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Yesterday, 10:02 AM
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Posted By 02fanatic

Yes, great thread indeed! Not to bash Porsche,...

Yes, great thread indeed! Not to bash Porsche, but my friend had a Porsche 912 when we were working for General Motors and attending engineering school in the late 60's...I think it was a '66. It...
06-23-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,479
Posted By 02fanatic

I keep hearing the same thing about keeping up...

I keep hearing the same thing about keeping up with the times buying sport automatics....yada yada yada! Ok they can be great yes but nothing, nothing matches the feel and control of a great manual...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,978
Posted By 02fanatic

In the old days when I installed headers on my...

In the old days when I installed headers on my L78 396 Chevelle and checked the dwell on my points in the distributor I NEVER got a fault code anywhere & life was good! I just can’t handle the...
04-21-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By 02fanatic

That’s a great looking JCW.....except for the red...

That’s a great looking JCW.....except for the red roof & mirrors it’s just like mine. I like he black trim pieces & the rear deflector with deflectors as well as the front deflectors. I wouldn’t...
04-20-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By 02fanatic

Good looking All4....that's a better MINI anyway!...

Good looking All4....that's a better MINI anyway! You'll love the CMS All4. We found a 2015 CMS All4 in Light Coffee (Love the color!) and it had only 15k miles on it. We love the car and the auto...
04-18-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By 02fanatic

At least the Tach & Speedo aren’t digital...

At least the Tach & Speedo aren’t digital gauges!
04-15-2019, 12:36 PM
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Posted By 02fanatic

Took our 2015 CMS All4 “Heidi” on a road trip...

Took our 2015 CMS All4 “Heidi” on a road trip today to Gettysburg, PA for our anniversary! She has performed flawlessly....windy day here but pretty Spring day!
04-15-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,787
Posted By 02fanatic

To answer your questions, in order: 1). I...

To answer your questions, in order:

1). I have HK sound system in my ‘15 JCW, and std system in our ‘15 Countryman S All4. The std system is much better than I’d expected. The HK has a deeper &...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-15-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By 02fanatic

My 2015 JCW doesn’t have a sunroof nor DDC “by...

My 2015 JCW doesn’t have a sunroof nor DDC “by design”! You got a better car trust me! I’m not a fan of DDC...the stock sport suspension is superb! Plus, if you ever decide to install coilovers it...
04-12-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,787
Posted By 02fanatic

Love this photo! How much better can an F56 MINI...

Love this photo! How much better can an F56 MINI look? :thumbsup:
Forum: JCW Garage
04-10-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By 02fanatic

Hmmmmmm…..either someone is messing with us or...

Hmmmmmm…..either someone is messing with us or those fender flares must be magical for improving something!!! Maybe they allow much wider wheel & tire setups which would definitely be a good thing...
04-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,787
Posted By 02fanatic

It looks like you really like Pepper White huh? ...

It looks like you really like Pepper White huh? Great MINI color imo! I do prefer the black roof and mirrors on PW but the all white 2014 looks really nice too! I really like the multi-spoke...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-28-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By 02fanatic

I didn’t baby mine much, but I just drove...

I didn’t baby mine much, but I just drove sensibly. If you can keep it out of sport mode for 1200 miles, well good for you! NOT! It makes no difference... just don’t over-rev and drive overly hard...
03-22-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By 02fanatic

Ha! I asked that same question a long time ago! ...

Ha! I asked that same question a long time ago! The answer is you & I are right! If any F60's were produced as 2016 models, then the year 2016 should be split up (including both R60's and F60's). ...
03-22-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By 02fanatic

I believe it’s suppose to be there. It’s on our...

I believe it’s suppose to be there. It’s on our 2015 R60 and looking at F60’s it’s there too on the lower portion of the tailgate. They should have records on the car, especially if it’s CPO. I’d ask...
03-21-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By 02fanatic

Your All4 looks fantastic! Best wheels for the...

Your All4 looks fantastic! Best wheels for the Countryman too! I have the same 18" turbo fan wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires, 225/45/18. I really didn't care for the stock 17" wheels &...
03-20-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By 02fanatic

Just a suggestion, but I learned from experience...

Just a suggestion, but I learned from experience when I was looking for a used Countryman S All4. Watch AutoTrader, etc. about 3 years after a new model year where you will find "an absolute ton" of...
02-23-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By 02fanatic

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ or non all season if...

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ or non all season if you prefer.
Forum: JCW Garage
02-20-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,120
Posted By 02fanatic

Good luck Peter! I'll be watching how this goes.

Good luck Peter! I'll be watching how this goes.
02-09-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By 02fanatic

You’ve got some really good responses here so...

You’ve got some really good responses here so far, and I can’t really disagree with anything except for saying go with a MINI...life is short & you will definitely miss out going with the blah blah...
02-07-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,862
Posted By 02fanatic

This is one of my biggest fears as I have two...

This is one of my biggest fears as I have two 2015 MINIs, an F56 JCW & an R60 Countryman S All4. The JCW is in the garage on a battery tender all the time. The CMS sits outside so I worry about its...
01-22-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By 02fanatic

Sport mode will work either way when selected. ...

Sport mode will work either way when selected. Just in auto or when you want to shift with the paddles. You can feel it in the steering!
Forum: JCW Garage
01-22-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By 02fanatic

You said “opinions are like *******s, everybody...

You said “opinions are like *******s, everybody has one!” Now you say “there’s nothing unique about MINIs”!

So, most if not all all the data compiled by Tire Rack is based on customer opinions! I...
12-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By 02fanatic

If you look back through this section on the R60...

If you look back through this section on the R60 you will find a lot of discussions comparing the R60 with the F60....some have owned both!

