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LORDVDR: The ALL4 R58 Project






It started 3 1/2 years ago with a fully loaded Midnight Black R58s (minus Navigation, cuz really...who needs Navigation in cars anymore...right?). The eventual goal will be the world's one and ONLY fully functional ALL4 R58S. No one has done it...and no one will; except me. Follow my build.

I'm going to update this post to include all the performance and aesthetic items I currently have installed or altered. There will be more photos uploaded soon. I will also be outlining all the phases that will happen in the future. Feel free to leave suggestions and comments.

Something worth noting: The car has been hand signed by George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, himself. I am in the process of getting it professionally authenticated.



2013 MINI Cooper S Coupé aka LORDVDR

[Disclaimer: I work for MINI of Manhattan as the MINI Product Genius and I enthusiastically love my job!]

.:Performance:.

Phase I:

MINI - OEM JCW Heated Recaro Racing Seats
M7 - AGS-R Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake
M7 - Vortex 2 Carbon Fiber Scoop
M7 - Pre-Intercooler Charge Pipe
M7 - High Performance Heat Shield

Phase II:

Manic Motorsports - Stage II Tune
Miltek - Decat Downpipe
Invidia - Q300 Catless Exhaust
Wagner - "Competition" Intercooler
Forge Motorsports - Blow Off Valve
OBDII Head Up Display
Hotchkis - Rear Sway Bar

Phase III:

ECS Tuning - JCW Spark Plugs
BLOXsport - 25mm & 30mm Wheel Spacers
Continental - All-Weather Wide Tires
XXR - XXR553 Matte Black 18" x 8.25" Rims
Garrett GT28RS 53mm Turbo
Manic Motorsports - Stage III (retune)
Brembo - JCW Big Brake Kit
Outmotoring - Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
P3 Cars - P3 OBDII Plug-in Multi-Gauge for MINI Cooper
- - - CURRENT STATE - - - (as of 2/1/17)

Phase IV:

H&R - Coilover & Springs
MINI - OEM JCW WING
MINI - OEM JCW Aero Body Kit
Hotchkis - Front Sway Bar
M7 - Understrut System
Howerton Engineering - Aquamist HFS-4 Water/Meth Injection System

Phase V:

ALL4 R58 Conversion (I have some ideas of making this happen...none of them are inexpensive)

.:Aesthetics:.

Motoring Skins - Matte Black Body Stripes
The Art of Tint - Custom Carbon Based Window Tint
The Lighting Firm - Custom LED White Halo, HID Demon Eye Headlights w/ Sequential LED Turnsignals
The Lighting Firm - Custom HID Demon Eye Fog Lights
LEDGlow - Red LED Underbody Light Kit
LEDGlow - Red LED Interior Light Kit
MINI - OEM Blackout Rear Taillights
NVD Autosport - Carbon Fiber Spray Nozzles
M7 - Giant Sponsorship M7 Decal
MINI Graphics - COUPE Door Decal
Outmotoring - Blackout Detail Tape
Outmotoring - Carbon Fiber Chrome Delete Kit
Outmotoring - Black Grille Trim
Outmotoring - Black Headlight & Rear Light Trim
Outmotoring - Matte Black Tow Hook
Outmotoring - Matte Black "Cooper S" Replacement
Outmotoring - Carbon Fiber Short Antenna
Outmotoring - Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Cover Trim Set
Outmotoring - Carbon Fiber Door Handle & Glove Box Button Trim Kit
Outmotoring - Black Chrome Wing Door Lock Overlay
Custom MINI Logo Wrap w/ Matte Black Galactic Empire Logo
CarbonMINI - Carbon Fiber Door Handle Covers
CarbonMINI - Carbon Fiber Front and Rear Logo Covers
CarbonMINI - Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
CarbonMINI - Carbon Fiber "S" Cutout Scuttle Covers
CarbonMINI - Carbon Fiber Rear Lower Spoiler Cover
GoBadges - Various Seasonal Badges
GoBadges - Carbon Fiber Tire Caps
AestheticMINIs - Wide Body Flare Kit
AestheticMINIs - Grill Badge
Lamin-X - Headlight & Rear Light Blackout Tint
TredWear - Custom Red Tire Letters
Recaro - Seatbelt Harness Covers
Various Sponsor Decals in Matte Black






