- I bought my MINI used at the end of July 2008 from a dealer. Drove it for over a year without doing any mods to it. Had my R84 wheels painted a dark gun metal color that is the same color of brake dust (except shiny) and that really made it look nice for stock. Put some new tires on, BFGoodrich G-Force KDW 2's (with the new tread design) and that made a HUGE difference in handling, they are awesome in any road condition (except snow). Then I upgraded the spark plugs, wires, and coil pack, plus an Alta V2 15% reduction pulley, and Craven Speed CAI. Also added Halo Projector HID's, front grille badge holder w/ magnetic badge, Craven Speed stubby antenna, replaced the "Cooper S" logo with the "R53" logo, Ireland Engineering Fixed Camber Plates, and Tein SS Coilovers (along with all new ball joints, front and rear LCA's, wheel bearings, bushings, brakes, and wheel carriers). Recently added the Group 4 Autosports Sport Touring Exhaust. Definitely made a difference in power and it sounds amazing!
I want to get some bigger injectors, Hsport front sway bar, NM Engineering rear sway bar, M7 strut tower bar, M7 rear chassis brace, and TSW XBrace