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david in germany
12-14-2008, 03:35 PM
John Cooper Works CF hood scoop..
And yes it is a functional mod. The CF stands up to more heat then the stock scoop so it is less likely to melt under "spirited driving" than the stock poly scoop.
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/8/P1030028.JPG

geebes
12-14-2008, 04:43 PM
Neat.

Trance4c
12-14-2008, 04:52 PM
Obviously a forethought to receiving the car?

Is that a typical problem?

david in germany
12-14-2008, 05:13 PM
Yep, the cooper S has a problem with after shut down temps cooking the hood scoop. MINI has never really addressed the problem so dealers keep swapping the scoops (they run about $150 painted) with the same scoop. Some last for a while and some last a few days. There are some people out there that have never had a problem but I didn't want to have the headaches.
The Scoop on the original MINI was just like the one on the Alltrac where there was a intercooler on top of the engine but since they went to the turbo from the supercharger it only allows as a simple engine vent. The car now has a front mount intercooler in the bumper.
I ordered the scoop about 3 weeks ago so I would have it waiting for the car.
Damn thing weighs about the same as an empty coke can, maybe less. Very nice quality! The original scoop weighs about that of a full coke can.

Murgatroy
12-14-2008, 07:15 PM
What else do you have planned for it?

I am sure the box style will lend itself well to a nice audio set-up. That was the greatest feature of my Festiva so many years ago.

celicaGT90_05
12-14-2008, 07:19 PM
thats pretty neat and makes it stand out nicely. I like the new Coopers, there was a Cooper S for sale at a local dealer in the deepish blue color with deep charcoal stripes, it was pretty sexy.

goretro77
12-14-2008, 07:30 PM
I like the minis. Good sensible mod.

david in germany
12-14-2008, 07:40 PM
I plan on keeping it mostly stock. The car is dead sexy as it is (the pics I have posted do it no justice). For audio I already have the top of the line boost system with the amp like the Celica system 10 but I have a Sundown audio SD1 10" sub that I will build a custom enclosure for it and a Sundown Audio SAE 1000d amp that I will one day install.

Driving it today was a blast (still driving it like it is glass) the boost is smooth and effortless and it takes corners like they are straight. If any of you have never driven a MINI take on for a test drive. You will love it.

goretro77
12-14-2008, 08:14 PM
^^^ I've driven one, it corners very well. Driver feedback is good too.

Cavanagh
12-14-2008, 11:43 PM
I have driven a Supercharged Mini, and boy that was alot more fun then i was expecting. Handles like a go-kart, i even put the seat back as far as it would go seeing if i would fit (being 6'2) and it actually had more leg space then i needed. Does it have a getrag 6 speed? Because the one i drove felt very nice and crisp.

david in germany
12-15-2008, 04:51 AM
Does it have a getrag 6 speed? Because the one i drove felt very nice and crisp.
Standard on the MCS. :wiggle:

ciento44
12-15-2008, 02:33 PM
RICE MOD!!!!

:hehe:

Just playing DiG. Looks great!

gerby77
12-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Looks very good.
But then i have to say that i only love the original Mini build in the 80's. Those are the real ones.
But don't let us discuss that ;)

Looks good!

skorpio
12-15-2008, 07:07 PM
a Mini seems like it would be fun to play with and its tiny.(not a fan of big cars) and alotta things to be done to one

Murgatroy
12-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Looks very good.
But then i have to say that i only love the original Mini build in the 80's. Those are the real ones.
But don't let us discuss that ;)

Looks good!
The original Mini was from the 60s or earlier. Teh design carried on for many decades.

david in germany
12-15-2008, 08:20 PM
new > old why? Airbags! 6 of them to be exact, 175 little turbo ponies, 36mpg (right now I am averaging 31-32 while i break it in), AC, 6 speed, 17" wheels, and balls to the wall fun! Too much other goodies to mention!

david in germany
12-15-2008, 08:22 PM
RICE MOD!!!!

:hehe:

Just playing DiG. Looks great!

H8ter! :thefinger

Mr E
12-16-2008, 02:55 PM
1st mod I'd do is ditch the run-flats.

david in germany
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
1st mod I'd do is ditch the run-flats.
:) I was pleasently suprised how nice they actually ride after reading so much bad stuff about them. I decided to keep them on till they need to be replaced and already have a tire slime repair kit for when it is time to go non RF though. ;)
Even with the RFs the cooper is about 4-5db quieter riding at 60mph and about 6-7db quieter at 80mph than the celica with about 120ft of sound deadning in it. :eek:

david in germany
12-21-2008, 02:54 PM
Now de-badged and representing!
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/8/P1030029.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/8/P1030030.JPG

Ghosty
12-21-2008, 08:17 PM
A Celicatech sticker on a Mini?!

You're hardcore, Dave.


Mini macht mir spass! Sehr gut!

Trance4c
12-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Ya, all the mini guys are gunna be like.. WTF?!?!

david in germany
12-22-2008, 07:47 AM
I actually took it off today. I need to order a couple more but it didn't look right in that spot.

Shadowlife25
12-22-2008, 08:00 AM
Stay away from the Tire Slime Dave. Invest in a tow service. If you use Tire Goo or whatever brand, any tire shop will NOT repair it. Once that mess does it's job, it prevents the rubber from vulcanizing (chemically) when you try to use either a patch or a plug. Therefore it will cost you a new tire regardless.

Don't those come with a spare?

david in germany
12-22-2008, 10:43 AM
Stay away from the Tire Slime Dave. Invest in a tow service. If you use Tire Goo or whatever brand, any tire shop will NOT repair it. Once that mess does it's job, it prevents the rubber from vulcanizing (chemically) when you try to use either a patch or a plug. Therefore it will cost you a new tire regardless.

Don't those come with a spare?
The tire slime is a water based repair system. I have checked with a few places and all of them said it is ok to use. Other more permanent "fix a flats" make them say no.
My biggest problem is that the rims have special monitors and most places refuse to even mess with them.

Shadowlife25
12-22-2008, 02:39 PM
They are just pressure monitors yes? If so, then they are nothing special. GM and Honda and Toyota use them as well in various cars and minivans.
Then again, what do I know:shrug:

;)

Glad you are enjoying your new car David.

david in germany
12-29-2008, 11:28 AM
My Cooper is now in for it's 1st warranty work, the transmission is leaking fluid.. I now have a Non turbo Cooper as a loaner.. I miss the boost!

Mister2T
12-29-2008, 02:09 PM
Nice decal ;) just hit me up when you want more.



Now de-badged and representing!
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/8/P1030029.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/8/P1030030.JPG

david in germany
12-29-2008, 02:22 PM
I need a reversed one because the one there was just in the wrong place. :) I will be centering it under the 3rd brake light inside so the wiper doesn't eat it up.

david in germany
12-29-2008, 02:23 PM
lol When I get the car back ;)

Mister2T
12-29-2008, 02:25 PM
ok let me know, but the wiper going over it would be ok, just let me know ill make it however you please ;)