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02-10-2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By WrenchMonkey

I ordered these mostly because budget and free...

I ordered these mostly because budget and free shipping. Looks and weight were just gravy, 17lbs isn't "light" but it's lighter than my factory 16"s
Wheels
02-09-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Another plus is throttle response, the lighter...

Another plus is throttle response, the lighter flywheel reduces rotational mass which = easier to spin up faster.. which is awesome.
02-09-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I don't believe I saw this brand as an option...

I don't believe I saw this brand as an option when I was looking around. But absolutely the new clutch, the light aluminum flywheel and quaife LSD are by far the greatest things that have ever...
02-09-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,403
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Don't believe I've heard that before... saving it...

Don't believe I've heard that before... saving it for future use, :p
02-09-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 168,912
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Bought a "new" toy while the mini was getting the...

Bought a "new" toy while the mini was getting the clutch, flywheel LSD work done. It's an even bigger project than the mini, no pun intended.
1977 Jeep J20 (made by AMC) with a 360 CI v8... it...
02-08-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 812,056
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Damn, I need to take better pictures of my car.....

Damn, I need to take better pictures of my car.. they're all old ... and in various stages of incomplete project mode.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Ahboo/20160718_175808_zps2emv8ywc.jpg
02-08-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Pilot Sportcup A/S3s on stock rims with TPMS

Recently realized I still have these, I can't use them because my Wilwood BBK is too big to fit inside these, lol. Otherwise I'd run these til they are bald, absolutely great tires, still a good deal...
02-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,403
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I thought you were gonna say something about...

I thought you were gonna say something about having more affordable parts... XD
02-08-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Keep an eye out for a used set on here or ebay,...

Keep an eye out for a used set on here or ebay, you see 'em with more than enough tread for a couple seasons fairly regularly when guys sell theirs or get new tires. In fact, I have a set on factory...
02-08-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By WrenchMonkey

:thumbsup: What ^^ said. I spent 3 years in New...

:thumbsup: What ^^ said. I spent 3 years in New England, I was in Boston winter of 2013 for literally their worst snowfall year in recorded history and the next year I was in Newport RI for it's...
02-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By WrenchMonkey

There's always something "better" depending on...

There's always something "better" depending on your perspective, desire and wallet. But to answer the title question, do it. There's a reason more than half of us on the forum have a set. For the...
Forum: Suspension
02-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,462
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I had a rattling noise that I would have sworn up...

I had a rattling noise that I would have sworn up and down just HAD to be the shock top nut backing off entirely and the washer rattling freely, pulled the shock down and damn thing was on there...
02-08-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Bump, still have all this crap. I live in a 500...

Bump, still have all this crap. I live in a 500 sq. ft. apartment homies, do me a solid and help me clear some storage space.
11-05-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Oh, the factory bolts and those M14x1.25mm to...

Oh, the factory bolts and those M14x1.25mm to M14x1.5X studs are for sale too. One of the studs is a little goobered up cause the ****er didn't want to come off and I wasn't having any of it's bull...
11-05-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Front disc's have seen two new england winters,...

Front disc's have seen two new england winters, rear disc (as in ONE, the other one was irreconcilably destroyed during removal) has only seen 1 very mild new england winter. The calipers (to my...
10-17-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,405
Posted By WrenchMonkey

drivers side headlight chrome ring. Where in the...

drivers side headlight chrome ring. Where in the NorthWest/ I'm in Seattle and screw shipping if your local, I may come by and pick n pull a couple bits. After reasonable haggling, :p
10-16-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Just for the record I'm practically giving some...

Just for the record I'm practically giving some of this stuff away. I'm aware the JMTurbo sells that inlet for $65... some other schmuck is trying to sell his for 80... It's bad enough that all the...
10-15-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Also have a factory DP with lower o2 sensor...

Also have a factory DP with lower o2 sensor permanently attached... still works!

and a factory intercooler.
10-15-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

bump

bump
10-14-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Mixed bag of R56 stuff, take a look

OEM Water pump gasket (NEW)10$

OEM downpipe studs (NEW) 5$


factory lift jack 10$

OEM Diverter Valve (used 100k miles but the seal looks great to me, new turbo came with new valve is the...
09-12-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 41,619
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I can't find a hood scoop on your website to save...

I can't find a hood scoop on your website to save my life, if you guys have one or find one I'm interested, Thanks
08-14-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By WrenchMonkey

totally dead

totally dead
08-05-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,884
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Lift your hatch, look to the removable panel on...

Lift your hatch, look to the removable panel on the left side, viola, es hi-fi amp especial!

Secondly I have one of these splitters if anyone wants it, I purchased it not realizing it would be...
08-05-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By WrenchMonkey

How much for hood scoop, rear hatch badge and...

How much for hood scoop, rear hatch badge and rear window wiper arm? Shipped to 98126
08-05-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Currently on a road trip myself in my MCS. Just...

Currently on a road trip myself in my MCS. Just left Rhode Island Wednesday and currently in Ohio, I'm heading for Seattle and I'll be seeing Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone along the way, taking my...
07-28-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,108
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I know I'm reviving the dead here but since this...

I know I'm reviving the dead here but since this is one of the first hits google pulls up when looking for refrigerant questions on mini's I figured this may help anyone else who finds it...

