MINI Heinrich

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  • History:
    I ordered my R56 in late 2008 through Richard Martinelli at Motor City Mini. While there are many people who hate that place, Richard was a great guy to work with and he made the experience so much fun! While I had to go through the endless wait for the Mini I had the mod bug itch at my foot and I started looking at lots of aftermarket stuff to make the Mini my own. I ordered my turboback exhaust and CAI before I even had the car in my garage Cheesy When I finally got the Mini, it was a remarkable feeling. I just fell in love with the car as I'm sure everyone else has done with their own Mini. I also had no idea the importance of naming your car. My fiancée and I tossed around names for days. The first one was Onyx. It clicked at first, but something didn't match with the name and the attitude my Mini has. About a month later, Sara and I were drinking out on our porch and we started talking about our favorite names and I declared "Heinrich" was my favorite. OH SNAP! There it was! Whenever I think of the name, I think of someone who is aggressive and doesn't take any crap... that is exactly what I want my Mini to be!

    As I look back on the history of this car, it is truly a gateway drug to the world of sporty affordable cars. I would have never though I would have liked this car so much.

    Heinrich was my daily driver for two years until I retired it for summer trouble making drives and track duty. I'm now driving a '99 Pontiac Sunfire with 90 horsepower at the wheel. Oh yea!

    My goal is to move up through the NASA HPDE ranks and eventually compete in time trials.
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    Riss Racing Downpipe (2.5")
    DDMWorks Exhaust w/Magnaflow Muffler
    DDMWorks Race Intake System
    Helix Short Shift Kit
    Alta Hot Side Intercooler Tube
    Alta Turbo Inlet Tube
    NM-Engineering Throttle Body Tube
    Helix Front Mounted Intercooler
    Forge Bypass Valve
    178whp & 198wtrq (ft-lbs) with OEM ECU tune and 2010 software
    Evolve Automotive Stage 3 ECU tune. Approx. 205whp/230ft-lbs
    Suspension Mods:
    KW V2 Coilovers
    Vorshlag Adjustable Camber Plates
    H-Sport Competition Rear Swaybar
    H-Sport Lower Adjustable Control Arms
    WMW Front & Rear Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks
    NM-Engineering Engine Torque Arm Inserts
    Powerflex Front Control Arm Bushings
    Wheels and Tires:
    17" Enkei RPF-1 Wheels (Weight 14.6 lbs, +43 mm offset)
    Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec 215/45/R17
    Ichiba Custom 10mm Front Wheel Spacers
    TSW M14x1.25 Wheel Studs

    Detroit Tuned Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid
    Detroit Tuned 17" Big Brake Kit with Cryo Treated Rotors
    Powerslot Rear Rotors
    Track Pads - Hawk DTC-70 (front), Hawk HPS (rear)
    Street Pads - Ferodo 2500 (front), Hawk HPS (rear)
  • Packages:
    Exterior Mods:
    Joey Mod
    White Racing Stripes
    Red Painted Brake Calipers
    Front Mud Flaps
    Rear Fog Lights Wired into Brake Lights
    Beltline Blackout
    Clear Front Turn Signals
    Transparent Black Painted Side Marker Signals
    Transparent Black Painted Wheel Arch Reflectors
    Body Colored "S" Side Scuttles
    Body Colored Gas Cap
    Body Colored Headlight Retaining Washer
    Body Colored Boot Handle Cover
    Body Colored License Plate Holder
    Interior Mods:
    Hardwired Valentine V1
    Whalen Custom Shift Knob
    DashDynoSPD Mounted on Windshield
    Rear Seat Delete
    Gutted interior painted matte black. Driver's and passenger's area still retains stock factory trim.
    Sparco Evo Seats
    Autopower Race Rollbar
    VAC Motorsports Seat Mounting Hardware
    Schroth Racing Profi II 6PT Camlock Harnesses
  • Ice Mods:
    Engine noise! Still have stock stereo. Gotta have my tunes on the way to work or the long drive to the track. Gotta turn it up real loud to overpower all the road 'n' engine noise LOL!

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