R53 Cooper S GNAT

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  • History:
    Purchased the MINI as a birthday present to myself on Jan 8 2007. When I went looking at MINI's I kept saying I didn't want a dark car as here in TX it gets so warm in the summer. After looking at what seemed to be all the cars on the dealers lot I noticed this one out of the corner of my eye. My MA said she didn't show it since the color was so dark. One quick once over and I decided it was the MINI for me.

    The first of what turned into many sets of wheels was soon ordered and that is where I was going to leave the MINI. Alas, a ride in a modded MINI owned by a MetroplexMINI club member changed that. The fun soon began...
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    GP Intercooler
    Custom Powder Coated Engine Mounts
    Custom Powder Coated Supercharger Clamps
    Custom Powder Coated Supercharger Horns
    Craven Speed Cold Air Intake
    Revolution Mini Works "Jesus" Head
    RMW Race Header
    RMW Rear Section - Custom Built split outlet
    Thermal Exhaust Tips
    550cc Injectors
    Craven Speed Mini Dipper - Dipstick
    16% Pulley
    ALTAnator Pulley
    All Clamps replaced with ABA Stainless Steel Rolled Edge Clamps
    Forge Motorsports Coolant Overflow Bottle
    Forge Motorsports Power Steering Reservoir
    Forge Motorsports Covers:
    • Washer Bottle Cap
    • Headlamp Washer Bottle Cap
    • Oil Cap
    • Brake Fluid Cap
    • Power Steering Fluid Cap
    7250 RPM Rev Limit
    Air Plate Diverter
    Detroit Tuned Bypass Valve
    Quaife LSD
    OS Giken Clutch / Flywheel
    Detroit Tuned Tensioner Stop
    RMW Oil Pan Pickup Cage
    ATI Crank Pulley
    Suspension Mods:
    R56 Rear Trailing Arms
    TSW BDM BBK Front Brakes
    Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    Detroit Tuned Caliper Bushings - Rear

    TSW Adjustable Camber Plates
    H&R Rear Sway Bar - 19mm
    ProMini Adjustable Trailing Arms
    TSW Springs
    Koni Yellows
    TSW Adjsutable Endlinks

    TSW X-Brace
    Convertible Braces

    Urethane Lower Engine Mount
    Wheels and Tires:
    Enkei RS+M 17x7.5

    TSW M14-M12 Studs
    Project KICS R26 Composite Lug Nuts

    Previous Wheels
    HRE C20 18x7.5
    BBS LM 17x7.5 Polished lip, Space Blue centers
    Fikse Mach V 17 x 7.5 Polished lip, Speed Silver centers
    Rota Attack 16 x 7
    Rota Circuit 8 16 x 7
    OEM Webspokes
    BBS RX 17 x 7
    And more...
  • Packages:
    Sport, Premium, Convenience, Cold Weather
    Exterior Mods:
    Custom Hood, smoothed Scoop, shaved Badge, Louvers grafted in.
    Stubby Antenna - Black Anodized Al
    OEM Aero Kit Front Bumper Cover - Modified to fit JCW style functional Brake Ducts
    OEM Cooper Rear Bumper Cover - Modified for Dual Exhaust
    OEM Aero Kit Side Skirts
    Fender Arches Painted Body Color
    Ultimate Grille Upper & Middle (Black)
    Ultimate Grille Lower (Black)
    Vented Front Fenders
    Belt Line Trim Blacked out
    Smoked Tail Light Lens
    Custom Painted Xenon Headlight Inserts
    Tow Hook - Blue - Front
    Custom Roof Graphics
    TSW Jack Points
    Custom Eyes
    Orciari Twin Air Intake Scoops
    Shelby Stripes
    Interior Mods:
    Tinted Windows - Huper Optik 35%
    Spiffy Caps
    Whalen Shift Machine
    MyMini Driver Knee Pad
    Glove Box Organizer
    Momo RSGT2 seats black cloth/grey suede
    OMP Steering Wheel - 320mm - black suede
    Relocated Cruise Control
    Rear Seat Delete Kit - Modded with the addition of sound deadening
    All interior bulbs replaced with 6000k Bulbs to match Xenon Headlamps
    Garmin Nuvi 350
    White Gauge Faces /w Black Marking
    Craven Speed FlexPod
    Euro Parcel Shelf w/Pad
    Valentine V-1 Hardwired w/remote display
    Safety Devices Roll Bar w/Harness Bar and Diagonal
    TeamTech RamPac 6 Point Harnesses
    Helix Short Shift
    Ultimate Pedals, Brake and Clutch pedals for Ferrari
  • Ice Mods:
    OEM H/K system with no changes planned.

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