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15 F56s just out of jail from the US EPA police. Thunder grey, white roof. Every option selected, just whited the stock wheels and Pinnacle 35% UV film.

Observations: The my mini interior exceeded expecation - they are not stickers or plastic overlays. If there was one box I would not check again, it would be the damper suspension. Lastly, expected a bit more from the HK system down low and may put a sub in. Overall, what a fun, fast little car!

Anyway hadn't seen anyone whiting the Cosmos wheels (only the Cones), submitted for your approval.
 

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:cool:You've got my approval, I just love the colour combination and especially the white wheels which are the perfect touch for the white roof. Lovely:D
 

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I concur. Looks lovely. Quite a few say the hk system lacks bass but whack those settings up a bit I have treble up about 7/10 and bass 6/10. I have to say I don't lack any bass! You can feel it.
 

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Think black would look good ptet.Never been a black wheel fan till this mini but love them now.
 

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Great looking Thunder Grey, B-L! Other people have expressed reservations about the HK audio (and many others say they love it!), but I think as with any system the speakers need a certain amount of breaking in. I'd wait a couple of weeks before investing in new kit.
What's disappointed you about the adaptive dampers? I specced them on mine (picking up next Saturday) and was looking forward to being able to adjust the ride between drive modes.
 

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15 F56s just out of jail from the US EPA police. Thunder grey, white roof. Every option selected, just whited the stock wheels and Pinnacle 35% UV film.

Anyway hadn't seen anyone whiting the Cosmos wheels (only the Cones), submitted for your approval.
Bad Leroy,

Great looking car!

I'm interested in the process you did for whiting your wheels. Just had them powder coated? That's what I'm thinking about doing to my 17" cosmos. I imagine it would be much cheaper than a new set of whites.

JP
 

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Thanks guys!

A few responses: 1) The wheels are painted, not powder coat. It was recommended to me as you can control the finish, exact color match the roof (it has some pearl in the white so I learned), and if you get a few scratches they can be easily repaired. 2) the dampers are stiff! That's good for sport, but in normal and eco it does not relax as I had hoped. 3) HK stereo update: I put in a sub. A small 8 inch just fit between the floor supports after removing the HK version. Once installed, that thing completely overwhelmed the system! IMHO trunk mounted boom box would be ridiculous - I had to back way off the settings just so it would blend. Bad news, I threw an error code re-attaching the seat harness. "Passenger Restraint System Inoperable". I'll have to take it in to clear the code I guess..
 

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Bad Leroy,

Thanks for the tip on painting versus powder coating. I'll look into that!

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also, did you run the wires yourself or have an installer do it? I really want to do this but I'm not into cutting and splicing if not necessary. write up possibly?
 
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