45 is offline
Stage 1
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 102
Likes (Given): 20
Likes (Received): 20
wjosh45 wjosh45 is offline
Stage 1
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 102
Likes (Given): 20
Likes (Received): 20
Nice setup.. good luck with the sale. 😀
wjosh45 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mini, mods, performance, rear, seats

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin; Version - A Very Customized 3.8.2
Copyright ©2009 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Clubs, Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Motoring Alliance is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiasts worldwide. All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2009 - 2016 Motoring Alliance.
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO