New mini owner! (VA)

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  1. z_wrecker

    z_wrecker Member

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    Hello!
    I am currently waiting in front of a DMV for my Mini to arrive. It is an R53, manual checkmate edition. This will be my first mini and I am little excited! Pics to follow.


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  2. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your purchase of an R53 and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the best MINI forum on the intetweb !!
     
  3. z_wrecker

    z_wrecker Member

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    Thanks!
    Vehicle options
    S1CASelection of COP relevant vehicles
    S210Dynamic stability control
    S249Multifunction f steering wheel
    S2RHMINI LA wheel Flame Spoke 97
    S2TADifferential lock 25%
    S314Door mirror / driver's lock, heated
    S345Chrome Line Interieur
    S346Chrome Line exterieur
    S3AFRoof and mirror shrouds, silver
    S3AKEngine-compartment lid stripes silver
    S403Glass roof, electrical
    S405Mirror shrouds in chrome
    S450Height adjustment, passenger seat
    S494Seat heating driver/passenger
    S4AAHeadlining anthracite
    Vehicle options
    S4ARInterior surface Checkmate
    S520Fog lights
    S522Xenon Light
    S534Automatic air conditioning
    S547Cockpit chrono package
    S550On-board computer
    S5AARear fog light
    S645BMW US Radio
    S650CD player
    S674Hi-Fi System Harman Kardon
    S692Preparation, BMW 6-CD changer I-bus
    P7ANMINI Checkmate
    S895Additional fan
    S8SPControl unit COP
    S925Dummy-SALAPA
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    S228Sports suspension settings Plus
    S255Sports leather steering wheel
    S262ITS - Head airbag
    S441Smoker package
    S470Isofix-System
    S481Sports seat
    S493Storage compartment package
    S546Revolution counter
    S563Light package
    S657Radio, BMW Business/MINI Boost
    S7362nd radio remote control key
    S823Hot-climate version
    S845Acoustic belt warning
    S853Language version English
    S876Radio frequency 315 MHz
    Vehicle options
    S992Control of number-plate attachment


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  4. MCS02

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    What a great day!! Welcome to MA!
     
  5. Brian_NEOMINIAC

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    S4ARInterior surface Checkmate

    P7ANMINI Checkmate

    What's this mean? checkered pattern throughout and on the exterior?
     
  6. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A! :Thumbsup: You can't go wrong with an R53...congrats! :ihih:
     
  7. z_wrecker

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    [​IMG]
    Quick photo!!! Thanks, glad to be here. I've posted here and NAM today. Seems to be good info on both places!


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    Nice! Now let the Modding begin!
     
  9. TATTRAT

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    Welcome! Where in VA? There are quite a few MINI Groups around.
     
  10. z_wrecker

    z_wrecker Member

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    I am in Charlottesville, VA


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    Nice, it's beautiful down there!
     
  12. z_wrecker

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    Just a quick little update. I posted on another mini forum, but I think I should document my R53 journey here instead. Here are the most recent pics of the car. So far I've had a blast learning about the mini. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    #13 z_wrecker, May 12, 2017
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
    Since I took ownership I've
    -replaced power steering return line
    -replaced missing headlight washer cover
    -new hood scoop
    -jcw front grill (lower needs to go on)
    -invidia catback
    -window tint
    -polished headlights
    -new belt tensioner
    -new steering wheel
    -passenger side window regulator
    -oil change
    -trans fluid change
    I am sure I am forgetting something. The car also has a 17% craven pulley, intake and ati fluidampr pulley. Also lower control arm bushings were replaced. Next on the list is a supercharger oil replacement and to get some different wheels.


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    Nice!


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