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Old 10-03-2012, 01:33 PM
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Well fellas, and gals, I've been asked to make a thread devoted to my Clubbie and how far its come. So here we go, feel free to ask any questions and ill awnser them as much as I can. My names Neil btw, I'll also include my Future plans as my car will never be done. Modding is in my blood so stopping would be a sin. Even on a college kid's paycheck!

Current Modifications

- Motor
DIY Intake
WMW DV
WMW Noisemaker Delete
Alta Boost Tap
Riss Racing Mid pipe and Suitcase Muffler's deleted
Custom OCC Done by yours truly

-Suspension
MK5 Airlift Slam Series XL Fronts 3/8" Leader lines
Airlift universal tapered Sleeve rears with custom mounts and Helix Bushings- Dampening adjustable
Accuair VU4 manifold and Switchspeed controller
SMC water trap.
Viar 400c Compressor


-Interior
Rockfrod Fosgate Shallow mount 10" Sub
Wooden rear deck
Glowshift Boost gauge with Alta Bracket
EXTA dual needle PSI gauges
JCW Shift ****

-Wheels and Tires
17 x 8 ET 30 Rotiform NUE
205/40 Falken Ziex 912's


-Exterior
Plasti dipped Front grill
Stubby antenna
Plasti dipped side scuttles
Tinted side markers


- Future
Water/ Methanol Injection ( Hopefully before X-mas break)
FMIC
Catless DP
Alta Tune or Custom tune
JCW front bumper
Yellow Foglight Bulbs
Silicone hosing in the Engine bay
Turbo Heat Shield
OCC of some sort
MK5 Sway front sway bar brackets
Vinyl wrapped quarter panels
Powerflex bushings all around and Alta adjustable End links
Skid plate's


Past Vehicle. Prior to the MINI I had a 2004 Audi S4. I loved my 4.2 but needed to get into something a little more practical, to put into better terms. She was a powerhouse. Beat everything that went aginst me, except a new M5. could tail him, but thats it was stage 2 and was pushing high 300's at the crank.

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May 2012

I recieved my baby! 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S in Dark Silver 6MT. Has all the bells and whistles, but was completely filthy. Only 46k.

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Summer 2012

This is where the modifications began, First things first I took out the stock intake and put a 90 elbow off the MAF and hooked a Cone filter to it. I didn't feel like spending $300 on a CAI when the gains where minimal, especially with the intake in the spot it is. I also Plasti Dipped my side markers and Grill surround. I like chrome but I like the subtle black the plasti dip adds.

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The intake really gave me that Turbo spool noise, something i'm not used too with an N/A car. I also installed a WMW DV and deleted the noisemaker in the back of the motor with the WMW kit.

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Also snagged a JCW **** later on! I love the way it looks!

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I ordered a Glowshift Boost gauge with an Alta Bracket. I know glowshift is cheap but It's merely a gauge to help me note if I ever get a leak etc. Not for racing etc.

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Also used the Alta boost tap for the install!

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Also installed a wooden trunk false floor and a Rockford Fosgate shallow 10" Sub. My first shot at using a jigsaw, and I find it to be pretty snazzy if I do say myself.

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Sorry I didn't have my DSLR for some of the pictures!



Then came the biggest install. The Air. Now I know some of you probably want to kill me for doing this but I always wanted Air and thought hey! Lets bite the bullet on the clubman. I snagged a set of VW MK5 Airlift Slam Series XL front bags and had to custom fit those to the knuckles and towers. They where the most difficult task by far

Next came the rears. I ordered the universal tapered sleeves from Bagriders with a bushing and top mount kit. I had to assemble the bags my self but after double checking a few things they where very simple to install.

Then came management. I chose Accuair for this department. Their VU4 setup is extremely well built and has a great appearance. So the list contained:

- Vu4 Manifold
- Switchspeed Controller
- Viar 400c Compressor
- SMC Watertrap
- 3/8 Line
- MK5 Front slam series XL struts
- Universal Sleeve rears
- 3 gallon stubby tank
- 2 dual needle XTA PSI gauges

Heres pics from the install. Took me roughly 3 days after a few issues with the knuckles and emergency parts.

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The rear was complete!

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The fronts were my enemy at this point...

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Then after many hard hours of intense labor! She was sitting on the ground, well tires

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Some tweaking,

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More tweaking!

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Crazy Tuck!

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After rolling around for a few weeks with the stock R98 wheels, that are beat to hell, I decided to bite the bullet. Again. Ordered a set of 17x8 Rotiform NUE ET 30 from the UK since their not available here for a few months apparently. I also got some 205/40 Falken 912 to give them a little stretch. I can say I ABSOLUTLEY HATE RUNFLATS and these tires are a godsend, noise level went down enough so I can hear myself think!

