Aaron and his staff down at OutMotoring are awesome! Always extremely friendly and helpful with any questions I have about their products and Mini's in general. I live near by so it is nice to be able to go down and pick up everything I need and look around at what they have on the shelves. They always have what I come to get in stock and if they don't they always offer to order it for me. I have purchased almost all of my Mini parts from them and I will continue to do so! Thanks again OutMotoring!
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*
Oumotoring has been of great help and technical advise on upgrading my R53 S.
Went through a step by step approach with Aaron installing a pulley, DDM air filter, Miltek Exhaust, Koni Shocks, …..
The MINI became much more fun to drive and stayed a practical daily driver for us.
PIAA Xtreme White Plus H7 Light Bulbs combine technology, quality and
style to enhance a vehicle’s lighting system and help make night and
inclement weather driving as safe as possible. Kelvin rating of 4000K
for a cool white nearly blue color. 55watts per bulb put out 110 watts
PIAA Xtreme White Plus driving light bulbs project a brilliant cool
white light that comes very close to the color of expensive High
Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems. Xtreme White Plus headlight
bulbs feature PIAA Xtra high efficiency design that produces greater
light output than their rated power consumption (for example, a bulb
that consumes 45/65W of electricity has a light output that is similar
to most 95/120W bulbs).
Sold as a set of two bulbs
Fits any light application that uses a H7 bulb.
Please note, this bulb fits numerous
vehicles including the MINI. However, the Gen1 and Gen2 MINI models use
different light types in the
various bulb locations. Please confirm with the user manual in your MINI
to confirm what bulb type is required before ordering.
Fits these MINI models:
R50: 2002-2006 Hatchback: Cooper Hi and Low beam (2 sets required to
R52: 2004-2008 Convertible: Cooper and Cooper S Hi and Low beam (2 sets
required to replace all)
R53: 2002-2006 Hatchback: Cooper S Hi and Low beam (2 sets required to
______________________________________________________________________________________ The PIAA Extreme White Plus H7 Light Bulbsare one of the many MINI Cooper
Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models