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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Simone's R53 Tranformations

So I thought I would put together a project thread. I haven't been on here long but had the car a year and 5 months but the mods have taken off mainly in the past 6 months.
I am still getting there with the car but I thought I would show what I have done so far.
So I have an R53 Cooper S, 03 Plate.
So when i bought it he looked like this:
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I then decided to take the plainess off the front of the car buy adding 4 spotlights. I also decided to smooth the bumper off so I could have a side mounted pressed plate.
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The next thing on the agenda was to tint the back lights, front lights and put in LED side lights and lower the car 30mm.




I then turned my attention to under the bonnet and opted for a strut brace and and to colour code the pipes.



More to follow in the next post.
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Despite the awful weather yesterday the coilovers were fitted. Excuse the rubbish pics but best I can get atm. They're AP coilovers.


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Can you see with the headlights tinted?

Love the colour, starting to wish I'd went for grey now, was my 2nd choice when I bought mine, but it's now 1st.

You lose points for the off-center import style front number plate, nobody is fooled into thinking you've got a Mitsubishi Evo 6
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hey
Yeh i can see with them can be a bit difficult at times but i can .
I like the colour but i wanted it a shade darker grey.
haha wasn't my intention :P
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got my door cards wrapped along with my dash.
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Managed to give him a clean too.

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new wheels have also been bought just got get them on yet
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R56 brake kit has been fitted and new wheels are on !


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Hope you remembered to mention it all to your insurance company so youre covered now youve spent all that on it?
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I think I will be this renewal
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looking forward to getting this one!
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so I decided to change my grill already . the bottom bit hasn't been modded due to a change I will be doing next year.



Changed my aerial to a shark fin one too.

old top mounts and new. loving my camber now !
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Looks a lot better without the numberplates.
I was thinking of throwing mine away too
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