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12-07-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By irieman

In my case, any day that's perfect for the...

In my case, any day that's perfect for the Roadster is also perfect for the scooter (but the scooter gets better MPG and splits lanes).
07-17-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By irieman

That's not very awesome, imo.

That's not very awesome, imo.
04-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By irieman

Also works with Sony Walkmans :)

Also works with Sony Walkmans :)
03-16-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By irieman

Never had cloth seats, but in both my '03 and...

Never had cloth seats, but in both my '03 and '06, when i went to trade it in (3 and 6 years later, respectively), the leatherette was considered in brand new condition. Hope that helps!
02-09-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By irieman

found this one under a pile of old socks* ...

found this one under a pile of old socks*

http://irieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/vpower-e1391967347641.jpg

*kidding about the socks, btw.
12-29-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,218
Posted By irieman

Just found this thread after 21 months of...

Just found this thread after 21 months of ownership. Here are the numbers:

11,192 miles
293:39 hours top down
378 hours driven*
Top down driving average: 85.1%*
* = math is...
12-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By irieman

I got mine just one month after my new(est) MINI....

I got mine just one month after my new(est) MINI. Different stuff in the bag though (I think OP's stuff is cooler!)
...
12-06-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By irieman

Nice photo! While I flip-flop on not getting a...

Nice photo! While I flip-flop on not getting a black Roadster (being OCD enough as it is), I kick myself every day for not getting the black 5-spokes when I had the chance. (Wanna trade?) ;)
10-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By irieman

Hey Jorge- Depending on where you live, there...

Hey Jorge- Depending on where you live, there may be a quality, non-dealer shop that can take a look at it without breaking the bank. If you let us know, someone in your area may have a suggestion....
09-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By irieman

@RadioActiveMan - hence "OBO". @mcs_r53 -...

@RadioActiveMan - hence "OBO".

@mcs_r53 - The plates went with the R53 when I sold it- I didn't have the tools to remove them at the time (but I know where you can find the guy).

@ROOSEY -...
09-03-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By irieman

FS/TRADE: M7 Strut Tower Brace (R53) - $150 OBO

(Pardon the cross posting- looking for fast sale!)

Up for grabs is a Black M7 Strut Tower Brace for an R53* in excellent condition (can't really destroy these things). New, this guy is well...
09-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By irieman

I do not have rain-sensing wipers and have the...

I do not have rain-sensing wipers and have the auto-headlights. I have the MINI Connected interface which lets me set it from the screen. I grabbed this screenshot from a youtube video- couldn't...
09-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By irieman

I'm relatively new to the area myself, but I only...

I'm relatively new to the area myself, but I only hear good things about the folks at the Dinan shops (www.dinancars.com). I've had "dealer work" done there with no problems. I don't know if...
08-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,986
Posted By irieman

Short version: The dealer survey is a necessary...

Short version:
The dealer survey is a necessary evil- If the folks who you worked with at the dealer treated you right and with respect and did their best, you should give them a 10- even if they...
Forum: Suspension
07-24-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By irieman

Check out the "will it fit" thread at...

Check out the "will it fit" thread at motoringunderground.com (link below). Plenty of knowledgeable folks over there on this very topic.
...
07-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,075
Posted By irieman

Stumbled on this thread looking for something...

Stumbled on this thread looking for something else... For one with MINI Connected and NAV, a quicker, cheaper solution would be to get the Sirius app for iOS. Cost: $ZERO.*

*(still need a Sirius...
05-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By irieman

I special ordered my 2006 Cooper S w the chrome...

I special ordered my 2006 Cooper S w the chrome slat grill.* Had to order the exterior chrome package, which comes w/ the chrome sideviews, but I hate the chrome sideviews and was able to talk the...
05-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,425
Posted By irieman

Jumbo luggage?

I'm picking my friend up from the airport next week and I'm wondering if her giant suitcase will fit in the trunk. I can't copy/paste from amazon on the iPad but here's the link:

Amazon.com:...
01-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,987
Posted By irieman

Re: Your mechanic is an opinionated d-bag. There...

Re: Your mechanic is an opinionated d-bag. There are plenty of MINIs with over 100k and 200k miles on them. On the forums you hear about everyone's troubles but there are over 450,000 MINIs on the...
12-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By irieman

A not-so-romantic Oil Change (6500 mi)... :)

A not-so-romantic Oil Change (6500 mi)... :)
12-29-2012, 03:39 PM
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Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Same here. It's the (current) fastest color! ;)

Same here. It's the (current) fastest color! ;)
12-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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Views: 42,675
Posted By irieman

Relocating from SoCal to the Bay Area (That's San...

Relocating from SoCal to the Bay Area (That's San Francisco for non-US residents), I found that like BMWs, there are way too many MINI's to count! Most are "A-to-B daily drivers"* and it's kind of...
12-17-2012, 06:22 PM
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Posted By irieman

FWIW, rolling the windows up lets me drive in 45...

FWIW, rolling the windows up lets me drive in 45 degrees- on the highway. (Also allows for doing 90 down the interstate. Not that I would do that). ;)
08-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By irieman

Any photos of the 17" Challenger Spokes? (I did...

