Title cribbed from a Facebook comment by our man John in Philly. And, he is correct. The pieces are coming together nicely. For those of you that can’t quite tell what is new, it would be the 17″ Sparco wheels, white, that Bruce is now rolling on. Picked these up from [Mr. Eurotechs](http://www.eurotechsaz.com) for a song (Thanks Jerry!) and I think they look fabulous. Also, for the record, this is the first time in my life that I have ever had after market wheels on a car!
The only issue I have with this new setup (that I would have had with the stock wheels once I put proper tires on them), is how high this MINI rides. Check out the photo above. Now, check out this shot of Roxy, taken in the exact same spot.
In the rear, Roxy had a little tuck. In the front, there was no noticeable gap. On Bruce, he looks like a dune buggy! That’s **inches** of gap! Now, [Todd](http://www.motoringstripes.com) or [Gabe](http://www.motoringfile.com) would suggest that I go to an 18″ wheel. Since neither of them are offering to keep me supplied with tires, I’ll stick to 17″. That just means the next exterior mod will be suspension, for sure. Details on that to follow later.
The next mods that will actually be coming before [AMVIV](http://www.amviv.com) are interior mods, courtesy our friends over at CravenSpeed. They will be the **brand new** [shift knob](http://www.cravenspeed.com/mini-and-bmw-shift-knob/) and the [XXL Flexpod](http://www.cravenspeed.com/mini-xxl-smartphone-mount-pro-series/). Expect a full review of both of those later this week over at [White Roof Radio](http://www.whiteroofradio.com). I’m pretty excited!
Also happening pre-AMVIV will be new floor mats. I know that, for reasons passing understanding, you guys and gals like your rubber mats. I get it, you live where it snows and there is salt and other stuff on the bottom of your shoes for a good part of the year. Well, here in the desert southwest, we barely get rain, let alone snow. And I prefer the comfort and the look of carpet mats. I’ll be hitting up OutMotoring for those.
So far, here is what I have done.
* Removed the stripes, roof graphics and most of the clear bra material
* Complete exterior detail (another planned for later in the month)
* Installed JCW Body kit
* Installed JCW Side Scuttles with clear markers
* Added 17″ Sparco wheels, white