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Old 11-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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2012 JCW Coupe - Now What?

Just picked up a mint JCW coupe and wondering what to do first - but there's not a lot of OEM options for the JCW... so now what?

Strut bar
Boost gage
Non-OEM Airtakes?
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:01 PM
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Rear sway bar. You'll love it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:54 PM
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rear sway bar. You'll love it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:56 PM
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NM torque Arm Bushing

Forge Intercooler

Rear Sway bar

These are the biggest bang for the buck parts you can add to start with.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:50 AM
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Also the NM short shift kit is a great start as well if you have a manual shifter. It shortens throws but not the height. I have only done 3 mods to my 2013 JCW HT. Sway bar, short shifter and MINI DRLS's. I'm stopping right there. It's perfect for me.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:12 PM
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Good tips! Thanks
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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And black out the chrome!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:07 AM
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Don't do it, stay retro
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:35 PM
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Nothing retro about a R58.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:46 PM
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Hi Guys
I have a 2011 Coupe JCW am thinking of blacking top/bottom grill surrounds. Do you use plastic dip? if so is the finish good.

Having trouble getting here in the UK, Coil overs with adjustable damping and ride height, any suggestions.

Dont know why they don't seem to be available.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:19 PM
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The Helix Short Shift Kit reduces the shift more the the NM kit (although I love me some NM!) and still does not lower the shifter. am happy with all I have done (see below). Good luck and welcome!
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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I haven't modded mine at all except for the front strut bar. It's quick enough and handles well enough for me.
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