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What did you do to your Countryman TODAY?

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Old 04-14-2019, 05:22 PM
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Finished my spare tire project today



 
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:26 PM
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New tires

So I haven’t installed them yet, but my RF’s are down to the bone, and im looking at pulling the trigger on some 235/50 r17. I like to think of my baby as a tank. She’s definitely bulky will post pics once ready!
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:36 PM
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Took our 2015 CMS All4 “Heidi” on a road trip today to Gettysburg, PA for our anniversary! She has performed flawlessly....windy day here but pretty Spring day!
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:24 PM
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It's gonna be a good weekend!
 
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:38 AM
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^^^^^^^ Oh, yah! :-)
 
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:48 PM
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Bought these wheels from a fellow NAMer then had a set of Michelin Pilot Sport PS4s mounted. Put them on the car a week ago Saturday. The next day, I started a thermostat replacement. Got a little hung up with the water pipe clip and decided to remove the intake manifold. That delayed things for a few days while I waited for the manifold gaskets to arrive. Finished that up a few days ago. The point is that I had these great new tires on the car for 6 days before I was able to drive it! It was torture.

The tires transform the handling. They are extremely responsive. I drove on winter tires for the last 6 months so the difference is even more stark. Great upgrade.

 
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:27 PM
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I know how it goes....took off the runflats & stock 17” wheels on our 2015 Countryman S All4 & bought new silver turbo fan optional 18” wheels, and mounted Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45/18 A/S 3+ tires and it transformed the handling & ride!
 
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:30 PM
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dmath I have those wheels on my Countryman too. I went a different route for tires, choosing long life (but still a high speed rating) with some non run-flat Pirelli P7 Cinturato 225/45/VR18s. This car is my commuter so I need long life tires that don't mind the occasional hooning LOL. I've had the Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my track beast, an Audi TT, and can attest to how awesome those were. You're in for a sweet ride. Congrats!
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:44 PM
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Behind on the wheels/tires and brakes but did head to the dragon today (I'm quasi local) to have Way hook me up with a Manic 2, smoked scuttle markers, and black xenon retrofits.

Also test fit my carbon fiber door handle covers (and they are amazing).
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:45 PM
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I_Forge_KC Honestly, I'm almost thinking the 17s look better than the 18s on our cars. I have the turbofan 18s like dmath Maybe a proportion thing? Your car looks very clean and it's the same colour as mine, though mine has a black roof. Sharp!
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:49 PM
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After a ton of issues with jack stands in the past, I opted to go for the QuickJack. Got it all assembled and pressure tested today. Wheels and brakes are a task for this weekend.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:27 PM
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Took a little cruise up 'n' down Hellbender...

https://maps.roadtrippers.com/stories/hellbender-28
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:47 PM
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I_Forge_KC - nice car and QuickJack.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:54 PM
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I_Forge_KC - nice car and QuickJack.
I agree, I was just eyeballing the picture with envy, imagining that it was my R60 up on it! Ha ha
I think I need one of those
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:33 PM
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Removed all the OEM black jack accessories that the dealer put on when new and went with all the OEM JCW black line accessories.
 
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:31 PM
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Front brakes and SS lines done! My work time during the day is only a couple hours before the rain storms fire up so the rears will be when I can...

Thanks for all the love!
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:14 AM
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Installed my custom designed turbo. All upgraded the rod bolts to ARP to help strengthen the bottom end. Now running RPM Stage 3, used to run Manic Stage 3.

Cold Start:

Great Gas Milage:


Testing out how the car pulls...
 

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Old 05-05-2019, 03:57 PM
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Nice! They sure have good roads in Mexico.
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:00 PM
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I_Forge_KC -- those are great looking discs. Improved stopping over stock?
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:05 PM
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I_Forge_KC -- those are great looking discs. Improved stopping over stock?
Definitely. They are paired with good pads too.
- Brakenetic Premium GT Rotors
- EBC Yellowstuff Pads
- StopTech SS lines

You can also see the Schwaben pressure bleeder. It worked ok but not great. Not worth what they're asking for it anyway.
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by iwashmycar View Post
Nice! They sure have good roads in Mexico.
Who lives in Mexico?
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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Test fitting my red grill surround. I think it will look pretty slick with the red brake ducts and mirror caps.

 
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:11 PM
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Who lives in Mexico?

Just joking around. When someone posts stuff on the internet braking speed limits, ect ect, they just say "Filmed in Mexico"
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:27 PM
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Just joking around. When someone posts stuff on the internet braking speed limits, ect ect, they just say "Filmed in Mexico"

Oh! right!

Yeah... Filmed in Mexico.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:02 PM
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I've installed the Autool X60 OBD reader.


 

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