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06-11-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,685
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Posted By Eddie07S

The definitive answer is yes and no.... Sorry,...

The definitive answer is yes and no....
Sorry, couldn’t resist. :grin:

In my Gen II MINI, I ordered it with the DSC/DTC option partly because I thought the eDLC (eLSD) was a good idea and I...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,973
Posted By Eddie07S

Is it something like this that you experienced? ...

Is it something like this that you experienced?

https://youtu.be/tiKEgDW6FFc

Start at 5:30 into it and it goes on from there as an excellent show of cars with oversteer.

BTW - some other...
06-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 30,842
Posted By Eddie07S

Charlie: Here is a post by someone who put in a...

Charlie:
Here is a post by someone who put in a WavTrac:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/jcw-garage/339252-why-does-my-jcw-handle-worse-than-my-justa.html#post4472806

Clearly he...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-05-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,973
Posted By Eddie07S

When I looked at modifying my 2012 R56 after my...

When I looked at modifying my 2012 R56 after my 2007 S didn’t fare too well with “conventional wisdom” for handling mods, I looked hard at the 4 suspension setups that MINI offered. These being the...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-04-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,973
Posted By Eddie07S

What tire pressures did you go to with DWS tires?...

What tire pressures did you go to with DWS tires? The earlier version were sensitive to the pressure they were at and needed a few extra psi to work/handle well. I don’t know anything about this...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-04-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,306
Posted By Eddie07S

Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a GP that...

Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a GP that is 400 lbs lighter than the JCW. It just seems that with all of the certifications required for a car in the states, it would be hard to remove a...
06-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 92,292
Posted By Eddie07S

How did you set up the strings so they were...

How did you set up the strings so they were parallel to the car?

The connection between camber and toe-in is a function of the location of the steering rack. If it is behind the center of the...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-01-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

Albert has started to give carnival rides now....

Albert has started to give carnival rides now. Maybe I should be charging a ride fee, but I would feel guilty as I am having so much fun with another excuse to drive him for a reason other than going...
Forum: D-Stock
06-01-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Eddie07S

Charlie, You make me chuckle. True, if I do the...

Charlie,
You make me chuckle. True, if I do the coilovers, there is no point in not doing camber plates. If the coilovers are going to stick me into STU, then I might as well do the whole thing just...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-31-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,973
Posted By Eddie07S

This is an interesting discussion. I have almost...

This is an interesting discussion. I have almost 1000 miles on my 2019 JCW. It is pure stock, right down to the RFTs (Hankook 205/45 -17) and I can’t say that I have had any of these handling or...
05-30-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 30,842
Posted By Eddie07S

That I don't know. I know that was a discussion...

That I don't know. I know that was a discussion about the JCW Sports Suspension option for the R56 (the “red” spring suspension) and it was concluded they were port installed. (I hope I remember...
05-26-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 92,292
Posted By Eddie07S

That is interesting about that left hand turn....

That is interesting about that left hand turn. There are many turns like that on many tracks. T6 at WGI is off camber at the track edge at the turn-in. A lot of people don’t know this, but that turn...
05-25-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

[/size] I remarked that T2 at LRP was a bit...

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I remarked that T2 at LRP was a bit of a sacrifice and a compromise. This was in respect to suspension setup, but has to do with how to drive through that turn as well as the rest of the...
05-22-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

I was at Lime Rock Park (LRP) last Friday for a...

I was at Lime Rock Park (LRP) last Friday for a track day and met up with some friends. We had a chance to do some lead-follow and one friend posted this video on YouTube in which he is following my...
05-16-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Eddie07S

:thumbsup: My shocks died at a little over...

:thumbsup:

My shocks died at a little over 50k miles and I replaced them with Bilstein B8s. I track the car, so I figured this was a good upgrade. In all respects it was. I had an alignment...
05-15-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Eddie07S

Front struts are shot... At least that was the...

