db at WRR West, Todd in St. Louis for the Wine Run (don’t let him fool you, he went for Trader Joe’s) and Gabe on the track at Putnam Park diggin’ the new JCW Suspension. Plus a short update from Robert in Toronto.
Nice and short for you lovers of the short shows. Don’t worry, we will make it up next week!
Todd and db taking a shot at making a news show.
Looking for gory pictures of Todd’s franken-thumb? It’s in my del.icio.us. It’s pretty nasty, so consider yourself warned.
Wingnut calls in (finally) and reports that the Euro Parcel shelf has, in fact, been crash tested and no one was hurt because of it. We also do a pretty good job answering his question about brakes. We also spend some time talking about wheel sizing.
Among the news, we covered this post at Motoringfile, where I asked what’s so hot about all-wheel drive. Besides wanting/needing it for safety in bad weather or racing in the dirt, why would you want this on a MINI? I’m seeing it as a crutch. Please convince me otherwise, I honestly don’t get it.
Check back tomorrow for Gabe on the track in his R56 and Todd in St. Louis. Plus, a short update from Robert in Toronto!
If you are an ’02 to early ’03 and you have the drilled control arms, you might want to check those out for cracks or bends. You can pick them up at your dealer or any of the fine sponsors listed on the right for a great price and they take 10 minutes with a jack, an 18mm socket and a 18mm box wrench. Definitely worth it for the piece of mind. Oh yea, while you are inspecting them, Gabe thinks it would be a good idea to check for rodents.
Looking for Gabe’s Ortega Highway joke? Woof 66 is where you will find it.
Then our top 5 mods for the ’02 – ’06 R53. I think we picked the standard mods, but if we missed something, let us know in the comments!
And, back by popular demand is the zip file of the show. Those of you that might be having problems downloading the show for whatever reason, give that one a shot and see if it works.
After out earlier Skype blow out, we ended up recording on Saturday morning instead. Todd at WRR Headquarters, db at WRR Studios West (that has a nice sound I think) and Gabe from the Indiana Toll Road in his R56.
There was some great news this week from Motoringfile, so if you didn’t get the chance to catch it all, don’t forget to go back and get caught up! Of course, the easiest way to do that is to subscribe to the RSS feed or via email. Follow that link to learn how!
Be sure to check back tomorrow when we talk about our week with the MINIs and top 5 mods for the R53, among other things.
This is what happens when Skype doesn’t work. As cool as it might sound, no I wasn’t calling from Skylab. Yes, skylab is sitting at the bottom of an ocean or something. No, I wasn’t there either. And yes, we tried iChat, it sounded like listening to AM radio through a bad cell phone connection. So really, not much better than this half show.
Anyway, just something a little different for y’all. Enjoy!
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Starting off tonights show you find out that db and Todd might or might not wear pants during the show, and that this was not the show for Motoringfile site news. And tonight’s intro done by Michael and Patricia of The Mail Buoy Podcast. Check them out if you are looking for any information on cruising.
1,000 downloads a day? No, Todd lies. We are closer to 1,200 per day, just so it’s known.
Events tonight too. If you have an event you would like us to pimp, use the contact form and get that info to us. Keep it up and we will seriously consider bringing back the Event Cast.
We finish off talking about modding your MINI. Tonight it’s our top 5 or picks for modding your 2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper. Of course we probably missed one or two, so leave your favorites below!
Before getting into news of the week from Motoringfile, we spend some time talking about accessory purchases, the MINI in general, Monroni stickers, good gas mileage and Disney World. That and the fact that SoCal has cheaper gas prices than the midwest. How did that happen?
Plus, a very cool email shout-out. No, you are going to have to listen to find out. Oh yea, and an update to the About page at Motoringfile.com. Check it quick as it will be changing by the middle of the week.