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Forum: F60 :: Countryman Talk (2016+) 07-07-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By vetsvette
Now that sounds like a real blast. :roll:

Now that sounds like a real blast. :roll:
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 07-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By vetsvette
The picture of the engine compartment with the...

The picture of the engine compartment with the red cover happens to be my car. I can tell you with certainty that the air filter is completely enclosed.
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-24-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By vetsvette
Yup. Hook latch linkage.

Yup. Hook latch linkage.
Forum: F55/F56/F57 Stock Problems/Issues 06-20-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By vetsvette
My F56 has been lowered 1.5 inches for more than...

My F56 has been lowered 1.5 inches for more than 2 years, first on NM springs and now on BC Racing coil overs. I have never experienced a “shimmy” as a result. I’m changing to RMW coil overs soon and...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 06-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By vetsvette
KYDan proved on the dyno that flap open is worth...

KYDan proved on the dyno that flap open is worth 8HP over closed.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 06-17-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 131,583
Posted By vetsvette
I’ll try to find my copy.

I’ll try to find my copy.
Forum: JCW Garage 06-16-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By vetsvette
That’s a good start. But, I’d still go with the...

That’s a good start. But, I’d still go with the coil overs. Once you get the suspension dialed in, then you’ll be able to take advantage of the increased power from future upgrades. You don’t need...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By vetsvette
This is a well known problem with this system....

This is a well known problem with this system. Some people experience it while others don’t, or it just happens with varying degrees of annoyance. I traced the problem with mine to my Apple Watch....
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 06-12-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,360
Posted By vetsvette
Sure they do!

Sure they do!
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 06-08-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By vetsvette
I’m happy with my Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3...

I’m happy with my Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tires. Speedo reads more accurately than it did with OEM run flats. Great summer (wet & dry) tires. Tested them extensively at MOTD.
Forum: Detailing 101 06-06-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By vetsvette
I wish I lived closer Dave. I’d love to have you...

I wish I lived closer Dave. I’d love to have you detail my car.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By vetsvette
No doubt, but I like the looks of the JCW Pro all...

No doubt, but I like the looks of the JCW Pro all weather mats better.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 05-30-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By vetsvette
Fire Sale!

Fire Sale!
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-29-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By vetsvette
Dude! You've gotta get your speelchecker a...

Dude! You've gotta get your speelchecker a tuneup! :lol:
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-28-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By vetsvette
It's been a while, but I think it was 700 watts....

It's been a while, but I think it was 700 watts. Got a heck of a deal on a factory refurbed unit. I used the speaker with separate tweeter in the front and rear. The coaxial would probably work...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-28-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By vetsvette
I have a similar system installed in another...

I have a similar system installed in another vehicle. I have the AVH-P3400 head unit with an Infinity 5 channel amp. I went with the Infinity Kappa speakers and they have never let me down. I'm using...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-24-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By vetsvette
I'd have to bring my grandson with me to carry...

I'd have to bring my grandson with me to carry the new 2.5 liter motor out to the car. Getting ahead of myself though. Have to wait until the prototype is finished. :grin: In the meantime I'm waiting...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,642
Posted By vetsvette
Looks like this thread/subject has run it's...

Looks like this thread/subject has run it's course... again. Closing it out.
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-19-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By vetsvette
I had the same setup as you for a couple of years...

I had the same setup as you for a couple of years too. Out of the blue I got a CEL, but it still drove and performed normally. Like you I removed the NM and took it in to the dealer. Turned out the...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By vetsvette
I sent my SG II back for Gen 2 programming and...

I sent my SG II back for Gen 2 programming and again when I traded for a 3rd Gen F56. All it cost me each time was the postage to send it to them.
Forum: F60 :: Countryman Talk (2016+) 05-16-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By vetsvette
When I was researching this a couple of years...

When I was researching this a couple of years ago, it seems that all the OEM wheels were in the 25-26 pound range. These were 17" wheels. I eventually decided to go with NM RSe05 wheels at 17 pounds.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By vetsvette
IMO anything you can do to tie one side to the...

IMO anything you can do to tie one side to the other is good. There is just varying degrees of good. I have both with the addition of a four point roll bar. Don’t think I can do anything to make it...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-05-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19,713
Views: 2,308,047
Posted By vetsvette
He looks like he sneezed and all hell broke...

He looks like he sneezed and all hell broke loose! :grin:
Good luck with your project Snaps.
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-04-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By vetsvette
The main attraction of the Pitts-Burger Run....

The main attraction of the Pitts-Burger Run. Always a fun drive and awesome burgers. I’m talking about 1 pound of prime ground cow when it hits the grill. Flame broiled over a hardwood fire. :nod:...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-03-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By vetsvette
Just when I thought I had the motor...

Just when I thought I had the motor finished......

