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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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Vehicle Name Kirby
Year 2005
Make MINI Cooper
Model Cooper S
Color Dark Silver
Packages Premium, Cold Weather, Sport, Convenience
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I've joined the 100K Club!
History Signed up for the waiting list in July '04, with a wait time quote of 18 months. In July of '05, we called NW MINI on a Sunday, while driving past, only to find out 6 hours later (at 5:00 pm) from the sales manager that our list entry had been lost. NW MINI wanted to make it right for us, willing to give up the very next build slot. That was too early, so we opted for an August build. Tried to track my deliver across the Atlantic, only to find I was on an NYK boat. But, I can now recite my entire VIN from memory, with no prompting. Ask me some time.

Passed out of the break-in period while on our first club drive just over a week later, and have barely slowed down since. As of this writing, I've clocked 86,100+ miles, and have no plans to replace the car.
Exterior
custom-made battery diagram on sunroof (local design and install)
2AAREQD personalized license plates
GoMINIGo no-holes front plate bracket (when it's not in the boot)
"1:1 Scale" decal by drivers door
Custom "WWHRD?" decal on lower right of rear window (local design and install)
Aerokit front and rear bumpers
Blacked-out beltline (in progress)
Blacked-out headlight rings
Blacked-out side scoops
Side vortex generators
ZunSport stainless black front aero grills

Interior
Tinted windows
Ian Cull's Auto-up circuit
Custom graphic on doors - Chinese dragons
Outmotoring Black Jack gauge faces
Whalen shift knob
Scangauge II on DIY mount
Kuda dash mount, used with adapted Droid RAZR holder
Light-In-Sight
Craven Speed shift well cover (1st gen)
Alta oil temp and boost gauges
Helix short shift adapter
Euro package shelf w/12v DC power adapter installed

In-Car Entertainment
Sirius radio
Gamin nuvi 760 *moved*
Android phone with Waze for navigation

Under the Bonnet
15% Alta SC pulley
1st gen. Alta CAI
MINI Madness cat-back SS 2.5" exhaust
M7 Strut Tower Brace
M7 Oil Catch Can
Hella dual-trumpet air horns
Texas Speedworks 1st gen. engine damper
Custom Air Plate Diverter
Rogue MINI Dragon Eyes (Red)
Screemin' Demon coil
Detroit Tuned belt tensioner stop (planned)
Alta-nator pulley (planned)
Alta +3% lightened crank pulley (planned)

Suspension / Brakes
EBC Green Stuff pads
EBC slotted/dimpled rotors
Alta Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)
Alta 22mm rear anti-sway bar
Alta adjustable rear end links
SS brake lines
Motul blue brake fluid
H-Sport lowering springs
Koni FSD shocks

Wheels and Tires
The Stud Conversion kit
Summer: ASA AR-1 w/Bridgestone Potenza RE-760 Sport
Winter: Stock S-Lite w/Blizzak LM-25

Also used: BF Goodrich KDW-2

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