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Forum: 1st Gear
07-12-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By Marc08EX

Here are some pictures of my second R53 - a JCW! ...

Here are some pictures of my second R53 - a JCW!
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Forum: JCW Garage
07-08-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By ECSTuning

Here are some other badges: 2 are "cooper"...

Here are some other badges:

2 are "cooper" engines. I have the sound kit on my R52

https://www.mini2.com/galleries/data/1829/DSC00073.JPG
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07-05-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,278
Posted By RB-MINI

That’s the “regular” optional spoiler which is...

That’s the “regular” optional spoiler which is less aggressive than the aero spoiler, part number 51627117730.
06-23-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Island_Moose

Pretty advanced technology for 2002

I've discovered the previous owner of my 2002 MCS selected a factory option that I was previously unaware of, specifically the Automatic Oil Replacement System or AORS.

Effectively how it works is...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 30,232
Posted By Eddie07S

How did this become a standard by which all cars...

How did this become a standard by which all cars are judged? If you want to go fast around the “Ring” just get a Toyota prototype hybrid or the like. Learn how to drive it and be the fastest around...
06-21-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,206
Posted By Minibeagle

Hi and welcome! Let me first say that there are...

Hi and welcome! Let me first say that there are no stupid questions. Nobody knows everything and we can all benefit from other people's knowledge.

Now as for your '03 R53, most people run 17 inch...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-21-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By RLM

Some information some may find interesting, You...

Some information some may find interesting, You as a consumer can order parts for your road car directly from MINI Challenge. all you have to do is ask them. I have a full spare parts list and...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By Eddie07S

I find it funny how little advertising is done by...

I find it funny how little advertising is done by some car manufactures for their cars and not just for their SUVs and trucks. Then there are other manufactures who advertise their cars like crazy. ...
06-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blue R50

This weekend's mini MINI road trips!

I saw this idea proposed in another thread and thought I would get the ball rolling. This thread is for posting pictures and videos of small day trips and weekend trips you take with your MINI. Go...
06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,709
Posted By gobble

On the car thing in general, I don't get why...

On the car thing in general, I don't get why anyone would want a big dumb truck. I think your IQ drops a substantial amount when you climb into one of those things. I guess I'm in the minority...
06-12-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,278
Posted By ECSTuning

Yep, I asked them and they were looking into it,...

Yep, I asked them and they were looking into it, But we're not confident on bringing it back. They pretty much dont want to do the older ones anymore. But those are some cool old videos. :)
06-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Interior/Exterior Retro Seats for R53
Views: 2,638
Posted By veedubpat

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded...

Cobra FIA Historic on custom brackets I've welded up. Probably won't fit nearly anyone else as they're a smidge tight on me, and I have a 15" width hip bones and a 31" waist.
...
06-03-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Interior/Exterior Retro Seats for R53
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mini invictus

I am locked into this thread. Thank you guys. The...

I am locked into this thread. Thank you guys. The mid 60's Porsche aesthetic is what I aim to hit with mine and this have given me so much inspiration and understanding. Hopefully I can add to this...
05-25-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By Fly'n Brick

That, laddie, is proper motoring. Bravo Zulu!

That, laddie, is proper motoring. Bravo Zulu!
Forum: JCW Garage
04-21-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By Johnnyfj

210HP JCW Tuning kit

Fyi, for anyone looking to buy a 200HP or 210HP JCW Tuning Kit - New, uninstalled kits are out there to be found, but it will take some searching and a little luck to find one. I bought my kit last...
04-20-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 Britishness
Views: 431
Posted By CRC

Oldboy. With regards to the Geordie accent...

Oldboy.

With regards to the Geordie accent (mainly associated with the Newcastle/North East area), I have trouble understanding what they say and I was born in England! To my wife, who is...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-19-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By Johnnyfj

Yes you can still add the tuning kits. Since the...

Yes you can still add the tuning kits. Since the complete tuning kit is NLA from MINI, the trick is finding one. I bought a kit that was up for auction on Ebay and had it shipped all the way from...
04-18-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 Britishness
Views: 431
Posted By Fly'n Brick

The beer cans were added as an afterthought...

The beer cans were added as an afterthought moments before management was to walk in and examine the designer's offering.
Golding, R (2007). MINI 50 Years
Bonnet, boot, dampers, binders to name a...
04-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By scubus

Well, that was unexpected, and quite a treat...

Well, that was unexpected, and quite a treat actually. I thoroughly enjoyed that post from start to finish. Thanks.
04-06-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,887
Posted By Eddie07S

My apologies .... I can’t find the Kosie...

My apologies ....

I can’t find the Kosie wheels I have. I bought them from a friend a few years back, who bought them from TR. They are an 8 spoke version, not the K1 5 spoke ones that TR have...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Black Forest

JCW floor mats for some lucky individual

Here’s some great JCW floor mats for some lucky individual in the Seattle area. I wanted them but unable to pick them up.....
Forum: Electrical
03-31-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By socalva

My various projects - Auto Up module, Shift Light, Atoto A6 retrofit

Just wanted to show some of the projects I've been working on for the last year - my auto up module, CAN BUS shift light, and Atoto A6 headunit retrofit into the center cluster. If there's interest,...
03-30-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,385

4032 is a great material. The perception in the...

4032 is a great material. The perception in the industry is that it is not as strong as 2618. The truth is that in equal conditions the 4032 is not as forgiving as 2618 due to its higher silicon...
03-28-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 insta image roundup
Views: 698
Posted By ECSTuning

Thanks for posting this up, I see some really...

Thanks for posting this up, I see some really different MINs overseas and Mods they do are pretty impressive.
03-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By cooper48

Hello, again. Just wanted to say thank you to...

