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Forum: JCW Garage 07-03-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By YSoBlue
Solid advice. Thanks!

Solid advice. Thanks!
Forum: F55/F56/F57 Stock Problems/Issues 07-03-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,898
Posted By bratling
I put my EZ-Pass (electronic roll) transceiver in...

I put my EZ-Pass (electronic roll) transceiver in the secret compartment. Works fine in there and doesn’t clutter up my windscreen. (My radar detector is the appropriate clutter for my windscreen....
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 07-01-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 6,388
Posted By cooper a
3rd Gen Brembo calipers are 4-pot. 4x40mm.

3rd Gen Brembo calipers are 4-pot. 4x40mm.
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-30-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 2,306,107
Posted By whee
Discovered that a Keg fits pretty well in the...

Discovered that a Keg fits pretty well in the back of a GP....
Forum: 1st Gear 06-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Goodwood2012
Hi and Thanks to the forum

Hi All,
Just finished replacing the barn door locks on our 2010 JCW Clubman. Thanks to the thread posted on this forum it was easy. We've had this car since Dec 2013 and this is the first time I've...
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 140,662
Posted By trouble1943
2016 MCS with every JCW option, including exhaust...

2016 MCS with every JCW option, including exhaust and tune. Love everything about it (no stone throwing please) but the designers screwed up one thing that really would have enhanced the car. ...
Forum: F55/F56/F57 Stock Problems/Issues 06-20-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By TVPostSound
Shimmy is caused by the axle. Higher miles like...

Shimmy is caused by the axle.
Higher miles like 24k miles sets a wear pattern in the inner CV joint bucket.
Lowering the car moves the joint deeper into the housing off the wear point due to camber...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-19-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By WayMotorWorks
Thanks for letting us build your MINI as it was a...

Thanks for letting us build your MINI as it was a fun project and I enjoyed the chance to drive it after.:thumbsup:
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 140,662
Posted By J Free
The way it milks me of all my hard earned cash.

The way it milks me of all my hard earned cash.
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-18-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Capt_bj
http://www.triple-c.com/Grille_Badges_and_Accessor...

http://www.triple-c.com/Grille_Badges_and_Accessories.cfm

on my 79

...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 06-12-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 6,388
Posted By Dave.O
Everywhere except Viginia...

Everywhere except Viginia ....:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: JCW Garage 06-08-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By goulasc
Thats the concept, i design them so you can print...

Thats the concept, i design them so you can print them and use them. And to those who doesnt own a printer or cant find where to print, i can help them :-))
Forum: Detailing 101 06-06-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By WayMotorWorks
I don't think you should have tipped at all. If...

I don't think you should have tipped at all. If so why don't you tip your mechanic every time you come in? Or your doctor? I don't get tips and I don't expect them. If I was a waiter then I would.
Forum: Detailing 101 06-06-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By Goldsmithy
I think that was just the owner wanting more...

I think that was just the owner wanting more money.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 06-05-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bytetronik
Pictures speak a thousand words!

Wow. One guy on the internet who misinterprets some data sheet and everyone starts flopping around like fish out of water. Has anyone bothered to simply measure their 8C8S plugs against the 8B8S OEM...
Forum: Classic Mini Talk 06-05-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Jim Jordan
I bought this particular Mini because it is...

I bought this particular Mini because it is totally original from the factory LHD made for export to The Netherlands. The odometer has 17,664 km. Something tells me that is not the original km. that...
Forum: 1st Gear 06-05-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Jim Jordan
I bought this particular Mini because it is...

I bought this particular Mini because it is totally original from the factory LHD made for export to The Netherlands. The odometer has 17,664 km. Something tells me that is not the original km. that...
Forum: 1st Gear 06-05-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Jim Jordan
Thanks Vetsvette and an older biker. I'll stick...

Thanks Vetsvette and an older biker.
I'll stick around and see what I can find.

Here is my Mini...
Forum: Suspension 06-04-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Fastlane
My guess is that it’s the tires giving you the...

My guess is that it’s the tires giving you the squirrelly feeling, not the wheels. New tires in general feel that way until they’ve broken in a bit (even performance tires)...have you driven on them...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-03-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By rtowell
Totally agree with this advice. Did the same and...

Totally agree with this advice. Did the same and ditched the runflats and the results are awesome. I can easily rotate the car with this setup.
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-31-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Dave.O
Ok I have been a member of both sites for a long...

Ok I have been a member of both sites for a long time. Yes, I was banned from NAM for a long time because of not agreeing with older Mods that were on a “power trip”. It was a lot different back in...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-30-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Mini_Vinnie
How much did you get for it? I have one sitting...

How much did you get for it? I have one sitting in my garage collecting dust
Forum: R60/R61 Stock Problems/Issues 05-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Dave.O
Quad 0000 steel wool after every wash make quick...

Quad 0000 steel wool after every wash make quick work of any build up.

Good Detailer’s do that, Auto car washes don’t .
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,880
Posted By MCS02
Hay man give me a brake I just woke up! Us old...

Hay man give me a brake I just woke up! Us old people take a minute to wake up!:lol::lol:
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-29-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 2,306,107
Posted By MrBlah
earned a trophy with it, also broke the header...

earned a trophy with it, also broke the header flex pipe and I've got a boost leak, the fuel tank evap line broke. it did get home under it's own power though.

...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-28-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Sully.
I’m a new member here - thanks to @Whine not...