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Looking really good. May the Force be with you!
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Looking really good. May the Force be with you!
Thank you kind sir. The Force is always with us...all you need to do is just press the gas pedal down.
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Thank you kind sir. The Force is always with us...all you need to do is just press the gas pedal down.
Good luck with your project.
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Good luck with your project.
Definitely going to need it. For sure. Going to look for companies to help me make this a reality. I'm hoping that my affiliation with MINI will help catapult and jump start my efforts. Hey you never know right?
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Definitely going to need it. For sure. Going to look for companies to help me make this a reality. I'm hoping that my affiliation with MINI will help catapult and jump start my efforts. Hey you never know right?
Again, Good Luck...... No more comments.
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Sure
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Cool project. Especially the ALL4 conversion.

I did notice that you have no bottom end work listed (forged pistons and rods). The stock internals will not handle a GT2860R for very long, unless you severely detune it.
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Cool project. Especially the ALL4 conversion.

I did notice that you have no bottom end work listed (forged pistons and rods). The stock internals will not handle a GT2860R for very long, unless you severely detune it.
Doh! I knew I missed something in there. I wrote that article all at once and figured I left something out by mistake...lol

Do you suggest any type of internal work or a specific company?
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People seem to go with Carrillo rods, and I like Malhe powerpak pistons. Also upgrade the fasteners to ARP. Look at getting the cylinder support system too. It's discussed in the thread linked below. But read OldBrokenWind thread and build:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...e-deadest.html
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AAAAAbsolutely beautiful !!!
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People seem to go with Carrillo rods, and I like Malhe powerpak pistons. Also upgrade the fasteners to ARP. Look at getting the cylinder support system too. It's discussed in the thread linked below. But read OldBrokenWind thread and build:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...e-deadest.html
Thanks buddy. I'll definitely look into these suggestions for sure.
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AAAAAbsolutely beautiful !!!
Thank you. It's a work in progress. The whole project will probably take about 5 years to complete. Who knows...I'm taking my time and being patient. (Measure twice and cut once)
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Good luck on the project, this will be epic when its done.

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*emotional applause*

Seriously, no words....should have sent a poet....

Really nice MINI!
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Good luck on the project, this will be epic when its done.
Thanks! Do you know of anyone that has experience in basically making a FWD vehicle into a 4WD? lol

I'm actually looking to not only make it ALL4...but give it the ability to switch into FWD/RWD/or ALL4. Would really love to drift and absolutely destroy a track with it. When it's done it'll be the baddest MINI of all time. (in my opinion)

There are so many epic MINIs I've seen over the years...none of them are variable with the FWD/RWD/AWD. I think it could be done. The question is how and who and HOW MUCH. The last question is the easiest...a lot.
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*emotional applause*

Seriously, no words....should have sent a poet....

Really nice MINI!
Thank you so much. All of this makes it all worth it. I love showing up to a car meet and people are like What. The. Actual. ****. is that?
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I can only dream of a project as creative and I am in awe of the results so far and will be watching your project progress, wishing you
The best of luck in your efforts. Should be EPIC!
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I can only dream of a project as creative and I am in awe of the results so far and will be watching your project progress, wishing you
The best of luck in your efforts. Should be EPIC!
Thanks Jimbo! Much appreciated.
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Love what you're doing - looking forward to seeing more. Hats off to your photographer as well.
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Love what you're doing - looking forward to seeing more. Hats off to your photographer as well.
Thanks! Lots more stuff going to happen...albeit here and there as I'm not made of money and can't do it all in one shot.
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Update 11/5/16: In talks with a few different companies and individuals. So far great responses. I have a few conversations set for this upcoming week to discuss specifics. I'll keep you all posted.

(Side Note: Just got offered a JCW Coupe Spoiler for $375. [with some scratches on it.] They normally sell for like $700-$800. It would need compounding, sanding, paint, and was thinking about wrapping it in Carbon Fiber.) Sounds like a fun project.

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Update: 11/8/16

Houston we have a problem...


I attempted to put my BloxSport spacers on yesterday to no avail. Turns out I needed some open Spline lug nuts for this. Also the tunneling for the nut is narrow so a Spline lug nut would definitely fit better.
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Yea, is really tight. Nice find on the JCW spoiler.
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Waiting to see the tear down.
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