Spike :: 2004 MINI Cooper S

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  1. Professor

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    Been playing around with a different suspension setup lately. Sold off the Megans and picked up a set of H&R Sport coils and Vorshlag camber plates. I miss how low the Megans went but the H&Rs ride like a Caddy compared.

    I have been running a 215/45/16 on my 16x8s with no rub issues at all. Now that the car sits about 1/2 higher all around I am going with a 225/45/16. Might have to clear out some arch plastic but no biggie.
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    Also Vorshlag is a heck of a company to order from. Most vendors did not list an option for the H&R sport upper mounting. I called and Vorshlag was able to send me a top nut that worked perfect.
     
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    running some 225/45s now.

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    New wing fitted. The injected molded plastic sides are bad ass!
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  4. CHKMINI

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    Saweet !!!!!!!
     
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    Added a set of BBS CVs . Also have some 949 6uls and Toyos for track events.

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    This is one sweet DS MINI!!
     
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    Wow bump needed. Building some custom rate KW v2s and more wheels on the way ;)

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    Random Garage Bump, looking good sir!
     
  9. Crashton

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    Your MINI always looks so good. I love it! What is the orange appendage on the front bumper?
     
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    Don't make him angry...I've heard it can handle a couple hundred pounds...:D
     
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    ;)

    Also Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Had a blast at MOTD11! The R53 ran and handled better than the past 4 events for me.

    Made the Killboy Highlights this year as well :)

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    It was good seeing your MINI in person! One of the nicest DS MINIs.
     
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    Thank you sir. Great meeting you.
     
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    Nice ride man and even better to see it in person at the Dragon. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks brother. cool meeting you finally. your 53 is amazing in person.
     
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    Good meeting you and the Louisville crew for lunch in Corbin on the way down. Again, Spike looks great....one of my favorites!
     
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    Random Garage, still my favorite DS/B MINI...next to mine...:D
     
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    Yeah that's one bada$$ R53.
     

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