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Fake F57?

First . . . I'm a new guy so please excuse my ignorance.

I recently purchased a 2016 F57. It has JCW seats, steering wheel, shift ****, wheels and body kit. It's chili red with the black racing stripes. Basically everything except the brakes and badges.
Is this still a JCW F57?

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Two things: As stated innumerable times herein, "Without pictures, it didn't happen". And, have you run the VIN? That will tell you what you want to know.
 
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My understanding is you could order the Cooper S with JCW appearance packages, inside and outside. If it does not have the brakes and badges, sounds like an S with those packages.
 
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Originally Posted by njaremka View Post
My understanding is you could order the Cooper S with JCW appearance packages, inside and outside. If it does not have the brakes and badges, sounds like an S with those packages.
That sounds like what it is.
Welp, going to have to get the brakes and badges then.
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Originally Posted by Fly'n Brick View Post
Two things: As stated innumerable times herein, "Without pictures, it didn't happen". And, have you run the VIN? That will tell you what you want to know.

 
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That has the JCW packages, but no, it's not a JCW.
 
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Just Don't Do It

Originally Posted by CHiCO43 View Post
That sounds like what it is.
Welp, going to have to get the brakes and badges then.
Thanks
Do not fake badge a car as a JCW. The engine itself is different in a JCW as well as suspension, exhaust, and I believe transmission as well even. slapping badges on it would be like slapping M3 badges on a 328 with an M3 body kit.

-sincerely, someone who has an actual JCW


EDIT: also note, those are not the JCW seats. yes the cloth pattern is the same, but the seat itself is different.
 
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:51 PM
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Do not fake badge a car as a JCW. The engine itself is different in a JCW as well as suspension, exhaust, and I believe transmission as well even. slapping badges on it would be like slapping M3 badges on a 328 with an M3 body kit.

-sincerely, someone who has an actual JCW


EDIT: also note, those are not the JCW seats. yes the cloth pattern is the same, but the seat itself is different.

Good point. No badges.
But the brakes calipers do look a lot better.
I’ll be doing other modifications as well.
 
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+1 JCW appearance packages or someone added on those at the dealership. I like the JCW packages as the car looks better. You could later down the road and get the brake kit, its a huge improvement. Then get a Dinan or Burger tuner. It will be faster and then you have the brakes for stopping. One happy F57 S
 
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+1 JCW appearance packages or someone added on those at the dealership. I like the JCW packages as the car looks better. You could later down the road and get the brake kit, its a huge improvement. Then get a Dinan or Burger tuner. It will be faster and then you have the brakes for stopping. One happy F57 S
That’s the game plan.
Going to start with coil overs and brake kit over the winter.
 
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That's a fine looking MINI...except...what's that big black canvas thingie? Don't you know that topless motoring IS motoring at it's best? It's an ancient tradition.
 
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That's a fine looking MINI...except...what's that big black canvas thingie? Don't you know that topless motoring IS motoring at it's best? It's an ancient tradition.
HA I have to put the top up in the garage cause one of my three kids might want to climb in HA HA HA
 
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