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04-07-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Laura & Gary

My all in price with buying caps from outmotoring...

My all in price with buying caps from outmotoring and getting them painted at a local shop was about $150. I looked for quite a while and never saw anything come up that was R53 so I went ahead with...
03-21-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Laura & Gary

any cracks or scratches in the leather?

any cracks or scratches in the leather?
Forum: Suspension
11-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,215
Posted By Laura & Gary

Anyone know where I could buy a replacement wire...

Anyone know where I could buy a replacement wire retaining ring?

Either mine was not installed by the "fabulous" shop that did my koni's or it flew somewhere when the spring decompressed.
...
Forum: Suspension
06-17-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By Laura & Gary

Make sure the top nut is tight but really, this...

Make sure the top nut is tight but really, this is completely normal. The noise will usually occur when there is a dip rather than a bump in the driving surface.
05-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,471
Posted By Laura & Gary

With Xpel, be sure to use the conditioner on it...

With Xpel, be sure to use the conditioner on it or it will yellow slightly. I had this on my garaged Saturn Sky and within 5 years there was a distinct difference in color (on silver paint). I never...
05-24-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Laura & Gary

I carry my jack, tire inflator slime kit and...

I carry my jack, tire inflator slime kit and spark plugs... have a 19mm wrench in by the tool kit to remove my tow hook license plate (just in case the car ever needs to be put on a trailer)
05-22-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,825
Posted By Laura & Gary

I just went through the shock/spring/cc plate...

I just went through the shock/spring/cc plate replacement on my 2006 (85k miles) and the control arm bushings in the front of mine do need to be replaced (small tear on both sides). Ball joints were...
05-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,042
Posted By Laura & Gary

I would replace the items that need to be...

I would replace the items that need to be replaced first and do all the maintenance stuff that likely hasn't been done (I am in this boat with mine).

Air filter, bushings (Motor mounts, sway...
05-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laura & Gary

How is it over the strut tower itself? The pics...

How is it over the strut tower itself? The pics make it look like it is not contoured around the top bulges. I haven't been able to find any good ones of the towers, only the whole engine bay.
05-18-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laura & Gary

One piece strut bar

Does anyone make a solid one piece one?
(rather than the three piece ones that are the bar and two end pieces)

May add one for "dress up" to distract from the trimmed shock tower.
05-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Laura & Gary

The shop rate was very low when compared to other...

The shop rate was very low when compared to other "performance" shops, but it is also a side thing that a local SCCA guy runs to support his own racing habits....

...
05-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Laura & Gary

FYI all, was 9 hours install time.

FYI all, was 9 hours install time.
05-14-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By Laura & Gary

Side Mirror Caps

I am looking for a set of red mirror caps for a R53 non-power fold.

Adding some color to my car but to chicken to paint my black ones :grin:
05-12-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Laura & Gary

Thanks, that's what I was looking for! I'll be...

Thanks, that's what I was looking for! I'll be charged hourly, but I wanted to have an idea of "how much is too much". I don't expect to actually need the information with this shop, but hubby asked...
05-12-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,738
Posted By Laura & Gary

Most credit cards will cover international car...

Most credit cards will cover international car rental insurance if you charge the car rental on your card. All of ours offer this. Call and ask them to send you a copy of their policy that shows this...
05-12-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Laura & Gary

Book Hours for Installation

Does anyone know what the list hours are for the following:

Shocks
Springs
CC Plates

I'm dropping my car off with parts today and I just want to get a ballpark.

I'll probably be doing...
05-05-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Laura & Gary

I've been looking for these for months... you can...

I've been looking for these for months... you can find some on ebay and sites, but they are pricey. Used sets in any condition sell within a day from what I have seen...
04-26-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Laura & Gary

Paypal sent. Thanks Harvey!

Paypal sent. Thanks Harvey!
04-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By Laura & Gary

R98 web spoke wheels

I'm looking for some R98 web spoke wheels if anyone has a set they would like to get out of the way. :)
04-13-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By Laura & Gary

If you are really worried. Put xpel or other...

If you are really worried. Put xpel or other protection film on it. That stuff really does work wonders on keeping rock chips, dings and scratches away.

Wash often so that you can discover any...
04-09-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Laura & Gary

Insurance varies from state to state on track day...

Insurance varies from state to state on track day coverage. In the past 5 or so years, most have now excluded anything on a racing surface even if it is not timed or a race.

Don't trust your...
04-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Laura & Gary

On hubby's race car, we just layed black vinyl...

On hubby's race car, we just layed black vinyl and xacto'ed around (the required windshield banner was not low enough to block the sun)

...
04-06-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Laura & Gary

My take on it is generally to drive the car that...

My take on it is generally to drive the car that is worth less.... Most auto insurance does not cover any sort of track days (including drivers education events that are not timed).

SCCA...
04-06-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Laura & Gary

you could always put down vinyl to get a better...

you could always put down vinyl to get a better seal (can find at most craft stores)
03-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Laura & Gary

Shift Knob Covers - Where to buy

So I recently installed the all metal Monte Carlo shift knob and in preparation for summer, would like to find a cover for it.

I found the below on google images but cannot find any place that...
03-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Laura & Gary

Texas DE: radiator overflow steam normal?

