Archive for August, 2006

Side Skirt Info Updated

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Now I’ve fitted the Cooper S skirts onto Phil’s ONE, I’ve updated the MINI Side Skirt Information with some hints and tips for installation: Click here for the info.

iPod Tag Display using ice>Link:Plus Kit

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I’ve today upgraded the CD player in my Cooper to the later January 2005-on specification CD player which supports the display of artist/title information from the ice>Link:Plus iPod integration kit (which I’d already fitted with the old CD player last year).

The biggest problem I had was finding the updated firmware for the module, it was hiding deep inside Dension’s USA website. So I’m providing a copy of it here: ice>Link:Plus Firmware V2.B2 for text support on BMW/MINI OEM Stereos.

MINI Side Repeater Change

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

MINI Side Repeater swap how-to

University over, R99s fitted

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Well, university finished for me just over a month ago, I finally graduated on Friday June 30th 2006 after 4 years at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. So I am now officially:

Martin Lewis B.A. (Hons), M.Eng. (Cantab) :D

As a graduation present to myself I finally got the new wheels on my MINI Cooper. I decided to go with non-runflat 17″ tyres in the end, largely because of cost and also to try and prevent the ride becoming too harsh after the upgrade from 16″ to 17″ wheels. The tyres I chose were Falken Ziex ZE512 205/45R17 which are the same size as the OEM runflat fitment, but nearly one third of the price!

Anyway, see the results for yourself - I’m really pleased as they’re a bit different to the normal large wheels fitted to MINIs, so mine now looks a bit special ;)

Leaving Cambridge for the last time R99s fitted with Falken ZE512 tyres R99s fitted with Falken ZE512 tyres