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INDEPENDENT Skateboard GRIP TAPE Insert ROLL Indy Truck
INDEPENDENT Skateboard GRIP TAPE Insert ROLL Indy Truck
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YOU PICK FINGERBOARD GRIP TAPE BIGGEST BADDEST SELECTION USA griptape sheet
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INDEPENDENT Skateboard GRIP TAPE Insert ROLL Indy Bold
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TaylorMade Ghost Tour Black Indy Putter w Super Stroke Grip 35
TaylorMade Ghost Tour Black Indy Putter w Super Stroke Grip 35
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NINCO 2011 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
NINCO 2011 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
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Professor Motor Indy Grip Silicone Racing Slicks Tires
Professor Motor Indy Grip Silicone Racing Slicks Tires
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MRRC 5006 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
MRRC 5006 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
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ARTIN 4102 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
ARTIN 4102 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
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CARRERA 7015 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
CARRERA 7015 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND
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Indy 500 Power Grip Hand Held Racing Wheel
Indy 500 Power Grip Hand Held Racing Wheel
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SCALEXTRIC M52 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M52 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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REVELL MONOGRAM M13 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW 1 32
REVELL MONOGRAM M13 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW 1 32
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NINCO 2010 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND 1 32 SLOT CAR PART
NINCO 2010 INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW COMPOUND 1 32 SLOT CAR PART
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SCALEXTRIC M11 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M11 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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SCALEXTRIC M15 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M15 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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SCALEXTRIC M56 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M56 MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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SCX M48X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCX M48X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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AUTO ART M19 MAXX TRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW
AUTO ART M19 MAXX TRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES NEW
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INDEPENDENT Skateboard GRIP TAPE Insert ROLL Indy Crest
INDEPENDENT Skateboard GRIP TAPE Insert ROLL Indy Crest
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CARRERA M32X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
CARRERA M32X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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SCALEXTRIC M21X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M21X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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CARRERA M43X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
CARRERA M43X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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SCALEXTRIC M33X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
SCALEXTRIC M33X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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CARRERA M37X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
CARRERA M37X MAXXTRAC INDY GRIP SILICONE TIRES 1 32
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MOB Independent Indy For Life Skateboard Grip Tape 9 x 33
MOB Independent Indy For Life Skateboard Grip Tape 9 x 33
$10.99
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Indy Grips IG3001 Silicone tires for Fly Viper  Panoz
Indy Grips IG3001 Silicone tires for Fly Viper Panoz
$4.99
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Metallic Black Steering Wheel Black Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
Metallic Black Steering Wheel Black Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
$99.99
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Polaris Edge Chassis Tunnel Roll Grip Kit Indy Blue 2873059 312
Polaris Edge Chassis Tunnel Roll Grip Kit Indy Blue 2873059 312
$40.99
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Indy Grips IG7009 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
Indy Grips IG7009 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
$4.99
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Chrome Steering Wheel White Grip JDM Indy Style 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
Chrome Steering Wheel White Grip JDM Indy Style 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
$99.99
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GRIPS ADVENTURES 4 NM Ninjas1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
GRIPS ADVENTURES 4 NM Ninjas1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
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GRIPS ADVENTURES 5 NM Ninjas1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
GRIPS ADVENTURES 5 NM Ninjas1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
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GRIPS ADVENTURES 3 NM+ 1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
GRIPS ADVENTURES 3 NM+ 1990 Guns Blood Gore Indy
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Chrome Indy Style Steering Wheel Dark Wood Grip 380mm 15 6 Hole Hubs
Chrome Indy Style Steering Wheel Dark Wood Grip 380mm 15 6 Hole Hubs
$133.99
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Neochrome Steering Wheel Purple Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
Neochrome Steering Wheel Purple Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
$79.99
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Indy Grips IG7013 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
Indy Grips IG7013 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
$4.99
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Indy Grips IG2009 Silicone tires for Ninco AC Cobra
Indy Grips IG2009 Silicone tires for Ninco AC Cobra
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Indy Grips IG3011 Silicone tires for Fly Viper GTSR
Indy Grips IG3011 Silicone tires for Fly Viper GTSR
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NEW OEM Polaris Grip Heater Element Indy 340 Lite Touring Supersport XCF
NEW OEM Polaris Grip Heater Element Indy 340 Lite Touring Supersport XCF
$30.09
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Polaris LOW MEDIUM HIGH HAND WARMER HEATER GRIP 2460677 INDY TOURING 340 500 600
Polaris LOW MEDIUM HIGH HAND WARMER HEATER GRIP 2460677 INDY TOURING 340 500 600
$49.00
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Indy Grips IG7010 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
Indy Grips IG7010 Silicone tires for Carrera Applications
$4.99
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Indy Grips IG1013 Silicone tires for Carrera Scalextric Applications
Indy Grips IG1013 Silicone tires for Carrera Scalextric Applications
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Indy Grips IG1014 Silicone tires for Scalextric SCX Applications
Indy Grips IG1014 Silicone tires for Scalextric SCX Applications
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Indy Grips IG1303 Silicone tires for Monogram  Carrera Applications
Indy Grips IG1303 Silicone tires for Monogram Carrera Applications
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Indy Grips IG2301 Silicone tires for Vanquish MG McLaren Lola
Indy Grips IG2301 Silicone tires for Vanquish MG McLaren Lola
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Indy Grips IG1011 Silicone tires for Scalextric GT rally and DTM cars
Indy Grips IG1011 Silicone tires for Scalextric GT rally and DTM cars
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Polaris Heated Grip Element Indy 340 Lite Sport Touring Supersport XCF Starlite
Polaris Heated Grip Element Indy 340 Lite Sport Touring Supersport XCF Starlite
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Indy Grips for FLY TRUCKS Ref 3005
Indy Grips for FLY TRUCKS Ref 3005
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INDEPENDENT Skateboards PARTS PACKAGE Bearings MoB Grip
INDEPENDENT Skateboards PARTS PACKAGE Bearings MoB Grip
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Black Chrome Steering Wheel Purple Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
Black Chrome Steering Wheel Purple Grip JDM INDY 350mm 14 6 Hole Hub
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Indy Grips IG7014 Silicone tires for Carrera Ferrari 512 BB
Indy Grips IG7014 Silicone tires for Carrera Ferrari 512 BB
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2015 TaylorMade Ghost Tour Black Indy 35 Putter w SuperStroke Grip 180
2015 TaylorMade Ghost Tour Black Indy 35 Putter w SuperStroke Grip 180
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Indy Shifter Stick Chrome with Finger Grip Shift Knob Vintage Rat Rod
Indy Shifter Stick Chrome with Finger Grip Shift Knob Vintage Rat Rod
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INDY GRIPS SILICONE RACING SLICKS
INDY GRIPS SILICONE RACING SLICKS
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Indy Grips IG1304 Silicone tires for Monogram Corvette Grand Sport
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Indy Grips IG2010 Silicone tires for Ninco  Slotit Applications
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Indy Grips IG2083 Silicone tires for MRRC Chaparral AC Cobra
Indy Grips IG2083 Silicone tires for MRRC Chaparral AC Cobra
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1999 99 POLARIS INDY SPORT HANDLE BAR HANDLEBAR HEATED GRIP
1999 99 POLARIS INDY SPORT HANDLE BAR HANDLEBAR HEATED GRIP
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Indy Grips IG6002 Silicone Tires Pro Slot Toyota GT1 Alpha Ferrari Porsche
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Indy Grips IG4500 Silicone tires for HSRR McLaren M8D
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2009 MINI John Cooper Works Driving Impression: Just Flat Fun to Drive by Mac Demere

