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  1. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    #1 ScottinBend, Jan 15, 2010
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  2. lotsie

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    That looks like it will cause a stir:crazy:.

    Wonder why such an old thread got shut down:confused: Someone new not like something:incazzato:, waiting to see what comes of this:popcorn:

    Mark
     
  3. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    Yea, gray raven is one of the new mods and he locked it. Then Motor On removed his lock and post.......lol

    gray raven thought it should be locked cause it was a dangerous thing to do. The tires could blow up!
     
  4. oxybluecoop

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    Who made grey raven a mod?:rolleyes5: Does anyone over there ever research past posts of the users before granting them the ability to edit others post's. You know the folks who DO know what the heck there talking about.
     
  5. Rally

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    True story. My tires blow up atleast twice a day because of all the stretch.

    I got it worked out with Motor On though. He handled it well
     
  6. MINI Fireman

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    Please donate to a new organization created to stop this blatant disregard for public safety: MAST (Mods Against Stretched Tires)
     
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    #7 nabeshin, Jan 16, 2010
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    I read the posts after deletion, and Grey Raven's comments made sense, as did Rally's against it. It seems that the sum of the back and forth was put down most eloquently by Motor On.

    I wonder, with that much poke, what did the tire shops say when they mounted the tires? I know money talks, but does it really usurp safety so easily?

    Everyone can do to their own car as they wish, but I prefer my current tire and rim size.
     
  8. oxybluecoop

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    You just have to go to the right shop.Easiest way to mount stretched rubber for about two bucks.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwfDEtk-R8&NR=1[/ame]
     
  9. ScottinBend

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    Who says they are unsafe? You wouldn't track those wheels. They are for cruising, not racing...:D
     
  10. nabeshin

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    You're not supposed to cruise in a MINI:lol:

    You're supposed to drive it like you stole it at least 90% of the time.:ihih::D
     
  11. Rally

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    My tire guys love the stance that I run. They all run stretch on their personal cars as well. There's nothing unsafe about them as long as you keep them properly inflated (which is true of ALL tires). I've been to a bunch of tire places over the years and none of them have had any problem stretching them.

    As with anything else, there are extreme exceptions. 165's on 9's isn't safe, but if you're putting some 215's on a 9 to fit them on your MINI, they're not going to just randomly explode on you.

    If I was interested in performance I'd buy a subaru:prrr: jk

    There's no "shoulds" here. As long as you're enjoying your car and having fun with it, that's what matters. Some like casually cruising around enjoying the motoring and some like speeding around curves soaking in the adrenaline. Neither is right or wrong.
     
  12. RonsMinnie

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    MINIs are popular because of their design integrity and true individualism in a world of look a like cars -- Over 10,000 variations available, before MINIacs get a hold of them. We love our MINIs because they are unique to each of us.
     
  13. ScottinBend

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    :Thumbsup:
     
  14. cct1

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    Yeah, that's just great. There are very few people I bump heads with in forums, can count them on one hand, and Gray Raven happens to be one of them, before the elevation to mod status--I've got a great thread where he came at me for no reason whatsoever:

    MINI COOPER :: North American Motoring - What should I do about a JCW brake job on R53 JCW?


    One cool thing though is as long as Gray Raven is around, there's at least one person in this world who knows less about brakes than I do. I'll probably be banned shortly....
     
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    Jeesh......what a.... umm....what can I say that won't get me in trouble. How about moron?
    I can't see how gray raven can possibly keep his mod status after that.
     
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    he forgot to capitalize the "y" in his username. what a dolt.
     
  19. Deviant

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    I just wanted to inform you the organization has been restructured and is now called Mods Against Stretched Tires Using Repeated Bans to Accelerate Their Express Views, abbreviated MASTURBATE Views.
     
  20. Nathan

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    Thats one group I will NOT be keeping an eye on.
     

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