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Old 03-29-2010, 08:51 AM
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Duraflex body kit.

I was looking at this Extreme Dimensions duraflex Body Kit and was wondering if any of you have experience with this kit.
I've seen one other mini with this kit loved the look and its definitely affordable (at just around 700 with shipping) compared to the other body kits.
Heres a link: http://www.bodykits.com/Extreme-Dime...111178/614073/
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:49 AM
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I have no experience with this particular body kit, but it's tough to get an idea of its quality from the link. Pictures aren't that helpful. Keep in mind, sometimes you get what you pay for...
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:52 AM
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Holy Jesus

PLEASE dont buy that ricey *** body kit. Even the Honda kids will laugh at you.

I though the Fast and the Furious craze was over, why do they still make those kits?
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:57 AM
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I would not be doing the side skirts (those looked super riced out) just the the tail. The front does look a little over kill as well.
Edit: There is another site where you can buy single parts from the body kit, and the rear and front bumper are 200 each.
 

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Its your car, so I have no say in what you do to it.

This is an ebay kit though so I wouldnt expect very high quality. Do some research on some honda forums cause this is just a honda kit fitted to the MINI. Quality will be the same. I would honestly expect it to crack pretty easily.
 
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don't do it, its a waste of time and money. The only kit I would ever put on mines is the Aero kit and so I did.
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:26 PM
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If you really like that kit, maybe you would be better off buying a Mitsubishi Eclipse.
er something else like that..
They are much cheaper.. haha.
 
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I don't really like the kit itself but I do like the vented look and how it makes the front look wider.
I have seen similar kits (on mini coopers, without that ricey look) that are way less cheesy and riced out but I cannot find them anywhere.
Any of you guys know the kits im talking about? One has a chrome mesh grill and the other bring the bumper out wider and about an inch closer to the ground.
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:09 PM
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I don't really like the kit itself but I do like the vented look and how it makes the front look wider.
I have seen similar kits (on mini coopers, without that ricey look) that are way less cheesy and riced out but I cannot find them anywhere.
Any of you guys know the kits im talking about? One has a chrome mesh grill and the other bring the bumper out wider and about an inch closer to the ground.
 
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If you wanna be closer to the ground, then lower the car, dont but lower bumpers and leave all the wheelgap.

Anyways, the only kits I'd rock are the Orciari and factory Aero kit (I'm currently running the Aero kit)

Orciari


Aero kit
 
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Sorry if you misunderstood Im not looking to get the bumper to make the car look bottomed, I was just trying to describe the bumper.

Thanks for the link to the Orciari though
 
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I don't really like the ociari at all.
something about it... I don't know.

I AM a fan, of the factory aero kit though, I would really like to get that front bumper.


http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/up...cooper-s-2.jpg

and

http://www.estrictlyforeign.com/v/vs...MWMI-B01-2.jpg

are two other kits that i think look better (less cheap) but still, factory aero above all.
 

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haha, well done jirsty. I was reading through to see if anyone posted the estriclyforeign link. That one is awesome! Maybe when I'm ready to repaint that will be the way I go.
 
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haha, well done jirsty. I was reading through to see if anyone posted the estriclyforeign link. That one is awesome! Maybe when I'm ready to repaint that will be the way I go.
I think we have similar tastes, I loveee those OZs you have. and I really like the way your car looks now.

I am considering doing something similar with my front bumper, but flat black.
I really might to it, that looks nice and aggressive.
I hope you don't try to find and kill me. ^-^
 
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I think we have similar tastes, I loveee those OZs you have. and I really like the way your car looks now.

I am considering doing something similar with my front bumper, but flat black.
I really might to it, that looks nice and aggressive.
I hope you don't try to find and kill me. ^-^
Do it!

Lessons learned:

Plasti-dip would have been MUCH easier on the grill surrounds (usually chrome) than vinyl was. Also, because of the grooves the vinyl is cracking and I'll have to redo it. Which leads me to say that I'll be redoing mine in a flat black that will match the plastic trim and hood scoop (which has been plasti-dipped since my latest gallery pics, which are old).
 
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Boosted53, that is an awesome front end. Kept the feel of the mini but added some great lines. I dig it.
 
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that is the shizz. what is it duel lag? would be awesome to see some day running lamps incorporated in between the brake vent scoop and bumper. Like a stealthy thin one
 
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NICE bumpr.. who amkes it?
 
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[QUOTE=JohnnyVillan;3017769]If you wanna be closer to the ground, then lower the car, dont but lower bumpers and leave all the wheelgap.

Anyways, the only kits I'd rock are the Orciari and factory Aero kit (I'm currently running the Aero kit)

Orciari


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love this kit... anyone knwo the price? i bet its $$$$$
 
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Their is a wide version of the Oricari kit as well, can't remember where it is though
 
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Originally Posted by Act_04 View Post
Do it!

Lessons learned:

Plasti-dip would have been MUCH easier on the grill surrounds (usually chrome) than vinyl was. Also, because of the grooves the vinyl is cracking and I'll have to redo it. Which leads me to say that I'll be redoing mine in a flat black that will match the plastic trim and hood scoop (which has been plasti-dipped since my latest gallery pics, which are old).
I also learned that lesson, my vinyl was HORRIBLE looking when i got my door handles, gas cap, scoop, and headlights rings, and maybe some other things, at a local vinyl place, never doing that again! unless i can get quality work like Lyle's.
since then I did it all in plasti dip, and its great.

I am going to get my wheels powdercoated, so I will take off the front bumper and go to work on that.
and I will let you know how the plasti goes on my front bumper =]

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Boosted53, that is an awesome front end. Kept the feel of the mini but added some great lines. I dig it.
+1!
 
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In many cases, inexpensive aftermarket body kits require the expertise of a body shop to fit properly. "Tweaking", shaving, body filler, sometimes all required fitting to the existing body panels. Not a simple paint and bolt up like the stock Aero Kit. So keep that in mind with regards to what you pay for a kit. Added expenses can accumulate.

From what I have read so far, and from a few bits I have purchased, the Oricari kit is not in this catagory and is very well made.

In the end, it is personal preference and what makes each of us happy about our MINI's. Inpart, that which makes our cars unique by having the ability to taylor fit their appearance to our whims, needs and desires. That is the MINI Cooper heritage.

And having no two MINI exactly alike for me, is what makes these cars so interesting.

So if the kit you posted is what appeals to you, Motor On.
 
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I am going to get my wheels powdercoated, so I will take off the front bumper and go to work on that.
and I will let you know how the plasti goes on my front bumper =]
Just to clarify, you should not try to plasti-dip the actual bumper piece. Having those edges will cause the plasti-dip to peel easily. You will have to use vinyl to get flat parts of the bumper and around the lower grill. I can't wait to see how it looks on yours.
 
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[quote=ngweibing;3019077]
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If you wanna be closer to the ground, then lower the car, dont but lower bumpers and leave all the wheelgap.

Anyways, the only kits I'd rock are the Orciari and factory Aero kit (I'm currently running the Aero kit)

Orciari


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love this kit... anyone knwo the price? i bet its $$$$$
im liking that 2
 

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