I’m a new member here - thanks to @Whine not Walnuts and in full disclosure I’m also the newish owner of Motoring Alliance. In my opinion the ultimate goal of forums, social media etc is to create a...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-27-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By MCS02
I have been a member here since 2005 and a member...

I have been a member here since 2005 and a member at MA since 2009. I as a Mod on MA am not trying to send members away nor do I think your Mods and Admen are trying to send anyone away. What we are...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-27-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Goldsmithy
I have been a member of both forums for years. I...

I have been a member of both forums for years. I have the same feelings for each--they are both good. This brings to mind the movie, 'Miracle on 34th St.' where macy's Santa sent customers to...
Forum: Detailing 101 05-27-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By tallskinnymatt
First time paint correction + ceramic coating

Hey Guys,

I recently picked up a 2004 R53 Mini Cooper S with 84k miles back in February. The paint was decent, but had tons of swirls and scratches. Since then I really wanted to take a stab at...
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 05-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,250
Posted By CravenSpeed
We all just discussed it, and those washers are...

We all just discussed it, and those washers are not necessary. Thanks for bringing it up.

You could use it between the flanged nut on the shifter housing after it is seated on the bushings, but...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-24-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 2,306,107
Posted By BbyDenns
I installed a clutch pedal stop from Burger...

I installed a clutch pedal stop from Burger Tuning.

Thoughts: I Like it! I left all 3 spacers on, and it took the travel down to about 1/4" until the clutch starts engaging. It feels great and...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-24-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,453
Posted By 02fanatic
Bingo!....you took the words right out of my...

Bingo!....you took the words right out of my mouth! I see a lot of defending the new configurator, but in reality it limits the custom build tremendously, and in this day & age the sky should be the...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Goldsmithy
I think you made your first mistake when you...

I think you made your first mistake when you 'grew up'. I was born in the 40's and still haven't grown up... :) :)
Forum: JCW Garage 05-21-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By fred340
first ''mods'' on my jcw

Hey, I guess it's a little intro also :lol:
We sold our R55s two months ago and got a moonwalk grey jcw.
I work at a MINI dealer and the red roof/moon walk grey combo was killing me every time I...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Whine not Walnuts
The MINI Alliance - The Repository of anything...

The MINI Alliance - The Repository of anything MINI

Charter Members:

Motoring Alliance
North American Motoriing
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell
Hotdamn! :thumbsup: This is friggin'...

Hotdamn!

:thumbsup:

This is friggin' cool in the fact that I've rarely seen it happen --- I'm a noob here so have no idea of past "transgressions" or whatever, but have seen the same thing...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By MCS02
I have posted a thread on our side explaining how...

I have posted a thread on our side explaining how this came about. It is in a thread called The end to a long War here is the link.
...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Whine not Walnuts
IB was not involved in any of this other than...

IB was not involved in any of this other than when I asked them to remove the block as I did not have the "keys" to that area. I recognize that there is this preconception that IB tells their Forums...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-21-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By MCS02
I want to thank WnW for his work to improve our...

I want to thank WnW for his work to improve our relationship. I also want to think IB for ending the ban on MA.
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Goldsmithy
OK who did what is all well and good...but the...

OK who did what is all well and good...but the future is now upon us. I suggest that we make it onward and upward from here. BTW, great post OP
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher
No FB for me. Nobody should use FB unless they...

No FB for me. Nobody should use FB unless they are ok with the selling of your personal info to nefarious users.
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Fly'n Brick
Maybe poorly worded. There were some rancorous...

Maybe poorly worded. There were some rancorous feelings expressed by a few diehards about the new regime that were totally unnecessary. As MCS02 puts it, there is no value in revisiting what is...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By MCS02
Wait what you didn't get up to watch the royal...

Wait what you didn't get up to watch the royal wedding?:lol:

Yes we are much smaller than you guys. We are trying to get more F content. Agin we don't want to draw anyone away from here, we are...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By MCS02
I was around in those days and am a M...A guy. I...

I was around in those days and am a M...A guy. I met Whine not Walnuts at the Dragon, good guy. I am not going to rehash the past, it is gone. Fly'n Brick is right we do have a strong personality or...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-16-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 2,306,107
Posted By Mini1011
Just finished wrapping my mini. It was a lot of...

Just finished wrapping my mini. It was a lot of work but it turned out pretty good.

...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-13-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,860
Posted By cmt52663
Stray observations...

One morning I left the Dragon Pit Inn and Barbecue (http://www.dragonpittinnandbbq.com/wp/)

Front tires (@ 34 degrees) were 31 psi, and rears were 34 psi.

Four hours later at the Overlook, with...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-13-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,453
Posted By 02fanatic
Yes, it’s called “bait and switch”.....very...

Yes, it’s called “bait and switch”.....very disappointing that you have to go for the most expensive option to be able to get a few basic options that used to be added to a base configuration!

In...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-13-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,601
Posted By NBCGLX
For the non-JCW models, MINI says 89-octane...

For the non-JCW models, MINI says 89-octane minimum and 91-octane recommended. Why would you buy a car that stipulates this if you aren't prepared to then put at least 89-octane in the tank? If you...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 16,079
Posted By phantasms
My god the Mini forum is so much more civil than...

My god the Mini forum is so much more civil than the Corvette forum. :lol:
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By JABowders
LAP Motorsports MINI John Cooper Works

LAP Motorsports MINI John Cooper Works

IMSA Racing Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

MINI finishes 1st and 2nd

Misses a clean sweep due to mechanical failure

So really great racing and lots...
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