MINI Kirby

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  • History:
    Signed up for the waiting list in July '04, with a wait time quote of 18 months. In July of '05, we called NW MINI on a Sunday, while driving past, only to find out 6 hours later (at 5:00 pm) from the sales manager that our list entry had been lost. NW MINI wanted to make it right for us, willing to give up the very next build slot. That was too early, so we opted for an August build. Tried to track my deliver across the Atlantic, only to find I was on an NYK boat. But, I can now recite my entire VIN from memory, with no prompting. Ask me some time.

    Passed out of the break-in period while on our first club drive just over a week later, and have barely slowed down since. As of this writing, I've clocked 86,100+ miles, and have no plans to replace the car.
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    15% Alta SC pulley
    1st gen. Alta CAI
    MINI Madness cat-back SS 2.5" exhaust
    M7 Strut Tower Brace
    M7 Oil Catch Can
    Hella dual-trumpet air horns
    Texas Speedworks 1st gen. engine damper
    Custom Air Plate Diverter
    Rogue MINI Dragon Eyes (Red)
    Screemin' Demon coil
    Detroit Tuned belt tensioner stop (planned)
    Alta-nator pulley (planned)
    Alta +3% lightened crank pulley (planned)
    Suspension Mods:
    EBC Green Stuff pads
    EBC slotted/dimpled rotors
    Alta Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)
    Alta 22mm rear anti-sway bar
    Alta adjustable rear end links
    SS brake lines
    Motul blue brake fluid
    H-Sport lowering springs
    Koni FSD shocks
    Wheels and Tires:
    Summer: ASA AR-1 w/Bridgestone Potenza RE-760 Sport
    Winter: Stock S-Lite w/Blizzak LM-25

    Also used: BF Goodrich KDW-2
  • Packages:
    Premium, Sport, Cold Weather, Convenience
    Exterior Mods:
    custom-made battery diagram on sunroof (local design and install)
    2AAREQD personalized license plates
    GoMINIGo no-holes front plate bracket (when it's not in the boot)
    "1:1 Scale" decal by drivers door
    Custom "WWHRD?" decal on lower right of rear window (local design and install)
    Aerokit front and rear bumpers
    Blacked-out beltline (in progress)
    Blacked-out headlight rings
    Blacked-out side scoops
    Side vortex generators
    Interior Mods:
    Tinted windows
    Ian Cull's Auto-up circuit
    Custom graphic on doors - Chinese dragons
    Outmotoring Black Jack gauge faces
    Whalen shift knob
    Scangauge II
    Kuda mount for Garmin GPS
    Craven Speed shift well cover (1st gen)
    Alta oil temp and boost gauges
    Helix short shift adapter
    Euro package shelf w/12v DC power adapter installed
  • Ice Mods:
    Sirius radio
    Gamin nuvi 760 *moved*
    Android phone with CoPilot Live for navigation

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