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The MINI got some trick parts :)
« on: July 18, 2007, 05:23:06 PM »
FINALLY got to install my Hotchkis adjustable camber plates, M7 strut tower plates, Megan Racing rear adjustable control arms, and a new Megan Racing cat back exhaust to replace my prototype Milltek.  The Milltek was not flanged, it was slip fittings and ring fastners....so I had a few rattles with it.  Now they are flanged, and it is a better fit, but I did not want to spend over $700 for the replacement :(.  The Megan is a bit louder, fully flanged, and polished stainless all the way back.  Looks purdy under there now :)







here is a picture of the control arms, although not my car...but you get the idea :)



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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 05:31:22 PM »
Teh hotness. :)
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 05:31:22 PM »

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 05:43:48 PM »
nice!
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 05:53:30 PM »
WOW! :o 
All of that looks real purty.  I would love to see the Mini in the flesh.  I do not think I have seen it since back when you first got it.
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 06:34:48 PM »
I love that you add 1 new part for every 10 miles driven!! ;)

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 06:39:27 PM »
I love that you add 1 new part for every 10 miles driven!! ;)

LOL, you are close, I think I am at one part for every 6.3 miles driven, haha.

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 07:42:59 PM »
nice. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 01:32:31 AM »
Everything's blue ;D
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007, 03:10:02 AM »
Everything's blue ;D

Even the jack is blue....

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007, 04:25:52 AM »
I have, but can't justify buying an entire new set of sockets right now, one day soon though.  First I want a new tool chest, in blue of course ;)  Getting rid of the red one.

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2007, 01:27:49 AM »
You gotta be loving the camber plates, no more bad tire wear!

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2007, 01:48:57 PM »
Does someone make an adjustable camber plate for VW's?
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2007, 02:12:12 PM »
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1432095

I have the 2Bennett ones for my S4, they are great, but they are also supposedly the best for my application. I just did a google and found that link and it looked good. Definitely take your time to research what is best for your application.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2007, 02:31:36 PM »
Thanks.  I know I could have Googled it.  Just lazy this morning.
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2007, 01:06:58 PM »
adjustable camber plates are key in the lowered MINIs, as well as adjustable rear control arms.  The MINI was designed for progressive camber in the suspension, so the more it is loaded, the more camber you gain...dropping the car automatically gives you more camber...so I needed to correct for that for more even tire wear, an to make the car a bit less twitchy.

other things I have just ordered....

Craven Speed Super Stubby Antenna
Craven Speed Flex Pod
Craven Speed iPod Cradle
MINI OEM iPod interface to work with my OEM controls on the steering wheel
M7 Tuning Carbon Fibre Air Flow Shield
M7 Tuning Polished Aluminum Oil Catch Can
MinSpeed Blue 19mm Rear Sway Bar with Greasable Bushings and Retaining Rings
Chrome Spark Plug Boots
John Cooper Works Door Sill Plates
2 Performance Exhaust  Manifold Gaskets
2 Chrome Under Hood Panels to cover the Brake System
Chrome Washer Bezels
Chrome Signal Rings
Jewel Side Markers
Power Stearing Fan Shield
Chrome Side Grill for around the Jewel Side Markers
Forge Aluminum Header Tank
Forge Aluminum Power Stearing Tank
and some OEM pain in rattle cans to re-do my engine covers in OEM Indi Blue :)

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2007, 02:22:49 PM »
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1432095

I have the 2Bennett ones for my S4, they are great, but they are also supposedly the best for my application. I just did a google and found that link and it looked good. Definitely take your time to research what is best for your application.

Be thankkful you have a MKIV, lots of stuff available.

I have the Ground Control Camber Plates, and I really like them, although I'm seeking a way to get even more camber.  The one thing that I really liked about the GC product is that it replaces the upper rubber mount with a hard mount.
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2007, 02:00:18 PM »
more blue stuff, and white stuff, and fun stuff.  These shots are sans the blue air filter, battery box bottom, fuse panel cover, and the covers are not actually in place, this is just a test fit, but you get the idea.








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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2007, 11:21:38 PM »
WHat happens when your favorite color changes from Blue, to Red next month?
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2007, 12:31:31 AM »
LOL....my favorite color has always been blue, I would never own a red car, not ever.

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2007, 09:51:22 PM »
dude the mini is looking even more amazing every day. nice job.

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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2007, 10:55:26 PM »
Thanks Eric :)

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2007, 09:06:34 PM »
new custom milled stainless shift knob, to match my roof graphic from years ago :)






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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2007, 09:33:04 PM »
OMG
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 12:51:52 AM »
That's awesome!!
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2007, 03:48:10 AM »
 :o



whoa.... thats pretty trick.... i love the knob.... its jsut so :o

uhh meow, would be a good way to put it...
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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2007, 01:29:59 PM »
LOL Aaron.

Betsy loves the Yin Yang over the billiard ball.  The Yin Yang is a bit smaller in diameter, more OEM size, but it is solid stainless steel, so it has a lot of mass to it, between that and the craven speed short shifter I installed a few weeks ago, I really like how it feels shifting.  Not totally positive, still a little soft, but I hate clunky and notchy anyway, so this is a perfect set up for my tastes.

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2007, 05:42:13 PM »
You know, for some reason, this picture just looks...well...hmmmmmm....

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2007, 06:12:21 PM »
LOL Ian

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Re: The MINI got some trick parts :)
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2007, 09:28:14 PM »
new tires mounted on the Kosei K1's :)