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06-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By USA-RET

I thinking you should feel a big bump in power...

I thinking you should feel a big bump in power with the Dinan installed. All that have other tuners installed say the car turns into a little beast.

FWIW, I had an Elite installed on my M240i...
06-22-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By USA-RET

Amen. Numbers are nice, but in the end, they are...

Amen. Numbers are nice, but in the end, they are just that...numbers. I'd rather drive the car and if I can feel the difference and that difference puts a smile on my face, I'm happy

The...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-15-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By d2mini

Pics or it didn't happen! :)

Pics or it didn't happen! :)
06-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,488
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Indeed. ...

Indeed.

https://cleantechnica.com/files/2019/01/Tesla-Model-3-sales-luxury-car-competition-570x612.png

I'm ICE for life but the internal combustion engine is also going the way of the dodo bird...
06-11-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

That, or maybe sponsor a war in the Middle East...

That, or maybe sponsor a war in the Middle East to drive up oil prices and make small cars attractive again. So long as gas remains cheap, Americans are going to keep buying their big SUVs and light...
06-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

They have so many different ways to get to the...

They have so many different ways to get to the same goal, which is making money. Dealer cash rebates that the manufacturer pays the dealership on a sale. Last car I bought had $2000 dealer cash that...
06-05-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By MMM

I would argue that the swift depreciation is...

I would argue that the swift depreciation is another harbinger of doom for MINI. When my first MINI got smushed, I got $10k from insurance for a 6 year old, 100k mi car. After 7 years and 118k mi...
06-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,944
Posted By bratling

Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty! ...

Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty!

http://i.imgur.com/9zsFcHg.jpg

Had to put in a new storm door over Memorial Day weekend. On the way out of the Home Despot parking lot a middle...
05-30-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 68,644
Posted By MINIMac1115

Chrome delete complete.

Just installed the red grille trim today and added the black gloss bonnet emblem cover. All 6 door handles are covered. Not thrilled about the barn door handle covers. They don’t fit exactly ($30 on...
05-28-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 68,644
Posted By Masada

Build update

Finally got exterior trim color coded and carbon exhaust tips installed....
05-24-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,557
Posted By GDGR

I'll echo what that All4 old guy had to say ......

I'll echo what that All4 old guy had to say ... that as another old guy who has owned - and raced! - SCCA member for over 25 years - lots of fast cars. The daily driver before the Clubman S was a BMW...
05-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,161
Posted By Evlkarl

Love my Yokohama S Drive had them on both of my...

Love my Yokohama S Drive had them on both of my F56 and now on the F54 great in the rain and in the heat. I would not look at another Brand.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
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...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By Forcerecontrojan

A remedy is only that if it works. My only point...

A remedy is only that if it works. My only point is and continues to be the misinformation that there is a piece of legislation that protects you from a dealer denying your warranty should you...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By Mini_Vinnie

Even if it is noted, they can't legally deny the...

Even if it is noted, they can't legally deny the warranty if it's not related to the dinan. For example, say your sunroof is leaking, they cant say "nope, no claim because you have the Dinan...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 118,195
Posted By fridayxiii

Thanks! I love this car in every way: from the...

Thanks! I love this car in every way: from the looks to the performance to all the intangibles. First brand-new car for me ever and a spec order at that, so it's even more special.
04-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,451
Posted By co0p3r

3k$ in 4 months! Amateur - I did 10k$ before I...

3k$ in 4 months! Amateur - I did 10k$ before I left the showroom right after its purchase:

JCW Tuning Kit - Carbon Tips
JCW Brake Kit
JCW 18" wheels
Carbon Fiber Bits JCW antenna etc etc
JB4+...
04-29-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Recent car buying experience thoughts - Wife...

Recent car buying experience thoughts - Wife wanted to end her MINI experience and lease is about up. So we went shopping. It got so bad I refused to go to one of the visits. Salespeople are so...
04-23-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By USA-RET

Cooper S will be noticeably quicker for sure. ...

Cooper S will be noticeably quicker for sure. When you test, make sure you are not in Eco mode. Try it it Mid mode and then Sport mode. Sport will likely put a grin on your face. I normally test...
04-22-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

If you want to save some cash, take your tow hook...

If you want to save some cash, take your tow hook and dip it into a can of PlastiDip or similar coating. I've done several items like that and they come out great.
04-22-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By gearhead60

I believe the Cravenspeed braces are cast...

I believe the Cravenspeed braces are cast aluminum and are machined to size/shape. They are much lighter than comparable steel ones, but being cast have much higher rigidity and less weight than the...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-17-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By N0B0DY

If you push the shifter to the left, it won't...

If you push the shifter to the left, it won't automatically go back to D. It only does it in the normal D position. Also, there's 2 different modes when it is pushed to the left.
If you push it to...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-16-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By USA-RET

FWIW, try and strike up the "I'd like to order a...

FWIW, try and strike up the "I'd like to order a new car" conversation w/ one of the sales managers (the guys wearing a different color shirt and usually sitting in an office) rather than the sales...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-15-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By USA-RET

Just know that going in, the incentives Mini (or...

Just know that going in, the incentives Mini (or other car makers) offer do not come off the dealer profit margin. So, if the dealer's profit on a car is $3000 and Mini has an incentive of $2000, the...
04-06-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,193
Posted By USA-RET

This is only "Boot" I want to...

