Thought you guys might like to see what I've moved onto. Here's my new project it's a 6-speed manual 2011 MINI Cooper S Hardtop named Pip
Here's what he looked like when I first got him:
Then I got the whole thing wrapped. I went matte white for the body and matte black for the roof.
Here are my sweet wheels I bought for a great deal! They're 18" OEM MINI JCW R105's in matte black wrapped in 255/45R18 Yokohama S-Drives.
I also painted some interior dash bits and put in some super awesome shag white floor mats
The car already has RGB led lighting in the door pulls, door handles, B pillars pointing up, and center overhead console. You can set them to cycle so it's like a rainbow disco in the car so that's what I do and I also added two 1' RGB LED strips to the footwells that change colors with the factory lighting.
RGB Mod Worklog:http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/electrical/237192-rgb-ambient-mood-lighting-additions-mod.html
I did my projector retrofit magic on Pip earlier in the year, check out my work here:http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/interior-exterior/230007-doing-a-perfect-projector-retrofit-on-11-r56.html
When I got my wrap, I took my taillights apart and painted them all up too:http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/interior-exterior/234519-modified-the-insides-of-my-2011-taillights.html
-Cold weather package (Heated washer jets, heated and power-fold mirrors, heated seats)
-Premium package (panoramic dual pane sunroof, auto climate control, premium Harmon/Kardon 10speaker sound system, Sirius, HD Radio)
-Carbon Punch Leather seats
-MINI Connected infotainment system
-Body in a matte white vinyl wrap.
-Roof in a matte black vinyl wrap.
-JCW R105 18" wheels w/ S-Drives.
-Custom projector Headlamps.
-Custom painted rear tailamps.
-Full LED retrofit.
-LED fog lights.
-All chrome pastidip'd.
-All windows tinted.
-Rear wiper delete.Interior
-ProSport gauges; oil pressure, boost.
-Matte white dash.
-White shag carpeting.
-Custom homelink retrofit.
-RGB LED mood lighting extension in footwells.Drivetrain
-NM Cold Air Intake
-NM Hot/Cold Boost Tubes
-NM Torque Arm Insert
-2nd Cat DeleteWheels and Tires
-Matte black JCW R105 18" wheels.
-Yokohama 255/45R18 S-Drives.
Factory the car makes 187hp at the crankshaft. I'm now putting down 238hp at the wheels.
Here's the noises he makes!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwQBrLESjec
So I estimate that I've got about $8k in mods wrapped up in Pip so he's definitely pretty expensive but I love to buy him pretty things
My todo list is still quite expensive but it's dwindling down slowly:
-NM Alpha springs to lower 1.2"
-10mm wheel spacers
-NM 22mm rear sway bar
-BSH oil catch can
-NM turbo heatshield
-Howerton Engineering HFS-4 Water/Meth system
-Stoptech big brake kit painted in white with zinc plated, drilled rotors
So yep, that's what I've been up to. I sold my 'tek to a guy in Riverside, CA for $7,400. He seemed to be going to a good home, the guy had a few other cars, all in great condition and was single with no kids. Before I sold him, I took him to get a $100 bath and full detail. They made it look pretty much brand new and I almost didn't want to sell it after that. Here's a link to the craigslist ad with some pics (notice the sweet honda in the background, lol).https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2860447777
The one big thing I miss about my Aztek? The super comfortable seat. My MINI has some fairly uncomfortable seats that hurt my bottom after a few hours.