MINI #848

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Cooper S
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Electric Blue / White
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!
Ice Mods:
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!]
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]
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!]

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