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Old 06-08-2018, 01:44 PM
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New '05 R53 Purple Haze owner

This car was my dad's pride and joy. He's passed away and now I have it. I'd like to soup it up.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:50 PM
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Welcome, welcome,welcome. You will find a lot of information on modifying your car. Very sharp car you have there.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:24 PM
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Your father had great taste. Good looking Cooper. Welcome to the forum.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:43 PM
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Welcome to NAM. Appears he kept the car in great shape and glad that his son is now going to enjoy it.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:09 PM
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Welcome to NAM! The paint looks great! What do you have planned mod-wise for it?
 
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Hi and welcome to the NAM family!
Congrats on your Dad's Mini Cooper S. I am sorry to learn your Dad passed, as mine did last year at 97. I miss him, but as we all know. At this point we can not live forever! I am gld you are keeping the Mini and want to make it worthy!
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:19 PM
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Welcome to NAM! The paint looks great! What do you have planned mod-wise for it?
Well, getting windows a light tint tomorrow. I'm going to have some dents taken out of it next week. Within the next couple weeks I think I'll be getting smaller pulley, cold air intake, water pump, and tentioner maintained. Sooner than later, I want to give it a very aggressive stance with coilovers and leaning towards Rota Grid V wheels for looks and price.

Ordered and arriving next week are new head unit (with Bluetooth), an armrest, and rubberized floor mats.

Would like to get the JCW type matte black front grills but they're out of stock on the website I saw them on.

Probably get some sort of exhaust but haven't researched it yet.

Beyond that, should be pretty good to go.
 
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:18 AM
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Lovin' the color. Welcome to NAM.



If you have an S, when dealing with the water pump, it's a good time to have the Supercharger looked at.
 
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:23 AM
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Great looking car is a rare color.
 
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I love purple!! Would drink Grape soda all the time if it wasn't so bad for you just to see the color.
 
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Welcome.

Great looking car.

Loads of of information here and plenty of performance MODs and Ideas can be found here in the forum.

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Thats a clean PH or BEP (aka). Lots of mods you could do, very clean car to start on.
 
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Is it a good idea to reset the ECU using the button press procedure I read about in order to have the car "learn my new driving style"? Or, is that not necessary/advised?
 
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I tinted car this past weekend with ceramic. 50% on front sides. 40% on rear sides and hatch. 10% on sunroof panels. And, AirBlue 80% on front window. Really liking it.
 
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Looks great!
 
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Looks great with the tint!
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:53 PM
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Some before and after work of the mobile body work that was done in the parking lot on the car this week.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:54 PM
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Flag Day today!
 
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Welcome and Congrats it looks great and not many purple cars out there.

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Is it a good idea to reset the ECU using the button press procedure I read about in order to have the car "learn my new driving style"? Or, is that not necessary/advised?
Sorry this does NOT reset the ECU. It is an instrument cluster reset and false information that has been out there for years. So don't bother.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:29 AM
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I installed this center armrest last night. Wow, really liking it. Perfect spot for my arm while driving.

Also added wheel locks last night as well.

More parts are on the way.
 
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The mobile guy did a pretty good job! Can't wait to see what comes next!
 
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Got the left/right RCA preouts and remote turn on pre-wired for a subwoofer amp. Still need enclosure and amp
 
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Swapped out 2 new rear taillights for the slightly hazy originals.
 
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Looks like the mod bug bit you already!
 
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