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#1 Cheese

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:09 PM

Im sure these questions have prolly be asked many times before but, here goes....

I want to a buy a body kit for me mini, but im wondering how hard they are to fit and how expensive they are/where to get them from?
(Im thinking of a Zeemax or a Majic bodykit by the way)

Cheers Cheese!

#2 Zeemax

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:41 AM

Hello mate.

I have a zeemax body kit. Was bought from www.zeemax.com but others supply them.

Theres about 2 or 3 zeemax kits on ebay at the moment, There about half price! so £250-300 pounds.

The zeemax is one of the best fitting kits but mostly they need a little adjusting to fit perfectly. Basically it depends on how good you are or the person doing the work will be.

The majic kit is basically a cheaper verion, it looks pretty much the same but from what a friend has said about his one, he'd never buy it again. He got an extra wide version and had to cut every peice to make it fit the way he wanted.

Basically Prices are

Offical Zeemax = £560
Zeemax on ebay = £250-350
Offical Majic Kit = £300

www.zeemax.com
www.autofashion.co.uk

If i was you id try and find a RACOR kit. Looks better than any of the above.

Hope this helps mate

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#3 Majicmini

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:52 PM

Yeah don't touch autofashion junk. I have one of ther Extra Wide Majic Kits, it was a nightmare to fit, all of the wheel arches were different widths so I had to remould them. Then there's the bumpers, they actually fitted better as side skirts than bumpers. Once I finally sorted out this problem it was ready to bolt on, only to find the wheel arches didn't reach the side skirts, they were an inch too short.

Anyway after a lot of hard work and several tonnes of fibreglass later I got it looking really good, it's actually a real good fit now.

Autofashion kits have to be blended into the metal work or they look really poor.

Oh and they say it takes 8 weeks for the kits to be made, 16 weeks later I was still waiting. Also there after sales service is poo. If they actually answer the phone, they never know the answer so they say they'll phone you back, but they don't, they don't reply to e-mails after. They never did get back to me to tell me what size wheels were needed to fill the arches because they didn't know themselves.


Avoid Autofashion if I were you, I will certainly never deal with them again.

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#4 tom

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:24 PM

Can you fit the Zeemax kit without blending it in?

That would make things a whole lot easier.

#5 Zeemax

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:45 AM

yes you can, mine isnt blended as if u have a bang the kits gonna be all cracked. Make sure you put the rubber strips between the kit and shell to stop it vibrating.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:08 PM

Excellent, eeexcellent...

#7 The_Mini_Bug

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:53 PM

they look better blended tho

#8 Alex1380

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:51 PM

do you have any problems with the kits scrapiing over speed bumps?? i would hat to do all that work then grind it off on the first bump.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:20 PM

My car is lowered quite a bit, bumpers are 2 inch from the ground, some speed humps are dodgy, like those yellow and black tall narrow humps.

Its down to good judgement of the driver, if the bump is too big dont attempt it.

My kit always scrapes the humps even if i go slow but it has not cracked due to them and my kit is blended into the metal work.

Oh and the black strips arent there to stop vibration, they are there to cover the gaps from the poor fitting kit.

#10 Zeemax

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 06:17 PM

Oh and the black strips arent there to stop vibration, they are there to cover the gaps from the poor fitting kit.


Still help

#11 rob mini

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:44 PM

had no probs with autofashion thenmselves, kit fits awful though! jus about got it how i want so its time to blend and perfect...

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#12 Cheese

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 10:42 PM

Cool! Think thats one of the things ill be getting sorted over the summer :D

Anyone know if it makes insurance alot higher? or if it doesnt really make much of a difference? :D

#13 Zeemax

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:46 AM

Makes a difference a little, depends on the insure company, i had an inspector come and view my car as they didnt understand a mini could be worth so much.




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