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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    U mad, bro?
    Eh? Not at all -- just noting like TSG that the cost advantage lay on the side of painting (typically a do-it-yourself enterprise for something like brake calipers) vs powdercoating.

    Again, your personal preference rules the day.

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    I worry for you, you've been chippy lately.

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    Tint scheduled to go on Monday. All I need now is those wiper arms and I'm set at least until spring. Woot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    I worry for you, you've been chippy lately.
    I blame distemper.

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    I thought you were going to say old age.


    3rd'd for spray cans lasting a while. Plus they're covered in brake dust 1/2 the time anyway. Not worth the extra $$$ IMO.

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    Oh that too! #getoffmylawn

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    Tintwork will be finished today, which means this car will be pretty much complete moving forward. The only other thing on my wishlist is to swap to the auto-dimming mirror w/built in garage door openers which runs about $600 new, buh.
    Also need to reattach the front lip spoiler that got caught on the car carrier when we moved.

    One of the cool things about moving back home is that my Dad is restoring a '65 Mustang, so I'll still be able to get some wrenching in before buying the DMC. Though I'm hoping not to buy a DMC project and don't plan to do a ton of work on that when I get it. Not intentionally, anyway.

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    You know all of that will get a from me.

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    Doing some reading right now and the local auto-x scene is 70 miles away. Might as well have stayed in Wisconsin.

    The only 'performance' modification I made to this car is going from a 15" to 16" wheel and a 175/65R15 to 195/55R16 tire. All of those sizes were available on the 2013 MINI Cooper, I just went from the standard base wheel to the Cooper S base wheel. I'm betting if I ordered a car in 2013 from the factory I could've gotten a Cooper with the S wheels. Will I still be able to compete in Street class?

    SCCA Rulebook excerpts:

    13. STREET CATEGORY

    Except for modifications authorized below, Street Category cars must be run
    as specified by the manufacturer with only standard equipment as defined
    by these Rules. This requirement refers not just to individual parts, but to
    combinations thereof which would have been ordered together on a specific
    car. Any other modifications or equipment will place the car in Street Touring
    , Street Prepared, Street Modified, Prepared, or Modified Categories as
    appropriate. Option package conversions may be performed between specific vehicles of
    a particular make and model, but only between configurations from within
    a particular model year.
    Such conversions must be totally complete and the
    resultant car must meet all requirements of this Section.
    Alternate parts listed in a factory parts manual are not authorized unless
    their use is specifically referenced in the factory service manual or in a service
    bulletin for the specific model.

    13.4 WHEELS
    Any type wheel may be used provided it complies with the following:
    A. It is the same width as standard and as installed it does not have an offset
    more than 7.00 mm (0.275) from a standard wheel for the car. The
    resultant change in track dimensions is allowed.
    B. Wheel (rim) diameter may be increased or decreased 1 from the standard
    part.


    They define the following:
    standard part - An item of standard or optional equipment that could have
    been ordered with the car
    , installed on the factory production line, and
    delivered through a dealer in the United States.

    I went up 1", but I just moved to another stock size available for that model year. I have a 42mm offset but I assume that's within 7mm, I can't find what the factory offset is at the moment but the change wasn't drastic.
    I suppose my issue is whether they consider the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S completely different models, and if so, do I have to prove the Cooper was able to be ordered with my wheel/tire configuration.

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    Cooper and Cooper S are separate cars as far as the SCCA is concerned. Cooper S plays in DS with fast cars. Cooper plays in HS with my FiST.

    15->16 isn't an issue. You'll want to check the width options, though. I can ping my local guy with your current wheel size (16x??)--he'll almost certainly know if that is a legal option in Street for a Cooper.
    Whoomah!

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