This is a review of the M12 stud conversion kit for the R53 MINI Cooper S. This is the second stud kit that I have installed. The first set was of much lessor quality and was totally worn out within six years of auto-x, track days and winter tire change-over.
These new studs appear to be far superior and slightly longer. I also like the unthreaded portion that allows lining up the nut to help prevent cross threading.
I do have one question; Do you recommend any using any lubrication on the threads of the studs?
Just purchased the Black "slat" Grill to replace the standard chrome slat grill on my R56, I installed it with the original chrome trim pieces, looks fantastic for $100. Not knowing what I was doing at first and it still only took 10 mins. to install.
I live in Sydney Australia and 8 have to say I’m very impressed.
I have ordered numerous items and the customer service and delivery speed is second to none.
Keep up the great work Outmotoring.