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Old 09-12-2013, 20:20   #1 (permalink)
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Honda DC5 to MINI GP

Ok so I swaped my Honda Integra type r for a mini cooper s jcw GP.

Here is some pictures of the DC5 before I returned it back to stock to part ex.









Awesome car and it's great on track too. The guy that owned the mini before me was a mate so we met up a few times before we did the big swap at brands hatch on a track day lol.



So I loaded the car up with all modifications I had collected as the car was now almost stock. Love the DC5s big boot, had a set of alloys, carbon bonnet and wing plus x2 full exhaust systems in there lol.











He got a good 2ks worth of mods with the car, half of the stuff was brand new, rbc inlet and samco hoses etc

So the deal was we got to try before we buy on track so here's some pictures.







So after taking it out on track and the brakes cooking in 5 laps I come in and checked the make of the front pads (Apec ) let down lol cheap budget tyres didn't help with the handling either. So I new money needed to be spent on these areas straight away. Plus the usual mods decat and filter etc

So after talking money and sorting out a deal I now owned a GP, build number 0496 out of 2000 built.1.6 supercharged 218bhp lsd and rear stripped from factory.


Then it was time to get my mod on

New supercharger


Just kidding that was for a mates dc5 lol.

Jcw R56 front and rear bigger brakes. All new with braided lines and 5.1dot brake fluid. Also needed spacers and longer wheel bolts to clear the GP alloys. And R56 rear hand brake cables.







Before


After


Next up was refurbished alloys with Jcw center caps and parada spec 2 tyres.





Decat and induction kit de flap mod, janspeed manifold wrapped and itg drop in cone filter.















Before


After




Painted the intercooler cover and fitted an uprated engine mount as the old one was leaking. Also fitted a front tow hook.







Carbon fiber parts and Jcw sparco heated bucketseats.













Bought these as R53 head light surrounds but turned out to be R56 so need to sell them on.









Uprated dipstick as the oem one can snap in the tube.





Fitted a new GP decal onto the carbon scoop from the GP2



Went a bit nuts with leds and fitted a full interior kit and number plate/side lights etc also fitted bulbs to the side reflectors that the GP has. The usdm model has them fitted by law so everything is in place just needs to be wired up.











Few random shots I like





Range 400miles yer right lol





GP pacific jacking blocks as the side skirts are so deep. There is actually a bit of extra aero on the underside of all GPs almost flat under there. Kinda cool.







New windscreen



Give her a full service



Tempted by this DLC coated exhaust tip



Passenger side window one click auto up mod.





1st mod for all GP owners, stainless bolt upgrade





Ok so since I've had it I've took it to a few shows I'll let the pics do the talking.

Mini in the park









Trying to keep my inlet temps down lol, my best run was my 1st @14.7 down the 1/4mile.



GP1 vs GP2



Was a very close race.


Took the car on track at trax .

















USC










Winter wheels going on







Future plans are

Carbon fiber everything
Kw coilovers
White line RARB
17% supercharger pulley
Uprated HT leads and coilpack
Front strut brace upper and lower


Then after all that possibly a Newman cam and remap.
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Old 09-12-2013, 22:45   #2 (permalink)
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you have 4 ally trolley jacks!!!! the mini looks great! graham at GRS Motorsport will sort you out with a nice shiney intercooler
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Little update, more carbon fiber fitted. Jcw dash, gearknob and handbrake handle.

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