This is only "Boot" I want to encounter........https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/190x190/das_boot_5c95de3d850d1e30e564d1a1d65a3a5659b40864.jpg
Forum: JCW Garage
04-01-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Forcerecontrojan

Got a new JCW

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Greetings. Had a 2018 MCS and loved it till I needed room for a...
04-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,888
Posted By djnemo

Several dealers in California are discounts $10k...

Several dealers in California are discounts $10k off the Epace - I don't think they are selling well. X1 is boring and everyone has one. I had the X2 for a week and it was fun to drive but couldn't...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 118,195
Posted By kfmuller

Rebel Green and Red

Added black grill, light surrounds, door handles, gas cap, and new black badges - front and rear. ...
Forum: How To
03-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By gearhead60

NM Engineering F54 25mm Rear Sway Bar

There's been some discussion as to if the F54, 3rd Gen Clubman needs a bigger swaybar on the back. NM Engineering (http://www.nm-eng.com/367/0/0/3566/nm258844-nm-eng-sway-bar-rear-gt.html) and a few...
03-29-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

This weekend might be a good time to go get a...

This weekend might be a good time to go get a deal… This just landed in my inbox:
...
03-26-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 68,644
Posted By chrunck

Put my wife's summer wheels on yesterday...

Put my wife's summer wheels on yesterday :thumbsup:

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03-22-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 68,644
Posted By JDTHESHERIFF

JDTHESHERIFF's New Custom Exhaust

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Custom 2.5 & 3 stainless Steel, kept stock resonator, Dynomax...
03-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By dsw13

Thank you so much, that's exactly the answer I...

Thank you so much, that's exactly the answer I was looking, and hoping, for.



Nope, just my initials.
03-21-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Fly'n Brick

If mice are a concern, a sure fire mouse trap is...

If mice are a concern, a sure fire mouse trap is easy to make with materials on hand.
https://www.backwoodshome.com/build-your-own-repeating-mouse-trap/
03-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By RockC

Change the engine oil/filter and run the engine...

Change the engine oil/filter and run the engine some to make sure the fresh oil is all circulated.

I would disconnect the battery. Be sure you follow directions on how to do this. Be sure you can...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-20-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Define youngsters? This short thread didn't...

Define youngsters?

This short thread didn't get political at all. It merely talks about BMW sending MINIs out to be produced in low cost environments. The rest of my comment has been...
03-20-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
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...
03-19-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Imperial

I recently(2 weeks ago) purchased Mini Cooper S...

I recently(2 weeks ago) purchased Mini Cooper S myself, but mine is 2016 and has less than 20K miles on it. I also heard all the stories about mini cars reliability, but I pulled the trigger and got...
03-19-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Minnie.the.Moocher

Prepurchase inspection by qualified Mini...

Prepurchase inspection by qualified Mini mechanic. Preferably one who knows 3rd gen cars.
03-19-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,944
Posted By gearhead60

Sounds like some sound decisions were made here....

Sounds like some sound decisions were made here. That 50+ year old galvanized line was ready blow anyway so providence was likely in play here. Of course, never discount the chance to excercise the...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-18-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By El-Grunto

Sure, the Dinan has problems and so do the JB4...

Sure, the Dinan has problems and so do the JB4 and NM module. It's not really Dinan's fault the guy took his car to a non-Dinan certified dealer instead of contacting Dinan or at least touching base...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-13-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By emans

I hear you and you're right. But I've had dealers...

I hear you and you're right. But I've had dealers void my warrantee over an exhaust in the past. It's not legal but it is. I wanted to see if that was something I could put on the car that left no...
03-12-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 63,985
Posted By TVPostSound

Ok, you need to stop this, my wife is about to...

Ok, you need to stop this, my wife is about to divorce me!!! She caught me peeking!!
02-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By WhatV8

I agree with the author missing the 'point', the...

I agree with the author missing the 'point', the Clubman is not a 'track star' by any means in any trim level. I figured that out in the first turn out of the pits on my local road course for a...
02-26-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By gearhead60

I think the reviewer missed the point about what...

I think the reviewer missed the point about what a Clubman is supposed to be....
02-25-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,598
Posted By an3ony

JCW's in, kit works great. I dig it. Dealership...

JCW's in, kit works great. I dig it. Dealership sold me the tips (which, as it turns out aren't included) at cost. Another member mentioned that his remote thumbswitch didn't come with the foam cup...
02-25-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,598
Posted By vetsvette

And now, back to our previously scheduled thread...

And now, back to our previously scheduled thread topic......"MINI Peabody - special on JCW pack?"
02-20-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By WhatV8

I believe all those various spanner panels are...

I believe all those various spanner panels are molded in black plastic, not sure if the color is through the material or not, so be careful not to cut too deeply to remove the scratches. For most...
02-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,448
Posted By WhatV8

Nor should you want to know in this situation...

Nor should you want to know in this situation :razz: Just remember, no good deed goes unpunished, as so they say...
02-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,888
Posted By gearhead60

If you get the Jag, everyone will think you're a...

If you get the Jag, everyone will think you're a pretentious *SSHOLE (although I can't speak to the truth of that, aside from NAM....LOL). Get the Clubby and you will be forever cool in the eyes of...
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