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Old 03-10-2019, 08:36 AM
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First time trying out Optimum's line of products yesterday. Used Optimum No-Rinse to wash and Opti-Seal as a drying aid. Definitely saved time during the wash stage over the two-bucket method but lost some of it back while having to use towels to dry instead of my Master Blaster. Waiting my Optimum Car Wax to arrive today to finish it all off.

 
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:27 AM
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Looks great
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:51 AM
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Thanks. I had to move the camera to the mirror though because I need to install an AFR gauge. Below is the new Mirror mount. Printed one for all 3 cars. Works great and with the wires tucked away it's very clean.

Nothing wrong with the boost gauge lol. Just not hooked up yet. Waiting to pull the IC to change the injectors to finalize it. Hopefully have time this week.

 

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Old 03-11-2019, 02:01 AM
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Do you have these designs posted on thingiverse for others to print? I've been looking for something like this for a long time.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AnubisBC View Post
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Do you have these designs posted on thingiverse for others to print? I've been looking for something like this for a long time.

Sorry not on Thingiverse. Which one are you looking for? Shoot me a PM.

 
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:46 PM
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My rear bumper gaurd came in today from outmotoring. Will install this weekend. Plus I snagged a set of BRG mirror caps for my mini. Will be here in a few day. Will be selling my chrome covers from my r50 if someone is interested.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:27 PM
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Mounted up some “new” rims his afternoon

 
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:45 AM
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Mounted up some “new” rims his afternoon
Those are nice. What kind are they?
 
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Those are nice. What kind are they?
They are 2018 Miata RF rims. 17x7 +45 with 8mm spacers and 205/45-17 tires.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:52 AM
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Damn, those look sick!
 
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Damn, those look sick!
Light weight, too. ~17lbs each for the rims.
 
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Got my new plate in today.

 
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:12 PM
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Light weight, too. ~17lbs each for the rims.
Yeah, Miata rims have always been good for weight! I had a set of NA Miata 14s on my 82 VW Rabbit for a bit. They only weighed around 12lbs each! Those look great on the MINI!
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:04 PM
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With tint on all but the windshield and sunroof.
I’ll get some better pics this weekend after washing. If the freakin sun sticks around for a while.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:43 PM
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Converted my gas cap cover. From flat to this.

 
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:19 PM
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Picked up a set of BBS RS844 wheels for cheap!
 
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Converted my gas cap cover. From flat to this.
Nice! I did the same to my brg r50. Changes the car.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:00 PM
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Nice! I did the same to my brg r50. Changes the car.
Yup. Super easy to do.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:34 PM
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Just finished changing my mirror caps. From chrome to BRG. Looks so much better.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:38 PM
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I washed it.
 
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:26 PM
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Finally put in the Borla Sport that's been sitting in storage for 2 months.

Looooove it!!!
 
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Took mine out of storage today after almost 5 months. Battery was dead as a hammer. Jump started it and drove it around for a while, but it wouldn't build a charge. Ended up at AutoZone for a new battery. That was $189 I wasn't planning to spend today.
The guy behind the counter said "no problem", I'll swap it out for you. Heck, I didn't even realize what a pain it is to change one out. The AZ guy was definitely surprised, and not pleasantly. An hour later it was done. Have to say, the guy had a good attitude about it and said next time he has to do a Mini it'll take a lot less time because he'll know what to expect. I explained that on most of them he won't have to deal with removing and replacing the strut bar.
They were hesitant to even try to swap it out because the parts computer stated that the car was equipped with a smart charger and would have to be reprogrammed after installation af the new battery. I convinced them that at the most it would give me a CEL and I would take care of that if it did. Didn't have to do a thing other than hit the start switch and reset the clock. I'm a happy camper, especially after taking the long way home. Almost forgot how much fun the darn car is. Couple things left to do though. I put new plates on it today, but didn't realize until I was almost home that my state inspection sticker expired in December. Got to make an appointment for that at the same time I get my erl changed. Hopefully Wednesday.
 
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Yesterday afternoon I changed spark plugs, and swapped out the two VANOS solenoids for new ones.
 
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