Cooper (non S) Modifications specific to the MINI Cooper (R56).

2011 Mini Cooper (Non S) Black Grill

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Old 04-14-2013, 02:33 AM
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Has anybody been able to track down a 2011+ non-S black mesh grille?

Alternatively, anybody have any pictures of the black slat grille with BRG?

And finally, does that chrome bar in the lower grille come off? I think that thing is just begging to be removed/dipped.
 
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:11 AM
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on 2011 Minis, the S mess grille will fit a non-S but you will have to also replace the lower chrome piece that surrounds the grille. I purchase a 2011 Mini S grille from someone and put it on my 2011 Clubman non -s and then had to order the lower chrome piece that surrounds the grille from the mini dealer.

As for the chrome strip that is below the bumper. Do what I did, just tape it with black electrical tape. Old gear head trick used in 60s and 70s to black out parts or the entire grille before there was black plastic coat.
 
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:20 AM
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So if I ordered the jcw mesh grille from outmotoring, and the S blackout grille surrounds, you're saying that should work? I'm confused as to how that would fit and how such an easy solution has been overlooked for this long

And thanks for the other tip.
 
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So if I ordered the jcw mesh grille from outmotoring, and the S blackout grille surrounds, you're saying that should work? I'm confused as to how that would fit and how such an easy solution has been overlooked for this long

And thanks for the other tip.
Now, I see you mean aJWC grille vs the S grille. You are probably right , I replaced the Chrome Horizon standard grille with the black S grille. Not sure the difference between S and JCW grille
 
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:37 PM
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Grille for sale

To TH3 - I just went back on this site and reviewed who I bought the grill from , it was from a JCW Mini Clubman. So it should fit

attached is a pic of the grill in my 2011 Non S MIni Clubman
 
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That looks really good! Thanks! I think I'm gonna have to try this.
 
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We're there any problems getting it to fit on there, did you use some glue or silicone, or did it really just go right on?
 
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Perfect fit- no glue, the tabs lined up the same as with the factory grill.
 
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:10 PM
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In the pic you can see how the corners of the S lower grill trim don't match the contour of the bumper opening, causing the trim to not sit flush with the bumper. Trimming the corners as described earlier in the thread would take care of that.
 
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But it looks like it does get on there, the fit isn't perfect but if the tabs line up and it's secure and everything, I can overlook a little gap in the corners. Besides, if you order the injection molded plastic black grille surrounds from outmotoring, they'd probably be easier to trim than the chrome... and that's what I want to do.

Soda, any chance you could post a close up photo of the fit at the corners?
 
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Anyone heard of Putco 900070FG ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Putco-900070FG-Grille-Cover-Kit-3-pc-/400617461910?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d46a95896&vxp=mtr
They claim it fits 2011
 
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I currently have slat black Grill and I am also very interested in Putco 900070FG Front Grill Kit, (Pack of 3). Anyone have installed one yet?
 
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Has anyone tried to put the black slat grill of 2011+ to a pre-LCI?
 
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Has anyone tried to put the black slat grill of 2011+ to a pre-LCI?
Won't work. The non-S grilles are not interchangeable on the original ('08-10) and LCI ('11-13) cars. If they were interchangeable this discussion wouldn't have happened as the pre-LCI non-S JCW grille would work on the newer cars, but it doesn't (I tried).

That said, I haven't tried it but I'd guess there's a very good chance you could pop the black slats off the newer grille and fit them on an older one in place of the chrome slats. Or you could just vinyl wrap or plasti-derp your chrome slats. Would be much cheaper.
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:02 PM
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Mesh grill fits Fits all R55 through R59 models 2007-2013

Hi all,

Just found this one.

http://www.m7tuning.com/m7-ultimate-...ille-1126.html

there seems to be a lower one that fits all models as well.
 
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Hello everyone, i know this board has been dead for a while, but did anyone come up with a definitive solution? I have a 2011 non-S hardtop and i would love to swap the grill for the JCW version. I'm new to the forums and would appreciate any suggestions.
 
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