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Old 04-09-2013, 09:55 AM
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yes you can put them on your reg R56, but it won't be cheap.
Way - just clarifying you comment.
You mention not cheap as in the price of the calipers and rotors? or is there some retro fitting work needed?

I'm just hope that this would be a simple swap of my JCW brakes and the only money spent it on the GP brake kit (which includes the 330mm rotors and brake lines) and some installation cost. I have that NM rims too so i am glad fitment wise its ok.

Btw, i have only seen this for sale on minigenuineparts so far, do you sell the GP2 brakes?

Also I apologize if I am taking this tread off the initial intent.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:28 AM
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Way - just clarifying you comment.
You mention not cheap as in the price of the calipers and rotors? or is there some retro fitting work needed?

I'm just hope that this would be a simple swap of my JCW brakes and the only money spent it on the GP brake kit (which includes the 330mm rotors and brake lines) and some installation cost. I have that NM rims too so i am glad fitment wise its ok.

Btw, i have only seen this for sale on minigenuineparts so far, do you sell the GP2 brakes?

Also I apologize if I am taking this tread off the initial intent.
Honestly, I think the 6 pot GP brakes are more show than there is go. Sure the 330mm mass is going to dissipate heat better than stock, but they don't even have vanes or not even drilled (though I would not recommend drilled for the track). Besides, replacement rotors from the dealer is not cheap, and you can find way better options than OEM GP such as Stoptech, AP, or even Brembo with tons of more pad options than, again, OEM GP pads. You'll save more money going with another aftermarket bbk than going with these GP brakes.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:33 PM
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Way - just clarifying you comment.
You mention not cheap as in the price of the calipers and rotors? or is there some retro fitting work needed?

I'm just hope that this would be a simple swap of my JCW brakes and the only money spent it on the GP brake kit (which includes the 330mm rotors and brake lines) and some installation cost. I have that NM rims too so i am glad fitment wise its ok.

Btw, i have only seen this for sale on minigenuineparts so far, do you sell the GP2 brakes?

Also I apologize if I am taking this tread off the initial intent.
Not cheap as in the parts prices, it will all directly bolt on.

I can say this car stops great, better than ANY other factory MINI, don't know how it will be on the track.

Yes we can sell you the kit, but we've already put an order in for a kit and several of the parts are not avail in the US yet.

We do already have some EBC redstuff pads already though. They are much more affordable than the OE pads, and much less dust.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:43 AM
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Test fitted my 18x9.5 HRE C20 wheels. Super aggressive and stick out too much for my likings and will be changing the outer lips- bringing them back to 18x8...but for the sake of this thread- HRE C20 faces clear the brakes


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Old 04-15-2013, 08:25 AM
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Tires?

Airborne Ranger - nice job on picking your new rims. They fit the car nicely.
Have you considered tire options? I live in Maryland and will be swapping out the Kumho's before next winter for an all around performance tire that is better rated for wet/dry handling (without the cold weather restrictions).

Thanks (love our GP put 400 miles on it in 2 weeks)!

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Ok, back on track. Volk Racing TE37 17" x 7.5" +37 offset all around work great with stock Kumho's. No clearence issues whatsoever.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:59 AM
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WayMotorWorks do you know if a standard jcw wheel fits to be used as a full size spare? or any other alternative for a spare? we have very crapy roads and a spare tire is a must on long trips.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:42 AM
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Honestly, I think the 6 pot GP brakes are more show than there is go. Sure the 330mm mass is going to dissipate heat better than stock, but they don't even have vanes or not even drilled (though I would not recommend drilled for the track). Besides, replacement rotors from the dealer is not cheap, and you can find way better options than OEM GP such as Stoptech, AP, or even Brembo with tons of more pad options than, again, OEM GP pads. You'll save more money going with another aftermarket bbk than going with these GP brakes.
Agree and disagree with this. I've run Alcon, Stoptech and GP2 OEM brakes on R56 cars on track. The GP2 brakes do pretty well for a street car but won't hold up without better fluid. I ran yesterday hard for 6 laps with only light fade in the stock setup. They're plenty good unless you're building a race car, in which case I'd say go with an aftermarket kit. But overall the setup is fantastic and more than enough for occasional track use.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:42 AM
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WayMotorWorks do you know if a standard jcw wheel fits to be used as a full size spare? or any other alternative for a spare? we have very crapy roads and a spare tire is a must on long trips.
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NO the standard JCW wheel will not fit over the front brakes without a spacer.

