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When to stop modding?


Well I have owned my Mini for less than a year and I have done the following mods....

15% Pulley

450cc injectors

Newman Cam

21mm rear sway

air divertor

CAI

Invidia catback

and TSW Urethane motor mount

plus some minor inside things (bluetooth radio)

but since I did the urethane motor mount my car it kinda shakes alot and is less livable for daily driving. So I am installing a competition clutch, some axles from the driveshaft shop and an OBX header. I hope to have Jan retune this all again for me. Now I am debating a Quaife LSD while the clutch is being put in.....

question is...how do I stop dumping so much money into this car I love????

 

*sigh*



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Your question is relative. We don't spend so much money on our cars because it's a "good" investment, we do it because we love it. I say you should go ahead with the diff and keep upgrading so long as you can afford it.

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Q: When to stop modding?
A: Never.

I felt the same way, especially after I realized how much money I lost when I returned the car to stock. The car is nowhere near as fun anymore, I can't really find much reason to keep it, but it does run 100% better than when it was modded.

Although if I had an R53, I'd be trying to locate a twurbo kit, especially if my mod list was extensive as yours.

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And lose my supercharger whine? NEVER!!!!


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Haha the twurbo kit is ALTA's twincharge kit, you'd still have the whine :)

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/marketplace/showproduct.php?product=24329&title=alta-twurbo-twincharger-kit&cat=22

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SPDBoy,

are you planning onf doing Autocross or any HPDE?

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SPDinNY wrote:

And lose my supercharger whine? NEVER!!!!


 This!



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Bruto: 07 S PS/W, Alta 19mm Rear Sway, Einkei Wheels, Driving Lights (VIP Custom Parts bracket & Hella 500's), Alta Short Shifter, Stratmosphere coilovers, VIP Custom Parts CAI & Strut Bar

Sid: 06 S, Astro Black, many many many mods...



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TheHossSauce wrote:

SPDBoy,

are you planning onf doing Autocross or any HPDE?


 no, I have done the autocross thing in the past. I don't want to deal with coilovers like I did on Trixie's car.  I am thinking about saving up and doing the driving course at WGI. Also in my old age I have a harder time seeing the cone patterns. Maybe I just need my eyes checked.



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drewstermalloy wrote:

Haha the twurbo kit is ALTA's twincharge kit, you'd still have the whine :)

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/marketplace/showproduct.php?product=24329&title=alta-twurbo-twincharger-kit&cat=22


 

 

I looked alot at this on NAM before and I guess it is really hard to tune this setup. Although I did see Helix and a gentleman were working on releasing some new setup. I think (hopefully) once I get the header/clutch on and the car tuned again I will be done until next year.  I am hoping to maybe get a BVH from RMW and really let it breath. After that maybe a TVS blower.

 



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I wouldn't doubt it would be difficult to setup but once you got it down right, your mini would be unstoppable. I couldn't imagine a mini with that much power.

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I'm keeping it mostly stock cause i love the mini style but I say mod it till its exactly how you want it


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