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Old Mar 2nd, 2014, 11:15 PM
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My 2004 Cooper S

Hello people,

Just bought my second Mini today after owning a regular 2003 Cooper, I have upgraded to a 2004 Cooper S.
I wanted a 2006 JCW, but all the ones I looked at were high mileage and a bit tatty.

The one I bought has just 38k on the clock with full BMW service history and although it's a 10 year old car it looks and drives like it's brand new.





My plans are to get the interior chrome pack.
The Evo 2 Software update from BBR - BBR.-GTi - The Conversions - Mini
Change the front grill to all black mesh JCW version.

Change the headunit for one with USB, MP3 & Bluetooth handsfree.

Would also love to update the SatNav as per this one Not sure how this can be done? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 12:23 AM
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Nice mini & low miles
I have the sat nav & bought the ebay interior chrome pack, you will need to buy separately the sat nav surround & the clocks surround but in my opinion it made the interior look much newer I also wrapped the down tubes & door pulls
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Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 12:30 AM
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Yeah I noticed nobody sells the complete chrome pack for the satnav.
Will order those bits separately. I had them on my last mini. Definitely a big improvement over the cheap plastic look.

I really want to sort the stereo out first. Have you changed your head unit and if so has it affected the SatNav?
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Yes I changed my head unit but I took the 2 wires for the sat nav sound and wired them to a jack plug which I plugged into the auxiliary port on the new head unit, it just means I have to put the stereo onto aux to hear the sat nav but I never use it now I always use my tomtom as I cant be bothered with twiddling & pressing the button rather than using a touch screen on the tomtom
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Old Mar 6th, 2014, 11:17 PM
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The twin clocks on the satnav equipped cars looks so nice compared to the standard
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Old Mar 6th, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by drozd (original)
The twin clocks on the satnav equipped cars looks so nice compared to the standard

How to fit in link below (Mini Breakers often have the twin clocks in stock):
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It's been a month since I bought this Mini.

Here's what's been done so far -

£25 SatNav 2014 Disc.
£10 New wheel centre caps.
£76 Interior chrome pack.
£25 Mini Stereo Fixing And Steering Wheel Stalk Adapter Kit.
£90 BMW MINI R53 Piano Black Mesh Grill.
£200 Oil Services, Aircon regas, rear washer jet unblocked + grill fitted.
£190 Kenwood KDC-BT73DAB.

Total: £616






Getting new brake pads put on next. The ECB Redstuff ones.

This I would like to do in the not too distant future. Although I will be keeping this cars for a few years, so might be a long slow project. All the most important things I've done now.

Upgrade the brakes to either the JCW or R56 ones.
17% reduced pulley + Remap + Performance panel filters & plugs.
Add Sprint Booster 2.
Maybe by a 5 piece dash and get it professionally painted piano black or wrapped unless I can get hold of a clean JCW's carbon fibre or preferable leather dash pieces.


Also if I find a set of these seats in this colour I'd be very tempted to get those as well.



I'd like to keep the look all original Mini parts. Apart from the Grill & Stereo.
Any performance mods will be stealth.

If there's anything else you think I should consider, I'd be interested to know!

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You wont need a remap with them mods but if your going to a 17% pulley I would think about getting a bigger intercooler or safer to go for the 15% pulley if your not changing the intercooler. Instead of a panel filter have a look at the orranje stealth airbox they perform well give you loads more whine from the supercharger & look standard
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Thanks for your reply!

My mechanic who's a Mini specialist advised me against a 15% pulley as he said it's best to go straight for the 17%. Also said at 17% you don't really need to change the intercooler.

If I can afford it I would try and get a GP intercooler or something that looks standard/OEM Mini.

I am keen for a remap as I've heard and read that along with the performance increase they also make the car run more efficiently. These cars drink fuel, so would be nice if that can be improved.
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With a 17% pulley fitted in the summer months you will get heat soak especially if you have been putting your foot down which will cause you to lose power & maybe make the engine run too hot as the standard intercooler isn't sufficient to remove the extra heat generated by more boost. BMW fitted a bigger intercooler to the JCW for this reason & they only run a 11% pulley. Some people have a 17% fitted & standard intercooler without any problems but if your planning to keep the car for a while & want a 17% I would go bigger to be on the safe side although I dont think any of them will look standard. I have a GRS fitted on mine
this is also the orranje stealth airbox
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Looks incredibly clean!

How much did you pay for all that and did you get everything done at once?
Have you upgraded your brakes as well? If so did you do this before or after tuning?
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I am a bit ocd with the engine bay I clean them up & keep them that way on all my cars I have had. I first put a panel filter in when I fitted my 17% pulley then decided a couple of months after to buy the orranje one which is much better (you wont believe how much more whine you get) I then got the intercooler a month or so later.
So far I have..
Fletcher exhaust
17% pulley
Orranje air box
Lightened crank pulley
GRS intercooler
Dyno'd at Lohen 217bhp

Plus other cosmetic mods
Lowered etc

Not done the brakes yet it just had fitted to it new discs & pads when I bought it & they seem pretty good but I will upgrade them sooner or later

Pic just after lowering 30mm + spacers
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Nice. I probably will upgrade the inter-cooler then.

How does the ride compare now you've lowered it to standard?
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Its not too bad a bit harsh on the big bumps but still loads better than when I had runflats on with the standard suspension. If you still have runflats on yours changing them makes a massive difference on ride quality
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Seen some nice lights if you in spending mode check out Amazon look up BMW MINI ultra lights. Nice MINI aswell matey
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