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Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Husky44

While I recognize that we all need to know that...

While I recognize that we all need to know that the oil pressure gauge in the Chrono Pak provides no more actionable info, and we should point that out without fail to any new member who posts an...
07-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 36,723
Posted By Husky44

Adding mine to the thread

Since someone else resurrected it, I'll add mine to the thread. I've only had it since Jan 2019.I f you had asked me before I bought what color I wanted, I would have picked BRG, because that just...
07-17-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 36,723
Posted By Husky44

Love the aero kit. Would like to do it on mine...

Love the aero kit. Would like to do it on mine one day.
07-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By Husky44

It's most definitely NOT plug and play. I'm not...

It's most definitely NOT plug and play. I'm not smart enough to provide a technical explanation, but it has to do with the computer in the NAV/Chrono unit storing info for other parts of the car's...
07-09-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By Husky44

$320/ 6 months, full coverage on my 06 R53 with...

$320/ 6 months, full coverage on my 06 R53 with USAA in Tacoma, WA.
07-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Husky44

If I do a one ball mod, I'll just cut up mine....

If I do a one ball mod, I'll just cut up mine. But I'm leaning more towards a new system--I figure by the time I spend $150 or so on a one ball, plus $80-100 on new tips (I HATE the way the stock...
07-09-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Husky44

We need someone to plan a PNW Motoring day! ...

We need someone to plan a PNW Motoring day!

I've counted at least 5 of us between Seattle and Portland with Gen 1 cars. Maybe something on 101 in Southern WA/Northern OR?
07-08-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Husky44

I've got a few things coming via FedEx first. 😉 ...

I've got a few things coming via FedEx first. 😉

Not a pulley. WMW had a really good deal going on an x-brace and tower brace. Looking to stiffen the chassis up a little, and I saved quite a bit....
07-08-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Husky44

PNW Motoring-Neah Bay, WA

Taking a two-day MINI-vacation and doing a car-camping trip to Neah Bay, WA. Roads were nice and twisty, and the weather was perfect. ...
07-07-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Husky44

Anybody near Tacoma WA with a first gen interior door panel?

Hoping I can find someone with a first gen interior PS door panel I can borrow to help troubleshoot a rattle.

I'm chasing a horribly annoying ratttle/buzz. It goes away when the door panel is...
07-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Husky44

Air bag light on after Passenger Seat Removal

Took the passenger seat out of the 06 R53 while chasing an annoying rattle (found it and killed it dead!!!).

Test drove car at each stage of reassembly to make sure rattle didn't come...
07-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By Husky44

One of my routes home has me coming up hill from...

One of my routes home has me coming up hill from the Port, gaining over 400' elevation in about 3/4 mile. City blocks with poorly timed traffic lights at every intersection.

When I was a kid, I...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

It was a good day yesterday, and great to ride in...

It was a good day yesterday, and great to ride in the R52 running strong! I didn't think of it until I was half way home, but we should have taken a picture of our mini MINI meet up.

hope someone...
06-22-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Husky44

I think that's where I found them, but it might...

I think that's where I found them, but it might have been on the manufacturers website.
06-22-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Husky44

Happy to help. FWIW, I would recommend checking...

Happy to help. FWIW, I would recommend checking actual dimensions for the tires you are considering, compared to the dims of mine. It's been a few years since I shopped for tires, but as I remember,...
06-22-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By Husky44

Beautiful! Congrats

Beautiful! Congrats
06-22-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Husky44

I'm Running 225s (Pirelli Pzero) Stock rims, new...

I'm Running 225s (Pirelli Pzero) Stock rims, new Bilstein B4s, IE fixed camber plates. Car had just under 80k on it when I bought it six months ago. Struts/ shocks were shot, and I put new control...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-20-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Crossing fingers with you!

Crossing fingers with you!
06-18-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,011
Posted By Husky44

Love the blue interior! Looking to swap the...

Love the blue interior!

Looking to swap the dash and possibly the door panels on mine to blue.

Car is looking good!
06-16-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
R50/53 - R50/53 Handling Upgrade Diary
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Posted By Husky44

Replying mainly to subscribe. I'm at the...

Replying mainly to subscribe.

I'm at the same point as your phase 1, with IE fixed camber plates instead of reinforcement plates.
Got me thinking about an upgraded sway bar...
06-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Husky44

That would be plan C. If I go the fab route,...

That would be plan C.

If I go the fab route, I'll probably make it myself. I'm too cheap to pay others. But I'd rather spend my time working on my project car (the MINI is my DD). So if I can find...
06-13-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Husky44

Source for GP rear strut brace, or similar?

Did the rear seat delete, and really happy with it. Getting ready to order carpet to finish the flat floor, but I am considering a few additional ideas.

First, I'm wanting to install something...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-12-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,003
Posted By Husky44

Great find on a beautiful car! You've got...

Great find on a beautiful car!

You've got tons of options for striping a black car, but I like your idea of silver stripes to tie in your roof color. I'm partial to the "viper stripes" (in the...
06-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By Husky44

Flip a coin! Are the wheels new on the R52?...

Flip a coin!

Are the wheels new on the R52? Pretty sure there weren't any on it at all when I was there. Looks good!
06-02-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,011
Posted By Husky44

Good looking car! Of course, I might be biased...

Good looking car! Of course, I might be biased towards hyper blue.

