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  • History:
    Built Dec 07. Picked up at MINI of Dallas, TX early Feb 08. Due to new model glitches of the early model R56's, she was on intermittent garage queen through 50kmi, but no problems since.
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    JCW ecu, exhaust and front strut tower brace. Alta CAI, metal turbo intake pipe(not in this old photo), intercooler intake(muffler delete) and exit tubes(cabin noise generator delete), intercooler air diverter. BSH OCC and BSH dual boost tap(not in this old photo).
    Suspension Mods:
    MINI sport suspension. JCW front strut tower brace. Rear carbon fiber frame brace.
    Wheels and Tires:
    14lbs(factory Lt Wt's are 24lbs) UT burnt orange OZ Allegerette wheels. Non run flat Yokahama YK 580 215x45 R17's. Total unsprung weight savings-70-80lbs which tightens up the suspension considerably. Full real spare tire with jack in the boot. EBC RedStuff brake pads.
  • Packages:
    Sport Suspension and other non performance/convenience packages
    Exterior Mods:
    The external theme is that of a WWI 'Von Richtofen Flying Circus' fighter biplane. White dual center stripes front and rear. BRG with Black Top and Black and White translucent Checkerboard on the moon roof glass. Black and White Checkerboard bonnet scoop, side scuttles, side view mirrors, and hatch handle. Badging front and rear. Alta 2in antenna. Amber front fog lamp bulbs. Rennline tow hook. 3rd (brake) light pulsar.
    Interior Mods:
    Black and White Checkerboard dash, carpeting(JCW), center stack and rear view mirror. JCW gear shift knob and middle steering wheel spoke plate. ScanGauge II, 'Light In Sight' prismatic light bender. MINI center console.
  • Ice Mods:
    AM/FM stereo radio and CD player. As I'm partially deaf and wear hearing aides, other forms of electronic media are superfluous .

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