Front struts are shot... At least that was the problem with my car. I had an extra -0.5 of extra (as in - not wanted) camber. The internals had slop in them that caused them to “cave in”. The MINI...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-13-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

Monsoon season is in full swing, with the added...

Monsoon season is in full swing, with the added touch that it is quite chilly out. There is snow in the forecast for the higher elevations. Not just a little snow, either. They are talking about 5...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

And so the soggy NE conditions continue. I got to...

And so the soggy NE conditions continue. I got to try out the automatic windshield wiper setting. It is pretty good. I especially liked that it slowed the wipers down a lot when I came I came to a...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-03-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

Welcome to JCW adventure! :nod: After...

Welcome to JCW adventure! :nod:

After having had 3 MINI Coopers (still have 2 of them), I thought maybe this next one of mine would be somewhat Ho-Hum. What a pleasant surprise with Albert in...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

Dinan worth it at this time?

While I was at the dealer for the phone thing I also stopped in to talk to the service department about the possibility of adding a Dinan Elite to the car. She didn’t know about them so I showed her...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-30-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eddie07S

The adventures of Albert, my new 2019 JCW

I am please to introduce “Albert”. Albert is a 2019 JCW who I adopted on Friday last week after he begged me to take him home. He is our fourth MINI Cooper; 6th if you count the electric kid’s car...
04-30-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,888
Views: 126,661
Posted By Eddie07S

Oops, my bad! :o Is this better? ...

Oops, my bad! :o

Is this better?
...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,306
Posted By Eddie07S

If it was truly aimed at the US market it would...

If it was truly aimed at the US market it would have 3 rows of seating for 8 or 9 people and be able to tow a trailer with 2 horses in it... :razz:
Now that would be a sight! :no:
04-28-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 30,842
Posted By Eddie07S

Charlie, Over the years I have greatly enjoyed...

Charlie,
Over the years I have greatly enjoyed reading about your adventures with your various MINI Coopers. Your post on this thread have recently become much more meaningful to me with my recent...
Forum: News
04-27-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 46,819
Posted By Eddie07S

Hey the first of the TCR/TCA races at VIR today...

Hey the first of the TCR/TCA races at VIR today is up on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/t7mZW52D4G8

Great MINI racing by Pumbo until he lost a tire. The 60 car did make it onto the podium.
...
04-27-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

Best handling Classic MINIs, EVER!

I can only guess what has gone into making these Classic Minis handle like they do:

https://youtu.be/qYipoRGqutU

Enjoy!

PS: And clearly driven by some very skilled drivers. :nod:
04-26-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

I think this thread is a great idea. Over the...

I think this thread is a great idea. Over the years, since my first MINI purchase, I have read and talked to people about what it takes to setup a good handling MINI. I have also had some “issues” as...
04-25-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

Charlie, I feel your pain on this one. I have...

Charlie,
I feel your pain on this one. I have your same issues with the DTC on my current S. Before I put in the Quaife, the Toe at WGI was miserably hard on my brakes because the eLSD had to work...
04-25-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

I autocross for fun and by no means an expert... ...

I autocross for fun and by no means an expert...
With that said, I have autocrossed with a Cooper S with a 20mm RSB and my current Cooper S with the 27mm bar up front and the 25mm hollow bar in the...
04-25-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Eddie07S

Sway bars came into prominent use in the late...

Sway bars came into prominent use in the late 50’s when cars gain more power and the cars were struggling to get power down and would spin the inside rear drive wheel when in a turn. To help with...
04-17-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20,354
Views: 2,492,074
Posted By Eddie07S

Ya, but having any helpers is something to crow...

Ya, but having any helpers is something to crow about. I am usually doing this sort of thing by myself...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Suspension
04-16-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Eddie07S

Wow, glad to see see someone else who believes in...

Wow, glad to see see someone else who believes in big sway bars, front and rear, (see my signature). :thumbsup:

I run the B8s, which are great for the track and match well with the sway bars. I...
04-16-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 30,842
Posted By Eddie07S

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a grand...