Here is a better pic of the NM 17inch wheel installed on my GP
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:01 PM
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What is the offset on the factory GP wheel?
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:48 PM
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what is the offset on the factory gp wheel?
et 45
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:27 PM
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Excellent, thanks for the heads up! Much appreciated.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:57 PM
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I can't find the weight of the OEM GP 2 wheels anywhere-does anyone have the specs or has anyone had a chance to weigh one? Has anyone found a source for a replacement outside of the dealer yet? I'm curious how much they are.
Airborne Ranger, The TE 37s look great. I hadn't thought of that combination. The OEM wheels are functional, but look a little goofy to my eye-those are a great aesthetic fit (very subjective i know) in addition to being great wheels for the track. Aren't they about 15 lbs in that size? Also what exact color do you have... They didn't have it broken out by size on their site. Any recommendations on a source for Volk wheels in the US? Off topic but like the blackout too.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:48 PM
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GP1 wheel on GP2

I installed a set of GP1 wheels on my GP2. It took a 16mm spacer to clear the front brakes. I really like the way they look though.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:42 AM
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has anyone tried to fit 16" wheels on their GP? I'm considering a new, lower set-up.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:45 AM
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has anyone tried to fit 16" wheels on their GP? I'm considering a new, lower set-up.
I have a set of 16" OZ Superlegerra wheels. They don't fit over the diameter of the front brakes.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:13 PM
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16" barely fit over standard JCW brakes, I can't imagine they'd fit over the bigger GP calipers.

(I tried fitting my 16" wheels over the standard JCW calipers and scraped a corner off them.)
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:11 PM
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Ok, back on track. Volk Racing TE37 17" x 7.5" +37 offset all around work great with stock Kumho's. No clearence issues whatsoever.




I like it a lot!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:41 PM
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I have used Enkei EV5 17 X 7" with Hoosier 225 40 17 and needed 5 mm spacers for my 09 jcw and 10 mm spacers for my 13 gp. I think the offset is 47
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:53 PM
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17" NM RSe05 in grey with Yokohoma Advan Neova AD08 R 215/45/17
No spacer, OEM nuts and caps from Way Motor Works

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdavid...7636448492016/
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Anybody know if 17" enkei rpf1's fit??
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:48 PM
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17" NM RSe05 in grey with Yokohoma Advan Neova AD08 R 215/45/17
No spacer, OEM nuts and caps from Way Motor Works

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdavid...7636448492016/
Looks nice. But is that stock ride height?
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Looks nice. But is that stock ride height?
yes it looks like that is the stock height, my car is at stock height with them
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yes it looks like that is the stock height, my car is at stock height with them
Speaking of which, it would seem that most GP owners have kept the suspensions at stock height. And believe it or not, I actually e-mailed MINI and asked them what height they used when they achieved the best lap time at Nurburgring, then they referred me to MINI Motorsport, which referred me to Team Partl, the race team where the driver who achieved the best lap time belong and they told me the suspensions were set at the stock height.

I supposed it make sense. Given there's lots of elevation changes and dips in corners, it would probably be a fail if the best lap time requires scrapping the front lip. And given Nurburgring basically contains all kinds of corners you can find, I suppose the stock height is also the most balanced set up you can have, hence there's not much reason to change it I guess.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:38 PM
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New set of 17" OZ Alleggerita HLT SE/ Dunlop Star Spec Z1
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yes it looks like that is the stock height, my car is at stock height with them
Yes-I haven't changed it-thinking about lowering before next time at the track. If I do, I'll take some pictures.
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