Hello, again. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the advice. I finally removed that last bellhousing bolt (top) by purchasing a short 15mm socket and a 12" breaker bar. That was the only...
03-25-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By JAB 67

If you exceed approximately 6,750 RPM you risk...

If you exceed approximately 6,750 RPM you risk damage to the engine, hence the term 'red-line.'
03-14-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,376
Posted By JackMac

The rastering on those GP style faces is pretty...

The rastering on those GP style faces is pretty severe. The black ones I posted at the top of this thread are from a different supplier and don’t have that issue.

Recently installed them and they...
03-13-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,537
Posted By bahawton

Yes- The car was weighed after all the...

Yes- The car was weighed after all the modifications were made including the rear seat delete and seat swap.
To put it into perspective, it weighs 100lbs less than a GP but has a better sound system...
03-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,537
Posted By bahawton

I had to send them back to be cut down to make...

I had to send them back to be cut down to make them fit (doors wouldn't shut the first time) and then I had to make 8 brackets (4 for each seat) from 1/4" thick aluminum z-bar and 2 seat belt...
03-06-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,401
Posted By StuRat

I owned a GP2 and the seats are nice but these...

I owned a GP2 and the seats are nice but these are the real deal. Much more support and fit you snug. Depends on what budget you’re at as to which seat you get. Both are hard to find and these are...
02-25-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,087
Posted By ECSTuning

Thanks for posting all of this :)

Thanks for posting all of this :)
02-19-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
R50/53 - R50/53 Exhaust Question
Views: 572
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Again like I said we always get what we pay for. ...

Again like I said we always get what we pay for. If you look back through my FB page pics you'll see a few different pics of these made in china, and other cheapo exh. The fit is just so poor...
02-14-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,887
Posted By Eddie07S

The MINI Challenge cars in the UK run a gear box...

The MINI Challenge cars in the UK run a gear box like that one:
https://youtu.be/RpB5473aAUU

It would fit right in a R53...
Just a thought.
Forum: JCW Garage
02-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By ECSTuning

R50 and R52 Cooper with the JCW Sound kit, then...

R50 and R52 Cooper with the JCW Sound kit, then the JCW Tuning kit for the R50. I heard some people putting them on R52 Cooper also.

They were add on kits and at the time before the Works shop in...
01-19-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By vetsvette

When I was stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa from...

When I was stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa from 1966-68 there were quite a few country roads in that area that were fun to drive. When I could keep my old Alpha Spyder running I spent quite a bit...
01-06-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By ghinesley

******SOLD******* GP1 Recaro Front Seats.

I have a pair of GP1 seats. Only fronts since GP didn’t have a back seat. These are Recaro JCW black leather with red stitching. Local pickup Portland Ore, or shipping at buyers expense. These are...
Forum: Electrical
12-27-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Yes we have done it as a plug and play swap. ...

Yes we have done it as a plug and play swap. Many people install our aftermarket halogen kits as they look really good and come in black....
Forum: Electrical
12-26-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By RB-MINI

What about going with pre-facelift xenons? It’s...

What about going with pre-facelift xenons? It’s plug and play to go to facelift projectors from regular xenons so it might work the other way too.
12-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,338
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Going to leave this pic here of the Gold FSDs I...

Going to leave this pic here of the Gold FSDs I installed today for next time someone says the new red FSDs ride so much better or are so much more improved. I've driven MINIs with both the Gold and...
11-21-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Minibeagle

I have one of these. They are bomb proof. I had...

I have one of these. They are bomb proof. I had an off this fall at auto-x where I ended up in a chainlink fence and driving over two of the fence posts in the process. The skip plate and the WMW...
10-25-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,818
Posted By ECSTuning

Might have a solution in the future. Very close...

Might have a solution in the future. Very close to the same design, hold tight guys.

Garbino has some options also: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-garbino-parts/v-mini-2005-cooper-s/
...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By MINIAC

Only the JCW Tuning Kit for the R50 included the...

Only the JCW Tuning Kit for the R50 included the scuttles ... very few of which were sold in the US.
10-05-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By ECSTuning

https://www.bmwblog.com/2013/06/19/guide-all-bmw-f...

https://www.bmwblog.com/2013/06/19/guide-all-bmw-f-codenames/
09-16-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,922
Posted By BlwnAway

Maybe too late, but yes, simply press it in.

Maybe too late, but yes, simply press it in.
09-14-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Dannorth

I don't know how common a fault it really is, but...

I don't know how common a fault it really is, but if it fails it absolutely can and probably will give incorrect reading (if not no reading at all).

Crank, Cam and wheel speed sensors are all hall...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-19-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Congrats to you, mbraden! (you too...

Congrats to you, mbraden! (you too OldboySpeedwell)
You are both going to keep smiling every time you drive a gen 1! I think most newer ones are ok, but the gen 1 is the statement car! It delivers...
08-17-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,832
Posted By m100JCW

I can confirm these clear the JCW R53 front...

I can confirm these clear the JCW R53 front brakes and lower suspension. Will just require careful placement of the weights
...
08-15-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By AoxoMoxoA

Found this instruction for an R53 coolant flush...

Found this instruction for an R53 coolant flush and refill on a BMW forum a few years back, and kept it in my notes, as well as performing it several times.

Worked for me.

======

The...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,489
Posted By [email protected]

No, I made a device out of 2.5" silicone hose,...

No, I made a device out of 2.5" silicone hose, abs pipe cap and some pipe clamps. Similar to this (http://turboboostleaktesters.com/2.5-inch/) , shoved it onto the throttle body and pressurised the...
04-22-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,278
Posted By Alpha Motoring

I know that car since the first owner. It’s not...

I know that car since the first owner. It’s not a real a Challenge car, just a modified R53 with a plaque that the owner made and put on. No idea how along the line that story with that car came...
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