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*
Surfboard rack is good thing, that makes surfboard safe. And the free shipment is good initiative.
Top notch company and service. Only place I could find a drain back valve for r53. $25 replacement vs $450+ for the entire oil filter housing. Best part was the service. UPS delivered my part 2 days late on a Next Day Air shipment ,which is not OutMotoring's fault, but OutMotoring went to bat for me and got me a refund. I really appreciate your customer service and other companies should follow suit. Thanks again you have earned my business from here on out.
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:05-28-2015 01:23 PM Views: 60360
Synopsis: The NM Engineering brand brings with it many years of solid experience in European tuning as well as top notch support.
The MINI Cooper S engine utilizes the turbocharger to pressurize the intake
tract to force-feed the engine air to produce power. As such, NM
Engineering has identified two weak points that impair the
efficiency of this system and has replaced them.
One of which is the NM Engineering Hi-Flow Discharge Pipe. It
replaces the factory rubber hose between the turbocharger and
intercooler (hot-side) with a new CNC mandrel bent pipe and silicone
couplers that will not expand under boost and eliminates an OEM