When Bao picked up his new Mini he knew from the start we were going to do a lot with it. Being a close friend this allowed him some liberties…..like driving me crazy, but what are friends for. So starts Operation: Mini Mike.
The build was to be competition ready while being OEM and stealth. What follows is an adaption of the competition install log and over the following months going into finals we will be adding an iPad in dash, custom leather seats and some other accents to tie the whole interior together.
Gladen One 120.4
Gladen One 240.2
Wave Guide speaker wire
A 4 gauge quick disconnect was used to connect a power supply while at competitions. Wire was covered in flex loom to match with the OEM flex loom inside the engine compartment with ends done in color-coded heat shrink.
Positive connection was made at the front fuse box at the main power location.
Ground uses an OEM grounding point.
The wires were ran out to the wheel for easy hook up.
Quick disconnects with color-coded heat shrink were used to allow the tweeters to be easily serviced.
The tweeters were aimed to follow the angle of the windshield to minimize first reflections. The pillar was wrapped in Genuine Alcantara to blend in with the headliner.
The tweeters were molded into the pillar to give an OEM appearance. They were also covered in the same grille cloth as the door grilles to further integrate them into the interior.