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06-14-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Well I own a shop that only works on MINIs and I...

Well I own a shop that only works on MINIs and I can tell you from first hand experience that replacing just one coil has bitten me in the butt before. Because we see these coils fail all the time,...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome. If you haven't paid for the car in...

Welcome.
If you haven't paid for the car in full I'd have it inspected by a MINI mechanic as with 93k miles it likely has some things needing attention you want to find out before you own it and...
06-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By WayMotorWorks

No need to I've personally installed over 100 of...

No need to I've personally installed over 100 of these and never added anything to the ends. Even had them on my personal car and employee cars no issue.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-26-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I have to say I like the Forge as I've installed...

I have to say I like the Forge as I've installed several already and they fit so perfect which we find to be VERY important on the Gen 3 cars due to how the radiator sits with the intercooler so you...
05-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By WayMotorWorks

As an actual repair shop I have submitted and...

As an actual repair shop I have submitted and done many extended warranty claims.

I can say avoid Endurance they didn't want to pay anything and had limits like would only pay $1500 toward a $7000...
05-23-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,715
Posted By WayMotorWorks

You could just post a pic and we'll tell you all...

You could just post a pic and we'll tell you all about it.

Here is what a JCW pulley looks like...
05-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Sold hundreds of the Forge and never seen such an...

Sold hundreds of the Forge and never seen such an issue. If it is a defect Forge will stand behind it and replace it for you. I'd just take some pics and send them to the dealer you bought it from...
05-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By WayMotorWorks

If you have a stage 3 tune setup I would...

If you have a stage 3 tune setup I would recommend the OS Giken as it will be strong enough to handle any power you throw at it....
04-25-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By WayMotorWorks

check out our WMW 25mm bar as it is $100 cheaper,...

check out our WMW 25mm bar as it is $100 cheaper, but will work just as well if not better.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/wmw-25mm-rear-sway-bar-f55-f56-f57.html
Forum: 1st Gear
04-23-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Congrats and Welcome. We'll be in NC next week...

Congrats and Welcome. We'll be in NC next week for MINIs on the Dragon if you get to come.
04-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By WayMotorWorks

They will both give you power gains. The catted...

They will both give you power gains. The catted will tone down the sound a little though as I run the Akrapovic on my Clubman so I don't get drone on the highway. It is a perfect fit and has a...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-14-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome, love those Z3 Coupes too :thumbsup:

Welcome, love those Z3 Coupes too :thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension
04-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By WayMotorWorks

You don't need to realign it as the subframe...

You don't need to realign it as the subframe lines itself back up on the pins coming off the body will line it up.
04-10-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I was more thinking of damage to the belt grooves...

I was more thinking of damage to the belt grooves so it doesn't damage a new belt.
04-09-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Wow that is pretty epic. Check to make sure...

Wow that is pretty epic.

Check to make sure there is no damage to the crank pulley.

we keep them all in stock
https://www.waymotorworks.com/idler-pulley-r52-r53-cooper-s.html
04-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I'm NOT posting misinformation as I personally...

I'm NOT posting misinformation as I personally have tried to use aftermarket pipes, hell I even have one sitting on my desk that won't fit. And it does look identical to the OEM one, but it's off...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome it's a great looking R58:)

Welcome it's a great looking R58:)
04-01-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By WayMotorWorks

If you are looking for power a tune will be the...

If you are looking for power a tune will be the best bang for the buck
https://www.waymotorworks.com/manic-ecu-tune-r55-r56-r57-r58-r59-cooper-s.html

If you want handling a rear sway bar would be...
04-01-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Yes this is pretty normal repair and the new...

Yes this is pretty normal repair and the new thermostat has both sensors in it.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/thermostat-r55-r56-r57.html

I would also do the pipe while you have it apart...
04-01-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By WayMotorWorks

on the cold side of the intercooler you only need...

on the cold side of the intercooler you only need the noise maker delete as that is what will make the difference.
It removes the 1inch pipe and diaphram that connects to the firewall....
Forum: 1st Gear
03-28-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome that's a great low mileage find.

Welcome that's a great low mileage find.
03-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By WayMotorWorks

You can use the stock end links fine. But if...

You can use the stock end links fine.

But if you want to corner weight the car, or make the sway bars neutral after lowering you will need adjustable links. These are what we use as they have...
Forum: Suspension
03-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By WayMotorWorks

For that I would recommend the KON FSDs for sure...

For that I would recommend the KON FSDs for sure as they will ride so much better, but still give you performance when you throw it around....
03-24-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We see the timing off cause all kinds of issues...

We see the timing off cause all kinds of issues so it's not uncommon to find.
I just install the timing kit and reset the timing if I feel the timing may be an issue....
Forum: 1st Gear
03-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome, there is a ton of info on here good and...

Welcome, there is a ton of info on here good and bad so do your research.
When you find the right car get it inspected so you know what you are getting into.
03-19-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I would of course complete your maint like carbon...