I've started doing a few track days and during the last one, I noticed that when I pulled in to swap seats with my instructor, there was some steam and a little fluid spitting out of the coolant...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-23-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Laura & Gary

Since you have the warranty, as long as the mini...

Since you have the warranty, as long as the mini dealer you take it to can use that warranty, they will find something and should not charge you for an inspection.

I did the same with mine and...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-23-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By Laura & Gary

Thanks Way! Ordering the TSW's today with some...

Thanks Way! Ordering the TSW's today with some strut tower reinforcement plates.
Forum: JCW Garage
03-14-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By Laura & Gary

Spring Recommendation Needed

'06 JCW with sport suspension. I have koni yellow's ready to go on and am looking to match some springs to them.

I want to keep the same ride height as the factory setup... so... any...
Forum: JCW Garage
02-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Laura & Gary

Replacement Sticker

Anyone know of a place I could get a replacement sticker for this?

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/medium/20150206_132520.jpg

Not a huge deal, was like this 3 years ago...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-30-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By Laura & Gary

Just saw this. Yes we still have it. ...

Just saw this. Yes we still have it.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG_12132.JPG
05-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By Laura & Gary

So I took my mini back to the dealership and they...

So I took my mini back to the dealership and they "confirmed" that the rear fog is programmed. Now they want an additional $300 diagnostic fee to troubleshoot. (Plus parts and labor on anything...
05-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By Laura & Gary

Another Rear Foglight Thread

Hi all, I have spent a few hours looking through all the rear foglight information and have not run across the issue that I am having.

Backstory: 2006 R53 JCW, Bought the toggle panel from...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 104,842
Posted By Laura & Gary

http://www.fototime.com/C44FDA4FA620F75/standard.j...

http://www.fototime.com/C44FDA4FA620F75/standard.jpg

Factory JCW. Trying to do some subtle things to make it stand out a wee bit more. Just added the black stripes/silver pinstripes.
07-28-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 692,160
Posted By Laura & Gary

We have a friend with a vinyl machine, but went...

We have a friend with a vinyl machine, but went ahead and just ordered these stripes, Black with Silver pinstripe.

http://www.fototime.com/C44FDA4FA620F75/standard.jpg
07-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 692,160
Posted By Laura & Gary

Does anyone have the dimensions of these factory...

Does anyone have the dimensions of these factory stripes? Overall width and pinstipe width? Are these two layers, black on white, or actually 6 different pieces? Also, are these (and others) straight...
07-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Laura & Gary

A mini update...

We called the dealer and they said they had heard of a similar issue and to bring it in (even if the speedo was correct at the time). We decided to wait and see if we could catch it when it was off,...
05-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Laura & Gary

No the far right button has nothing when...

No the far right button has nothing when connected to ipod or playing disc.



Okay so I would have to get an ipod adapter for the id3 tags to work for the ipod... is there any way for them to...
05-30-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Laura & Gary

ID3 Tag not working

Hello. I have been searching for this information for a few weeks now and have not found any clear answer so forgive me if there's other threads that address this.

I have a 2006 R53 JCW with HK....
04-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 401,138
Posted By Laura & Gary

Wheezy, like the penguin in Toy Story. Laura

Wheezy, like the penguin in Toy Story.

Laura
04-16-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Laura & Gary

Well, I reset the ECU the other week (thanks for...

Well, I reset the ECU the other week (thanks for the idea), and at least twice since then the speedo has read +11mph when driving and stopped.

The odometer stays constant when stopped, which to...
04-03-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,923
Posted By Laura & Gary

GTS (German Touring Series) or PT (Performance...

GTS (German Touring Series) or PT (Performance Touring) are two options.

- Gary
03-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,231
Posted By Laura & Gary

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/gener...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/general-mini-talk/71003-what-if.html
03-26-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,231
Posted By Laura & Gary

Got the grill back on (yesterday) after applying...

Got the grill back on (yesterday) after applying some matte vinyl.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Grill71.jpg
03-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 167,804
Posted By Laura & Gary

Oh, this one is fun! We are a bit of...

Oh, this one is fun!

We are a bit of car-aholics.... and have no kids :lol:

Laura's:
The mini is my daily driver...
2008 Saturn Sky Redline...
03-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Laura & Gary

Where do you put your sunshade?

Where in the car do you put your sun shade/screen when it's not in use?

The factory folding one seems to not have any convenient location.... am I missing something? :confused:
03-07-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,380
Posted By Laura & Gary

It was more or less to point out ticket sales...

It was more or less to point out ticket sales will not solely depend on converting "NASCAR fans" to buy tickets to an F1 race.
03-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,380
Posted By Laura & Gary

I agree with Dave for the most part, with the...

I agree with Dave for the most part, with the exception of the expected price of tickets.

http://www.formula1.com/tickets_and_travel/

I wouldn't say ~$120 (up to $600) is a scandalous amount...
03-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 109,310
Posted By Laura & Gary

What's the difference between order options and...

What's the difference between order options and series options?

- Gary
03-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,380
Posted By Laura & Gary

But $135 million for UT stadium expansion in '06...

But $135 million for UT stadium expansion in '06 is ok?


Maybe, but there's those pesky foreigners (people other than Texans) that will pay money to fly into NASCRAP country, rent a truck, stay...
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