1st Gen R50 100K+ Still love this R50 MINI after 15 years!

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  1. colinmini

    colinmini Well-Known Member

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    I still love this MINI after 15 years, 166,000 miles, over 10,000 Dragon miles, 80+ track days, countless autox’s, many MTTS’s, two MSSD and planning on attending my 14th MOTD!

    (picture from 129photos.com)
     
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    Thats a great R50. Man and machine as one
     
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    Nice history and a superb enthusiast enjoying a MINI the right way.

    Can you detail the engine and suspension mods for us uninformed folks.

    Thank you,
    Don
     
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    Wow, how much room do I have to type?
    Start from the bottom up!
    Bridgestone Potenza 205/50/15 RE-71R tires
    On white Holies and 7” wide Kosei wheels
    EBC YellowStuff brake pads
    Stock size Centric brake rotors
    Detroit Tuned SS brake lines
    Detroit Tuned brass brake stiffeners
    Summit Racing wheel studs and lugs
    Koni Yellow adjustable race struts
    TSW mild lowering springs
    Hotchkis 25mm rear bar, from Summit
    Used Borla exhaust from Detroit Tuned
    Under body chassis stiffener
    M7 strut tower defenders off WMW MOTD cust’s used part table
    IE fixes camber plates
    TSW cold air intake with K&N cotton filter
    Royal Purple oil
    All-Fit front Mid-lip “spoiler”
    MINI S rear spoiler with kick up lip
    Summit Racing demo table race seats
    Schroth 6 point harnesses
    Colby custom alcantara wrapped steering wheel
    Interior delete
    Custom fab roll bar
    Custom Mini Sleeping Pod I staled when needed
    Hella quad led driving lights on custom removable light bar.
    Matrix led H7 high and low beam bulbs
    Mini Kim, recreated my father’s “37” race number (hand painted by my mom back in the 70’s) in vinyl.

    Most suspension set up and engine maintenance done by JS Performance Motoring!

    I’m sure I forgot some stuff. I’ve been nodding for 15 years! Lol
     
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    Are you deep into engine mods or surface pretty and stock? Thanks that is a long and fun list.

    Don
     
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    R50 engine’s can’t be modded too much. Or not without spending big cash. I have worked hard on driving instruction too! 80+ track days, autox’s and 10,000+ miles on the Dragon!
     
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    It is all in the driver anyway unless you are on a drag strip. :). Keep it clean and enjoy.
     

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