White Roof Radio – The MINI Cooper Podcast

MINI Cooper Podcasting with db, Todd, Gabe, Chad & Brian

Woofcast #45

OUR FIRST CONTEST!
Call in those detail horror stories! We are looking for the best (you know, or worst) detailing story that you have. Call them in to the voicemail line at (206) 33-WHITE. No email, no comments, call it in!

The best story wins a Zymol MINI Detailing kit from detailingconcepts.com. Runner up will receive 2 WRR Window decals. Contest ends April 1st.

We cover audio options for the MINI (or any car, really). Links mentioned:

Don’t forget, Todd and db will be at AMVIV this coming weekend! If you are going, stop by and say hello, we’d love you meet you!

Feedback? [email protected] OR leave a comment below OR (206) 33-WHITE

Todd did the hard part
(keep being nice, it was just his birthday)

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19 thoughts on “Woofcast #45

  1. Hi Guys,
    Love the show – keep up the good work!!!
    Not sure on the 2 Sunday shows idea – I liked having a show to look forward to in the middle of the week – I suppose I could just download it on Wednesday instead of Sunday (probably easier for you guys too)!!!!
    The audio quality of the last 2 podcasts seems a little short of the quality I have come to expect from whiteroofradio.
    Is it a problem with your setup or mine??
    Cheers
    Lee
    Sydney, Australia

  2. It’s not you Lee. This was all us. With Todd being sick and us having a bad connection (that Todd couldn’t hear) we ended up with 2 more shows that didn’t sound as good as they should.

    We’ll have it fixed next time for sure!

  3. Crap! I can’t tell a decent story to save my life.

    I just called in my “detailing horror story” and at the end realized how stupid it must have sounded. For some reason, it sounded funnier in my head. Go ahead, listen to it and get in a good laugh at my expense.

    Errrg.

  4. Just a real quick follow-up on the Kenwood review I wrote last year – I definitely don’t recommend it as a Plan A iPod integration. The only reason to use it (and this was why I ended up with it in my Acura) is if you already have a Kenwood head unit and want something that’s just plug-n-play. It works, but like Gabe said, the interface between lists is SLOW. I end up just unplugging it, selecting what I want, pausing it, and then plugging it back in. Not so great.

    Great show as always guys!

  5. Perfect timing for this show! I just got my ipod (60g video) all because of whiteroof and am looking for a way to use it in the MINI. My sister has the FM modulator, its just as bad as you say. I have an 03 with NAV and was going to order the interface from MINI, but sounds like you have to cut and splice things to make it work, which I am not a fan of. So, looks like I am going to Outmotoring Saturday and picking up and aux port with some other things. Maybe get a Dension later or the MINI adaptor if anyone can give me a straight answer about the install with Nav.

    Sean

  6. ### magnetic badge ###
    I really like this idea. Todd did up some really nice [squiggly road sign](http://www.flickr.com/photos/blalor/85681102/) decal for me a little while back that would make a cool badge, and, if I could have a badge for each club (and chapter) I’m a member of, I could do away with some of the stickers on my car! 🙂 Hmmm, an Apple badge, a Dragon badge, a WRR badge, a MF badge. Geez, that right there should be enough to push Todd into GP territory! 😉

    ### iPod integration ###
    I’ve got the Dension ice>Link: Plus in my ’05 and, while I like it, I’m not sure I’d do it again. The text on the head unit is nice, as is the MFSW integration, but, like the Kenwood, navigating to particular tracks, albums, artists and playlists is sloooow. A Panavise bracket, clamp-type holder, Belkin auto adapter and AUX input are pretty much all you need for first-class audio quality integration, and at about half the price of the Dension solution.

    ### “johnny” ###
    I thought Todd actually sounded more like Barry White than Johnny Cash…

  7. It was kind of weird hearing my own voice on my iPod–I was on the treadmill at the gym and nearly fell off!

    I found the DPSM while trying to build “The Most Expensive MINI Ever” and I probably won’t be adding it to my MCS–especially since I have H/K.

    Anyway, thanks for answering my question and thanks for the great show.

    vin.

  8. The grill badge for the Houston MINI club [Houston MINI Motoring Society, aka HMMS] cost us $17.50 each, not the ~$40 that was stated in the Woofcast. Add in another $25 (list price, but usually can be found cheaper) for the grill mount, and yes, it’s up around $40 for everything. Or you can make your own grill mount for

  9. Thanks for the clarification Bob! So these were the magnetic grille badges then, not the porcelin ones?

  10. Hey! This is actually the SECOND contest for WRR…

    Way back in the notes of show 5-7, there was free swag (the yet to be announced WRR decal) to the first person who correctly identified the factory specification for lug bolt torque. Unfortunately, that thread seems to have been lost… It’s a conspiracy, I tell you! I coulda been a contender! 🙂

  11. I posted a complete instalation of the Dension iceLink Plus, with pictures in February on murmini.com. This is the install to the rear CD player connection – takes about 15 mins and requires no tools! Shows Artist and Track title on head units post Jan 05.

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