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05-06-2019, 02:50 PM
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Posted By colinmini

2005 and 2006 manuals used a 5speed Getrag...

2005 and 2006 manuals used a 5speed Getrag transimission which were very strong. Earlier years used the Midlands which were a little fragile and expensive to repair. All auto Justa’s are CVT and...
05-05-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By colinmini

Thank you Barry!

Huge THANK YOU to Barry and all those volunteers that made MOTD great again this year!

See you all next year!
04-26-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,512
Posted By colinmini

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I leave for North Carolina tomorrow...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-26-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By colinmini

Buying new wheels is always fun and exciting! If...

Buying new wheels is always fun and exciting! If you want a new look, go for it. 17” wheels are what MINI designed for it, so they will be fine.(Heck, my 2005 MINI non-S came with 15” wheels! ...
04-20-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,512
Posted By colinmini

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Days until I leave! I need some...
04-11-2019, 04:49 AM
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Views: 93,968
Posted By colinmini

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2005 MINI Cooper non-S, almost 14...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-28-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By colinmini

160k miles and 14 years of owning my 2005 R50...

160k miles and 14 years of owning my 2005 R50 MINI, MINI Obsessed? Mmmmm, family knows that the MINI is just another part of the family! My wife said I ruined it with all the track mods, so I...
03-26-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,512
Posted By colinmini

I need some Darogon Therapy! ...

I need some Darogon Therapy!

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03-26-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By colinmini

Saw my first classic Mini up at Lime Rock Park,...

Saw my first classic Mini up at Lime Rock Park, Connecticutin the 1970’s, when I was 9 or 10. All these Truimph, Porsches and Jags were low, sleek and barreling down the front stretch into “Big...
03-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By colinmini

Check out the local MINI Club, Mid Ohio MINIs is...

Check out the local MINI Club, Mid Ohio MINIs is in Columbus, lots of great MINIacs down there!
03-17-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By colinmini

Depends on what you are going to do with the...

Depends on what you are going to do with the MINI. For autoX, lots of performance 205/50-15 choices out there. For fun fast street 205/55-15 get you back to almost full outside diameter(taller...
Forum: Suspension
03-17-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By colinmini

Great fun fast street strut/shock choice! ...

Great fun fast street strut/shock choice! Straight forward install. Plan an alignment after.
03-17-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By colinmini

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500.s! $99/tire plus...

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500.s! $99/tire plus additional savings this month!

https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/tires/brands/firestone/firehawkindy500/12088

Number 2 in TireRack tire...
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By colinmini

Fast Dragon Runs!

Here is a little video of a 700hp track Camaro vs a 126hp Dragon Slaying R50 MINI. We went down over an Easter weekend a few years ago........the trip was epic!
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Forum: Suspension
03-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,241
Posted By colinmini

Lotter1, i have an R50 that is now more or...

Lotter1,

i have an R50 that is now more or less a dedicated track, autoX and Dragon Slayer MINI. While I didn’t have any strut tower mushrooming, I took the preventative route. I am a mechanical...
01-29-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,749
Posted By colinmini

2005 R50 MINI Cooper w/160k miles on it!

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Have done two MTTS, many MOTD and very...
12-17-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By colinmini

Flat towed my wife’s 1974 Austin Classic Mini...

Flat towed my wife’s 1974 Austin Classic Mini with my Mazda5 microvan from Ohio to Connecticut and back. Didn’t even know it was there! Lol. Couple of comments:
-I made sure the Mini was...
05-23-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By colinmini

Loosing weight is like adding hp!

How about some weight saving ideals. Ours R50 have a power to weight ratio of 23:1(23 lbs for each hp). I have done modest power gains and an extensive weight saving on my Cooper I have that number...
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