MINI #848

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  • History:
    The 848th Cooper S built for USDM, #848 began life in April 2002 as "the doctors wife's" shopping runabout. She curbed the S-lite wheels nicely and brought it to the dealer when it needed an oil change. Fast forward 5 years later, I picked it up for a good deal @ 39k miles, bone stock! From there, it's quickly transformed into my hardcore track-day underdog!
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    *ALTA V2 15% supercharger pulley
    *ALTA 0% billet crank pulley
    *ALTA cowl cold-air box and UNI filter
    *NAPA 060535 serpentine belt
    *RMW custom ECU tune
    *OBX tri-Y stainless header
    *Ryephile-built exhaust using Dynatech catalytic converter, Hushpower center muffler, Magnaflow rear muffler, 18 gauge 304 stainless 2.5" tubing, and 3.5" polished exhaust tip designed for single offset "Cooper-style" exit
    *Magnecor KV85 wires
    *Brisk DR12YS plugs
    *198wHP & 173wLb/Ft on MWR's Dynapack
    *Royal Purple 5W-30 engine oil
    *AMSoil Synchromesh 5W-30 transmission oil
    *Ireland Engineering polyurethane engine mount inserts [all 3 locations]
    *stock Intercooler with early-year diverter rubber
    *Clutchmasters FX200 clutch
    *Clutchmasters lightweight aluminum flywheel
    *Quaife Rev.A ATB LSD [the lightweight one]
    *Shaved inertial weights from shift linkage
    *Helix13 short shifter
    Suspension Mods:
    *Mini-Madness chrome-moly tubular front control arms with solid spherical bearings
    *TSW-tuned KW V3 with KW 60mm Race main springs in 70N/mm with 10N/mm helpers
    *H-Sport "Comp" front & rear anti-roll bars
    *Powergrid front & ALTA rear anti-roll bar drop links
    *R56 aluminum rear trailing arm
    *Powerflex steering rack and trailing arm polyurethane bushings
    *Helix13 rear control arms [set of 4]
    *Ryephile-designed "raised front subframe" by raising steering rack, raising inner ball joints, and lowering outside ball joints.
    *11.9" front and 11.7" rear suspension ride height
    Wheels and Tires:
    *TSW "BDM" big-brake kit
    *Wilwood BP-10 pads [street] & Hawk HT-10, Raybestos ST-43, or PFC '01 [track]
    *Goodridge stainless braided brake lines
    *ATE Typ200, Super Blue, or Motul RBF600 brake fluid
    *Detroit Tuned rear brake caliper bushings
    *Ferodo DS2500 rear brake pads [street & track]
    *ATE PremiumOne rear rotors
    *TSW wheel stud kit with Muteki wheel nuts
    *H&R 5mm wheel spacer used on rear hubs
    *Hoosier R6 in 205/45-16 on O.Z. Ultraleggera in 16x7 et37 in black [track]
    *Goodyear GS-D3 in 215/40-16 on Tenzo-R DC-6 V2 inin 16x7 et42 in bronze [street]
    *Dunlop WinterSport 3D 195/55-16 snow tires on MINI Bridge spoke in 16x6.5 et48 in silver [yes, snow tires!]
  • Packages:
    Exterior Mods:
    *Lamin-X headlight (blue) and side marker (black) tint
    *Moss motors "angel eye" parking lights with Silverstar turn indicator bulbs
    *MINI Cooper rear bumper trim wrestled onto stock bumper
    *MINI Cooper black side vent with factory clear turn signal
    *rear wiper delete
    *"Grassroots Motorsports" magazine windshield banner [because they're awesome!]
    *MINI clear CHMSL
    Interior Mods:
    *Autopower "Race" 4-point roll-bar, painted Electric Blue
    *Sparco Evo seats in black
    *Sparco universal steel seat rails, modified to fit MINI bolt pattern and cross beam welded-in for submarine belt anchor points
    *Schroth Profi II ASM FE 6-point harnesses in black [driver and passenger]
    *rear seats, rear side panels, headliner, pillar trim all removed
    *all exposed sheetmetal painted Midnight Black Metallic
    *wiring harness rebuilt based on the removed and/or relocated items and wrapped with factory cloth tape
    *roof cardboard covered in black speaker grille cloth
    *Braille 15# located in Ryephile-welded battery box underneath driver seat using factory terminals and pyrotechnic.
    *stock steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, and center console
    *remote keyless module relocated to underneath dash pad
    *Euro parcel shelf
    *Painfully rare MINI Gray carpet floor mats [summer] and common MINI rubber mats [winter]
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