R53 Cooper S Bugs

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  • History:
    After totalling my old '02 MCS in November 2009, I started hunting far and wide for another MINI. I'm partial to the R53 platform, so that's what I focused on. My preferred colors are PS, DS, and AB. I found possibles in surrounding states (MD, NC), even one as far as North Dakota. I'm not a fan of Craig's List, but I decided to give it a whirl. Well, I found an AB MINI at Green Gifford just across the water in Norfolk, VA. The rest is history.
  • Wheel Horse Power (WHP):
    Drivetrain Mods:
    Freshened used motor. Cravenspeed 15% pulley. DDM Works CAI. GP Intercooler w/DDM Works air diverter. Detroit Tuned bypass valve. NGK BKR7EQUP plugs. NGK 8mm wires. Scorpion Header. Invidia exhaust. Greene Performance coolant overflow tank. TSW polyurethane upper engine mount. WMW rebuilt polyurethane lower engine mount. PowerFlex transmission mount. Valeo clutch and flywheel. Quaife LSD. Sneed4Speed 450HP axles.
    Suspension Mods:
    M7 front strut brace. Cobalt rear strut brace. H&R 25mm competition rear swaybar. Hotchkis lower rear control arms. WMW underbody X-Brace. PowerFlex front lower control arm bushings. Goodridge stainless steel brake lines. R56 294mm front caliper/rotor conversion. Ferodo DS2500 front and rear brake pads. Turner Motorsport cross-drilled front and rear brake rotors.
    Wheels and Tires:
    Summer tire setup: BBS RK Rims (17x7, 4x100, ET42), Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 K120 205/45/ZR17 (88W) tires. Winter tire setup: factory R98 Webspokes (17x7, 4x100, ET48), Pirelli Sottozero Serie II 205/45/ZR17 (88H) tires.
    183 HP / 160 TQ at the wheels. ~208 HP / 180 TQ at the crank. View attachment 46655
  • Packages:
    #1, #2, #3, Int/Ext Chrome, Int Surface Seven
    Exterior Mods:
    Factory exterior chrome trim option. Trim edging, M7 Extreme scoop, roof, spoiler, mirror caps, and gas cap painted Dark Silver. Westin 09-0405 4x6" driving lights. Dark grey side marker lights. Ultra Angel Eyes running lights. EFX Xenon 35W 4300K fog lights. Gear Jammin' LED tail lights. Chromed clear-lens 3rd brake light.
    Interior Mods:
    Factory interior chrome trim option. Interior Surface Seven option. GReddy A/F and boost gauges. Whalen shift knob.
  • Ice Mods:
    Alpine CDA-9885 head unit. Two Alpine CHA-S634 6-disc CD/MP3 changers. Alpine KCA-410C V-Link distribution unit. Kicker K5.2 5.25" 130W front speaker system. Kicker 11KS693 6x9" 300W rear speakers. Kicker ZX250.2 250W 4-Ohm amp. Kicker C10 10" 300W subwoofer. Rockford Fosgate 1 Farad capacitor. Sirius Sportster 5 satellite receiver.

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