There is fun transportation, practical transportation ... then there's transportation that's both, and it no longer feels like transportation. Every time you get behind the wheel, whether to take your kids to school, or pick up a big bag of dog food, you are excited to drive your car. This is what the MINI John Cooper Works edition is all about.

The most entertaining thing about the 2009 MINI John Cooper Works is its balance between power and handling. Its turbocharged, 208-horspower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection is in perfect harmony with its 205/45R17 Continental SportContact SSRs and sweetly tuned suspension. MINI might have added more horsepower or bigger, stickier tires but that equilibrium would be lost. Piloted with skill, the 208 horses and the narrow but sticky Contis are a perfect match.

An aside, when those gumball Contis wear out, a few birdbrain John Cooper Works model owners might install cheap all-season rubber. They'll then complain how their car's handling has gone to the dogs and the traction control has developed an overactive mother-in-law gland. The answer is the bad replacement all-season tires. When you buy a $31,800 (or any) performance car, put good tires on it. The original-equipment SportContact SSR are among the least-expensive offering in that size, though the Michelin Pilot Exalto 2 costs a bit less and are especially good in the rain. Do not get all-season tires unless you plan to drive it in the snow: All-seasons have less grip both wet and dry.

Red Brembo brakes, a superb anti-lock braking system, traction control, locking differential and electronic stability control help make up for those times when the driver overestimates available traction or, more frequently, his skill. Well driven, you'll never know the ESC or traction control is operating. Both of these computer aids are as if your guardian angel is Aryton Senna: Without admonishment, he pulls back the throttle ever so slightly or drags the brakes another second, just to keep you out of trouble.

Being front-wheel drive, the MINI loses front grip before rear traction fades. When that happens, the proper driving reaction is to lift off the gas at least a little. Some high-priced sports sedans - even some rear drivers - will continue to plow straight ahead at the point. However, either the MINI's ESC or its suspension design slightly reduces rear grip (or allows the fronts to regain traction). This helps the MINI stay on its intended path.

There's plenty of room inside the car. Front leg- and headroom are surprisingly large. The gauges and controls are a bit quirky. The personal-pan-pizza-sized speedometer, mounted in the center of the car, is useful only for scaring passengers: The driver must rely on a small digital readout under the tachometer. Cooling and heating controls are mixed with sound system buttons and few are labeled. An owner would figure it out in no time, but a test driver wound up with some hot, low-volume music.

During normal driving, the steering is somewhat quick: Some would say darty. Tire noise is very noticeable and the run-flat tires are bit harsh riding. In first gear under maximum acceleration, you'll find slightly annoying torque steer: The power makes the nose yaw almost as bad as the turbocharged cars from two decades back.

An important history lesson: John Cooper was a racecar builder. His cars won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1959 and '60. He started the rear-engine revolution in Indy cars in 1961. MINI is now an independent brand of BMW, but is built in Oxford in the United Kingdom.

The basic MINI Cooper starts at about $20,000. The John Cooper Works model is available as the Clubman (mini-station wagon) and Convertible. Among other things, John Cooper Works models receive stiffened suspension, revised ESC turning and a locking differential. During flat-out acceleration the supercharger allows a bit of overboost, increasing torque from a peak of 192 pound-feet to 207.

The great David E. Davis, then of Car and Driver, may have started the sports sedan revolution with his review of the early '70s BMW 2002: "Turn Your Hymnals to 2002" said the headline. (Don't pick nits: The 2002 was a sports sedan, and it had but two doors.) The MINI John Cooper Works model feels a lot like my '76 2002, but with double the horsepower, 50 mph higher top speed, and without the skill-honing trailing throttle oversteer. The interior is much nicer, and even roomier. David E., sorry to say, your religious music books are now long out of date. Today, we're stepping to the "John Cooper Works" march.

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