I would of course complete your maint like carbon clean, plugs,
fuel filter
https://www.waymotorworks.com/fuel-filter-oem-r55-r56-r57-r58-r59.html

then the first mod would be a Forge intercooler...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-19-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome looks like a pretty clean car.:thumbsup:

Welcome looks like a pretty clean car.:thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension
03-18-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By WayMotorWorks

With the price point of the Megans if you needed...

With the price point of the Megans if you needed them rebuilt you could just buy a new set cheaper than what rebuilding would cost.
But I have been selling them for 14yrs and I haven't had to...
Forum: Suspension
03-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By WayMotorWorks

The only special tool you need is a spring...

The only special tool you need is a spring compressor. But you can actually rent it for free from Autozone or Advance so you don't have to buy it.
03-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Nothing cryptic about it. I don't post HP...

Nothing cryptic about it.
I don't post HP numbers as there is no way to say what each persons car will gain as it will be dependent on so many things like fuel, compression, turbo condition, mods...
03-14-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We've tried them and have found that a real ECU...

We've tried them and have found that a real ECU tune by far out performs and is more cost effective than any of the piggy back modules like the racechip....
03-04-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By WayMotorWorks

If you are just swapping out the trans no...

If you are just swapping out the trans no reprogramming necessary. You just need to reset the adaptations for the trans and engine before you start it.
03-04-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We've installed and driven all of them so it does...

We've installed and driven all of them so it does kind of depend on what you are using the car for on what I would recommend.

I can say we have had several customers with the Bilstein not happy...
Forum: Suspension
03-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By WayMotorWorks

R53s go through the stock bushings every 40k ...

R53s go through the stock bushings every 40k
https://www.waymotorworks.com/powerflex-front-control-arm-polyurethane-bushing-kit.html
R56s seem to last longer and are harder to tell, but usually you...
03-03-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We've seen this happen when the clutch fork...

We've seen this happen when the clutch fork breaks. So sounds like you will be pulling the trans to fix it. Make sure you do the entire kit with the fork....
Forum: Suspension
02-28-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By WayMotorWorks

They come assembled, but you have to adjust them...

They come assembled, but you have to adjust them where you want them to sit.
02-28-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By WayMotorWorks

MINIs on the Dragon 2019

Way Motor Works (http://www.waymotorworks.com) will again for the 15th year be attending MINIs on the Dragon May 1-5th 2019 in Fontana NC.

As usually we will have our full staff there to do...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-27-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome from Atlanta, Hope we can help you keep...

Welcome from Atlanta, Hope we can help you keep it going.:)
Forum: Suspension
02-26-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I'd love to sell you some plates and or bar with...

I'd love to sell you some plates and or bar with plates but in all honesty it isn't necessary on the Gen 2 car like it is on the Gen 1 car. So I'd just save your money and stick with what you have.
Forum: JCW Garage
02-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We have a great kit which is ALL original MINI...

We have a great kit which is ALL original MINI parts and it's the latest updated parts, not cheap aftermarket stuff. We also don't have any "fluff" parts that you don't need that just raise the...
02-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By WayMotorWorks

The car will run fine and not have a check engine...

The car will run fine and not have a check engine light if the precat is gone as it doesn't effect the oxygen sensors.
Forum: 1st Gear
02-22-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By WayMotorWorks

I've seen enough of them to know it doesn't look...

I've seen enough of them to know it doesn't look right, but if the camber is off that would effect the turn in like that.

That isn't our pulley as ours has a WMW on it. But more than likely it's...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-21-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Welcome hope you enjoy. I would advise...

Welcome hope you enjoy.

I would advise checking out the front suspension as those are the Hsport camber plates and those bolts are usually more toward the center to add neg camber. But yours are...
Forum: Suspension
02-21-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We would not recommend the Raceland due to the...

We would not recommend the Raceland due to the failures and poor ride quality.

The Megans are pretty good for the buck, but are still a firm ride....
02-20-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,347
Posted By WayMotorWorks

We are happy to help with mods as that is our...

We are happy to help with mods as that is our favorite part of being a MINI only shop. We actually install and do mods in our shop so we can also share advise and comparison on various parts from...
02-19-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
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...
02-18-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Great that is a good savings for you, and if you...

Great that is a good savings for you, and if you do swap you won't need a puller as that one comes apart.
02-18-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By WayMotorWorks

For what you want I would say go with a 17% as...

For what you want I would say go with a 17% as that is more ideal for what you want. The 19% is good for a real short run if you were like AutoX only. It gets low end, but runs out of quick and...
02-14-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Not true unless you do something wrong or maybe...

Not true unless you do something wrong or maybe had it upside down before you tightened it down. The Cravenspeed puller works great as that is what we use in our shop and what I have used to do...
02-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By WayMotorWorks

Don't put another plastic OEM coolant tank on...

Don't put another plastic OEM coolant tank on they just fail again. Go aluminum
https://www.waymotorworks.com/polished-aluminum-coolant-tank-r53.html

Don't waste money on a tensioner stop, they...
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