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07-17-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By rimplestultskin

will lotus wheels fit on my car?

hey guys,

i was considering a new set of shoes for my R50, and noticed that the lotus elise has the same bolt pattern as my car. does anyone have any idea if OEM lotus elise wheels would fit my...
03-01-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By rimplestultskin

using factory hands-free mic with an aftermarket kit

hey,

i was wondering, since i don't want to pay for the factory bluetooth kit, and scored an alpine EX-10 at about a fifth of the retail price, is there any way i can find the wire leads for the...
Forum: How to
09-08-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 83,027
Posted By rimplestultskin

know i'm really late to this party, but this is a...

know i'm really late to this party, but this is a good guide. anyone have any idea how feasible it is to swap out an ecotronic for a getrag? love my CVT, but in about four years, i will need...
07-29-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

anyone who's free on this friday night, i'm...

anyone who's free on this friday night, i'm crashing bellmore probably around 5 or 6. the more, the merrier.

look for the indi blue mini with the waterfest 15 license plate frames and the nice...
07-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 401,644
Posted By rimplestultskin

oh that is classic. i've been such a top gear...

oh that is classic. i've been such a top gear addict lately that i would probably have named my mini after clarkson, but i have a pretty strong rule about cars having feminine names, as i like to at...
07-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 40,043
Posted By rimplestultskin

5' 9", 200 pounds, and i'm just as comfortable in...

5' 9", 200 pounds, and i'm just as comfortable in my mini (i drive it around for work, doing food deliveries) as i am in either of my mom's two trucks, one of which is a lexus RX and the other of...
07-12-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 657
R50/53 - R50/53 Octane Requirements
Views: 83,240
Posted By rimplestultskin

my '04 R50 CVT has over 100,000 miles on it, and...

my '04 R50 CVT has over 100,000 miles on it, and is used three nights a week for food delivery. i only put in valero 87 octane, and exxon 87 octane, my engine still runs like new, and i'm still...
07-12-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 398,426
Posted By rimplestultskin

some of the ideas here are great, and since i'm...

some of the ideas here are great, and since i'm trying to improve the look of my mini on the cheap while i spend big money on keeping her running reliably, i like cheap dorky mods.

anyway, my...
07-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By rimplestultskin

find out who makes the pump in your mini. when...

find out who makes the pump in your mini. when my pump went, i noticed that the pump in my US-spec mini is made by ZF lenksysteme. if yours is too, then hopefully you could get the same pump as in...
07-04-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior MINI emblems delete, shaving
Views: 10,493
Posted By rimplestultskin

^^oh no, now i'm scared. besides the price,...

^^oh no, now i'm scared. besides the price, would this require me to re-do my bonnet stripes too? because if that's what it's gonna take, i might be joing the no-stripes owners club for a few...
06-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,751
Posted By rimplestultskin

you think if i transplant the anti-theft chip...

you think if i transplant the anti-theft chip from my dummy key into the fob of a volkswagen swinger key, it would be close enough to work?

someone should make an upgrade kit to help convert a...
06-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,297
Posted By rimplestultskin

GP performance and kitting (if everything really...

GP performance and kitting (if everything really has been transplanted from the GP) + indi blue color = my new love.
Forum: How to
06-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,402
Posted By rimplestultskin

great, i will have to try this one day. ...

great, i will have to try this one day.

http://www.mossmini.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=64715&SortOrder=1

i think they're just mirror caps, not entire mirror assemblies.
Forum: How to
06-08-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,402
Posted By rimplestultskin

nice nice. what would be really cool is if...

nice nice. what would be really cool is if someone makes a mirror with both turn signals and power folding. any idea on whether or not the turn signal mirrors that moss mini is selling can be...
06-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

wow, ten points for me for reading a calendar...

wow, ten points for me for reading a calendar wrong, i feel stupid now. last day of july, then, instead of august 1, and august 14 instead of the 15, thanks for pointing that out.

the fact still...
06-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

i might do that some time this summer, if i ever...

i might do that some time this summer, if i ever feel up to driving to stony brook, i might do that in my mini, and bring along my cousin in his GTI, my friend eric in his jetta wolfsburg, and a few...
06-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 66
Interior/Exterior GP underbody panels?
Views: 23,659
Posted By rimplestultskin

good point. wait then, does that mean the panels...

good point. wait then, does that mean the panels just go back to where the exhaust forks out, and they don't reach all the way back? either way, i want them, if for nothing else to protect my...
06-02-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior MINI emblems delete, shaving
Views: 10,493
Posted By rimplestultskin

my car has to go into the bodyshop next week to...

