MINI MC40monster

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  • History:
    Purchased at the very beginning of 05. Had saw a MC40 edition up at Classic when my Mom was looking at the MINIs. The whole MC40 package just seem to be everything great about a sports car in one good looking vehicle. Never cared for the S-lite wheels either and still don't, so since the MC40 came w/ the BBS wheels it looked awesome. My MC40 was actually never purchased brand new, but close enough. It only had 2,000 mls on it when I bought it. First two years of owning it I just used it as a daily driver. Think I might have had a Cold Air Intake at first, but that was it. This was also my first taste of being on an actual race track. I participated in a D.E. event sponsered by my local PCA chapter up at Nelson Ledges Road Course. I rocked the track w/ runflats and all. After that the mod bug struck and slowly but surely purchased almost every bolt available for the R53. Its been to the last 5 MOTD events and even went down an additional time w/ just some friends. I've driven it as far west as WI for MTTS 08, and as far south as SC. and it see the Atlantic ocean when it visited Norfolk VA. It is still very young in its life w/ me, as it knows from its garage mate, 1990 VW Jetta, I never got rid of my first car.
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    15% s/c pulley,
    2% crank pulley,
    K&N air intake,
    Supersprint Cat back,
    Ebay special 4-1 stainless steel header (no cat),
    B&M Short throw,
    Lower engine mount insert,
    Poonracing upper stabilizer
    Suspension Mods:
    M7 front upper strut bar,
    Helix Camber Plates,
    KW lowering Springs,
    22mm Rear sway bar,
    Adjustable rear lower control arms,
    Alta P.S.R.S.
    EBC Yellow Stuffs,
    Power Slot Rotors
    Wheels and Tires:
    Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec,
    Factory Anthracite R90's (can't find anything better)
  • Packages:
    Exterior Mods:
    Carbon Fiber Fenders,
    JCW Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop,
    JCW Carbon Fiber Hatch Handle,
    Custom Roof Graphic,
    Shorty Antenna,
    Ebay special Ion tail lamp lenses,
    Red LED illuminated hood scoop,
    Strobe lights (they're hidden),
    Trailer Hitch (also hidden),
    MC40 Package.
    Interior Mods:
    JCW Carbon fiber E-brake handle,
    Craven Speed Gauge Pod,
    Schroth 4 point harnesses,
    Factory MC40 Interior (why mess w/ a good thing?)
  • Ice Mods:
    10" Audiobahn Sub w/ Comptech Amp

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