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06-18-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By WhatV8

I am on board with what is described above. I...

I am on board with what is described above. I have used that basic procedure for multiple brand/type pads over ~20 years or so and haven't had any 'weird' brake related issues following it. Hardest...
06-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,944
Posted By WhatV8

That works...just think of the added rear...

That works...just think of the added rear down-force with the 'aggressive' rear wing angle...:razz:
06-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,829
Posted By WhatV8

Congrats, love the green!

Congrats, love the green!
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By WhatV8

...then again, some of us are just a bit more...

...then again, some of us are just a bit more wacky than others...
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05-15-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By WhatV8

While it would be much easier for the vinyl guy...

While it would be much easier for the vinyl guy to wrap the roof with those items removed, it shouldn't be 'required' IMHO. Any shop worth their weight should be able to get a good fit against the...
03-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,966
Posted By WhatV8

Run flats (RFT) are most always going to be a...

Run flats (RFT) are most always going to be a stiffer ride than a 'normal' all-season type tire, since the sidewalls have to support the vehicle's weight without any air pressure. They may not be...
03-01-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By WhatV8

The O.D. of the new tires will be larger than the...

The O.D. of the new tires will be larger than the currently worn tires, hence the reference. Also, even though they are the same labelled size, the tire diameter does vary from manufacturer to...
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...
02-20-2019, 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...
01-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By WhatV8

Maybe some 'glitch' in a firmware update at the...

Maybe some 'glitch' in a firmware update at the last service? With how much programming our cars have, it is always a possibility.

Slightly unrelated, had a friend with an 07 Camry SE V6 with 6sp...
01-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By WhatV8

Sounds like some sort of bad sensor input/output...

Sounds like some sort of bad sensor input/output that is unfortunately intermittent. I know I can 'confuse' my tranny in certain situations, but yours is certainly not sounding like that. Until it...
01-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By WhatV8

I have had similar issues with my 17 F54 unit,...

I have had similar issues with my 17 F54 unit, but it has happened may 2-3x in the two years I have had it, so I haven't pursued it further. When this happened, none of the preset buttons want to...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-26-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By WhatV8

dpcompt, if the Eibach Pro's for your Mini are...

dpcompt, if the Eibach Pro's for your Mini are progressive rate, the street ride quality shouldn't be sacrificed much, if at all. During the first 3/4" of suspension travel, the spring rate will be...
11-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,808
Posted By WhatV8

See my sig line ;) They are certainly firmer...

See my sig line ;)

They are certainly firmer than the stock spings, but not 'harsh' IMHO. With the way folks around here gripe about run-flat tire ride quality, I could see a lot of folks not...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-04-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By WhatV8

Hence the reason I swapped out pads and fluid. ...

Hence the reason I swapped out pads and fluid. My former DD was an '06 2.5i Legacy Wagon (i.e.- non-turbo, AT) and it held its own up against 'sports cars' on the track and that was with OEM Yoko...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-02-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By WhatV8

Ah, just get the car to the track and have some...

Ah, just get the car to the track and have some fun...don't try and set the non-racing world on fire and you should be fine...seriously! I took my virtually stock F54 to a track day this past spring...
10-23-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By WhatV8

Well, finally got my track day videos edited and...

Well, finally got my track day videos edited and uploaded to my YouTube channel...where did summer go?!? Anywho, the videos you are looking for are the "MVP Track Time...6/4/2018" of my Clubman's...
06-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By WhatV8

Track tested!!

Yep, got my F54 out on the local road course for a little flogging. My local spot is the Autobahn Country Club located SW of Chicago just outside Joliet for you's not from around here :wink:. I...
05-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By WhatV8

You are not imaging things. The ALL4 version was...

You are not imaging things. The ALL4 version was supposed to sit 1" (25mm) higher, but the final versions were published as 0.6" (15mm) higher, if my memory serves me right.

I haven't parked next...
03-23-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By WhatV8

Nice catch, make sure you wave HI when you see a...

Nice catch, make sure you wave HI when you see a grey/white Clubby buzzing by and I will do the same :wink:
03-20-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By WhatV8

Here are a couple of pics of the new shoes. ...

Here are a couple of pics of the new shoes.

So far with ~20 miles on them they ride pretty comparable to the OEM Pirelli's. Bumps are maybe a bit softer, but only fractionally so. I think these...
03-20-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By WhatV8

It does look like a knife wound doesn't it! The...

It does look like a knife wound doesn't it! The inner RF layer saved the day with that tire for sure, but that tires is now on its way to becoming a recycled resource, as I got the new BFG's on this...
03-05-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,340
Posted By WhatV8

Nice looking, reminds me of the '96 Mystic...

Nice looking, reminds me of the '96 Mystic Cobras. They had 3 colors, purple, green and copper in that paint.
03-02-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By WhatV8

I think most folks who complain about RF's came...

I think most folks who complain about RF's came from 60/70 series all-season tires, as they are WAY softer than my RE-71R's on my Mustang. Now, they are nowhere near the Conti DSW's on my former...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By WhatV8

No guarantee that the MINI was traded for a...

No guarantee that the MINI was traded for a Hyundai. A lot of used cars on a dealer's lot are actually not from trade-ins at that dealer. Most dealers wheel-n-deal on the dealer auction network to...
08-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By WhatV8

Glad you seem to have figured out your issue,...

Glad you seem to have figured out your issue, certainly something that would get your attention pretty fast. Maybe you should consider a narrower shoe/soul on what you where when you drive your...
07-29-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,623
Posted By WhatV8

Oh so true, the information will be contained in...

Oh so true, the information will be contained in that little silver box, whether you want to realize it or not. Ever since OBDII, the ECU has a snapshot of what happened just before a failure to...
Forum: Electrical
07-29-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By WhatV8

No problem, your question made me go out and look...

No problem, your question made me go out and look myself. I guess I haven't backed into a spot that had a reflective surface where I can see the reverse lights myself. Glad we answered our own...
07-18-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,944
Posted By WhatV8

I will take a deduction for the plate frame,...

I will take a deduction for the plate frame, haven't spent the time to replace it, but did finally get an opportunity to see what all I could stuff in the back of my Clubby the other day. Nothing...
07-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 61,326
Posted By WhatV8

That Stahlbus quick connect looks pretty nice,...

That Stahlbus quick connect looks pretty nice, may consider it at a later date. I ran an Aeroquip one on my former Subie (see below) and loved it, especially since Subaru decided to use an M20 drain...
05-02-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,711
Posted By WhatV8

You guys may also want to consider getting some...

You guys may also want to consider getting some rod end dust boots to help seal out dust/dirt/debris/water. When rod ends are exposed on a daily driver that sees a fair amount of wet weather, they...
02-21-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 61,326
Posted By WhatV8

I hope you guys using Blackstone are paying the...

I hope you guys using Blackstone are paying the couple extra $$ to get the TBN as well. That is the indicator as to how much life is left in the oil. I have used them on the last 3 vehicles to...
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