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Cravenspeed Tech Q&A

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We are aftermarket manufacturers of high quality performance and lifestyle products for Minis.
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What breed of dog is Tater?
 
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Loren,
I want to personally THANK YOU for your outstanding support of the Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club (TarHeelMINIs.org). On behalf of all of our members, THANKS! Your products are excellent in every way, from workmanship to end user support!

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Why did I buy a Cooper?
 
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Is there any difference between the short shift kit that you sell under the Craven name and the one which Randy Webb sells? They look very similar...

Yours:


Webb's:


Thanks!
 
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What's the chance of the shift cover being offered in a different color?
If not what is it coated with now so I could shoot it with a silver to match the interior?
 
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Hi K9Mini,
Tater is a 2 year old Blue Heeler mix. She is very personable and smart.
 
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Do you have to use that cover with the Craven Shifter? Or can you use the regular boot?
 
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Club support

Hi Twister,
Thanks Mark! We are trying hard to support club events and members. If there is anything coming up let us know. We also do group buys, installs and "pulleypaloozas".
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Why you bought a Cooper

Hi UKSUV,
The reason you bought a Cooper is because you are an individual who wants to stand apart from the crowd.
 
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Hi, your products look nice.....any chance you would make the gauge pods for the dual speedo/tach for those of us with nav or the chrono package?

Thanks!
 
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Hi 02///MCS, You can use either one with the short shifter. Either one works well.
 
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Hi INGSOC,
They look similar to me too.
 
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Hi Trickle X,
It's in the works!
 
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Hi Obehave, The Shift Well Cover is anodized black.
We can anodize in almost any color for a lot charge of $75.00 (if you get other items at the same time with the same color the total charge won't exceed $75.00). The color might not match exactly with anodizing. Or you can get it painted yourself.
 
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can the CVT trans be replaced with a MCS aisen auto?

e.g. do the holes line up and all and what part of what ecu do i need to replace?

thanks



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Originally Posted by CravenSpeed
Hi INGSOC,
They look similar to me too.
Gee...I wonder why......
Jim
 
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Originally Posted by CravenSpeed
Hi INGSOC,
They look similar to me too.
The Crank Pulley also looks silmilar..


Does the crank pulleys hub just slide onto the crank shaft? If so, is the crank shaft bolt suppose to hold it in place?
 
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May i know what are the 4 holes for? Lining up the cover to be screwed in? If so, are the screws black or are they stainless steel?

CF would look very sweeeeet!
 
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Originally Posted by Spankinsum
The Crank Pulley also looks silmilar..
Gee..... I wonder why....
Jim
 
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Originally Posted by fafnir
can the CVT trans be replaced with a MCS aisen auto?

e.g. do the holes line up and all and what part of what ecu do i need to replace?

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Originally Posted by Spankinsum
The Crank Pulley also looks silmilar..


Does the crank pulleys hub just slide onto the crank shaft? If so, is the crank shaft bolt suppose to hold it in place?
The Crank Pulley is a light press fit onto the shaft. If you warm it up in an oven it will slip right on.
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May i know what are the 4 holes for? Lining up the cover to be screwed in? If so, are the screws black or are they stainless steel?

CF would look very sweeeeet!
The 4 screws hold the large plate on. The are available in black or silver.
Loren
 
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by CravenSpeed
The Crank Pulley is a light press fit onto the shaft. If you warm it up in an oven it will slip right on.
Loren
Actually, it fitting losely is my concern. This hub just slides on without any restriction. basically lose. Like the bolt will be the load bearer and holding on for dear life. I was expecting for it to be interference fit and hoping the anodizing would keep it's color, but to my surprise, well you know.
 
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Loren,

Do you have the shift cover in the same material or exact color as the gear shaft?
 

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