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 would recommend anybody to purchase anything from his company everything I have received has been great and timely performance wise perfect
Category:MINI Lifestyle Posted:06-12-2015 09:20 AM Views: 70755
Synopsis: With a hidden hitch receiver and optional drawbar and wiring kit, you can add a bike rack, cargo platform or other attachments!
When I/Out Motoring needed to haul a bundle of stuff from our facility
in Ohio down to the Tail of the Dragon event in North Carolina, I relied
on the Mini Do More Hitch and Trailer system to get our product and
displays down in style. While impossible to get all the product and
displays down inside the MINI, this system allowed to transport more
than I ever imagined. In fact, most people were shocked at all the stuff
The base system is a simple bracket that is hidden behind the stock
bumper assembly and can only be seen if the oval plate (or fog
light/reverse light on the Gen 1 MINI's) in the center of the lower rear
bumper is removed. On the Gen 2 MINI's there rear lower grill is
modified to allow access to the hitch which allows you to hook up a
number of accessories including many off-the-shelf trailers, bike racks,
trays, etc. The vast majority of MINI drivers will use this base Hitch
plate in conjunction with an aftermarket bike rack attachment (like
Thule, Yakima, etc.) while a fair amount hook up one of the flat
extensions for autocross tires, etc.
To top it all off we also offer is a custom wiring kit that is
easily installed and allows full safety features like brake lights, etc.
on the trailer.