NASA & BMW GTS2 race car :: 2003 MINI Cooper S

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  1. Alan

    Alan Active Member

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    2003 MINI Cooper S (2011-10-11 12:32:10)
     
  2. Dave.0

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    Nice....Because RACECAR! :Thumbsup:
     
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    Nice R53 race car in the bestest year and color !!
     
  4. MCS02

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    I would have to agree! :Thumbsup:
     
  6. Nathan

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    Garage of the Day 11/6/14
     
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    RACE CAR. :cornut:
     
  8. UKCoopeR

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    Awesome car dude!

    What wheels/tires do you run?
     
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    Popped up in my Random Garage feed. Always did like this car.
     
  10. Alan

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    It's being fitted with 15x9s now so I can run 225/45/15 R7s. It's gonna require body cutting and bending and flares because of the ride height its run at.
     
  11. UKCoopeR

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    I spy a fun looking rule change for FWD cars in GTS :D
     
  12. Alan

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    Yes, it took me two tries to get that passed.
     
  13. Alan

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    Now with 15x9 wheels, 225/45 R7s, and eyes. :ihih:
     
  14. MrBlah

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    any setup tips? I'm going HPDE's first then going to GTS with my 2005 R53

    current setup
    KW v3 coilovers
    eibach camber plates, 0 toe both ends, -2.5 in front rear is whatever it managed to get, I think 1.5 in rear
    JCW front calipers
    15x8 wheels with 205 re51 tires

    bone stock engine with a cone filter, was also going to run autocross in STX class

    Next up will be rear sway, and then bracing and a cage in a year or two, who build your cage?
     
  15. UKCoopeR

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    I would suggest 225 over 205. I had trouble keeping 205s cool enough and I just do TT with the mini so it is shorter stints that a full race. 205 will be fine to start on, just like jcw brakes but once I got fast enough to be at the pointy end of the timesheet they couldn't last.
     
  16. Alan

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    I run toe-out front & rear.

    If you can fit wider tires, do it. It was a huge improvement going from 205 tires on 7 inch wide rims to 225 tires on 9 inch wide rims. And 225 R7s are wide - same as 235/245 tires of other brands.

    Illicit Motorsports built the cage. Tell Jason I sent you.
    https://m.facebook.com/illicit-Motorsports-110220339075198/
     
  17. UKCoopeR

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    I also run toe out, missed that. I did start with zero toe but pushed it more and more out as I got comfortable with the car and it does magic to the speed of turn in.
     

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