: New MINIMANIA body kits... mad or cool?!
Jan 30th, 2003, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Cape Cod MINI
OMG:eek: That's so sick. I feared that someone would do something like this to the MINI... This is SO wrong... I think I'm going to be sick.
Who could look at that rear valance and think "Yeah, I'm finished designing this bodykit now"
Jan 30th, 2003, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by P.Phresh
Unfortunately that is not a photochop, it was actually featured in a magazine, the name escapes me at the moment, but it sure is a disgrace to the MINI owners. I vote to disown!!
This disgraceful piece of garage was featured in this months REVS magazine in the UK, (marketed free with Maxpower magazine... it is not an April fool or a photoshop job. The young idiot that did it spent 24k. It really is enough to make you puke.... Apparantly, he decided to spend the money that was supposed to put him through University on this instead of getting a proper education/job etc. Sad story really... how can anyone be THAT stupid?!
The kit is an 'Animal' kit marketed buy www.autofashion.co.uk but don't bother with their web site, its well out of date.
Jan 30th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Dom
I don't dislike it... it certainly stands out from the crowd and gives it the concept car look...
The front needs toning down a bit for my liking...
Not sure why the S gets different skirts :confused:
Looks like a kit that might grow on you, if you look at it for long enough ;)
Looks like it's you and me Dom - I think on the track it would be great not sure I'd drive it around town but might let Mrs Racer:)
Jan 30th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Maybe people will start liking that kit after they've seen the green creation ;)
Jan 30th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Pictures soon ! The garage is green the floors are green I'm green watch this space:)
Jan 30th, 2003, 04:04 PM
If i was gonna put a bodykit on my mini it would be those breyton arches or the OE Areo kit, those mini spares bodykits look ok but, nah id rather have more go than show myself. I think ill save my money and get myself and S with an engine conversion, that sounds much more tempting :D
Jan 30th, 2003, 04:29 PM
The rear valance looks like someone has thrown something at the rear of the car and just thought arr F**k it, that will do for a rear bumper!!!:D
Is the poor guy who owns this car a mini2 member??
Jan 30th, 2003, 05:03 PM
The MiniMania kits look like an updated version of the Zeemax kits on the classic Minis.
Jan 31st, 2003, 10:26 AM
I like the new kit from mini mania! its better than the green one featured in revs magazine which i think is a little OTT(just a little!). The mania kit still has the original mini trade marks just bigger wheel arches and different sideskirts which are nice! u can tell its a good piece of kit,good fit, nice and neat.
Jan 31st, 2003, 01:13 PM
Not a great lover of that I'm affraid plus even if I did like it the thing would get ripped off on todays UK filed speed bump roads! :o
Jan 31st, 2003, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by Mini M!
[B]they look like crap. certainly has no aerodynamic benefits. looks like they will please the baggy pants kids on the block.
I like those mags!
Feb 3rd, 2003, 04:18 PM
The more I look at the mini mania kit the more I like it.
Is anyone in the UK considering it???
Feb 3rd, 2003, 10:54 PM
I think it's just you Dark! ;)
Feb 4th, 2003, 02:42 AM
I've had this conversation with friends and colleagues before... A friend with a heavily customized ride told me his theory. Some might find it offensive, but in context, I found it funny. He said that "Almost every demographic alters or customized their cars, in every part of the world, with the exception of a small core of boring, middle-class, white-bread folk like you, who go: 'Yup, beige 4-door Camry with steel rims and the fancy hubcaps, just the way I like it.'"
Maybe he's right, because in this multicultural city of ours, I look around, and think maybe I am the only one who looks at the car at the dealer, and thinks that it looks best just the way it is.
Anyways, it's all moot now, because I might get daring, and put the chrome grill on my car. Perhaps even the chrome boot handle. Who knows, I'm crazy!
Feb 4th, 2003, 04:20 AM
What in the world is Mini Mania thinking?
This abomination makes me seriously question if I could ever trust them for any aftermarket parts (if this is their judgement of what they feel is OK to do to a MINI).
Good God. Somebody has to talk some sense into these guys before we actually see some of these on the street.
This kit turns one of the most beautifully designed cars ever into a laughingstock.
Feb 4th, 2003, 08:31 AM
If you look at my last car Hardtimes you might see why I like it.
Feb 4th, 2003, 09:31 AM
Yeah but the beetle needs it to make it look good!
Feb 4th, 2003, 09:35 AM
Dark, now that is nice!! :D
Please don't think I don't like a nice mod I just think Mini Mania's is a little OTT for the mini.
Your VW looks very nice and I think that suits the car!
You should have seen my old Skyline, not too extreme but nice!! ;)
Feb 4th, 2003, 10:31 AM
Cheers mate spent stupid money on that bloody car!!:D
But it did get me 3 mag features and I was on the midlands news once!! :D :D :D
The skyline looks nice bet it shifted!!!
Feb 4th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Well done mate, always nice to see a proper mod, not one of these silly bolt on "oh I can't be arsed" finishing it things... :)
Thanks for the Skyline comments, it was stupidly fast but my insurance renewal put an end to that fun, so I got a Cooper instead...
Mind you I'm thinking of switching to a Cooper S now but unless I got a good deal from my dealer I don't think the wallet would take it! :(
Feb 4th, 2003, 10:50 AM
Go on mate get a Cooper S. Only 76 days to go till ours arrives!!!!:D :D :D :D
Feb 4th, 2003, 11:33 AM
i can't believe it. these kits are actually starting to grow on me! :eek: :cool: :D
Feb 4th, 2003, 12:16 PM
I would go mental waiting... ;)
Cooper S hard to resist but wallet is so skinny! :p