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Had to test fit these beauties!

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And..... Boom!

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Then came the Air gauge install. Yes I ran around for like a week or two without them.

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Attaching the PTC fittings

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September 2012

Heres a few pics as she sits currently. I installed a Riss racing mid pipe and cut the suitcase mufflers off but don't have pics of the install. No drone and sounds great! Heres some pics I got around town and then some from H20i 2012!

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I ride much lower than that in the rear, just my sister was in the back so I had to keep my rear from destroying itself with the weight haha.

And a pic of the parts that are no longer,

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Ill Edit this thread as things happen. Please share and comments and or questions! I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting so ill edit it as I remember. Thanks Guys!

Huge thanks goes out to Andrew Ritter over at Stanceworks, as well as John, Will, and Rali out at BagRiders. They were there to help every step of the way!

- Baby K
 

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wow... I love it!!
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:58 PM
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Thanks sir! Wish it was Hot chocolate like in your sig, but I think the dark silver has a close second
 
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Everything looks great so far. I LOVE THAT WOOD FALSE FLOOR, really nice detail.
 
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Originally Posted by Mini///M View Post
Everything looks great so far. I LOVE THAT WOOD FALSE FLOOR, really nice detail.
Thanks! It was fairly easy to make. Only took me maybe 3 hours tops, but i'm a perfectionist

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Sweet Thread Sir!
Thanks girl!
 
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:22 AM
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I am a former VAG guy myself -- and am glad you brought some of the "styling" over to this euro scene. That cubbie is plain awesome..super cool to see. Those Rotiforms are pure awesome sauce.

I'm rocking an R53..but I feel inspired. Nice work on custom fitting the bags from the VW.
 
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:38 AM
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Thanks fellas, I get new ideas everyday from the VAG scene. All my friends are into those cars. Kinda sad there aren't many MINI's around me. Tata Steva I love your car. That package color scheme is sick. But I might do the quarter panel vinyl very soon!
 
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this is stunning!!!
 
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Thanks sportspack. I'm updating with more pictures I found and updating a full detailed list on my Suspension.
 
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Thanks fellas, I get new ideas everyday from the VAG scene. All my friends are into those cars. Kinda sad there aren't many MINI's around me.
Your Clubbie looks great, thanks for sharing the DIY build photos.

Regarding MINIs in your area, you may want to check out PhillyMINI (we have quite a few members in Lancaster) as well as Carlisle MINI. We were just out your way in late August with about 30 MINIs at the Taste of Britain event in Lititz.

ps. Nice RRE Dynamic
 
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Are you serious? How did I not notice. Dang, alright ill poke around the regional events page. I would love to finally talk to other MINI owners. All I see are older men and they never wave:(

And thanks!
 
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Great job! Thanks for the build pics too.
 
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Thanks! No problem, it helps people understand that it wasn't a walk in the park but also wasn't the hardest thing in the world.

Today I fixed the leak in my tank, was just a loose fitting. But then I attached my valve fitting for incase my compressor dies I can refill the tank. Also ran a new wire for the controller.

Also ordered yellow fog bulbs. Anyone have any good sites for LED's all around?
 
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Also ordered yellow fog bulbs. Anyone have any good sites for LED's all around?
Go to http://www.putco.com/index.cfm and enter your specifics in the lower right of the screen.

Or there is:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...Fled_prods.htm
 
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Sweet thanks, I'll look more into it this week.
 
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Damn it I need to spend a load of money on my car :p
 
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Hahaha well when its all you have hobby wise then yes

Today I talked over meth with a few buddies at my BBQ, who agrees?
 
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Love it bro!

I thought i wud b the only one that thinking of bagging it! lol i might go static then lol

I've seen Andrew's Clubbie from StanceWorks, AWESOME inspiration! ;] keep it up!
 
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Hahaha thanks man! I wish I was the first sadly, but Andrews car was like a dream to me. Hey if you can make your Clubbie hella low static than mad props sir.
 
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Hahaha thanks man! I wish I was the first sadly, but Andrews car was like a dream to me. Hey if you can make your Clubbie hella low static than mad props sir.
Haha, even so, you did an amazing job!

I know Andrew personally, he's such a great guy!

I had a photoshoot with him and a bunch of MINI before, it was amazing! =]

try and come out to visit us sometimes!!


hahah thanks man! i'm planning to! ;] lookin' around for some Vmaxx since they go super low!
 
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Dude, I wish. If I could come out and meet the whole SW crew I would! I hear Vmaxx are like the race lands in VAG world. Cheap and go to the ground haha.
 
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Aw hahah, hey you never know man! ;] hahaha yeep they are! hahaha i'm on a budget ;] hahah damn college!
 
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You're telling me. College sucks right now. If it wasn't for that this puppy would have a few more goodies!
 
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