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*
Really appreciate the effort to get me the tire before Wednesday. It
arrived today (10/1) at 4 pm. Thanks and keep up the good work. A well
All I can say is wow! This sway bar installed easily. The NM Engineering instructions are excellent. I could feel the difference even backing out of the garage. I started it out on setting 3 out of 4, but will be moving to the stiffest setting shortly. The Mini handled great stock, so I was a little skeptical about how much of a difference this bar would make. Boy am I glad I elected to give it a try. Completely worth the expense.
Powerflex Motor Mount/Engine Bushings for Gen 1 MINI Cooper
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:09-15-2015 01:14 PM Views: 2630
Synopsis: Don't wait until the factory mounts fail to upgrade!
The stock motor mounts do a fine job of what they do but over time they
tend to crack, wear and fall apart. It's a gradual process but one day
it will hit you that your MINI Cooper just feels worn out. One of the
firsts things to look at is the motor mounts, as they are prone to crack
and deteriorate. It's best to replace them before they tear in half
leaving your engine bucking up and down while making reverse dents in
your hood as you accelerate and wonder what's going on.
This Powerflex Motor Mount/Engine Bushing kit is a major improvement over the soft stock bushings and
will reduce a great deal of movement in the engine which will, in turn,
allow more power to go straight to the wheels instead of being wasted on
motor mount flex. It's hard to explain how much of a difference this
makes but it is well worth upgrading to a more rigid urethane motor
up to 4 motor mounts or available separately
Pff5-107- Lower Motor Mount Bushing does NOT replace the old mount-
these are nested on top of the existing black rubber bushings and
reassembled into the mount bracket:
*MINI changed the upper mount sometime in early 2005 to a hydraulic
bushing. Please confirm via visual inspection if these bushings will fit
your year and model as MINI has changed the motors mounts at least once
since the car was released.
The Powerflex Engine Bushing Kit is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and will fit the following MINI Cooper Models and Years: