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Discussion in 'Starting Line - New Member Introductions' started by EvilMiniMe, Feb 21, 2014.

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  1. EvilMiniMe

    EvilMiniMe New Member

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    Hello Everybody,

    My name is Justin, i just recently bought a 05' R53 in Dark Silver and a 6-speed. Not sure which "packages" it has but I LOVE it.

    I got a GREAT deal on my car, it has 85k miles on it and needed a tune up so I talked the salesman out of $2K since her didn't want to do the maintenance for me.

    So far I've done plugs, wires, oil changed to Royal Purple 5-30, new brake pads, and made my own "temporary" short ram intake (while temps are still cool). This week I got brave and put on a WMW 16% pulley package, dropped the engine on my fingers in the process, with more new plugs and a belt. All I have to say is WOW...And I LOVE MY MINI!!
     
  2. CHKMINI

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    Welcome to the addiction. You should check the belt tensioner. This is also a maintenance item.
     
  3. eMINIparts

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    Welcome to the coolest MINI forum on the net.......:cool:


    Show off that MINI...We want to see.......:arf:
     
  4. mrntd

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Look at making your own JCW type box with getting the air from the cowl. Nice cool air.
     
  5. Crashton

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    Welcome to M/A

    Sounds like a sweet R53!
     
  6. Nathan

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    Welcome! Enjoy the ride!
     
  8. Dave.0

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    Welcome to M/A the FUN Mini site. :Thumbsup:

    and Congrats on the best MINI the R53. :Thumbsup:
     
  9. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA!
     
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    Welcome to m/a
     
  11. Jason Montague

    Jason Montague New Member
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    :cornut: Welcome, Welcome! We're glad that you're here. R53, they are very popular around these parts.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    Get ready for :biggrin5::biggrin5::biggrin5::biggrin5::biggrin5:
     
  13. EvilMiniMe

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    Thank for the very warm welcome! I'm loving my car and yea, I get the MOD bug VERY easily!! Addicted already....haha.

    Some pics of Beast Mode...
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  14. MCS02

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    Looks Great!:Thumbsup:
     
  15. Dave.0

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    Great looking R53 :Thumbsup: Let the modding begin.
     
  16. MCS02

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    Life isn't complet until you mod!
     
  17. wmwny

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    Welcome to M/A!
     
  18. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Very Nice R53. In the photos, is it leaning or am I having another TIA( transient ischemic attack=temporary intermittent MINI :lol: stroke)?:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    Very nice looking MINI :yesnod: :Thumbsup:
     
  20. EvilMiniMe

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    It was definitely leaning towards the water...lol! That is at an abandoned boat launch near my house! The car is on a pretty steep grade...
     

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