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Brenda, We have to get together for our photoshoot soon! Shoot me a message on FB and let's plan on a day....
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The difference in the ride and handling with the H&R coilovers is astonishing! Approve I wish I would've done it a long time ago.
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Keep an eye on the ride height. My springs settled over the first few weeks. I probably lost almost an inch in ride height and needed to adjust them upward after a month. 
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I had them set at exactly the same height as the lowering springs that were on there. If it settles an inch, I'd be okay with that.
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Brenda, I love the Union Jack on the roof and I have been thinking about doing that on my MINI as well but I have heard the graphic doesn't hold up well to our area's pollen and the sun fades it pretty fast. What has been your experience with that?
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Dan - 

I was informed by Mike Syfritt at Aesthetic Creations (www.aethesticreations.net) that the sunroof decal would fade over time. I was advised not to wash it with harsh soaps nor have it overexposed to the sun (not too tough in WA State). So far I haven't noticed any fading, but it's only been on the roof since September. Time will tell I guess... 

Mine is perforated, so it's not as "bright" as the solid sunroof graphic. I chose it because it allows you to see out the sunroof. The non-perforated is opaque and you cannot see through the sunroof when it's closed. However, I imagine the non-perforated would last longer. It's also said to be much easier to apply than the perforated.

Below is a pic of the non-perforated roof decal, and as you can see it's much brighter. Here's a direct link to the roof graphics only: http://www.aestheticreations.net/flagroofgraphics.htm I realize these show the decal covering the entire roof, but Mike can custom make it to fit your sunroof only is that is your wish.



....a follow up... It appears Aesthetic Creations is out of business or his website address has changed. Unhappy


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sanderskog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/11 at 9:26pm
Originally posted by Hapa Haole Hapa Haole wrote:

The difference in the ride and handling with the H&R coilovers is astonishing! Approve I wish I would've done it a long time ago.


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These ones Todd: HR-50417-2 - Coil Over Mini S 02-06 1Z24E27E4253908514
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I have the same on my car, Todd.

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One more little accessory that I added was a Union Jack license plate frame. However, I need to zoom in on just the license plate frame. Wink
P1030561b by bfromhold, on Flickr
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Brenda,
 
Awesome photo! Beautiful countryside. Beautiful MINI!
 
 
 
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