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Has anyone got pics of their interior with optional body coloured dash in Chilli Red? I've searched the web and forums here for pictures, with no luck! I've ordered a Cooper S in Red/White, which is due to arrive in April 05 and can't decide whether to add the optional dash in place of the alloy patina item. Some pictures would help me persuade the other half that it's a good idea!!

Any help Appreciated :)
 

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I had thought about getting the dash panels removed and painted red chilli red before it ever became an option. It really does look brilliant - go for it!

Tigger.
 

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We love the CR dash in our MCC (photo above). We were excited to be able to get that option instead of the other options, and with the chrome-lined interior, the extra flash really makes the red pop. I've taken a number of friends (non-MINI owners) for rides in the past couple of weeks since we picked her up, and the dash is the one thing everyone comments positively about... that is besides the rather spirited demo ride they get :D
 

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Holy moly, that is a sweet combo! Dark silver was at the top of my list, but I'm having a moral dilemma spending $400+ extra just for metallic paint! (Thanks a lot, BMW...) I've never had to spend extra for metallic paint on any of my other vehicles. And they were all bigger vehicles too. :D

Red, red, red....hmmm. And what's the single stripe in front and back? Is that a dealer option or aftermarket? Beautiful car!
 

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From what I've read elsewhere, no. If you look at the right side of the '05 dash, you'll see that it's one piece over the airbag and a/c vent. The '04 is two separate pieces there. I imagine there would be some issue with airbag deployment if you switched over to the '05 design.

You could always get the pieces painted though.

arodzx said:
Is it possible to add the red dash? In other words, can you buy the parts separatly and have them fitted? I have a 2004 mini and LOVE the red dash- what do you guys think?
 

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paint it

After much debating- I'm thinking I HAVE to just have the plastic pieces painted chili red. I'm assuming a paint shop can do it to match the paint? I know that they add "flex" additive into the paint for plastic parts. Has anyone done this/?
 

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I haven't had the dash painted, but I know people who have. I'm eventually adding new side skirts & getting my arches/trim painted - thinking about doing the dash at the same time. ;)

Post pics if you get it done!!
 
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