The Stage 2 MINI with the Green and Gold Shifter

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  1. BenCambray

    BenCambray Active Member

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    This was my R56 when i got it:
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    This is it now:
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    Plans for the car are as follows:

    Items like this are complete
    Items like this i have bought and not fitted yet

    Exterior Mods:
    R56 Challenge Wing
    JCW Kit
    Colour code door handles
    Colour code light rings
    Colour code side vents
    Colour code Petrol Cap
    Colour code Brake Ducts
    Joey mod Black
    Blackline rear lights
    De-badge
    Challenge Diffuser
    No wheel gap
    Atomspeed vented A-Panels
    Leap bonnet scoop

    Interior Mods
    2 x Corbeau Pro Series 3
    2 x Schroth 6 Point Harness
    Full Safety Devices Cage
    Coolerworx Short Shifter
    Scangauge II

    GP2 Rear seat delete
    OMP WRC/ Targa wheel (& OMP Boss) with cruise control function (somehow)
    Uprated sound system

    Performance and Handling Mods
    Airtec Front Mount IC
    Decat

    JCW Exhaust
    BC Racing BRs
    Expensive coilovers (Ohlins/ Intrax)
    Full Alignment/ Corner weighting
    CEIKA 330mm BBK
    AEM Intake
    Turbo systems hybrid
    Forged engine
    Manic Stage 2
    Team Dynamic Imolas in Bronze- Eagle F1s

    Track alloys- AR-1s
    Wavetrac ATB LSD
    Clutch/ Diff/ Flywheel

    This thing will handle better than a challenge car i hope!
     
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    Adam FANTASTIC FOO Staff Member

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    Where the shifter pics at @BenCambray ? I want one so bad..
     
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    So whats happend since i got it?

    First thing me and a few mates did only 2 weeks after purchase, was fit all this:

    Airtec FMIC:
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    BC BRs:
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    Evolve Decat:
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    And a G-Wing:
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    I then did MINIs take over Goodwood in November:
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    Not much else happened for a while, until i broke the rear wishbone, threaded it. So off to Millsys it went. While it was there, i had all this put on:

    Challenge Diffuser:
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    Green and Gold Coolerworx Shifter (hence the Project Title):
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    I also managed to source a Challenge Rear Wing too:
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    Then for my birthday this year, my missus got me some 3D plates for my personalised number plate. I fitted them using magnets for ease of taking off and on! Plus i didn't want to drill holes in the plates as they look amazing:
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    I then found a set of Team Dynamics Imolas from someone we all know! :)

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    However in the mean time, i managed to snap ANOTHER rear shock, so Millsy to bail me out once again on Friday! I also pick the challenge wing back up from being painted on Thursday, so everything will be ready for MITP!!!

    Which brings us to where the car is now!
     
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    You didn't give me enough time to post up everything! :D
     
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    That is one sexy shifter, it makes me miss my CAE.

    How good is @millsy tho, he's saved my bacon many times!
     
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    It does look bloody good. The colour combination actually works really well, considering i came across it messing around the the gold knobs at the Autosports show!

    That man is my savior i'm not going to lie.
     
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    Snapping rear shocks for fun - Ben Cambray 2018
     
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    100% me! 3 in 13 months, anyone beat that?
     
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    Stock top mount or spherical bearing mount?
     
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    BCs balljoint top mount, twice... Will try stock top mounts this time and see how that goes
     
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    Placing bets on 4 months.
     
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    I say it goes on the way to MITP on Sunday :)
     
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    You got the preload set up correctly? Never had any of these problems on R53 BCs but it seems to be a completely different ballgame with the R56 version. Not a single knock.
     
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    I think that’s what Millsy will have a look at now. We just put the first break being down to age, but now there must be another reason!
     
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    I hope for your sake this doesn’t actually happen if it does then I have all the tools at mine and I’m down the road...
     
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    No issues on the stock topmounts with my BC’s. No knocks either.
     
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    Cheers! I’m adtuakly tempted to bring the standard shock with me to be honest. I don’t trust BCs anymore!
     
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    Man thats bad luck with the top mounts. Not seen many problems before. I ran R56 BC's on my Clubby for a couple of years with no issues, also had them on a couple of other cars without a knock or issues with top mounts.
     
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    I know I can’t believe it! Especially as I broke my XTA on the R53 last year too!!
     
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    @BenCambray have you used the magnets on the plate for the front bumper too?

    If so, how did you set up the metal pieces?
     

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