CravenSpeed

CravenSpeed.com – We are located in hipster Portland, Oregon about 15 min. from downtown. Our team is made up of people with diverse backgrounds, all sharing a passion for customer service, quality, and cars! With almost a decade of Aftermarket Auto manufacturing experience, we know quality, performance and value.

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44 minutes ago

CravenSpeed

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I purchased this Mini Roadster from Carmax a couple months ago. Needed some changes. Driving and flood lights to go with the Rally image. And a water temperature gauge - conspicuous by its absence - to replace the superfluous “openmeter”, a gauge inspired by the UV paranoid.

You can get a standard tach housing from eBay and mount a gauge or two with the auxiliary housings. I gutted the open meter circuit and gauge from the original housing and installed the water temp gauge.

This is not “plug and play”, but anyone who knows which end of a soldering iron to hold, has a Dremel kit with bits missing, and can track down that wire from a European diagram can install this gauge.

The wiring/temp sensor instructions from Cramerspeed are pretty good. (The gray wire near the lighter socket wasn’t there on the Roadster, but I worked around that with the Rally light wiring.) They also recommended using the firewall hole of the hood latch cable for the engine sensor wires, but there were three clips on the main wiring cable cover on the fire wall next to it which provided easy routing to the dash wiring.

Parts to chuck: The short flex from the tach to openmeter. The openmeter pointer, dial face, circuit board, front glass, and front black plastic ring. Just the white frame remains.

Custom sleeve and face ring for the temp gauge: Home Depot. A gray, PVC electrical part called a 2” Box Adapter. Cut it in half for rear spacing. (You may have to sand the inside a bit - not too much, you want it tight.) Spray paint the front with your favorite gray/silver/metallic paint to match the chrome housing ring and the gauge collar. I chose Rust-oleum Metallic.

I drilled holes in the back of the openmeter housing for the adjustment nuts to fine-tune the center position of the gauge.

There is a difference in this gauge and the OBD II readout of about 5% - which is right? - close enough. You get a “zero to full scale” needle movement at ignition, so you know it’s “on-line”. The dial face looks like it belongs in the neighborhood and amber background blends in with the other gauges at night.
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I purchased this Mini Roadster from Carmax a couple months ago.   Needed some changes.   Driving and flood lights to go with the Rally image.   And a water temperature gauge - conspicuous by its absence - to replace the superfluous “openmeter”, a gauge inspired by the UV paranoid.

You can get a standard tach housing from eBay and mount a gauge or two with the auxiliary housings.   I gutted the open meter circuit and gauge from the original housing and installed the water temp gauge.   

This is not “plug and play”, but anyone who knows which end of a soldering iron to hold, has a Dremel kit with bits missing, and can track down that wire from a European diagram can install this gauge.

The wiring/temp sensor instructions from Cramerspeed are pretty good.   (The gray wire near the lighter socket wasn’t there on the Roadster, but I worked around that with the Rally light wiring.)  They also recommended using the firewall hole of the hood latch cable for the engine sensor wires, but there were three clips on the main wiring cable cover on the fire wall next to it which provided easy routing to the dash wiring.

Parts to chuck:   The short flex from the tach to openmeter.   The openmeter pointer, dial face, circuit board, front glass, and front black plastic ring.   Just the white frame remains.   

Custom sleeve and face ring for the temp gauge:   Home Depot.   A gray, PVC electrical part called a 2” Box Adapter.   Cut it in half for rear spacing.   (You may have to sand the inside a bit - not too much, you want it tight.)   Spray paint the front with your favorite gray/silver/metallic paint to match the chrome housing ring and the gauge collar.  I chose Rust-oleum Metallic.

I drilled holes in the back of the openmeter housing for the adjustment nuts to fine-tune the center position of the gauge.   

There is a difference in this gauge and the OBD II readout of about 5% - which is right? - close enough.   You get a “zero to full scale” needle movement at ignition, so you know it’s “on-line”.   The dial face looks like it belongs in the neighborhood and amber background blends in with the other gauges at night.
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20 hours ago

CravenSpeed

Liking the Lexus plate mount★★★★★
I could not be happier with the platypus plate mount. It allows me to stay legal with the front license plate without having to drill into the bumper. It is sporty, sturdy, and super easy to install. It took 5 minutes start to finish. Would highly recommend this product to anyone considering a tow hook-mounted license plate bracket.

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You got one for the ‘16 IS250?

2 days ago

CravenSpeed

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1 week ago

CravenSpeed

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I was so pleased to find this for sale in the UK at Lohen for my my Cooper S. It’s a well engineered bit of kit, the best option on the market in my opinion. It almost looks factory fitted, except a BMW MINI version wouldn’t be so over engineered - I mean that in a positive way regarding Cravenspeed. Basically if you need a phone mount for an MINI then just buy one!
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★★★★★
I was so pleased to find this for sale in the UK at Lohen for my my Cooper S. It’s a well engineered bit of kit, the best option on the market in my opinion. It almost looks factory fitted, except a BMW MINI version wouldn’t be so over engineered - I mean that in a positive way regarding Cravenspeed. Basically if you need a phone mount for an MINI then just buy one!
Matrick

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1 week ago

CravenSpeed

★★★★★
Have the full dipstick for my mini and love it. Figured I would purchase the handle when I saw it was available for my Raptor.
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Have the full dipstick for my mini and love it. Figured I would purchase the handle when I saw it was available for my Raptor.
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1 week ago

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