my car has to go into the bodyshop next week to fix some dents on the quarter panel and fill in the holes, so i'll tell you my results after i get the bill.

and orange county NY, or orange county...
06-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 401,644
Posted By rimplestultskin

never officially named my mini, but i've been...

never officially named my mini, but i've been referring to it as abbey for some time now. why? because i knew i wanted a british-sounding (after all, the mini comes from a british tradition),...
05-31-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 66
Interior/Exterior GP underbody panels?
Views: 23,659
Posted By rimplestultskin

i guess it's not even worth asking if these would...

i guess it's not even worth asking if these would work on an R50, since the exhaust is off to the right, but does anyone think i'd have a chance with that? i wouldn't mind having my underbody...
05-25-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Navigation & Audio Rear speakers change - DIY
Views: 24,675
Posted By rimplestultskin

IIRC, only the harman/kardon speakers are 2 ohms,...

IIRC, only the harman/kardon speakers are 2 ohms, the non-HK factory stereos use 4 ohm speakers. can't speak for DPSM owners, though, i hardly know anything about the DPSM system.
05-17-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

for some reason, my posts keep getting deleted. ...

for some reason, my posts keep getting deleted. but yeah, i'm thinking mid to late july, once i have some time and money to get my car the repairs and mods it needs to steal the show, i'm gonna...
05-17-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

sounds good, sounds good. and i'm thinking i...

sounds good, sounds good. and i'm thinking i might show up more than once over the course of the summer at bellmore, plus maybe once or twice at the massapequa show, even though most of the people...
05-16-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

EDIT TO MY LAST POST: attention all south shore...

EDIT TO MY LAST POST: attention all south shore LIer's who own minis or other euro cars. we should all have a gathering at one or more of the friday night car shows in bellmore that go on every week...
05-16-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

i'm flooded with work and school right now, and...

i'm flooded with work and school right now, and my mini needs some bodywork before it looks right again (fender bender at work + hasty careless debadging job = aches and pains in the body and paint. ...
05-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 40,784
Posted By rimplestultskin

me personally, i just got my license 7 months...

me personally, i just got my license 7 months ago, the mini is my only set of wheels, and i'm fine with that, i love it.

however, there are a few advantages to being a teenager and living with mom...
05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 4,499,734
Posted By rimplestultskin

2004 indi blue R50. with nothing but good...

2004 indi blue R50. with nothing but good reviews to give about the CVT that everyone else seems to be having problems with.

99,350 miles, give or take a dozen.

bone stock. every powertrain...
05-14-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 789
R50/53 - R50/53 Do you still wave...
Views: 42,683
Posted By rimplestultskin

it's hit or miss for me. sometimes, people beat...

it's hit or miss for me. sometimes, people beat me to the punch and blink at me first, sometimes i blink first and get a response, and some people just ignore me.

although a cop in the town next...
05-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By rimplestultskin

that wins the prize for best use, in any manner...

that wins the prize for best use, in any manner whatsoever, of the new focus. as much as i think ford america made a terrible mistake in how they designed the focus (the euro and mexican versions...
05-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,178
Posted By rimplestultskin

'04 just-a-cooper CVT, indi blue/white/white,...

'04 just-a-cooper CVT, indi blue/white/white, massapequa. outmotoring short antenna, debadged, spending this summer getting a sprintbooster, euro lights, head unit, maybe some tint, and little...
05-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior MINI emblems delete, shaving
Views: 10,493
Posted By rimplestultskin

i know bavarian autosport sells touch-up paint to...

i know bavarian autosport sells touch-up paint to match every BMW and new mini color, and it's probably at the dealers too. all you need to know is the color code. for example, my mini is indi...
05-06-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By rimplestultskin

excuse me, i'm also a male teenage driver with a...

excuse me, i'm also a male teenage driver with a MINI.

i don't see anything wrong with it. a few stomps on the gas pedal and people stop running their mouths about all the stupid pre-concieved...
05-05-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By rimplestultskin

anyone have pics of a debadged mini to show? are...

anyone have pics of a debadged mini to show? are the holes really bad?

i'm thinking of debadging soon, i could afford to know this.

