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I'm gonna glue on a wing! (JCW) Nice Piaa wheels
 
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Can't wait to see it in person!
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:52 AM
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I'm gonna glue on a wing! (JCW) Nice Piaa wheels
Are you going to have it prior to our drive this weekend I would love to see it...
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:41 AM
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big time ,glue ,time crunch

special BMW part # glue is here , I have to get to Kimberly today to pick it up. But I'm waiting for the special gun ,loaned out from a fellower Namer,
If I don't get it mounted it will be in the boot

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Are you going to have it prior to our drive this weekend I would love to see it...
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:02 PM
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Well I guess seeing it laying in the boot may be the best look at it I might get...
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:35 PM
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got the glue, boy the Germans are serious about adhesive $$ $$, I think I'll be able to hoist the car up with the wing
 
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Induction kit from NM Engineering installed Friday night

I installed a nice induction kit from NM Engineering on our new MCS. I think I can tell a difference in the performance, definitely can hear the PSSST from the BOV. Not too loud though. Went with the black kit to keep the engine compartment looking somewhat stock, the filter gauze is blue and stands out a bit.
Bottom line, I like it a lot.
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:21 AM
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got the glue, boy the Germans are serious about adhesive $$ $$, I think I'll be able to hoist the car up with the wing
I wonder if you can re-sell the glue gun? I know they're pretty pricy -- especially for a one-time use.
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by sdbryant View Post
I installed a nice induction kit from NM Engineering on our new MCS. I think I can tell a difference in the performance, definitely can hear the PSSST from the BOV. Not too loud though. Went with the black kit to keep the engine compartment looking somewhat stock, the filter gauze is blue and stands out a bit.
Bottom line, I like it a lot.
It didn't take you too long to catch the mod bug!

Very nice, and I'll bet it sounds awesome. I'm not very familiar with the R56 kits...is there some sort of extension from the bonnet scoop that provides air flow and isolates it from the ambient air in the engine compartment?
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:27 PM
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No extension or anything beyond what is in the picture. The reply to that question from NM Engineering:
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']"In our testing, we have found that as long as the vehicle is in motion…even as slow as 5 mph, intake air temps will be equal to ambient air temp outside the engine compartment. The only time there would be a difference is when the car is NOT in motion, i.e. idling or in stop-and-go traffic."[/FONT]
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No extension or anything beyond what is in the picture. The reply to that question from NM Engineering:
"In our testing, we have found that as long as the vehicle is in motion…even as slow as 5 mph, intake air temps will be equal to ambient air temp outside the engine compartment. The only time there would be a difference is when the car is NOT in motion, i.e. idling or in stop-and-go traffic."
That's cool...(literally).

On another note, this only vaguely qualifies as a mod but my new Piloti Protopios arrived today -- just in time for the trip out to the Black Hills for HPM. Sweet!

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:58 PM
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I will be sporting my piloti's as well!!
 
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got a pulley commin!
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:56 PM
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got a pulley commin!
More HP on the way. Nice!

Would also love to see a pic of your new JCW wing in place...
 
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Originally Posted by Gil-galad View Post
.....Would also love to see a pic of your new JCW wing in place...
+1
 
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Still waiting for the glue gun, should be here tomorrow.
 
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:47 AM
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Now heres a deal! I found this located in South Ca. and I want it, so my car might be for sale real,real soon!!!!


 
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Nice car
 
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:51 AM
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very sharp
 
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Originally Posted by D3m0N View Post
I will be sporting my piloti's as well!!
I am glad to know I am not the only crazy person who buys shoes specifically for driving! Mine are not so fancy but last week I bought a pair with an eye toward driving. Very similar in style to the Pilotis but not as pricey and a better color (pink & white).
 
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Nice car
supposedly 234hp at the wheels!
 
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well... my MINI gets to make a trip to the dealer
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:38 AM
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well... my MINI gets to make a trip to the dealer
Miah...any updates?

Moss just put their Angel Eyes Running Lights on sale, and I've been thinking about it ever since I saw them on bsteig's MCSC/SW at Granite City...so I took the plunge and placed an order this morning. The sickness continues...
 
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looks like i'm getting a new wiper motor, valve cover and oil pan gaskets are leaking some oil. and the front lower control arm bushing were loose......
all covered by an extended warrenty!! only have to pay 50 (plus the 3 tolls to get there... )
 
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Originally Posted by 05MINI View Post
I am glad to know I am not the only crazy person who buys shoes specifically for driving! Mine are not so fancy but last week I bought a pair with an eye toward driving. Very similar in style to the Pilotis but not as pricey and a better color (pink & white).
Caught a sale for $35 shipped
 

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