Now Jan comes up with this. ��
Subscribing to the thread. :popcorn:
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-01-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,166
Posted By vetsvette
Love my secret compartment. And the air...

Love my secret compartment. And the air conditioned glove box. I have used it to keep a cold sub chilled for the drive home. :thumbsup:
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 05-01-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,166
Posted By vetsvette
Ha! That's the HVAC duct that feeds the back of...

Ha! That's the HVAC duct that feeds the back of the glove box. Same thing happened to me. Took the dealer seconds to reinstall. It was discontinued after '15 model year.

Look inside your glove box...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-30-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By vetsvette
Haven't heard from you for a while. Good to see...

Haven't heard from you for a while. Good to see you back.
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-29-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,713
Views: 2,308,047
Posted By vetsvette
Ordered a Spec Stage 3 clutch and lightweight...

Ordered a Spec Stage 3 clutch and lightweight flywheel. They don't have it listed on the website because they haven't developed the flywheel yet. They're going to use my stock flywheel as the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 04-29-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By vetsvette
I know what you mean. On my Vette I have 285's in...

I know what you mean. On my Vette I have 285's in front and 315's in the rear, but obviously a rear wheel drive car. Different widths also make it impossible to rotate your tires. You definitely want...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 04-29-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By vetsvette
You want wider tires in the back on a front wheel...

You want wider tires in the back on a front wheel drive car?
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 04-27-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By vetsvette
Moved it for you. Left a 1 month redirect in the...

Moved it for you. Left a 1 month redirect in the original forum.

If you don't mind me asking, what did these cost you?
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-27-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By vetsvette
Considering this has been their business model...

Considering this has been their business model for 16 of the last 17 model years I would beg to differ. If anything has hurt their resale value it was from outsourcing the motors for the 2nd Gen cars...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-27-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By vetsvette
I don't think you understand. You keep going back...

I don't think you understand. You keep going back to "the dealer doesn't like the way the car is optioned". Or, "that group of options make the car less desirable for resale". When the dealer, or...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 04-27-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By vetsvette
Looks great! Worth the wait.

Looks great! Worth the wait.
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-26-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By vetsvette
You can't foil a professional regardless of your...

You can't foil a professional regardless of your methods. (Legally) A claymore comes to mind, but they're getting harder to find and you risk a lot of collateral damage. :grin:

Disclaimer: Not...
Forum: 1st Gear 04-25-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By vetsvette
Very nice! Welcome to the neighborhood.

Very nice! Welcome to the neighborhood.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-25-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 43,008
Posted By vetsvette
Installed a ByteTronik hidden dash cam today....

Installed a ByteTronik hidden dash cam today. Streams directly to your phone or iPad via WiFi. Very easy to wire because it just plugs into the OBD port. Has capability for up to 32gb micro sd card...
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By vetsvette
I sendom redline my car (on purpose). :grin: I...

I sendom redline my car (on purpose). :grin: I seldom look at my tach. In the Mini I always short shift 1st. I shift when the car sounds/feels right.

Been doing it this way for 50+ years and see...
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-21-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By vetsvette
That's good for at least 10HP! Looks good.

That's good for at least 10HP! Looks good.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-16-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By vetsvette
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XM93-...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XM93-USA-07-2014-F56-Mini-JCW&diagId=51_9674
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-15-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 393,531
Posted By vetsvette
So, you talk to your Mini? Or, did it try to...

So, you talk to your Mini?

Or, did it try to kill you?

Or, did you just sing along with him? :grin:
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-15-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 141,163
Posted By vetsvette
You have to change the filter from the bottom...

You have to change the filter from the bottom anyway.
Forum: 1st Gear 04-15-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By vetsvette
Welcome to the forum New Guy from Texas. I think...

Welcome to the forum New Guy from Texas. I think you'll like it here.
Forum: SMF (Street Modified FWD) 04-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By vetsvette
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: 1st Gear 04-14-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By vetsvette
Welcome to the neighborhood. How about some...

Welcome to the neighborhood. How about some pictures of your new ride?
Forum: Suspension 04-11-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By vetsvette
I'm not Gardus, but I did recently install the...

I'm not Gardus, but I did recently install the same coil overs on my F56 to replace my OEM Sport Suspension W/NM springs.

If you install coil overs, regardless of the brand, you will lose the DDC...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By vetsvette
You're the second one recently that I've read...

You're the second one recently that I've read about having trouble with the rubber stem "Universal" TPMS. Seems your problem is with the wheel of choice. I've never heard of stem clearance problems...
Forum: F57 :: Convertible Talk (2016+) 04-07-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By vetsvette
Don't have a clue personally, but there's a lot...

Don't have a clue personally, but there's a lot of good info in this thread.
...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 04-07-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By vetsvette
Wow! That thing is a work of art.

Wow! That thing is a work of art.
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