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Old 03-17-2008, 01:12 PM   #21
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I'm wanting to go the same route... already yanked a upgraded pulley from our display here at work.
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Becasue I like lightweight, fun to drive, quick, nice looking sports cars?
touche...
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sweet. just dont put a lot of "i drive a race car!" stickers on it. I see this green mini on the GW parkway all the time and it's got a number on the side and tons of "sponsor" stickers all over it. I think it's just for show but I dunno.
I saw this guy in Alexandria the other day. He was near a Chipotle, but that car screamed "I am not manly enough for a Chipotle burrito". That car screamed "high class honda".
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #24
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Its on loan to my parents who are having car issues. They insist on buying unreliable cars so they need a backup
Ha ha, my miata is soooo much more reliable than my V8 124 it ain't even funny.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #25
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Ha ha, my miata is soooo much more reliable than my V8 124 it ain't even funny.
My 124 is twice as old, twice as used and twice as reliable as My moms Caddy and dad's Blazer!
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:46 PM   #26
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I'm wanting to go the same route... already yanked a upgraded pulley from our display here at work.
Yank me one too!
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:06 PM   #27
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Im talking to some people and doing the research now to figure out if I can swap the SC for the Turbo off the new 07's. Should be sweeet!
I have no problem doing the hardware to fit whatever whereever, but the tuning solutions at the moment are pretty limited, at least in the few hours I spent researching it. You have the unichip which is too expensive and requires some BS training to get the software to tune, and a hack of the OEM ecu which only a few guys have access to but obviously would be the best choice if there was a good GUI and open access. Maybe a parallel standalone...but I don't want to hack too much into the harness on such a nice car. I want to be able to easily reverse it if I F' up.

I think there is a nice rotrex supercharger upgrade though, from one of those who can hack the oem ecu. Some "Jan" guy. Ahh found a youtube vid.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:37 PM   #28
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http://www.altaminiperformance.com/p...CU-Plug-n-Play

Could we use this?
Maybe I can make friends with the Mini Techs and steal a spare to mess with
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #29
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Minis rock. My wife and I have a 03 Chili Red. They handle like they are on rails, and they are peppy. The only downfall for us is the closest dealer is 45 minutes away, but the car hasnt been in the shop for anything other than scheduled service.

Congrats on the purchase.
Keep the stripes.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:43 PM   #30
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Thanks, Im thinking about keeping them too. At least till I can change them to black!

Check these out:
http://store.webbmotorsports.com/ind...roducts_id=137
http://www.altaminiperformance.com/p.../22/Twurbo-Kit
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Im talking to some people and doing the research now to figure out if I can swap the SC for the Turbo off the new 07's. Should be sweeet!
That might be tough the motor is different in the turbos than the older S. I think either BMW made this motor or it was manufactured by Peugot or Renault. The older 1.6s were a combination on Daimler/BMW design.

Throw some Alta Pullys on there and spin the M45 a little faster. 15% makes a noticeable difference on the car. Get the Alta intake, too.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:10 PM   #32
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It came with this silly intake here that I might add the Alta Silicone too:

It looks a little inefficient so i might try to re-engineer it a bit
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my mother has one of those, i like it a lot
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:26 AM   #34
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I'll give you $100 to make my gf's car look like that. and you have to do the inside too.
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I'll give you $100 to make my gf's car look like that. and you have to do the inside too.
Deal!
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I'll give you $100 to make my gf's car look like that. and you have to do the inside too.
lol! is her car her second closet too!
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lol! is her car her second closet too!
no, but it's a 10 year old civic that lives in a city and is parked outside under trees and doesn't get the inside cleaned very often.

Sevan, if you're serious, we can talk offline about what I want/need done. basically the works package inside and out. it'd take me a whole weekend day to do it probably. I think that's worth 100 bucks.
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Who's exhaust? Those don't look like OEM tips...those look better. I don't like the coke can stock tips.

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Enkei OR52 pretty sure of it
they sure are. pretty popular in the SHO taurus crowd
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