One owner of both sticks in my memory: the R60 is a...
12-21-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By 02fanatic

Yet if you didn’t have a sunroof and added one...

Yet if you didn’t have a sunroof and added one wanna bet it wouldn’t cost at least $1250 extra as an option? Guess where the extra profit goes? I’m not a fan of the package deals with the new...
Forum: News
11-18-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 48,450
Posted By 02fanatic

I will miss seeing the MINIs race as well! I’m...

I will miss seeing the MINIs race as well! I’m sure Matt Pombo will catch a fast ride somewhere else!....he sure could get every ounce of speed out of that #73 JCW. Long live the JCW!!!!👍
10-29-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By 02fanatic

Thanks Grumpy! I actually bought the Schwaben...

Thanks Grumpy! I actually bought the Schwaben tool also for BMW/MINI. I bought it for resetting the oil service interval on my F56 JCW....that’s great if it will also work for registering a new...
10-16-2018, 05:27 AM
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Posted By 02fanatic

That’s very cool!👍. New cars suffer from a total...

That’s very cool!👍. New cars suffer from a total lack of instruments that tell the driver how things are under the hood. The dipstick needs to go back inside the engine compartment too! One reason I...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,289
Posted By 02fanatic

Congrats Peter! I think I actually like those...

Congrats Peter! I think I actually like those wheels! Way to go! I can now see the danger in living close to a MINI dealer! LOL!

John
08-27-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By 02fanatic

I think I'd try a glass polish first. Or...

I think I'd try a glass polish first. Or plexiglass if it's not glass. Anyway, if it makes it worse, no harm done if you replace it anyway. I couldn't stand to look at that every time I got in the...
08-22-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By 02fanatic

Nicely done MrGrumpy!

Nicely done MrGrumpy!
07-25-2018, 06:39 AM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By 02fanatic

If you connect with a car whether it be the...

If you connect with a car whether it be the color, the options, the mileage, or whatever, it makes it hard to turn your back on buying it just because of some repairs or even prior body damage....if...
07-24-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By 02fanatic

Lots of good cars out there that can be...

Lots of good cars out there that can be overlooked because of potential buyer "jitters"....if you like the car, ask questions, get the history, find a reputable mechanic and get a professional...
07-21-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By 02fanatic

I think $2,000 for a battery & alternator is...

I think $2,000 for a battery & alternator is insanely expensive! I would run from that dealer and try another MINI dealer even if farther away to get a second opinion.

As as far as whether bad...
07-07-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By 02fanatic

The blocks are all installed! Easy job, but they...

The blocks are all installed! Easy job, but they should have been there from the factory! Now, it will be easy to change a tire on the road if I get a flat! Also important, there are 4 solid lift...
06-29-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By 02fanatic

Thanks for the help! I ordered the set of lift...

Thanks for the help! I ordered the set of lift blocks and the jack adapter from ECS Tuning....they are on the way!


But, with a modified twin hockey puck setup I was able to safely jack up all 4...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,707
Posted By 02fanatic

The NM wheels are lighter and they offer a...

The NM wheels are lighter and they offer a different look that some prefer. Also they are wider at 7.5” & 8” I believe so fitting wider tires are easier to fit. As you will learn though wider width...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-23-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,707
Posted By 02fanatic

I agree with what Dan said....I have the Pirelli...

I agree with what Dan said....I have the Pirelli P7 summer tires so the Hankooks may be worse ride quality wise....the P7s aren’t that rough but they do lose grip under spirited driving conditions. ...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,707
Posted By 02fanatic

You might try running a bit less tire pressure...

You might try running a bit less tire pressure too! I have a JCW 3Dr Hatch with 18” wheels & runflats and I love the ride....to each their own. I agree with the NM Eng wheels as being a great...
06-02-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By 02fanatic

I think you’ll be fine....remember the longer...

I think you’ll be fine....remember the longer wheelbase on the F55 will ride smoother as well regardless of suspension setup.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-28-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By 02fanatic

Welcome Sterling!

Welcome Sterling!
05-24-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,560
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...
05-13-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,560
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...
05-04-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By 02fanatic

You might think of making it all wheel drive to...

You might think of making it all wheel drive to harness all the power you might end up with! More power is not always a good thing if the chassis & drivetrain can’t handle it! Just sayin....sounds...
05-02-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,379
Posted By 02fanatic

It’s not often that you can say the early cars...

It’s not often that you can say the early cars are better in a generation of auto makes, except for now! Early F56 MINI’s definitely have some desirable features that the later cars are totally...
04-20-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By 02fanatic

I cannot see the logic in eliminating this side...

I cannot see the logic in eliminating this side visor. I LOVE mine! You know, the MINI is not built like many cars and it's not feasible to swing the front visor over to the side for protection...
04-19-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,358
Posted By 02fanatic

I agree with USA-RET, vetsvette & others! I am so...

I agree with USA-RET, vetsvette & others! I am so glad I have a 2015 JCW 6MT without all the bells & whistles! Usually, as a car model ages it gets better!...not so sure now! MINI is screwing up a...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-16-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 147,915
Posted By 02fanatic

Well, based on that photo if your car is lowered...

Well, based on that photo if your car is lowered as extremely as that one, my guess is the et 53 is a safer bet from rubbing the fenders! But the 7.5” width might put et 53 too close to the struts. ...
Forum: News
04-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 48,450
Posted By 02fanatic

How did you find it on YouTube? I may watch it...

How did you find it on YouTube? I may watch it too! Yeah, Sebring has always been tough on cars & drivers. My only visit to see the 12 hours was in 1966....believe me those were the days! Cobras...
02-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By 02fanatic

They absolutely have to tell you about any...

They absolutely have to tell you about any damage. The fact that they tried to cover it up does not look very honest. I would demand an answer and have it fixed properly or even reject the...
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