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05-28-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,955
Posted By colinmini

I drive a manual. My wife drives a manual. Our...

I drive a manual. My wife drives a manual. Our oldest son learned to drive on a 2009 VW Rabbit manual(only kid in his driving school class with a manual). He drove it thru High School. Son #2...
05-23-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By colinmini

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05-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By colinmini

Last month’s Cars and Coffee event at Summit...

Last month’s Cars and Coffee event at Summit Racing Equipment was a huge success! Sorry couldn’t attend ECS event, but looks like you all had a great turn out too!...
05-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
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: 204
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: 6,483
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: 563
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! ...
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By colinmini

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Prepped RaceR50 all waxed and ready...
04-20-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,483
Posted By colinmini

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Days until I leave! I need some...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-20-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By colinmini

Welcome! Just in time for “MINIs on the...

Welcome!

Just in time for “MINIs on the Dragon”! Come join us. 788 MINI people and 550 MINIs!

https://www.minisonthedragon.com/2019-intro.php
04-17-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By colinmini

Bridgestone Blizzak tires!

I run tall skinny Bridgestone Blizzaks and our MINI does pretty darn good in out Northeast Ohio snow.
04-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By colinmini

RaceRo and zclassic Mini

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Dragon Slaying RaceR50! (Owed for...
04-11-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 93,909
Posted By colinmini

i think this kinda says it all: ...

i think this kinda says it all:
https://vimeo.com/141414616
04-11-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 93,909
Posted By colinmini

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2005 MINI Cooper non-S, almost 14...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-30-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By colinmini

Local clubs Akron, OH: NEOMINIacs ( very...

Local clubs

Akron, OH: NEOMINIacs ( very active club, great people)

Pittsburgh, PA: PittStop Mini Club(not an official club, but a Meet Up group, great people)
03-30-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By colinmini

MINIs, MINI community, MINI events are like no...

MINIs, MINI community, MINI events are like no other! I’ve been an owner of my 2005 Justa for 14 years, 160k miles and still look back after I park way away from anyone to my beautiful MINI!
...
03-29-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By colinmini

14 years of enjoying a non - S!

R50, non-S MINIs or “Justa” are fun cars too! Used R50 can be much cheaper and most haven’t been driven aggressively their whole lives. Best years are 2005 & 2006 with Getrag 5 speed manuals. CVT...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By colinmini

Welcome from Cuyahoga Falls!

Welcome. Have fun with your MINI! Motd is a blast, 663 MINIacs signed up so far.
03-28-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By colinmini

A bunch of us who autoX our R53(and of course I’m...

A bunch of us who autoX our R53(and of course I’m the only R50) run 15” wheels with 205/50-15 Bridgestone RE-71R tires. A pretty fast, grippy set up, you will be lower, but be warned you will...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-28-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
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...
03-28-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,483
Posted By colinmini

Greetings from Cuyahoga Falls!

Glad you found a room! Right in the center of the action is always fun. Noticed you are from Ohio, what part?

ill be in Fontana Mon thru Thurs, hope to see you down there.
03-26-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,483
Posted By colinmini

I need some Darogon Therapy! ...

I need some Darogon Therapy!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3b0daniDM
03-26-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
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!
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By colinmini

Nice inside rear wheel lift!

Nice inside rear wheel lift!
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By colinmini

Dragon Therapy!

Long cold winter up here in Ohio......I need some Dragon Therapy! BADLY! Come on MOTD, GET HERE!...
03-22-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,250
Posted By colinmini

Re-opening this thread. We sell X-Force at...

Re-opening this thread. We sell X-Force at Summit Racing Equipment, looks interesting.

Does anyone have any more reviews?
03-22-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By colinmini

https://www.waymotorworks.com/tsw-mini-performance...

https://www.waymotorworks.com/tsw-mini-performance-springs.html

These are a great choice of springs to consider. Higher spring rate, mild drop, linear........win, win, win!
03-21-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,951
Posted By colinmini

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Made this strut tower brace/harness...
Forum: Suspension
03-18-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,552
Posted By colinmini

Mmmm, not sure I’m finding that info. I will do...

Mmmm, not sure I’m finding that info. I will do more research, guessing less roll up front could help. I have always used:
For more oversteer: stiffen the rear(or soften the front, it’s all about...
Forum: Suspension
03-18-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,552
Posted By colinmini

So, after 13+ years of modding, autoxing,...

So, after 13+ years of modding, autoxing, tracking, modding, tracking, Dragon slaying.........my R50 MINI, i can say that the larger rear sway bar is by far the best mod to dial out understeer and...
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: 1,796
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: 939
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...
03-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By colinmini

I had this one, though had to drill and tap a set...

I had this one, though had to drill and tap a set screw hole for my R50.
https://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/sum-72516-red/overview/

I have had a couple of friends buy shift knobs from here for...
03-07-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By colinmini

I’ve know at least a dozen people personally who...

I’ve know at least a dozen people personally who have bought used N14 engine MINI S’s only to be very disappointed. Some so turned off($3000, $6000, $10,000 for major engine repairs or replacement)...
03-06-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By colinmini

205/45-17 outside diameter is 24.264” width is...

205/45-17 outside diameter is 24.264” width is 8.071”
225/35-18 outside diameter is 24.201” width is 8.858”
03-05-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By colinmini

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I went with the All Fit Mid...
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By colinmini

Missed last year, after 12 straight......I am so...

Missed last year, after 12 straight......I am so ready to see all my MOTD Family!
03-05-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By colinmini

Use Koni Yellows on my track, autoX and Dragon...

Use Koni Yellows on my track, autoX and Dragon Slaying R50 Justa. They are awesome! Love the ability to dial in just the right amount of oversteer for any race condition......now, they are a little...
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!
...
Forum: Suspension
03-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,202
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...
03-05-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By colinmini

Also, Welcome! You sound excited about your...

Also, Welcome! You sound excited about your MINI, that’s awesome!
03-05-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By colinmini

Devin, totally agree with the above question. ...

Devin, totally agree with the above question. What are you planning on doing with your MINI? Track, street, autoX, looks......etc. MINIs can be many things, one of the very cool things about our...
03-05-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By colinmini

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R’s. Lol

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R’s. Lol
02-28-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By colinmini

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Took the wheels off. And used the...
02-20-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,483
Posted By colinmini

After a year off to stay with my friend in the...

After a year off to stay with my friend in the hospital, I’m back! Attended 12 years in a row and missed my Dragon Family so much last year. Dragon Run anyone? Lol
02-18-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By colinmini

PM sent

PM sent
Forum: 1st Gear
02-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By colinmini

Welcome from Ohio!

Welcome from Ohio!
Forum: 1st Gear
02-08-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By colinmini

Welcome! 14 years of owning and modding my...

Welcome! 14 years of owning and modding my RaceR50!

Great list of previous cars too!
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