Happy Birthday!
Looks like you had a grand celebration ... :thumbsup:
Forum: JCW Garage
04-09-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,306
Posted By Eddie07S

I remember when the C3 Corvette came out. Yup,...

I remember when the C3 Corvette came out. Yup, the first year of that edition was problematic. Some things don’t change...
Although, my 2007 MINI Cooper S had its teething pains, like an ice block...
04-06-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 92,292
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...
04-05-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 30,842
Posted By Eddie07S

Charming adventure! :thumbsup: It sounds like...

Charming adventure! :thumbsup:
It sounds like the cold Gloucester ice that had started to settle into your spirit has thawed and, like the plants on the woodland floor, you have come back...
04-02-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 92,292
Posted By Eddie07S

Hey, I just checked with Tire Rack... The...

Hey, I just checked with Tire Rack... The Bridgestone tire rebate starts on Thursday, but will be honored on any orders this week...
Forum: Suspension
04-02-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Eddie07S

If I remember correctly, KONI provides the nut...

If I remember correctly, KONI provides the nut for the top of the strut post. I also seem to remember that nut (or was it the nut for the Bilstien shocks?) was a different size than the MINI nut. My...
Forum: Suspension
04-02-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Eddie07S

Two things... Do you know if the 122 ft-lb...

Two things...
Do you know if the 122 ft-lb torque to the trailing arm is for the initial installation at the factory, where the bolt is cuttting threads, or is it for reinstallation of the bolt?
...
Forum: Suspension
03-28-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Eddie07S

This is a good thread to help you decide. It was...

This is a good thread to help you decide. It was started as a Gen I thread, but applies to the R56:...
03-25-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Eddie07S

You can start with Way Motors... ...

You can start with Way Motors...
https://www.waymotorworks.com/services.html

The N18 engine is pretty well locked down and you will need to send your ECU to someone like Way. The other option is...
Forum: Suspension
03-24-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Eddie07S

A few of things... - Rear shock replacement -...

A few of things...
- Rear shock replacement - the bottom bolt is self tapping. And there are no “real” threads in the aluminum lower control arm. That is, the threads are what were made when the...
Forum: Suspension
03-19-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Eddie07S

Basically, this is true. But, and there is...

Basically, this is true.
But, and there is always a but (because there are very few absolutes, especially with suspensions), there is more to it than just this.

Getting back to your comment about...
Forum: Suspension
03-18-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Eddie07S

The Bilstein B4s also. And, for less money than...

The Bilstein B4s also.
And, for less money than the MINI shocks, the B4s or the Konis are a better shock than the MINI shocks.
03-10-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Eddie07S

The rear camber is adjustable on the MINI. I...

The rear camber is adjustable on the MINI. I believe the stock setting is -2.0 deg. I would leave it at the factory setting. I have those same camber plates up front which gives me a total of...
03-10-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 306,531
Posted By Eddie07S

How does the DTC slip the clutch? There is no...

How does the DTC slip the clutch? There is no connection between the clutch and the DTC.
03-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 44,338
Posted By Eddie07S

Well put. :nod:

Well put. :nod:
03-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Eddie07S

Sounds like here in the NE. About 8 deg when I...

Sounds like here in the NE. About 8 deg when I got up. Brrrrrrr!

BMW/MINI didn’t do well with the aux water pump and it seems that they try to hide its failure mode. The N18 engine that you have...
03-05-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Eddie07S

+1 to what Way and ECS said. The KONI Active...

+1 to what Way and ECS said.

The KONI Active (or FSDs) are great for the road (just put them in our base MINI and had them in my previous S). Not a fan of them for the track or autocross; too...
03-04-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Eddie07S

Here is a good thread about shocks for a MINI...

Here is a good thread about shocks for a MINI Cooper:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/suspension/296794-suspension-stock-vs-fsd-vs-b4.html

Lot of good info in it.
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