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09-25-2004, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,989
Posted By alexp206

I find that the back end of my car squeaks way...

I find that the back end of my car squeaks way too much with the seats down. I guess I'll have to pick up the Pilo rear sway bar.
07-27-2004, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,081
Posted By alexp206

Just scanning the thread and wondering if the...

Just scanning the thread and wondering if the people with worse gas mileage are using regular instead of the recommended premium. Normally it's the other way around, but since the car is designed...
Forum: Suspension
07-12-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By alexp206

As he said, he wanted to go there but they were...

As he said, he wanted to go there but they were backed up for 2 weeks :grin:
07-01-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By alexp206

I did it again. Apparently if you keep driving...

I did it again. Apparently if you keep driving after the estimated remaining miles gets down to zero, it then goes blank. Amount of fuel put in the car. 13.2 gallons. Capacity according to the...
06-24-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By alexp206

I would just like to throw in my two cents. ...

I would just like to throw in my two cents.

I have been using engine braking for years on several different cars. Three of which were run well over 200,000 miles using engine braking regularly...
06-24-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By alexp206

I didin't check to see how much fuel was...

I didin't check to see how much fuel was remaining, however twice now I have had the Est. Miles remaining read zero and covered 2-3 miles like that. Unfortunatly this knowledge only makes me more...
06-08-2004, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By alexp206

God Bless THE D!!!

God Bless THE D!!!
06-03-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,851
Posted By alexp206

Now what you need to do is head over here:...

Now what you need to do is head over here: VioSport (http://www.viosport.com) and pick up the Adventure Cam II kit. The camera is @2 inches long and @1 inch around. This is a much lighter/low...
05-27-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By alexp206

Blue Car. I prefer the inset look.

Blue Car. I prefer the inset look.
05-26-2004, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By alexp206

Has anyone with an '03 or that has had their...

Has anyone with an '03 or that has had their wheel replaced have this issue? Could everyone with the issue post thier year. From what I have heard so far it sounds like it was fixed for '03.
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03-15-2004, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By alexp206

I'm suprised no one has said Wingdings

I'm suprised no one has said Wingdings
03-11-2004, 12:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,467
Posted By alexp206

The hardest part of owning a mini is you fret...

The hardest part of owning a mini is you fret over every little noise or scratch. You want it to be in mint condition forever. I still love my car everyday I drive it, even if the sunroof does...
03-08-2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By alexp206

>>There IS a sure-fire way to avoid the...

>>There IS a sure-fire way to avoid the yo-yo: get the MC not the MCS! :razz:
02-24-2004, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,343
Posted By alexp206

Just wondering, for those of you with a custom...

Just wondering, for those of you with a custom engraved Whalen. How much extra were the engravings?
02-24-2004, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By alexp206

Though not an actually an accident, I refer you...

Though not an actually an accident, I refer you to an episode of the Discovery Channel show, "More than Human." The show recreated the bridge collapse during the earthquake of 1992 (I think I'm not...
02-24-2004, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,500
Posted By alexp206

I most often get asked who makes it. Seems like...

I most often get asked who makes it. Seems like no one has ever heard of it before. If they have they don't ever ask me if I like it. They ask me if I love it.


YES!!!
02-10-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By alexp206

Being tall (6'2", unless I just got a hair...

Being tall (6'2", unless I just got a hair cut my hair will often brush on the roof of the car) I am concerned about the slightest bit of roof coming in on me. That being said, I would definatly run...
02-10-2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By alexp206

Sorry, I just edited, smoother increased, not...

Sorry, I just edited, smoother increased, not faster increased.
02-10-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By alexp206

It will run on 109, and you shouldn't have any...

It will run on 109, and you shouldn't have any really adverse affects. The question is will you really see better performace? Where most cars are optimized to run on regular, and get the best...
02-10-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By alexp206

I had heard that some of the SS kits do not allow...

I had heard that some of the SS kits do not allow you to replace the protective cover... Perhaps this is the drawback of the helix?
Forum: 1st Gear
01-30-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 133,120
Posted By alexp206

You mentioned the wax coating and the felt cover...

You mentioned the wax coating and the felt cover for many models of BMW's. I was wonder if the mini shipped with any sort of protective coating?

-Alex
01-08-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By alexp206

I agree that soildering is the best option, but...

I agree that soildering is the best option, but it can be a hassle in the car. I find that inline crimp connectors work just fine, and they are easy to use. You have to spend some money on the...
12-19-2003, 01:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By alexp206

How did I forget Tenacious D and STP, I'm...

How did I forget Tenacious D and STP, I'm slipping in my young age.

So much music, so little time...
12-18-2003, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By alexp206

I third the Spoon call. EliteCooperS has got...

I third the Spoon call.
EliteCooperS has got the best all around list in my opinion so far.

But the question is: Is this list for cruising, or cutting lines through back roads.

For the former...
12-18-2003, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By alexp206

I agree with the get both mentality. It's not...

I agree with the get both mentality. It's not that much more, and it will make the car more enjoyable and curse me for saying this but more appealing if you ever sell it.

That being said, I...
12-17-2003, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By alexp206

My poor mini ran over a deer last month. I won't...