If...
07-17-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Do you still need calipers and carriers? I have...

Do you still need calipers and carriers? I have them, IF you pay for shipping their yours for 140
06-25-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Been working on the mini damn near all day......

Been working on the mini damn near all day... Thanks to new England's shitty weather, despite spending 20 ****ing dollars on the right 11mm flare nut wrench at Napa, I get to learn how to replace...
06-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By WrenchMonkey

could always make the factory wheels look bigger...

could always make the factory wheels look bigger by lowering it, ;)
06-24-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Set 2 of the nuts I have IS open ended, so I...

Set 2 of the nuts I have IS open ended, so I didn't imagine I would have this problem because of that but turns out the threads don't go all the way through... just my luck. So I've got a longer...
06-24-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By WrenchMonkey

the studs I have are too long. Thanks for the...

the studs I have are too long. Thanks for the jamb nut idea, don't know why I didn't think of that, could definitely get the studs in a little deeper.

I'm currently in possession of 2 whole sets...
06-24-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Aftermarket Wheel Studs Threading/Spacing Problems

Ran into a problem last night, installed the rear M14x1.25 to M14x1.5 studs and the "tuner" nuts I have for them don't have enough thread to actually hold the tire on.

So I can get longer nuts......
06-23-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Sloooowly I've been getting the parts in I need....

Sloooowly I've been getting the parts in I need. I'm close to being able to install the new turbo, send out the ECU to minimania and install the wilwood BBK from Todd at TCE Performance, Great Guys! ...
06-15-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Muteki 14.5x1.5mm Lug Nuts

Bought these from MiniMania by mistake, 35 dollars shipped OBO

You'll need the conversion studs that are 14x1.5mm pitch, these will most likely not fit aftermarket wheels, they are 23mm wide at...
05-29-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I had written a full reply but apparently falling...

I had written a full reply but apparently falling asleep and trying to post in the morning makes your "token" expire...

So here's the abbreviated: Those guys from the link you shared are doing...
05-28-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Goes to show perspective is everything, looking...

Goes to show perspective is everything, looking at it from higher end beamers and vw's and the like I can understand why you see it that way. I am coming from a slightly different perspective, lol,...
05-28-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Considering the costs of all the parts I'm...

Considering the costs of all the parts I'm putting into this car, let alone the heart ache, blood sweat and tears, I've had to stop myself and consider the "is it worth it?" factor from time to...
05-28-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

So I caved, bit the bullet and now I'm choking on...

So I caved, bit the bullet and now I'm choking on the barrel...


I have an upgraded Turbo coming in via MiniMania, eventually... when I begin the work of installing it (using Detroit tuned lube...
05-15-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

So why then would my ScangaugeII show at BEST 3.9...

So why then would my ScangaugeII show at BEST 3.9 boost when most people are seeing 10-13 on stock cars with the same gauge..
05-14-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Its sad that it's difficult to get any kind of...

Its sad that it's difficult to get any kind of human interaction, there should be a thousand people whove been here and done that but it's crickets everywhere. Thanks for the clarity bro, really...
05-14-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,386
Posted By WrenchMonkey

There's basically two different kinds of mini...

There's basically two different kinds of mini drivers, gear heads and sheep. I can usually spot the difference pretty easily and wave or nod to the gear heads and ignore the sheeple.

As for...
05-14-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,340
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I purchased the "monster" sized OCC, it was no...

I purchased the "monster" sized OCC, it was no where near full, I guestimate that there was 6 oz in there after just two months, the monster OCC has 32 oz capacity, It's a BIG can. A little more...
05-14-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Part of me wants to go on with your advice, but...

Part of me wants to go on with your advice, but I'm also kind of surprised no one else is chiming in...

I've gotten to the point to where I'm really concerned about whether or not I should keep...
05-14-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,992
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I have a similar issue, being in the new england...

I have a similar issue, being in the new england area where they salt the roads like kids pouring sugar on unfrosted corn flakes the dust shields are deteriorated to **** and despite multiple efforts...
05-13-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,340
Posted By WrenchMonkey

:eek2:

:eek2:
05-11-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Once again I need the hive-minds' help, R56S with confusing issues

Patient: 08 R56S with 107,000 miles, K&N intake, soda blasted valves, new timing chain, new valve cover, new HPFP all within the last year. OCC as of 2 months ago.

Problems: Small exhaust leak...
05-11-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,340
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Not even two whole months and between the 2 oz or...

Not even two whole months and between the 2 oz or so I got all over my hand and transmission yesterday and the 4 oz of I drained out today there was easily 6 oz of ... combustion by-product collected...
05-10-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,340
Posted By WrenchMonkey

I did keep the OCC and due to trying to track...

I did keep the OCC and due to trying to track down whatever my smoking problem is I actually just opened the valve for the first time and it's definitely working, I got the nasty green oily schmuck...
05-10-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,340
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Hey guys, sorry for not updating this, my life is...

Hey guys, sorry for not updating this, my life is 50 different kinds of ****ed up rolled into a paper bag and shook up, I'm all over the place mentally and physically so bear with me.

Short...
04-17-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By WrenchMonkey

Bump

Bump
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