JCW AutoX in STU Saturday

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She should be driving a MINI!
With that last name...No Doubt
 
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then subtract my 20 pounds of weight loss and racing weight with me (224#s) is right at 3045 or so...then with the NM Wheels and RE71s I think it is around 3040 at least...every pounds counts.
Wait can you clarify this math? How much is just the car right now? Does you car have a sunroof?

My DS (sunroof delete) R56 was 2400 flat with the gas light on, trying to figure out just how much heavier the F56 is. All of the magazine test cars are sunroof equipped.
 
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Wait can you clarify this math? How much is just the car right now? Does you car have a sunroof?

My DS (sunroof delete) R56 was 2400 flat with the gas light on, trying to figure out just how much heavier the F56 is. All of the magazine test cars are sunroof equipped.
The F56 JCW is listed as slightly over 2800# (sorry, I thought I had the MINI published number). This should give you a ball park #. I should get the weight of mine (no sun roof) checked with nothing done to it.

You have done well with your R56 to get its weight down that low. Mine R56 S has weighed in at 2600#, before I add the roll bar.

EDIT... Ooops, I should have looked this up before posting above. Not sure if it helps as it is not actual weight. I’ll leave it posted as it might be of interest to people as a starting point
Here is what MINI lists
Base Cooper.... 2645#
S...................... 2785#
JCW................. 2845#
And, it is not clear whether this is with our W/O the sunroof. My guess it is with the sunroof.
 

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C&D measured 2860lb for their 2019 6mt, 2864lb for their 2015 instrumented test, and 2862lb for their 2015 lightning lap car. All have sunroofs.

They also list 2764lb for their 2013 base cooper, but again, sunroof.

My R56 was special ordered by an autocrosser, only option was LSD. No sunroof, no leather, no nav, not even automatic AC. Wonder if something was changed over the life of the chassis, as a buddy's HS base R56, almost zero option car was 2408lb, granted on a different set of scales.
 
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That 2860# weight appears to be the weight for the JCW Knights Edition they tested. That 15# from what I posted is likely the extra weight for that special black paint they used....

Or the MINI weight I listed is an average weight for what they sell in that model. Maybe? I had read that the sunroof was worth about 60#. So, subtract that from the C&D weight. Maybe that would be a good estimate of the JCW weight w/o the sunroof?

Your R56 is much like mine, which was a special order too. No sunroof and no LSD; heated seats, though. Need those heated seats up north here. But, I don’t know what was included in my car’s weight when I weighed it (floor mats, stock wheels and RFTs, crap in the boot, etc). I do know the MINI listed weight for my R56 is quite a bit more than its actual. So the same is probably true for the F56 JCW w/o the sunroof.
 
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Well I decided on 245/45/17 Bridgestone RE71Rs to replace my 225/45/17's. I'm pretty sure I can get them to fit. The 245/40/17 were actually wider and shorter which would have meant I would have to be shifting to 3rd during an AutoX for a few seconds AND I'm not sure about the extra width (section and tread) for fitment purposes. I get them tomorrow and we will see...
 
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