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08-25-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,995
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Weird name for a tire marketed in the US. Made...

Weird name for a tire marketed in the US. Made by Continental, yes?
08-25-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By Monkey_Boy

It is possible to repair a run-flat tire. It...

It is possible to repair a run-flat tire. It costs more to repair than a normal tire (probably because it's more labor intensive) and some vendors don't or won't do them. Just call around.
08-23-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Monkey_Boy

*Real* floating rotors are noisy because the...

*Real* floating rotors are noisy because the rotor sits loosely within the carrier. They might not go clunk-clunk, but they will probably rattle some when rotating freely, and/or may make some weird...
Forum: Suspension
08-17-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Monkey_Boy

http://www.hosokawa.co.jp/bond-mini/demo/images/co...

http://www.hosokawa.co.jp/bond-mini/demo/images/coopers23.jpg


there's your two inch drop. Makes the car worthless to drive but if it floats your boat, have at it.

No company in its right...
Forum: Suspension
08-15-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Delrin would work fine. But it, too, would wear...

Delrin would work fine. But it, too, would wear out. But I don't think it would fail anywhere nearly as fast as the poly one does.

I sheared a set of HS bushings in 1 and 1/2 track days that had...
08-15-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Indeed. My 03 MSC does it, especially with the...

Indeed. My 03 MSC does it, especially with the A/C on and the engine at full temp. Not only is it not normal, it is a potential hazard. And with the A/C on, the engine is a pure dog. It is...
Forum: Suspension
07-19-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Or you could say, "if I have to explain it, you...

Or you could say, "if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand."

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
07-07-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
R50/53 - R50/53 Obsession Beyond Belief
Views: 1,284
Posted By Monkey_Boy

hee hee. Not me. I've had mine 18 months and...

hee hee. Not me. I've had mine 18 months and this car never stops generating a grin.

It's just fun trying to throw cold water on someone's enthusiasm. :lol:
07-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,447
Posted By Monkey_Boy

They have it backwards. Mount a huge lance...

They have it backwards. Mount a huge lance wrapped in razor wire off the front of the car and pedestrians would stay clear. In 2007, I bet more pedestrians will be struck because both parties think...
07-07-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
R50/53 - R50/53 Obsession Beyond Belief
Views: 1,284
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Yeah, then the excitement wears off, you start...

Yeah, then the excitement wears off, you start drinking too much again, and within 6 months WHAM! You're bored to death with the car.

Ah, life can be such a *****.
Forum: Suspension
07-07-2005, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Yeah, I think you're right! Sorry for the...

Yeah, I think you're right! Sorry for the diversion.
Forum: Suspension
07-05-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By Monkey_Boy

BFG9000 is wrong. :smile: Having gone...

BFG9000 is wrong. :smile:

Having gone through the front sway bar thing, the reason H-sport front sway bar is not that much stiffer than stock is because the bars (front and rear) work as a set...
06-29-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Monkey_Boy

My dealer (Concord, CA) tried to do this to me. ...

My dealer (Concord, CA) tried to do this to me. I had the H&R springs and Koni shocks and complained of a rattle in the sunroof. When I told them it rattled before the H&R springs, they still tried...
06-28-2005, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Monkey_Boy

35 series tires, as someone else pointed out--...

35 series tires, as someone else pointed out-- you'll want to be very careful about hitting pot holes or other obstacles. You need to run pretty high pressures in a 35, or even a 40, to gain some...
06-28-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,080
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Not just BMW. MB, Lexus, and others. Clearly,...

Not just BMW. MB, Lexus, and others. Clearly, with the quest for convincing us of more value, and perhaps the pursuit of lower cost, the auto firms are packing way too much software into our cars...
06-28-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Makes no sense to me. The car doesn't lose...

Makes no sense to me. The car doesn't lose control, the driver does. :lol: And the courage thing? Bah!

The tires get really noisy and the front pushes hard as you approach the limit. And then...
06-24-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,676
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Those wheels look like crap, on any vehicle. You...

Those wheels look like crap, on any vehicle. You asked.

But hey, it's your car. If you need the bling... have at it.
06-24-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
R50/53 - R50/53 Very bad week!!!!
Views: 945
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Yeah, they can. His hair could fall out.

Yeah, they can. His hair could fall out.
06-23-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Do you mean "Impr***ive" ?? :lol:

Do you mean "Impr***ive" ??

:lol:
06-23-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By Monkey_Boy

*** could = key It could mean anything! ...

*** could = key

It could mean anything!

:lol:
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,194
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Well, I'm sort of yanking your chain. But to me,...

Well, I'm sort of yanking your chain. But to me, I would infer "not last' to mean "wear out quickly." So, not your fault! :lol: Even the best brakes can get stinky, certainly they get hot, so...
06-23-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 104
R50/53 - R50/53 Zombie Mini drivers...
Views: 3,009
Posted By Monkey_Boy

People who wave are irritating, like this: ...

People who wave are irritating, like this:

http://www.co.napa.ca.us/mr/infrandom.gif

speaking of kitty cats

http://www.co.napa.ca.us/mr/1677382-kitty8ho.gif
06-23-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Which way does your *** face?

My *** faces left when I get in the Mini.

How about you?
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,194
Posted By Monkey_Boy

hahaha, nah, no new topic. Guess I shouldn't...

hahaha, nah, no new topic. Guess I shouldn't have used the word "void" myself. :lol:


Ah, you mean brake fade, not "not last." Sorry, you imply the stock brakes aren't up to track time. They...
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Suspension will these fit?
Views: 695
Posted By Monkey_Boy

I dunno. Will these fit? ...

