1st Gen R53 Cooper S My work in progress build thread.

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by slipmagt, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. slipmagt

    slipmagt Member

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    #1 slipmagt, Dec 11, 2015
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    Thought Id start a thread that I can update as I do work to my r53. Here is my intro thread. And now my car.

    Stainless expansion tank
    Ireland Engineering fixed camber plates
    Tein S-Tech lowering springs
    Detroit Tuned By-pass-valve
    Alta Intercooler boots
    Valeo clutch kit, new gaskets, throwout, flywheel, pressure plate
    M7 Extreme hood scoop
    Custom headliner
    Plasti-dipped most of the chrome black
    Plasti-dipped stock s-lites white
    Aftermarket JVC headunit
    Kicker 6.5 inch door speakers and custom spacers
    Custom shifter boot
    17% alta pulley
    NGK BKR7EIX Iridium IX plugs
    NGK 54058 Spark Plug Wires
    380cc injectors from an 06 Focus ST225

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    And here is my friends R56.
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  2. fishmonger

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    cool, I have what looks like the same shift knob (amazon, 15 bucks, needs thread locker on all set screws or you pull it off once a week).

    Interesting speaker conversion - my son's R53 has the entry level audio setup and we're looking at getting things upgraded a little, but keep the trunk space completely open (no mega amps and woofers, as we prefer to hear the super charger and exhaust sounds)
     
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    I honestly hate that knob. If anyone wants it Ill let it go cheap. I had a delrin knob in my Miata that I really liked, but it was thread 10x1.25 so I drilled it out and made my own set screw to work with the MINI.

    The speakers are kicker 6.5 inch that I bought from walmart for like $70. They sound pretty good, that and my head unit is all I have and Im really happy with it. The rear speakers are pretty decent stock. My front ones were torn though.
     

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