**This is a repost from earlier this week. The post has also been updated.**
After spending a bit more than 30K miles in Bruce since I bought him about 2 years ago, it was time to do the next modification. It’s the same mod that I did to Roxy at about 27K miles and that was a full brake job, adding EBC Green Stuff brakes and replacement rotors.
Also, for something different, I went ahead and had the brakes installed. All 4 wheels were needed and I really hate doing the rears. Besides that, he was also due for an oil change and alignment as well as trip on the lift just to take a peek and make sure everything was ok.
The old brakes were OEM and I _might_ have waited about 10K miles too long to get them done. The fronts were **almost** metal to metal and one of the rotors, from what I could tell, was slightly warped. In case you are wondering, but I don’t recommend this, OEM brakes are good for about 60K miles if you really need to push it.
The alignment was also something I was way overdue in getting taking care of. Since I have no idea about the history of this MINI, it’s nice to get this work done. It’s almost like a bit of a factory reset. The only thing left is the check engine light fix and to replace the front chin spoiler, both of which will be happening, hopefully, by the end of February or early March.
With [AMVIV](http://www.amviv.com) coming up, there are still 2 more things I need to do. Replace the chin spoiler (parts are waiting for me to order at [OutMotoring](http://www.outmotoring.com) and get the CEL fixed. Jerry knows the fix, just a matter of getting it done.
Finally, a full detail to **way** overdue. Now that the weather in Arizona is finally nicer than yours, time for that will be soon. Full claybar, polish and wax, plus complete wheel cleaning that will include removing them. #becausewhitewheels