My poor mini ran over a deer last month. I won't get into the details but it was unavoidable. I say ran over because it had already been hit. It seems that the extent of the damage is the wheel...
12-17-2003, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By alexp206

Well, that was a law in Jersey for as long as I...

Well, that was a law in Jersey for as long as I can remember, and it didn't make much difference, though people were still better than in PA. They made it a law in PA recently, NO CHANGE. I just...
12-03-2003, 11:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,333
Posted By alexp206

Don't know about mini's but my last two cars...

Don't know about mini's but my last two cars (both early '80's BMW's, a 3-series and a 5-series) had this same problem. You could shift it but it took quite a bit of effort and some rev matching for...
12-03-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 42,673
Posted By alexp206

I got better than a wave the other day. I was...

I got better than a wave the other day. I was down in south jersey doing some errands and I stopped next to a fellow at a light. He looked down and saw my snow tires on my black steelies, I looked...
12-02-2003, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,855
Posted By alexp206

I was wondering if anyone has had any problems...

I was wondering if anyone has had any problems putting on SilBlades in the rear? The replacement arm does not seem to fit quite right and the blade itself does not fit in the OEM arm...
11-21-2003, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By alexp206

My 2002 MCS did not come with this feature but it...

My 2002 MCS did not come with this feature but it can be turned on by the dealer when it is in for service. If you search you can find a good size list of features that the dealer can activate.
11-20-2003, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By alexp206

I know it's not brakes tires or wheels but I...

I know it's not brakes tires or wheels but I wanted to get the attention of Alex from tirerack.com. I got the PIAA Windshield wipers from Tire Rack and they are awesome. It rained all day yesterday...
11-14-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 42,673
Posted By alexp206

I have a feeling that some of the female drivers...

I have a feeling that some of the female drivers I have not gotten a wave from simiply weren't paying attention. I haven't really seen any men driving minis around me so it happens quite often. I...
11-11-2003, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By alexp206

I'm the other way around, I guess you guys must...

I'm the other way around, I guess you guys must drive balls to the wall all the time. On the other hand, I seriously enjoy taking my car out and pushing it to it's handling and performance limits,...
11-01-2003, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By alexp206

Very Nice! Also I wondering how much more...

Very Nice!

Also I wondering how much more tint is added to the sunroof with the graphics on (do you even need the shade now?). And the tail stripes are quite interesting.
11-01-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By alexp206

As for the quality of the Blizzaks, I have used...

As for the quality of the Blizzaks, I have used them on a few different cars and I really like them. They make a huge difference in the snow. Atleast they did on my SAAB, this is my first winter...
11-01-2003, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By alexp206

I know it's bad practice and bad for the car but...

I know it's bad practice and bad for the car but I just thought I would let you know that I drove my mini with the needle to the left of the E light and the miles remaining at zero for about 2 miles...
11-01-2003, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By alexp206

I just put on my winter tire package from...

I just put on my winter tire package from Tirerack.com with the 15" tires and the Blizzak WS-50's. I know they are good tires from past experience but something I never noticed on anyother car seems...
10-22-2003, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By alexp206

Thanks for the advice. The dent occured on what...

Thanks for the advice. The dent occured on what was a fun backroad until I hit what must have been a hole to china. I hit it so hard I thought the engine was going to fall out. Needless to say I...
10-22-2003, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By alexp206

I was wondering if anyone could outline some of...

I was wondering if anyone could outline some of the major differences in quality vs. price on wheels. My winter tires are on their way, but come summer time I think I might replace my s-lites with a...
10-22-2003, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By alexp206

I was wondering if there are any special...

I was wondering if there are any special precautions I should take when I store my runflats/wheels now that my winter tire's are on their way from tirerack.com ? Will they be ok sitting all winter...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-02-2003, 08:49 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 9,376
Posted By alexp206

Harmini, I don't know if I posted a...

Harmini,

I don't know if I posted a response or not yet, but please count me in. I'll try to make it to Yardley for the start, but if I don't I'm sure I can find you, I live in Lambertville and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-21-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 9,376
Posted By alexp206

The trick to getting through New Hope is to park...

The trick to getting through New Hope is to park in Lambertville and do it on foot. Having lived in Lambertville all my life all I can say is, the traffic sucks no matter what day it is. If you...
07-17-2003, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,379
Posted By alexp206

Thinking about getting an exaust soon, but I was...

Thinking about getting an exaust soon, but I was under the impression that most need to be welded. This seems not to be the case with the scorpion. Has anyone done the installation of a Borla? ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-15-2003, 05:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 9,376
Posted By alexp206

Hey there, Been trying to find some mini...

Hey there,
Been trying to find some mini people in the Lambertville/New Hope area (I live in Lville) I guess this would be a good chance to, so I'll do my best to be there. I know of atleast 2...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-15-2003, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By alexp206

Ok, I know I have seen a bunch of people drving...

Ok, I know I have seen a bunch of people drving up and down 29 in the Lambertville/New Hope/Frenchtown/Milford area, and I'm just wondering who you are. I have a silver MCS with a black roof, no...
06-11-2003, 02:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,842
Posted By alexp206

I know this thread has been cold for servral...

I know this thread has been cold for servral months but I came across it while searching for some information on the boost gauges, I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the radiator on...
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