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Old 10-24-2012, 09:24 PM
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Those stripes look great Rudeman!!
 
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:15 PM
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Well, after a day of batting down the hatches I needed to do something fun. So, I installed my new ProClip mount. Well, almost anyway. I can't figure out where to get power for it. If anyone has any suggestions, please share.
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:28 AM
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first impressions: weathertech side window deflectors

i really like them

i only bought the front set in the dark tint

can motor with the windows slightly open with much less noise,
can motor with the windows slightly open in the rain without water coming in,
can motor with the windows open all the way with less noise and much less buffeting,

with the windows slightly open and the heating/cooling fan on the lowest setting, the airflow is much higher, the deflectors create a vacuum at the window, so air is sucked out of the cockpit

they are almost unnoticable on the car, a couple of my friends did not notice them until i pointed them out

install was a snap, less than 10 minutes, including the unboxing







hmmmm ... looking at this last photo, i need to install the "chrome dome" turnsignal bulbs i bought ... they have been in the boot for a couple of weeks

scott
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwr606 View Post
i really like them

i only bought the front set in the dark tint

can motor with the windows slightly open with much less noise,
can motor with the windows slightly open in the rain without water coming in,
can motor with the windows open all the way with less noise and much less buffeting,

with the windows slightly open and the heating/cooling fan on the lowest setting, the airflow is much higher, the deflectors create a vacuum at the window, so air is sucked out of the cockpit

they are almost unnoticable on the car, a couple of my friends did not notice them until i pointed them out

install was a snap, less than 10 minutes, including the unboxing

hmmmm ... looking at this last photo, i need to install the "chrome dome" turnsignal bulbs i bought ... they have been in the boot for a couple of weeks

scott
Excellent. Thanks Scott. I got the FedEx shipping info for mine. Can't wait until they get here. I have had them on my last couple vehicles and was so bummed when they weren't available for the Mini.
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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today I watched my mini sit outside during a hurricane!
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:28 PM
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Drove my MINI through this hurricane to work.
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:52 PM
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had my 205/70R-16 Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6 winter tires mounted on mini oem european R123 Alloy 5 Hole Circular Spoke Wheel 16"x6.5" (5x120) Silver with TPMS senders for my cms all4 ...

photos to follow when i mount them on the car

these are large tires at 27.3" od, but an earlier test fitting with a used tire of the same size revealed no interference

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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had to leave my mini inside, din't want to risk running into too deep a puddle (flooded street) and stick or be in it when a branch came down through the pano roof... made it home ....

lucky both sit in a garage because my daughter and i just took a walk trees are down trapping all of us on my block... the cars that have given up there lives on my street... Jaguar type R, Honda civic, Ford escape, toyota Camay, Mazda 3, lot of trees here uprooted... and unfortunately landing on folks rides...
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:28 PM
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Drove my MINI through this hurricane to work.
Holy Sh*****T! Watching this madness of a storm right now. Everyone stay safe!
 

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dajadeturtle View Post
had to leave my mini inside, din't want to risk running into too deep a puddle (flooded street) and stick or be in it when a branch came down through the pano roof... made it home ....

lucky both sit in a garage because my daughter and i just took a walk trees are down trapping all of us on my block... the cars that have given up there lives on my street... Jaguar type R, Honda civic, Ford escape, toyota Camay, Mazda 3, lot of trees here uprooted... and unfortunately landing on folks rides...
Yep, bringing up bad memories. The front corner was crushed and almost every other panel was hit so it was totalled.



 
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:00 PM
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Hopefully those that are in the line of Sandy will be OK.

On the other hand I did a a bit of painting.

White wheels

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And painted the chrome grills in the rear bumper:

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Plus I re-arranged the front plates:

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:52 AM
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I got pulled over!!!

The guy following me loved my bumper sticker !

Survived the wind and rain in Pittsburgh. But I understand and have sympathy for those who were hit harder. Ike took out my wife's minivan a few years ago.
 
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:37 PM
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Had my Mini washed today, too hot out to do it myself today.
 
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Finally got my license plate!

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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Picked up my plates at the dealer, installed 7" GPS with backup camera, and added a lock "chirp" to my All4..
Okay wasn't all done today but over the last few days
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:04 PM
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Brought it home from the dealership! Details at 11:00!
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kerrys914 View Post
Picked up my plates at the dealer, installed 7" GPS with backup camera, and added a lock "chirp" to my All4..
Okay wasn't all done today but over the last few days
Which GPS/Camera package did you go with? I ended up going with a 5" TomTom GPS and have a 5" screen/Camera combo coming. Not sure I will like all the screens, but... It is what it is I suppose.

Congrats on your upgrades, by the way.
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:08 PM
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...and added a lock "chirp" to my All4..
you have a factory alarm ?
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:30 PM
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I used the 7" "navsgo" unit and a homemade bracket to mount it below Mickey. I am in the process of adding a MINI start-up screen to it.

I do not have a factory alarm but missed the OCD beep when I locked it. I used a little siren thingy wired to the lock signal wire. Works great and it is not very loud at all, just loud enough to hear something from 10' away. Took about 10mins to install but, I bet I could do it in 2.5-5mins now.....3-2-1 GO
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:32 PM
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I also added a iPhone tray to the center rail, just above the USB/AUX port. I was having a hard time finding a place to set my phone while driving. It's nothing fance but works great and is 100% removable if I need to get to the ports.
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Took it in for the first pre-paid oil change and found out that it was subject to the coolant temp sensor recall. Left it at the dealer then get a call telling me they will charge me for labor due to aftermarket CAI. Since it took me 20 minutes to install the CAI and it's actually easier to access the sensor with the aftermarket unit I pushed back.

Long story short, I'm going to pick up the car with just the oil change done, will put the OEM airbox back in, and take it back next week.
 
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:39 AM
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First grill badge

saw this on Go badges, had to have it. Nerd status intact, check.
 
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM
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Put on the winter wheel and tires then went for a drive in the snow.

 
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:38 PM
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Put on the winter wheel and tires then went for a drive in the snow.

Sick ride!
 
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:10 PM
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Sick ride!
Thanks!
 

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