EDIT: wow, my mini's trunk door currently has paint...
05-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Interior/Exterior Aftermarket tint?
Views: 2,771
Posted By rimplestultskin

new york allows 30% tint on the side windows and...

new york allows 30% tint on the side windows and blackout, if i choose, on the back, so i want to do that ASAP. and i want to completely strip the sunroof of all tint, and put on white perf vinyl so...
05-05-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Interior/Exterior Where to get a parcel shelf?
Views: 1,505
Posted By rimplestultskin

oh thank you. that is an awesome deal, i'm...

oh thank you. that is an awesome deal, i'm tempted to order one now.
05-05-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Interior/Exterior Looking for lost MINI :(
Views: 1,419
Posted By rimplestultskin

i would have been completely unable to make that...

i would have been completely unable to make that decision, if i was in your shoes. the A3 is nice and all, and the 2.0TFSI is an awesome engine (my cousin just got a new A4, i'm dying to drive it),...
05-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,507
Posted By rimplestultskin

looks a lot like the spoiler on my dad's saab 900...

looks a lot like the spoiler on my dad's saab 900 cabrio. if i had a convertible, i'd go for this style, it looks great with the top down.

i'm also digging the orciari kit and the tow hook, i was...
05-05-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,525
Posted By rimplestultskin

pried right off with a flat-head screw driver. ...

pried right off with a flat-head screw driver. looks ugly without it, though, it exposes some kind of cord that probably has to do with the airbags. not to mention all the ugly silver foam material...
05-29-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,532
Posted By rimplestultskin

a twincharged mini would be sick...but that would...

a twincharged mini would be sick...but that would likely go over the $500 budget. and also, slightly off topic, but does a twincharged (meaning turbo and supersharger both on the same engine) car...
05-22-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 311
Interior/Exterior You-ification: show 'em
Views: 88,749
Posted By rimplestultskin

sehr gut! i want one for my mini!

sehr gut! i want one for my mini!
05-18-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,889
Posted By rimplestultskin

i haven't gotten a chance to drive an R56 yet,...

i haven't gotten a chance to drive an R56 yet, but if the peugeot engine picks up like that, i'm gonna need to check that out. i'm happy enough with the tritec, though, and i think the biggest...
05-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 91,666
Posted By rimplestultskin

@Hopkins1990: yeah, the mini is unbeatable for...

@Hopkins1990:
yeah, the mini is unbeatable for that!

not to mention that, in my opinion, it has the comfort of a luxury car AND the tight handling (mine not-so-much because my power steering will...
05-15-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 311
Interior/Exterior You-ification: show 'em
Views: 88,749
Posted By rimplestultskin

not exactly to my taste, but if you like it,...

not exactly to my taste, but if you like it, enjoy it!

also, am i seeing things, or do you have blue brake calipers? that's a nice subtle touch...i want to get my calipers done in red with MINI...
05-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By rimplestultskin

GP look-alike wheels!

i might one day put these on my R50, except i'll replace the center logos with a legit MINI logo or a JCW logo.

http://www.minisport.com/newmini/acatalog/WORXGP18.jpg...
05-12-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,523
Posted By rimplestultskin

swap R56 engine into R50?

just wondering if my R50's CVT would go well with the new peugeot engine in the R56. not planning on swapping for a long time, even if it would be worth it. because 40 miles per gallon is amazing...
05-12-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,889
Posted By rimplestultskin

other than the chintzy buttons on the center...

other than the chintzy buttons on the center console and the bloated front end, yes, the R56 is an amazing car.
05-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 311
Interior/Exterior You-ification: show 'em
Views: 88,749
Posted By rimplestultskin

thirstier than an alcoholic on the day that the...

thirstier than an alcoholic on the day that the liquor store is closed.

also, that M-tecknik logo on the front grille is a nice subtle touch, might have to copy that.
05-11-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,715
Posted By rimplestultskin

the MCS key had a colored-in mini logo? not very...

the MCS key had a colored-in mini logo? not very fair!

my 2004 just-a-cooper came with 2 keys with the clicker, and one "extra" key that works like a valet key but is the same size as the regular...
05-11-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By rimplestultskin

i got a 2004 mini used (an R50, not an MCS) for a...

i got a 2004 mini used (an R50, not an MCS) for a rediculous deal. so far i've had intermittent power steering problems, and there might be some problems with my inside drivers-side door handle.
05-11-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,299
Posted By rimplestultskin

i wish! my R50 was bought used, so i didn't have...

i wish! my R50 was bought used, so i didn't have much of a choice...but if i could change 3 things about my car, it would be an anthracite headliner, an engine swap with an R55, and an end to the...
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