Factory JCW Talk (2009+) Discussion of the factory-built 2nd Gen JCW MINI Cooper S, and all unique aspects of this trim.

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Old 08-03-2008, 11:13 PM
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Turbosx200 if they are darker than the fronts it is only by a percent or two. Actually they look the same. What is included with the chili pack? Looks great Cheers
 
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:51 PM
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Turbosx200 where did you pick up those stripes? I like the pattern, but don't see anything like it on aesthetic creations or cooper flags.
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:55 AM
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After spending a week in the shop for striping and clear bra install, I finally have her home. Metallic silver stripes, Eibach Pro springs, painted exhaust. I'm broke but happy...





 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:01 AM
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Your JCW looks fantastic.I have ordered the same color JCW but with white sport strips. They may have to come off and silver instead. Great job Cheers
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Gmann2369 View Post
Turbosx200 if they are darker than the fronts it is only by a percent or two. Actually they look the same. What is included with the chili pack? Looks great Cheers
In the UK, you get

auto air con, interior lights pack, storage pack, height adjust for passenger seat, bi-xenon lights, fog lights, darkened rear glass, sports suspension, basic bluetooth with usb, half leather seats, on board computer

I seen a cooper s that had darkened rear glass and its quite a bit darker than the front windows.
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:36 AM
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Motorhead looks great! Way to represent New England!! :-)

Since I believe you're the first person with aftermarket springs, could you tell us about the height you choose with the Eibach springs and any differences in handling (i.e., reduction of torque steer).

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Danyes View Post
Turbosx200 where did you pick up those stripes? I like the pattern, but don't see anything like it on aesthetic creations or cooper flags.
I got the stripes done at a sign writing shop. I took a photo of what I wanted and they fitted them. A lot cheaper than the dealership supplying and fitting them even though the dealer uses the same shop to fit all their stripes
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:51 AM
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Very nice!...Yes please, could you tell us how much harder the ride has become in the road? Thank you.
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:21 AM
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The ride is quite comfortable on decent roads although really firm. If you hit a sharp bump, the progressive nature of the springs keeps it from feeling crashy, but the loss of a full inch of travel certainly doesn't absorb the bumps as well. I love the handling but regarding comfort, you're giving up quite a bit. As a daily driver, the jury is still out and I may need to go back if my wife doesn't get used to them. I put these on pre-delivery, so all I have to compare them to is an hour of seat time in a Cooper S 3 months ago. I have no torque steer feedback yet as I just got the car and I'm only at 150 miles and in my initial break in period. I'd be happy to provide more information once I can push the car more.

Some other info though... the Eibach Pro-Kit drops the car 1.2". That leaves exactly 4.5" of clearance under the front lip. The rear camber is still in spec and the dealer didn't see the need to readjust it. Removal of the two deflectors is needed though or they hit a lot. I didn't see any real use for them anyway - they won't take any weight, so if the front lip was going hit, it will still hit. 4.5" of clearance is pretty good though with such a short overhang.

Thanks for the comments too!
 

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Gmann2369 View Post
Turbosx200 if they are darker than the fronts it is only by a percent or two. Actually they look the same. What is included with the chili pack? Looks great Cheers

I just phoned the dealership and they checked and found that the factory forgot to fit the darkened rear glass. They are now ordering the darkened glass in and are going to fit it when it arrives.

Myonly concern is that its not being done in the factory and are they going to be able to fit it as good as in the factory. Also if the seals are going to be the same.
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosx200 View Post
I just phoned the dealership and they checked and found that the factory forgot to fit the darkened rear glass. They are now ordering the darkened glass in and are going to fit it when it arrives.

Myonly concern is that its not being done in the factory and are they going to be able to fit it as good as in the factory. Also if the seals are going to be the same.
That is a valid concern but seals/adhesive will be replaced when new glass is installed. Good catch on your part, hope all goes well. Cheers
 
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:12 PM
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Put new pics in gallery-car is not clean!
 
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:44 AM
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Beeman great shots, were they taken near Sutter's mill?
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:31 PM
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Motorhead,

Did you order the gray Color Line interior trim?

Chris
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:36 PM
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Here are a few shots of my R55 JCW

I'll post some better ones once I get it washed up.

http://public.fotki.com/KingBC/2009-r55-jcw/

160 miles down, 1040 to go!

Cheers!
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:43 PM
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Motorhead's mini is exactly what i was going to order. But then ive decided to wait one more year for the refresh in hopes for a better interior and better paint choices. I wanted gunmetal paint, with silver roof much like the clubman scheme, with those same silver stripes.


Its so hard to not order a JCW after seeing motorheads car..... arrrgg...
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:50 PM
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me likes the green! NICE can't wait to get my paws around that wheel, mines in production............ need to be patient

post new pics once cleaned
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cwoolman View Post
Motorhead,

Did you order the gray Color Line interior trim?

Chris
Hi Chris. No - it's actually the standard color line. It looks lighter in the picture than it actually is.. but the standard color line matches the lighter gray seat accents and arm rests perfectly.
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by dunce11r View Post
I wanted gunmetal paint, with silver roof much like the clubman scheme
I wanted the same basic thing and was going to do a painted roof or roof wrap - then decided in the end to just stripe it. This silver metallic vinyl has the same metallic content and reflectivity as the Dark Silver and actually looks more like paint than vinyl. It would look great on the entire roof.

I'm hoping that black gauge faces will pull the interior together a little better.
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:30 PM
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Beautiful car and color combination kingbc! I like your other "wagon" too.
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:42 PM
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Motorhead looks great! Way to represent New England!! :-)
+1! Can't wait to join you as a fellow NE JCW owner in a few weeks!

 
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Motor Head View Post
Beautiful car and color combination kingbc! I like your other "wagon" too.
Heh, ya. The S6 is quite a car. Nothing like a 380 HP grocery getter. Love that beast.
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Motor Head View Post
Hi Chris. No - it's actually the standard color line. It looks lighter in the picture than it actually is.. but the standard color line matches the lighter gray seat accents and arm rests perfectly.
Awesome, thanks! That's exactly what I was wondering.

Chris
 
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:26 AM
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PICS??????
 
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:36 PM
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Here are a few shots of my R55 JCW

http://public.fotki.com/KingBC/2009-r55-jcw/

Now off to go drive it!

Cheers!
 

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