It looks great, but it still retains a semi stock look. If you want a different look there are a few kits out there for roughly the same price. I personaly like it though I belive its a bit over priced for what you get ($2200+ CDN).
The full aero kit looks the biz - especially when it's fully colour coded. The black grille on the front and the lower air dam on the bumbers gives the car a much meaner look. I wasn't sure whether I liked it at first, but when you see it up close you can see that it really enhance the look of the car.
I like the aero kit, however I didn't opt for the rear aero panel, since the back has white stickers as opposed to black plastic like the front. No idea why they chose to do that. The side skirts also give the car a lowered look since it doesn't have the black sides anymore. My car isn't lowered.
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Of course, this is up to debate, but my opinion that a major con of the aero kit is that it takes practically the only reasonably-priced sports car on the market with classic styling and good looks and turns it into boy-racer wannabe.
There's plenty of road out there. Have
an analog moment and drive your MINI.
Have you had any ground clearance problems on the front-end (e.g speed bumps in Berkeley)? Also, is there any appearance issue with the aero kit in front but not in back?
[quote=CARETAKER]I like the aero kit, however I didn't opt for the rear aero panel, since the back has white stickers as opposed to black plastic like the front. No idea why they chose to do that. The side skirts also give the car a lowered look since it doesn't have the black sides anymore. My car isn't lowered.
Certain streets if I take them too fast with hit the lower part of the bumper (not the colored part, but the black lip part that's under the front end), so you never even see it. I'm sure if I were to file it down or cut it off, it wouldn't hit the road at all. This is only on EXTREME bumps (coming out of a driveway too fast is a prime example) as well. One of my coworkers has the aero kit and his car is lowered with H&R springs, and he scrapes almost everything off the ground. Front end clearance is 3 inches or so, and with that little black hanging doohickey (what is it anyway?), it's even lower. Hope that helps! I'll try and post an image of what the clearance looks like.
I've got the aero kit onmy EB/B. I will tell you that it is a rip-off. 3500 USD! Absolutely crazy, but what can I say, I'm a unique-freak, and EB/B is rare as it is, but with the aero kit, there'll be very few like it. Definitely turns heads.
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I was thinking about getting just the aero kit side skirts for my all black MCS.
Has anybody else just done the sides? If so, got a piccy? My only concern is that it may make the centre of the car look too low compared to the standard front and rear spoilers, but I'm probably wrong
Also, anybody know what just the side skirts would cost in the UK?
Mine's gonna be on 16"'s - I thought the skirts might give it a bit more agression.
The only thing I can't tell from those pic's is whether the skirts make the middle look lower than the front and back. A picture of one taken low and from the side would be ideal. Think I'm getting a bit "anal" in my old age!
3500 USD? That's insane. Where did you get that? I got mine (front bumper, black grill, side skirts) for about 1100. And fully painted. If you take a look in the catalog, all those items add up to something like 500-600 bucks or so (I'm guessing). Plus dealer paint. $3500 is quite a bit steep.
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