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*
These RS Door Pulls are a great addition to my R53. Having a bit of a learning curve because it's a new way to open the door. The straps seem a bit long as well but I'm sure it's just because I'm used to the OEM Door handle. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to add a little race inspired style to a sporty little car.
The last month I bought the EBC yellow stuff brake pads and the Dinantronics Port tuner, the shipment was very fast. Everything was excellent
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Category:MINI Accessories Posted:05-01-2015 02:51 PM Views: 2570
Synopsis: Tachometer-mounted gauge pods from Alta let you get up close and personal with your engine.
Have it your way. While that is trademarked by Burger King, it still
applies to this product. Buy one and attach to the back of you tach
using existing bolt locations or get two and go for the "Mickey Mouse"
ears. It's your choice. Of course, you could also not buy any and not
know what is going on with your MINI Coopers engine or other vitals.
Simple install requires no modification and can be removed at any time.
With a 60mm inside diameter these single gauge pods will accept a
standard gauge from Autometer or other gauge manufacturer with a 60mm
diameter. Pick what you want to satisfy your gauge needs. Alta also now
includes a silicone internal sleeve that allows a 52mm gauge to be
We have heard reports that these pods cannot be used with Autometer
brand gauges on the Gen 2 MINI as they are too deep and interfere with