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Old 04-14-2008, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPhilGandini View Post
I actually remembered this mod from earlier--and am surprised that it's received such a positive response now whereas before it was essentially ignored. Just goes to show how important timing is...
it really does come to show that timing is everything.... and im not tryin to imply that i started it first cus mazda/neon/suburu heads where the ones who's bein doin' it for awhile but i was just sayin that i didnt get appriciated for it a while backand is nowhighly appreciated... NO DRAMA NOR DEBATES NEEDED...lets just enjoy our mini with home depot mods.. better yet< lets call it GHETTORIG LIP... i got love for all COOPER owners
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:07 PM
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Nice!! Never would have guessed it was a DIY mod from Home Depot as it fits the bumper well!!! GOOOD JOB!!! :D
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:01 AM
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Mustache Mod, definitely. We can call it the "Tom Selleck".

 
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:03 AM
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+1 for MustacheMod®
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:23 PM
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As I visited my local customer friendly Home Depot on Saturday just to check out this mod I noticed that the rubber is a bit flimsy (as noted in post #91). I got to wondering how this stuff looks driving 70 or 80. I admit it looks cool standing still but the last thing I want is to have the darn stuff flapping in the breeze driving at freeway speeds. Has anyone checked this out?
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:01 PM
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well this stuff can be torn by hand. I'd imagine that if it was being jerked around too much, it would eventually tear rather easily by the screws holding it in place. although i too would like to know for sure.

as for the mustache mod.... burt agrees...if you think about it..its kind of is like putting a mustache across the front of ur car....more like a beard...but we wont split hairs (pun intended)

 
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:34 PM
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If you use enough screws and washers (about 15) to mount the front lip, it is not going anywhere! This stuff is pretty sturdy for what it is!
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:15 PM
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I'm not so worried that it will tear off as I'm thinking that it's so flimsy that maybe the front lip will bend under or sit there and flap during higher speeds.
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by earlrabbit View Post
I'm not so worried that it will tear off as I'm thinking that it's so flimsy that maybe the front lip will bend under or sit there and flap during higher speeds.
no worries mate! its not long enough to bend or flap under such conditions and is quite resilliant
 
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:52 AM
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Plus people shuldn't be able to see it unless it's on the back
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:17 AM
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man.
I did this and loved the look but BAM
it came right off (I used a good 3m double sided..) when i left my driveway.. so if ur car is slammed, drill it in or something..

I'm gonna try to put it on again later today..
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:18 PM
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yikes, no bueno.

Surely drilling it in would be a better option, glad you liked the look of it though.
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:23 PM
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I'm gonna try to put it on again later today..
I vote leave it off...your car is so clean as is. This isn't a mod meant for slammed cars anyways (based on your experience)
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:02 PM
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I vote leave it off...your car is so clean as is. This isn't a mod meant for slammed cars anyways (based on your experience)
It'll prolly shred apart on a slammed car...

I'm considering it, but I'm hoping you could give me a reason not to put it on. *cough* megans *cough*
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:16 PM
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I wonder how it would fare in snow or deep puddles.
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:27 PM
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I wonder how it would fare in snow or deep puddles.
Snow plow?
 
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:34 PM
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i love mods like this

i love DIY's
 
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:51 PM
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Cool idea and a nice look Here is neither way to go. I went a different direction.
 
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:16 AM
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Different...
 
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:53 AM
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I wonder what it would look like with both paired together…
 
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by johnf36 View Post
Cool idea and a nice look Here is neither way to go. I went a different direction.
That looks like an extension of the wind diffuser at the bottom of our bumpers. I couldn't even begin to imagine how much you scrape with that thing.

Ugly IMHO...
 
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:08 AM
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Actually it very doesn't hit any more then if you had a M7 splitter on the front. You my all so want to look at the R56's and ask why they installed a tunnel hull style on the new Minis. I installed a full dam for testing purposes.

To each his own I guess, just thought I would share something different.

John
 
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by johnf36 View Post
Actually it very doesn't hit any more then if you had a M7 splitter on the front. You my all so want to look at the R56's and ask why they installed a tunnel hull style on the new Minis. I installed a full dam for testing purposes.

To each his own I guess, just thought I would share something different.

John
I didn't mean to knock on your work, sorry. I'm just saying my opinion from a purely aesthetic aspect.
 
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:35 PM
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No Problem Dude , well understood like I said to each his own. If Mini's where not meant to be modded to fit the owner then there would be no reason to make different styles and colors. I did this because I am in the process of making a urethane front spoiler piece that actual covers the front of the wheel. I this gives me a way to play with the under body aero dynamics sense at this point 1000.00 dollars an hour in the wind tunnel would not be a good use of my money. Some thing to keep in mind just because it looks good/cool does not mean it works. Regardless of the aesthetics you might want to take some time and look into the purposes for front air dams on cars with high drag coefficients, kind of interesting reading.

John
 
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:48 AM
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saw a car with this at the dragon. very cool.

has anyone verified that it holds up to 90 mph winds without deforming?

if so, i have something to do this weekend!
 

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