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.
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:03-04-2016 09:52 AM Views: 1860
Synopsis: Make it a happy dance with new wipers!
Spring is around the corner, and we all know what that means. April showers bring May flowers. Is your MINI ready to weather the weather? Whether you need front wipers, simply the wiper blade inserts, rear wipers, or related mechanisms, we've got all things MINI Cooper wiper related!
The wiper insert of all PIAA wiper blades is made of silicone rubber,
which ensures greater visibility by coating the windshield with silicone
to promote continuous water beading in inclement weather. Water beads
into droplets at low speeds and are then easily removed by ordinary
wiping. At higher speeds, wind pressure pushes the water off the
windshield, often without even requiring wiper use. The silicone coating
also reduces drag and eliminates annoying and inefficient chattering
regardless of the shape of the windshield to provide greater comfort for
both driver and passenger. And the best part is that PIAA Super
Silicone Wiper Blades reapply the silicone coating every time the wipers
Bosch Excel+ wiper blades feature advanced dual rubber technology that
aids in longer lasting, quieter all-season performance. A fully enclosed
metal tension spring housed in an aerodynamic steel frame applies
direct, even pressure to the windshield. The unique design of the Bosch
Excel+ ultra performance wiper blades results in superior wiping with
less streaking and noise. An exclusive zinc dichromate primer delivers
excellent corrosion and weather resistance. Bosch's DirectConnect
one-step installation system makes installing them a snap. If you're
looking for high performance, dependable wiper blades, no matter what
the weather, Bosch Excel+ blades are the way to go!