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

2011 Mini Cooper (Non S) Black Grill

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:07 AM
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2011 Mini Cooper (Non S) Black Grill

Anyone know where I can find a black grill for a 2011 Mini Cooper (Non S)?
I really like the JCW one but it apparently does not fit the 2011 models.

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:10 AM
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I was going to suggest OutMotoring but I only see the JCW stuff there! Hopefully someone has some info for you.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:27 AM
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OutMotoring JCW Grill

This is what the JCW one says on OutMotoring:
"*This grill will NOT fit the Cooper (base model) 2011 and newer. Sorry."
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:52 AM
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I would contact Aaron at Outmotoring to confirm That none of the existing options fit. The '11 Cooper hood is the same as the Cooper S just without a scoop, so the grill and lower grill trim from an S *should* line up if the attachment method is similar.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:02 AM
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That would be awesome, is there anyway to confirm that?
Has anyone out there put a 2011 S grill on a non S?
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:08 AM
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If you can't find one to fit, i saw someone who just painted (plasti-dip) their center grille chrome parts black and it looked pretty nice.

Edit: Found the photo.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:20 AM
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That does look nice! It is a lease though so I need to talk to them about what I am allowed to do. I am assuming I need to turn it back in in the same shape so I am not sure if I am allowed to paint the grill.
I guess i could always buy a spare chrome one and dip that.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:25 AM
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That does look nice! It is a lease though so I need to talk to them about what I am allowed to do. I am assuming I need to turn it back in in the same shape so I am not sure if I am allowed to paint the grill.
I guess i could always buy a spare chrome one and dip that.
Well then... black vinyl wrap it!
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:31 AM
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Is there a guide somewhere on how he did that. I have never vinyl wrapped something before.

Thanks for the help!
 
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Painted mine with plastia dip and it looks good. Very easy to remove and for less than $5 dollars its great. When you turn it in they won't even notice and if they do a replacement grill is only a few bucks.
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Painted mine with plastia dip and it looks good.
Did you use the spray or did you paint it on?
 
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Originally Posted by ChadwickS View Post
That would be awesome, is there anyway to confirm that?
Has anyone out there put a 2011 S grill on a non S?
The first person to ask would be Aaron at Outmotoring if you haven't already.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:24 PM
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The first person to ask would be Aaron at Outmotoring if you haven't already.
How do I do that? I can't seem to find any contact info on the forums.

Thanks!
 
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How do I do that? I can't seem to find any contact info on the forums.

Thanks!
http://www.outmotoring.com/pages.php?pageid=6

Let us know if you figure anything out.
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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Why not just order the S grilles. They can't cost that much....
 
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Why not just order the S grilles. They can't cost that much....
It's a matter of whether or not they will fit. The cost is definitely reasonable, like you said.
 
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MINI changed the grill enough that this particular grill cannot work on the 2011 and we have not found another version that will work, unfortunately...
Best regards,
Aaron Cornaby : Head Motorer
Out Motoring
MINI Cooper Aftermarket Boutique
I guess I am going to paint the stock grill black
 
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Originally Posted by ChadwickS View Post
I guess I am going to paint the stock grill black
I'd contact a dealer and see if they know if the S version will fit or not?
 
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Bringing topic back!

Has anyone found a grill yet? What about the driving light grill, its 126 bucks from mini accesories and its black, can that work?
 
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I was actually looking at getting a black grill for my non-S. I saw this is mossmini.com. It looks like its similar to the JCW aero kit grill. They have a non-S listing for it, I just don't know anyone whos done it with success.

http://www.mossmini.com/Browse/Plate...ComponentID=46
 
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Originally Posted by Juancho View Post
I was actually looking at getting a black grill for my non-S. I saw this is mossmini.com. It looks like its similar to the JCW aero kit grill. They have a non-S listing for it, I just don't know anyone whos done it with success.

http://www.mossmini.com/Browse/Plate...ComponentID=46
This looks the same as the one Outmotoring offers. I have the one from Outmotoring, it came in a BMW box so I'm pretty sure it is a MINI part. The problem is that this one does not fit the 2011 because of the new changes.
 
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by amberback View Post
This looks the same as the one Outmotoring offers. I have the one from Outmotoring, it came in a BMW box so I'm pretty sure it is a MINI part. The problem is that this one does not fit the 2011 because of the new changes.

Ahh, ok. I didn't realize there was changes to the 2011 grill. Good thing I posted here. I just contacted moss to see what they tell me.
 
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:28 AM
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I'd imagine that since MINI is now offering the JCW package (7HN) for the Cooper and it includes the black grill that the black grill can be ordered as a replacement part and therefore should be able to be ordered straight from MINI even if it was not as a replacement. Anyone?
 
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That's good new, but yeah the one on the mossmini site will not fit 2011 models even though it doesn't say that.
 
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadwickS View Post
That's good new, but yeah the one on the mossmini site will not fit 2011 models even though it doesn't say that.
Ya, just heard back from mossmini. Bummer. Are there plans for the updated grill?

The answer to your question is no, the combination you describe will not work. BMW made more modifications in the 2011, and apparently the grille is among them.
 

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