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Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.

Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.

The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.

The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.

This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.

*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
John
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Retrofit Gen 2 "S" Heat Shield
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. SKU 51482183986
. WEIGHT 2.00 lbs
 
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How many hood scoops has your insanely hot turbo warped? Well, for me, it only got 2 until I replaced the plastic scoop with a Carbon Fiber scoop...but I think having this in place would have saved me from replacing AND color matching the first two scoops. This is the official 'answer' from MINI regarding the widely known "melted hood scoop problem".

It's a dead simple install and can be done with basic hand tools in a few minutes. Mounts to the back side of the hood and helps redirect heat from the turbo when the hood is shut- which in turns keeps your hood scoop from warping! This is a major issue for the Turbo model.

Please note this is only the Silver heat shield. We have heard reports that the Black panel behind the heat shield has NOT been included in at least some of the 2011 and newer MINIs.


Fits these MINI models:
Gen2 MINI:
R55: 2008-xxxx Clubman: Cooper S
R56: 2007-xxxx Hatchback: Cooper S
R57: 2009-xxxx Convertible: Cooper S
R58: 2011-xxxx Coupe: Cooper S
R59: 2011-xxxx Roadster: Cooper S
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