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Old 01-22-2009, 10:55 PM   #61
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This is going to look awesome!
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:05 PM   #62
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intake air port- the filter is behind that (or in the vicinity)
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:17 PM   #63
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Phil,

You're like the king of ducting and venting now. Looks sick. Link to ebay where you got that scooper, my search was fruitless.


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Old 01-22-2009, 11:45 PM   #64
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This one comes with a little grill...
eBay Motors: 2007 mini cooper hood scoop (item 260350678207 end time Jan-28-09 18:41:45 PST)




It seems the ones that are actually from a Mini are way cheaper then remakes.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:27 AM   #65
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tried to upload our photos of the carbon fiber hard top here,but not successfully,anybody could help?

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To OP, is that another cooper scoop in your hood or is that an aftermarket piece?

I have to agree that the black stripe is full of win. I really want to see what it looks like with color matched red though.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:30 AM   #66
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^^ The one on the hood is from carbontrix.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #67
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I wouldn't put that grill in there - looks like it'd do a good job of cutting out some of the air flow
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:36 AM   #68
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I wouldn't put that grill in there - looks like it'd do a good job of cutting out some of the air flow

Yeah, I took it out. It looked very restrictive.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:11 AM   #69
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So Jared and I TRIED to lay the vinyl on the hood lastnight and lets just say WE FAILED! I have a new found respect for anyone who does that **** for a living. So now I have to wait for Jared to find some time in his busy lifestyle to come and do it with paint. I need all you guys to harass him.

BTW, Scott mail your scoop to one of us. I got 2 rattle cans of classic red in yesterday.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #70
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So Jared and I TRIED to lay the vinyl on the hood lastnight and lets just say WE FAILED!
I was actually wondering how you were going to vinyl the scoop. I have never fucked around with vinyl myself, but I know a couple guys that said it can be a bitch.

Question. Are you going to stripe only the front of the car, or do you plan on going all the way to the rear bumper? I think with the addition of a hardtop, ***** gonna look SICK. I cant wait to see the pics!

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:27 PM   #71
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The trick to applying vinyl is using a spray bottle with soapy water (baby shampoo or a mild dishwashing soap) and liberally soaking the area the vinyl is being applied. Keep the area wet until you have the vinyl where you want it, then use a plastic squeegee to work all the bubbles and soap/water from under the vinyl. One of my autocrossing buddies with a C5 Corvette bought a stripe kit for it, and I ended up doing 85% of the work installing it. A single stripe shouldn't be that bad at all.

Oh yeah, measure the stripe and where you want it and use masking tape to make alignment marks before you remove the backing paper from the vinyl.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:12 PM   #72
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^^^ That is what I was guessing. I have never applied vinyl but I have tinted windows. It sounds like it is a very similar process.

Clean the window. Spray some soap on the window (hood) Put the tint in place with the backing on. Trim it to fit. (this will be different since I would not of course recommend trimming it on the paint). Remove the tint (vinyl). Clean everything again. Spray lots of water/soap on the hood. Peel the backing from the tint(vinyl), spraying water/soap on the adhesive surface as you go. Lay it on the hood. Move it around until it is in the right place; it will float on the water/soap mixture. Squeegee out the excess water (spray water on top of the vinyl to lubricate the squeegee). Let it sit in the sun until it is dry and the adhesive sticks.

You could run the motor maybe to warm up the hood and help with forming and drying. Not sure if this is a good idea or not.

To make it easier to handle you can also try peeling off the backing with the vinyl in place on the hood, kind of like putting a large decal on a plastic model. You can (maybe) also roll it up with the backing off, but only while it is really wet. Both of these methods work with window tint; I am not sure if it works with vinyl.

Thoroughly clean everything and the surrounding area to avoid dirt that will cause bubbles. Doing this in a clean garage (no wind) is best. Outside is OK if it is not too cold or windy.
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Warm is good with vinyl. Cold sucks. Go slow. Pinhole to let air out of bubbles you missed.
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nice man i like it. definitely liking those 20* drops. FL sucks and with summer around the corner i think the miata will be wanting this set up
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too bad these aren't cheaper

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What is that off of? It works really well on your car (not how sure it would do on my white 94 though).
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Wow, that is a sharp looking miata.

+1 more info on the bumper peice.
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Wow, that is a sharp looking miata.

+1 more info on the bumper peice.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #79
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Wow, that is a sharp looking miata.

+1 more info on the bumper peice.
$400 though.
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$400 though.
looks like I'll be resorting to the dremel and door guard around the edges then
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