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06-22-2019, 12:16 PM
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Posted By veedubpat

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=RE31-E...

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=RE31-EUR---R53-Mini-Cooper+S
06-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,327
Posted By veedubpat

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded...

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded up. Probably won't fit nearly anyone else as they're a smidge tight on me, and I have a 15" width hip bones and a 31" waist.
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06-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By veedubpat

Not yet, the exhaust will be the last component...

Not yet, the exhaust will be the last component to getting this car on the road, and this project just keeps growing and growing. Currently finishing up a custom seat bracket for a Cobra fixed back....
05-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,458
Posted By veedubpat

Honestly, if you're after lighting performance,...

Honestly, if you're after lighting performance, I'd add brackets to the bumper / hood and run the "Rallye" style lighting setup. The original fog lamps are poor by comparison to a more proper setup....
04-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By veedubpat

Wait, it's been two weeks and you haven't scanned...

Wait, it's been two weeks and you haven't scanned it yet? Get NCS Expert and start poking around.

Regardless, swapping tires doesn't intrinsically have any ability to cause a functional failure...
04-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,547
Posted By veedubpat

ATS DTC Comp Superlight

ATS DTC Comp Superlight
04-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

I dailied a turbo Miata for a while, and I dunno,...

I dailied a turbo Miata for a while, and I dunno, your problems just sound like whiny complaints.. ;)

That said, I purchased this R53 (having had one almost 10 years ago) because I wanted a "hard...
04-15-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By veedubpat

Look up MODMINI on YouTube. His videos (plus...

Look up MODMINI on YouTube. His videos (plus torque specs found online: TMs (https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r53-cooper-s-hat/)) should get you there, in that case.

If an S2k is driving you...
04-14-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By veedubpat

For my car, which will be my daily once it's...

For my car, which will be my daily once it's finished being gone-through, I went with:

H&R Street Performance coil-overs
Vorshlag front camber plates
Ireland Engineering rear lower control arms...
04-13-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By veedubpat

The Koni STR.T would be excellent as it's the...

The Koni STR.T would be excellent as it's the Koni Yellow offered with fixed damping (set to approximate the softest setting of the Koni Yellow), and they're capable of handling springs with stock to...
04-09-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By veedubpat

Sounds like the o-ring that fits inside the...

Sounds like the o-ring that fits inside the little red vacuum line retainer clip. It's roughly the same size as the blue Viton o-rings for the TMAP sensor, correct? Also, nothing on the blower itself...
Forum: Suspension
03-18-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By veedubpat

The Megans are unlikely to be rebuildable....

The Megans are unlikely to be rebuildable. They're entry-level.

Raceland should be avoided at all costs. Same with Rokkor, JOM, etc. Even worse than entry-level.

I just use a generic marine...
03-17-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By veedubpat

Frankly, I'd run the Helix blacked out lamps that...

Frankly, I'd run the Helix blacked out lamps that don't look like arse, and then wire in some auxiliary lamps. Something that throws another ~2400lumens or more down the road with whatever required...
03-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By veedubpat

You're probably good with 5's, but I'd also get...

You're probably good with 5's, but I'd also get some 7.5's to make sure. I'm going to be running, in most likelihood, 5-7.5mm front and 7.5-10mm rear spacers to get my own wheels situated. 17x8 et45...
03-17-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By veedubpat

Nope, but get some sticky tires on there and go...

Nope, but get some sticky tires on there and go tear up Palomar!
03-10-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By veedubpat

So the deal is that they SHOULD both move in the...

So the deal is that they SHOULD both move in the same direction, however there's a few caveats. Typically, OEM LSDs aren't capable of 100% lockup (like a Quaife, Peloquin, or OS Giken on the high...
03-01-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 63,792
Posted By veedubpat

Yeesh, so in the process of trying to get the...

Yeesh, so in the process of trying to get the brake bleeder valves open to bleed the system (having installed braided stainless lines), I immediately snapped one bleed valve. Removed the offending...
02-26-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By veedubpat

So I think your problem with this car is twofold:...

So I think your problem with this car is twofold: you can't get your power goals easily, and now you're looking for additional excuses to get out of it.

My 2c: get a second car to haul the family...
02-21-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,923
Posted By veedubpat

I just did essentially that. 176k mile car for...

I just did essentially that. 176k mile car for $2100. It didn't NEED anything to speak of, just a few things here or there.

Yeah, you're rolling the dice, but my thought process was: they all died...
02-15-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By veedubpat

All from the same thread. You can NOT use...

All from the same thread.

You can NOT use the factory upstream O2 sensor for accurate monitoring. It's ONLY for the ECU to adjust itself on the fly. The secondary O2 is just a nanny aid to ensure...
02-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By veedubpat

I had them in my Tiguan for a while. Loved them....

I had them in my Tiguan for a while. Loved them. Only reason for considering something else is that I just don't know that I want to spend the same on coilovers as I did on the car itself. :laugh:
02-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By veedubpat

Get some of this style:...

Get some of this style: https://www.amazon.com/T-Bolt-Hose-Clamps/b?ie=UTF8&node=979131011

I'll be doing the same for my recently-purchased ECS Tuning hose kit
02-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By veedubpat

I'm between H&R, ISC street comfort, and another...

I'm between H&R, ISC street comfort, and another set of Ohlins R&T coils for my new-to-me R53.

Cheap and designed to work really well around one ride height; cheap and works at a lot of ride...
02-15-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By veedubpat

I don't personally have experience with any of...

I don't personally have experience with any of the MINI headers, however from the online research I have done, the primary complaint and reason for failure in general is a too-small flex section....
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