Any photos of the 17" Challenger Spokes? (I did a google search and got a myriad of photos- none from a MINI btw). thanks. :)
08-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 42,675
Posted By irieman

Got my first thumbs up in forever. (here in...

Got my first thumbs up in forever. (here in NorCal MINIs are the second most popular car behind BMW so waving is rare). :)
08-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 44,150
Posted By irieman

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4915258424_9b9f...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4915258424_9b9f2af35a.jpg
08-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By irieman

Not the East Bay, but Lyle has a solid rep in the...

Not the East Bay, but Lyle has a solid rep in the MINI community: http://vinylstyles.com

(Note: depending on the dealer you go to, they're just gonn call Lyle anyway and charge you a premium)
08-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Congrats and welcome! Every day I kick myself...

Congrats and welcome! Every day I kick myself for not getting those wheels.
08-08-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,879
Posted By irieman

Tire Pressure Monitoring Failure ...

Tire Pressure Monitoring Failure
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658265
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607362
http://www.endtuning.com/ccidcodes.html
Forum: 1st Gear
08-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By irieman

Wow. Didn't even know that was a song. Thanks for...

Wow. Didn't even know that was a song. Thanks for the tip. :thumbsup:
PS: Gotta love 70's double entendre
08-04-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By irieman

FYI early risers- I got no feedback on the ...

FYI early risers- I got no feedback on the Emeryville meetup, so I'll be heading straight to the El Dorado meetup spot (plus, no toll!). See y'all there!
08-04-2012, 05:40 AM
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Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

LOL. I know what you mean! :)

LOL. I know what you mean! :)
08-01-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By irieman

I'll commit to the Emeryville meetup- who's with...

I'll commit to the Emeryville meetup- who's with me? :)
08-01-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Congrats! :thumbsup: Seems like most of the...

Congrats! :thumbsup: Seems like most of the Roadsters are black. (So far anyway).
07-29-2012, 02:20 PM
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Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Ah- good to know. Carry on! ;)

Ah- good to know. Carry on! ;)
07-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Your Coupe came w/ passive TPMS? Mine has the...

Your Coupe came w/ passive TPMS? Mine has the metal valve stems so (by your assessment) is active. I also have a Cooper S, perhaps that changes things?
07-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,456
Posted By irieman

@the psycho therapist...

@the psycho therapist (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/members/121645-the-psycho-therapist.html):

I picked up a Broadway (<--brand) panoramic mirror from Way Motor Works two MINIs...
07-29-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

@GEMSTER: +1 on the wheels and the stance! Do...

@GEMSTER: +1 on the wheels and the stance! Do your new wheels support the TPMS? If so, was it a hassle to get that working?
06-10-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By irieman

BTW, nice plates! ;)

BTW, nice plates! ;)
06-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By irieman

Nice run yesterday. ~25 cars, great route, no...

Nice run yesterday. ~25 cars, great route, no fatalities. thanks Adam for setting it up!
06-03-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,147
Posted By irieman

I have the same tint on mine, also from Mr Tint....

I have the same tint on mine, also from Mr Tint. (Link: http://irieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IMG_0400.jpg) If its your first time rolling w tinted windows it may take a week or so to...
05-31-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By irieman

Wheee! Sounds like fun! I'm fairly local to the...

Wheee! Sounds like fun! I'm fairly local to the meetup spot. If you PM the roads you want looked at I can try to get to them this weekend. :thumbsup:
05-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,037
Posted By irieman

For future reference... here are the PDF...

For future reference... here are the PDF instructions from MotoringFile.com. Took me awhile to get 'er done the first time, but the guide is actually accurate.
...
05-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,601
Posted By irieman

Aah- interesting. Will have to read the manual...

Aah- interesting. Will have to read the manual closer next time. :roll:
05-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,601
Posted By irieman

Another +1! No noticeable difference though, in...

Another +1! No noticeable difference though, in the 5 minutes I played w/ it. :)

One thing that kind of irks me though... In the Manual it says that the USB port inside the glovebox is only to...
05-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 65,454
Posted By irieman

Silver *and* White!

It's silver, *and* it's white! (Sign me up!)

http://irieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/newroadster033112_4241.jpg

...
05-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Ah- you're killing me! I need friends with a...

Ah- you're killing me! I need friends with a decent camera!! Heck- I need friends! :)

Nicely done!
05-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

whoa- those wheels are insane! :tu:

whoa- those wheels are insane! :tu:
04-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Views: 246,948
Posted By irieman

Can you provide the link for that- I'd like to...

Can you provide the link for that- I'd like to take a look. :)



Pretty sure that's the default setting- Mine does it too and I haven't changed anything.



That ^^, on the other hand,...
04-26-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By irieman

As for the rear sway bar, I had the H-sport 22mm...

As for the rear sway bar, I had the H-sport 22mm on medium setting- makes a world of a difference, and still street/daily friendly. As for the upper stress bar... I have an M7 Strut Tower Bar* (no...
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