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Old 06-04-2014, 08:55 PM
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OK, update time!

Apologies for the delay with the pics, but I have been out all evening.

So, the wheels and tyres are now on the car. The tyres are perfect for the rims, very minimal stretch which is what I wanted.

Only got some crappy phone pics for now - but will get the car cleaned and dust of the DSLR tomorrow maybe

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My observations so far…

1) the michelins are awesome
2) 18x8 ET45 is actually pretty aggressive on the F56 - bad news for those wanted mega low offset 5x112 wheels!
3) spacers will 100% be needed for coils as inner clearance on both the front and rear axle is minimal!
4) does anyone know who makes the lowest width 5x112 hub centric spacer available (66.5 CB)?
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:35 PM
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Needs more low....

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Old 06-04-2014, 09:41 PM
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don't worry - the second that coilovers are on the market i will be ordering
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:17 PM
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In other news, I have ordered all the bits I need for my stud conversion this evening.

Way Motor Works M14 x 1.25 --> M12 x 1.5 studs (x20) and H&R lug nuts in M12 x 1.5 ball seat (radius 13mm)

Any thoughts on whether or not the lug nuts could be powder coated or anodised in some way as black studs and plan steel nuts may look pap!

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Old 06-04-2014, 10:39 PM
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Kindly had a tweak done by a guy on MT to show the car with the CC'd bits fitted and the planned lows when coils are available….

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:20 PM
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Just got the nod that the CC'd parts will be available to collect tomorrow.

No idea how I'm going to get them fitted though as even MINI don't have a diagram of how to remove the front bumper yet (or so they tell me)
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:34 PM
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Painted parts.... back to the Bodyshop on Wed to be fitted to the car.

Very happy with the end result.

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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I'm wondering if it would be worth having my black bumper painted green. I'm not convinced it would be worth it but I'm looking forward to seeing yours I definitely need to figure out what to do with the rear boot handle, I expected a chrome version to be offered but so far I haven't seen anything.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:43 PM
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Chrome boot handle is part of the exterior chrome pack
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:39 PM
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well shit. I guess that's one package I should have gotten after all, heh. Guess it's time to see how much they're going to ask for that after the fact.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:53 PM
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well shit. I guess that's one package I should have gotten after all, heh. Guess it's time to see how much they're going to ask for that after the fact.

Here you go....

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...90&hg=41&fg=60

Chrome line w/o reversing camera..................... 51137362121

Order it from these guys... $82.82

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/51137362121/
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
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205 on an 8j isn't too much stretch at all
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:31 PM
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Colour coding now completed.

Pretty sure I'm the first person to get this done. Looks awesome.

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:29 PM
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fantastic
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:35 PM
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Went out with the camera for a few quick pics in the sun (front plate is now back on since these pics)

My favourite pic of the CC'ing

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Colour Coded Front End

Some More….

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F56 MINI on Speedline Marmora

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CC'd front

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Colour Coded

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F56 Colour Coded

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