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Old 04-09-2008, 02:38 PM
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It comes in a 9 foot or 16 foot roll. It's easy to do. I got a few small self tapping screws and washers to help hold it in. Dont want the San Diego heat to make the tape come off.
 
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Did mine this afternoon - $14 in parts and it took 15 minutes to install with 2-sided tape and 10 1/2 inch screws and 1" fender washers.

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I think this stuff will start to curl/warp after a whilel, but at only $7 a roll, it's easy enough to replace... Hit it with a little Detailers Paradise Nero plastic and vinyl dressing and it looks exactly like the plastic bumper trim!
 

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:35 PM
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Hey guys, EDM is a bud of my mine that lives like 15 min away from me! He has a lot of great ideas like the front lip and red tailights. I went ahead and did the front lip and tails and got brave and created a rear lip for my Cooper. Overall I think everything together transformed my car!

Here have a LOOKSEEEI!!!
 
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:38 PM
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SOME MORE! of the red tails and rear lip!
 
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:01 PM
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Lookin good Barry!
 
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:02 PM
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The back looks great too. I wonder if it will help the boot stay a bit cleaner.

Are you coming to any Auto X at Langley or ACU this year?
 
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:16 PM
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I would like 2, if I can get into the race fast enough lol!
 
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:18 PM
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Thanks David u finally saw it ehh!
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Chilipeppa03 View Post
SOME MORE! of the red tails and rear lip!

That back looks good. The red tail lights really tie everything together.
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:29 AM
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great work guys...i have a fiberglass splitter for sale in the Marketplace thread if anyone is interested
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:06 AM
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great work guys...i have a fiberglass splitter for sale in the Marketplace thread if anyone is interested

pm sent
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:13 PM
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I think its interesting to see how everyone does their own thing with the ends of the lip. some chop it straight off, others make it curve, and every thing in between. Here's mine, just did it today.

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Old 04-10-2008, 05:30 PM
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Nice


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Old 04-10-2008, 05:56 PM
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glad to see this is catching on
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:09 PM
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Now how would it look on a 05' MC?

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How about very cooooool!

Thanks EDM for a great idea, for putting together the steps/pic's. and for putting it out there for anyone to enjoy.
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:25 PM
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Very good looking Colinmini.

Im gonna try to provide some DIY's for everyone to enjoy.
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:26 PM
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I am SO jealous of you who can run this mod! My car is so slammed that I would lose it within one day--and that's just leaving my driveway! I scrape the OEM damper about 3 times a day on my commute. Darn it...
I love the look--well done
 
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by EDM View Post
glad to see this is catching on

I'd say this is a downright phenomenon now.
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:18 AM
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That looks pretty rad on the 05 MC bumper. I still can't decide if I want this or a stiff splitter.
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:00 AM
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SnYpr -- that may be the shape I try to go for -- nicely done
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by xnotfunkylex View Post
That looks pretty rad on the 05 MC bumper. I still can't decide if I want this or a stiff splitter.
Go to the Home Depot and spend the $15, stick it on with the 3M tape, hold off on drilling holes and see if you like it. If you like, finish it off with screws with washers, if not, peel it off, your out 10 bucks and return the screws.

I also, was interested in a stiff splitter, but I'm not sure how much actual down force it gains. During the MC Squared mag. article on the top ten Minis, none of those cars had splitters. They look cool, but I spent my Mini funds on other parts.

Either way, go for it! Your Mini is worth it.
 

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:11 AM
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Good job DUDES!
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:33 AM
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I also, was interested in a stiff splitter, but I'm not sure how much actual down force it gains. During the MC Squared mag. article on the top ten Minis, none of those cars had splitters. They look cool, but I spent my Mini funds on other parts.
None, unless you use one that bolts properly to the frame - anything screwed into the bottom of the plastic front fender isn't going to add any down-force since let's face it - the front bumper isn't designed to work that way. I've seen true splitters that bolt to the front frame, but they're pricy. If you track the car though (REALLY track, not Auto-X) it would be a good investment, but other than that... nah.

The nice thing about this MOD is... it's disposable. I have no idea how well (or not) it will weather, and I KNOW that it will insta-shred the microsecond it touches the street, but for $7 for a 9' roll, who cares? Even if the material starts to warp in amonth, or if I end up getting a CF splitter down the road, or malke one out of marine ABS or what have you, I'll still likely keep this on, and if it's too much, I can toss it without a single regret.
 

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:00 AM
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TRUE THAT!!!
 
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It could also serve as a nice transition from a properly mounted splitter to the bumper…
 

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