Hello all! My name's Tristan, the car is Joni. I'm an Ex-Martial Arts Instructor, Landscaper, and Computer Technician, and I'm now a server at the local Chili's. Sophomore in college, studying Business Administration. My previous car knowledge is from working on my dad's '07 Civic, my girlfriend's '00 Beetle Turbo, and lightly on the rest of my family's rather generic, boring cars. Let's get right to it: I bought Joni (Joe-Knee) on Monday, April 6th, 2015. She's a one-owner, 2006, Royal Gray R53 with 60k on the clock. While it came with tons of options, the important ones to me are the Sport Suspension, LSD, Sunroof, and Xenons. I also have two sets of wheels for her, some 17" black Prag Racing wheels and some basic silver S-lites. Unfortunately, the prior owner was stupid enough to put the Blizzaks on the gorgeous Prag Wheels, and the S-lites don't really have tires on them. Which leads me to step one of making Joni just a little better: Joe at Sleek Motoring took a look at my car and also offered me a great deal on some Continental 215/45/17 summer performance tires. So we'll be in his shop sometime in the next week or so to get those fitted, and do a tire swap, and I also found some H&R 1 inch spacers for a good deal, so I might as well bring those in too. So I should come out of there with slightly wider and MUCH stickier tires, sticking an inch further out than they are now. I've yet to decide on an order for the rest of my mods, but after being on MINI forums for about two years now, I think I've got it all down frown2: I'm always changing my mind) -Stickier tires -Space the wheels out -15% pulley -Colder plugs -Rear sway bar -Upgraded brakes -Mod the intake for more SC whine (even at the loss of a little power. I'm about the experience, not the numbers) -SOME kind of exhaust. (Honestly I have no idea what I want, but I'm toying with straight-pipe. I'll decide if that's the way I want to go after meeting Dick and MINI5280 on the 19th) -Coilovers and all the goodies necessitated by them. No extreme drop for me, just a little lower Short-term I'm looking at One-Balling her (That doesn't sound quite right..), SC pulley, and toying with the intake. That's all for now! Enjoy the progress.