I dunno. Will these fit?


http://www.co.napa.ca.us/mr/clown-shoes-big.jpg
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Monkey_Boy

I think you're high. You don't need a sway...

I think you're high.

You don't need a sway bar, either. People just want to sell them.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Really, do you know *why* you want a different sway bar? Don't do it unless...
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,194
Posted By Monkey_Boy

[/color] That IS a weird claim for sure. ...

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That IS a weird claim for sure. Someone was high when he claimed that the stock brakes last a few laps.

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What I'm saying (can't speak for others) is this young fellow...
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,194
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Excellent point. A student can be told all day...

Excellent point. A student can be told all day long what understeer is but he will not understand until he experiences understeer. A stock Mini has a nice, safe amount of understeer, what a great car...
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Let some air out of the tires. That is the...

Let some air out of the tires. That is the cheapest way to lower the car -- and the quickest.

Hey, you asked for all opinions.
Forum: Suspension
06-23-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,194
Posted By Monkey_Boy

You admit to being inexperienced, so all this...

You admit to being inexperienced, so all this candy will do nothing for you except to make you look and feel cool.

Do yourself a favor. Take the stock car to the track, spend time with an...
06-22-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Monkey_Boy

+1 - my sunroof died in the same manner. ...

+1 - my sunroof died in the same manner.

And don't wait. It may work ok in cooler weather for a while then it will quit altogether - and luck will have it, it will die with the window open....
06-22-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Uh, you picked the wrong car, then. Maybe you...

Uh, you picked the wrong car, then. Maybe you ought to sell it now before your head explodes.

I read somewhere that a new car company is coming on line soon, products are reported to be...
06-22-2005, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Monkey_Boy

You may ge contradictory advice because people...

You may ge contradictory advice because people have different experiences! :lol:

Heck, just rotate them and see what happens, all will probably be just fine. Maybe you'll want to have them...
06-22-2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Monkey_Boy

+1

+1
06-22-2005, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,048
Posted By Monkey_Boy

They don't. And for the price, why would anyone...

They don't. And for the price, why would anyone think otherwise?

I have K1s and have been perfectly happy with them. But they do not have the fit and finish of an OZ or BBS.
06-20-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Well, let me tell what our dealer does to solve...

Well, let me tell what our dealer does to solve this. I've complained 3 times now. It's not mechanical, the squeal in my case is the inside window wiper. Gee, they simply apply some sort of...
06-20-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Mine does the same thing. No pattern to it. '03...

Mine does the same thing. No pattern to it. '03 with v39 software. It did it with v36, too. However, it does not always begin working simply by turning it off then on again. Seems to have a mind of...
06-17-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By Monkey_Boy

That is another fine option! :thumbsup:

That is another fine option! :thumbsup:
06-17-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Yeah, well, my wife doesn't like the fact that I...

Yeah, well, my wife doesn't like the fact that I go 160mph on a motorcycle at the track either. But I made it clear when we got together that I have my passions and don't ask or tell me I can't have...
06-17-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By Monkey_Boy

This is such BS! :lol: A wife is not more...

This is such BS! :lol: A wife is not more important than a man being a man. You can't stop being who you are. We men need toys. It is wrong for a woman to ask a man to give up his passion for...
06-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By Monkey_Boy

RS 125 Maybe? Yeah! Now we're talking! :thumbsup:...

RS 125 Maybe? Yeah! Now we're talking! :thumbsup:

Ok! Sold! LOL. (honestly, I agree about the 200hp thing )

Hahahaha. Z06 is pretty quick for 4 wheels. But if you want fast, try my 2004...
06-16-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By Monkey_Boy

If the car NEEDs those, why is it I easily beat...

If the car NEEDs those, why is it I easily beat an '05 MCS JCW unit on the track with my near stock '03 MCS? What the car does need is someone unafraid to really drive the little beast! :lol:
...
06-16-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Yeah baby! :lol: GT3 owners seem rather...

Yeah baby! :lol:

GT3 owners seem rather unhappy when you pass them or make it tough for them to pass you on the track. :thumbsup:
06-09-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
R50/53 - R50/53 Poll :: Future Variants
Views: 3,074
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Why not a bicycle? BTW, no such thing as...

Why not a bicycle?

BTW, no such thing as zero-emission, not even if you walk...
06-08-2005, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,916
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Dealer just told me that v39 software is to...

Dealer just told me that v39 software is to blame. Seems some cars (about 20%) will flip out the door lock routine, flashing the lights, unlocking the locks, that sort of thing. Mine has never done...
06-08-2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Monkey_Boy

You are joking, right? The Mini has BMW's...

You are joking, right? The Mini has BMW's fingerprints all over it. And the hard-to-find rattles make it clearly a BMW. :lol:
06-08-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Ya know, that is really good advice! In...

Ya know, that is really good advice!

In addition, out of the box, the Mini is very good handling-wise, it would be interesting to know what is meant by "handling problems." What you may need is...
06-07-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,247
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Public/Private? Yes and No.

To be more precise, some of the information is available. That act restricted certain information but not all. The law specifically refers to #3 and #4. So, you can still obtain the zip code,...
06-07-2005, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,247
Posted By Monkey_Boy

I think it's $3 at the DMV and you can get...

I think it's $3 at the DMV and you can get whatever you want related to a license number.

It is public information.
Forum: Suspension
06-06-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Monkey_Boy

Looks nice! :thumbsup: And just your...

Looks nice! :thumbsup:

And just your opinion. There are other fine spring options. :smile:

wheels: 17's will affect the ride, so make that change with thought to exactly what you want out of...
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