I bought my 06 in December. You're ahead of me on the mod list, but one suggestion would be to consider going with a camber...
06-02-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By Husky44

Repping the Hilltop

I joined in January. Bryan and I met at his place once right after I got my car.

Work has been eating my lunch ever since.

If someone started organizing get togethers, I would show up, but I...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-22-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Loving that things are coming together finally! ...

Loving that things are coming together finally!

So, Chrono swap--DID YOU GET THIS TO WORK??? IF SO, TAKE ALL MY MONEY, I'M IN!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Detailing 101
05-22-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

Griot's website has a lot of how-to information...

Griot's website has a lot of how-to information and videos
Forum: JCW Garage
05-19-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

I'll second what Wayne said about oiled filters....

I'll second what Wayne said about oiled filters. My 95 Mustang GT had one, and MAF sensor was a problem. Part of my routine maintenance (until I bought a new filter) was to clean the wires in the...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-18-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Man, Bryan, I am praying hard for you to get to...

Man, Bryan, I am praying hard for you to get to enjoy this car. You deserve it after the spring you've had. I got nothing to offer on the diagnostic side. Just bummed that you couldn't enjoy top-down...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Fan should be working; we installed new resistor...

Fan should be working; we installed new resistor when I had the big service done in January. A fan was running the other day when I pulled into the garage and shut it off. I don't have a temp gauge...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Glad you are feeling better. Sorry for the...

Glad you are feeling better. Sorry for the disappointing discovery.

I'm waiting on a part to determine if I diagnosed correctly. Car started puking coolant the first warm day last week. I wrote...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-08-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

This is the one I got, but I bought mine as part...

This is the one I got, but I bought mine as part of a kit: https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/griots+garage+random+orbital.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn

This is the kit: ...
05-06-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
FS:: cup holder
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Posted By Husky44

Price shipped to 98405?

Price shipped to 98405?
Forum: Detailing 101
05-06-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

I really didn't plan on buying one either... But...

I really didn't plan on buying one either... But I bet I spent less than I would have if I would have paid to have it done AND I have unlimited future details for not much more than a few bucks worth...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-02-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Brian, I took one look at the 13 yo nav in...

Brian,

I took one look at the 13 yo nav in my car and bought a mount for my cell phone. My nav screen displays data, that's it.

I Read everything I could find on a chrono swap, and haven't...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-30-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

Griot's has a "Fine Glass Polish" and glass...

Griot's has a "Fine Glass Polish" and glass polishing pads for their DA. Not sure if it's acceptable to link here). They've even got video on how to do it. Highly impressed.
Forum: Detailing 101
04-29-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

I spent a bit of time hanging around body shops,...

I spent a bit of time hanging around body shops, and hearing horror stories about "burning paint" with a buffer. I was always afraid of doing damage. When I went in, I was planning on just buying the...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-29-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

I live about 1/2 mile from Dirty Oscar's. Tacoma...

I live about 1/2 mile from Dirty Oscar's. Tacoma is a great town for good eating. I lived in Alaska when I started reading about Griot's. Had no idea they were in Tacoma until I had moved here and...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-28-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Husky44

Why didn't anyone tell me about this?!

I started "detailing" cars in the late 70s as a teenager (it didn't have a name then). I had been washing and waxing my parents' cars since I was about 12, and learned how to use red rubbing compound...
04-22-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 Rear Seat Delete-my version
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Posted By Husky44

Rear Seat Delete-my version

Started this project this weekend. Phase I is complete, and I'm pretty happy with the results. This post is to give back to the community. I read a bunch of posts before I started on this to see...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

I wouldn't believe our dealer if he told me it...

I wouldn't believe our dealer if he told me it was raining and I was soaking wet when I walked in.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

Speedo accuracy with 215s

Bryan,

I've got 215s on mine. Friday I was headed I to Seattle with my GPS on, and speedo was indicating 70, GPS reading 69.

That's as accurate as I need. 😁
04-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Husky44

Bryan, You can borrow mine for as long as...

Bryan,

You can borrow mine for as long as you'd like.
04-17-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Husky44

I like it! I'm assuming the gap at the fender...

I like it! I'm assuming the gap at the fender lips will be minimal once you finish install. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to final impressions once you are done.
04-17-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By Husky44

Looks good so far--can we get a few more pics...

Looks good so far--can we get a few more pics from farther back? Would like to see in perspective with the whole car (front and 3/4 front). Thinking this might be a good, inexpensive mod.
04-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,087
Posted By Husky44

Great thread! It's interesting how our...

Great thread! It's interesting how our perspective shapes our perception. As a life-long Mustang guy, and new MINI owner, I love my S-Lites because they seemed like a nod to one of my favorite...
04-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,814
Posted By Husky44

Got a wave tonight from a young lady in a new 2...

Got a wave tonight from a young lady in a new 2 door (don't know what the new ones are called).

Keep waving folks!
Forum: JCW Garage
04-06-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,328
Posted By Husky44

So sorry to read this. I only got to meet Bella...

So sorry to read this. I only got to meet Bella once, but I could tell immediately she was a sweet dog. I'm so sorry. Dogs are so special, and it hurts so much when they go.

Praying for you, my...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-06-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Husky44

I didn't see where you stated your price range,...

I didn't see where you stated your price range, but my search criteria sounds similar to yours (except I hadn't zeroed in on JCW) and I narrowed it down to 05-06 MCS. I haven't driven a JCW so I...
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