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Title: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on May 22, 2009, 08:03:50 PM
Picked it up today, now I have my play/show car, and a MINI Van for daily driving.  Already have a few plans for it, but those will come in the near future.  For now, crappy iPhone pics just to get it on the board, woot!!!  :D:D:D

specs:
2008 Clubman S
Chocolate/Silver
6 speed manual
Cold Weather
Sport
Convenience
Nav
Satellite
black cloth interior
tint (to be done by the dealer in a few weeks)
iPod direct connect
home line
xenons
came with 7K miles on it
MINI Next certified program, 6 year, 100K mile bumper to bumper, and wear item replacement (replaces brakes and clutch etc, up to 100K miles...that was an extra warranty cost, but I got it).
ONE BIG ASS SMILE!!! :D

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Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 22, 2009, 08:18:41 PM
Very nice Jon, congrats on the new addition.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: ianacole on May 22, 2009, 08:34:09 PM
Wow!  That's a big Mini  :D
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Spicoli on May 22, 2009, 09:04:18 PM
Can't wait to see it sunday.  congrats.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: gragravar on May 23, 2009, 08:46:59 AM
I love it.  cant wait to see it in person.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Noob_Shum on May 23, 2009, 10:09:55 AM
Congrats Jon! I actually like those a lot, look forward to seeing it in person!

Jonathan
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on May 23, 2009, 10:29:03 AM
I let 2Pat drive it last night, I think he liked it...it was raining though, so he did not really get to open it up, but he did make the wheels spin, hehe ;)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: aowhaus on May 23, 2009, 11:49:03 AM
awesome!
I love the color.

Maybe in the next two years you could add this SUV to your Mini family:
(http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/09/10/4cooper11.jpg)
(http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/09/10/4cooper16.jpg)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: jayryan on May 23, 2009, 10:05:56 PM
Jon is a mini WHORE. ;D
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on May 24, 2009, 09:02:28 PM
(http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/bbs/swap/bbs_cv_bs_ci3_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: TurboDub on May 28, 2009, 09:07:24 AM
Jon that looks great congrats!

Now you just need one of these to complete the set... ;D

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n71/schmidt01/Mini.jpg)

Well until the SUV comes out here - if ever? ???

Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 05, 2009, 07:17:47 AM
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Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 05, 2009, 07:40:49 AM
goodies!
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Spicoli on June 05, 2009, 10:14:35 AM
Sexy!

If you need any help throwing on the exhaust or springs on I'm just a few min away.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 05, 2009, 01:11:13 PM
awesome, I might.  I am waiting for a service appt at the dealership first, throwing an increased emissions CEL, want that worked out before I go and throw the exhaust on.  That appt is not until the 17th though, so maybe sometime after that.  It is killing me, really want to get the stuff on.  Tires will be here this week, better deal through tirerack than discount, so I ordered them.  I did install the new steering wheel today though, a JCW full leather wheel, big fatty!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Richard-EB on June 05, 2009, 02:28:34 PM
What are the interior plans?  Would you be interested in having EB cover the build up if you do it?
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 05, 2009, 03:01:49 PM
no, if I do it, the write up will be left for the MINI community journal.  The plans are nothing like the Cooper, this will be much more simple, just a few accents color coded to the exterior, nothing more.  No full panels, no headliner, etc.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Spicoli on June 05, 2009, 03:48:49 PM
no, if I do it, the write up will be left for the MINI community journal.  The plans are nothing like the Cooper, this will be much more simple, just a few accents color coded to the exterior, nothing more.  No full panels, no headliner, etc.

So he says now.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Eric18T on June 05, 2009, 04:02:36 PM
nice addition to the garage. What happened to the subie?
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 05, 2009, 04:31:16 PM
sold the scoobie to get the minivan, now I have two MINIs ;D
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 15, 2009, 11:22:57 PM
Some of the pics are in my lineup profile for the minivan, but here are the shots from the garage day on Sunday.  Successful day, Hotchkis 25.4mm rear sway, NM Engineering progressive rate springs (1.2" front, 1" back, IIRC), Milltek Cat Back Exhaust system with rolled tips, BBS CV 17x7.5" et 38 with Kuhmo Ecsta SPT 215/45/17.


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video:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21314115@N05/3627940468/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21314115@N05/3627940468/)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Spicoli on June 16, 2009, 05:58:04 AM
It is always nice when you have done mods while you still have temp tags. 

Looks good Jon.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 16, 2009, 07:35:24 AM
Jon, so since that is an S is it a turbo? I recall they switched from superchargers to turbos in the recent models. Not sure if that was true for the clubmans.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 16, 2009, 07:53:25 AM
Yes, it is the turbo, 6 speed.  Just a tad over 200hp at this point....and if driving conservatively, I get 36mpg.  Driving like the average ass that I am...I get 31mpg. :D.  Has some torque steer, but some of that went away with all the changes to the suspension I just made.

Tomorrow it gets tint and some minor issues worked out at the dealer.  Soon the interior project will start, just waiting on some custom carbon fiber parts to be made...and they are coming from europe, so my guess is it will take a few months to get it all together.

I just love this car, have not touched the Cooper since I got the minivan......
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 16, 2009, 07:56:41 AM
OMG! Jon you are an animal! You might need some therapy. ;)

I still need to come check out your new place and your new addition.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 16, 2009, 08:02:00 AM
Any time Jay, we can hit BBQ across the street, or even do a detail day or something up here.  I have hot and cold running water in the garage, for the hose, so the cars get washed in warm, sudsy water :D


Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 16, 2009, 09:15:12 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Docwyte on June 16, 2009, 12:22:40 PM
Come on Jon, no pic of you doing a melty in front of your house?   :D
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 16, 2009, 04:00:44 PM
LOL Josh, that would be funny, but I don't carry the kind of power you do...my dash does not bend!!!!! haha.
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: Docwyte on June 16, 2009, 06:36:29 PM
Now was the dash bending, or was the acceleration so much that it warped your eyesight/perspective?   ;)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: redline on June 17, 2009, 10:27:15 PM
Congrats Jon, looks great!
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 22, 2009, 12:31:01 AM
Part 1 and 2 of the 50th anniv of MINI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veAN6PwNkCI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veAN6PwNkCI)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHnV01wbpds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHnV01wbpds)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on June 25, 2009, 12:00:21 PM
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Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 25, 2009, 12:32:26 PM
The clubby is sittin' real nice. ;)
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 03, 2009, 04:06:23 PM
Hey I just saw this.  Congratulations, Jon!  That's awesome.  I was totally expecting that you got a minivan for some reason and that the title was a play on words...I should have known better!
Title: Re: Jon got a MINI Van
Post by: 03Indigo on July 27, 2009, 11:55:32 AM
Pics from today, both cars are clean at the same time, finally!!!

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