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Yesterday, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Alpha Motoring

For $2,000 being a JCW as long as the car is in...

For $2,000 being a JCW as long as the car is in one piece you don’t really have much to complain about!

Get it!
05-26-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Alpha Motoring

R52 Cabrio strut bars

R52 Cabrio strut bars
05-15-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Alpha Motoring

Bentley is the one you want.

Bentley is the one you want.
05-05-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Alpha Motoring

Another thing to note, If your brake light is...

Another thing to note, If your brake light is cracked on the lens I would replace the entire assembly.
05-04-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,242
Posted By Alpha Motoring

Weld a nut onto it and take it off. If you canít...

Weld a nut onto it and take it off. If you canít weld take it to an exhaust shop and have them weld it on. Itíll be way cheaper than destroying your oil pan.
05-04-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By Alpha Motoring

The system is likely not bled right. 1st gen is...

The system is likely not bled right. 1st gen is a pain to bleed but I would rebleed everything until you verify the heater core is opening.
05-03-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Alpha Motoring

Take a small tool to push it out or a small drill...

Take a small tool to push it out or a small drill bit and be very careful and drill it out. A lot of the rivets on the bumpers are one time use.
05-03-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Alpha Motoring

+1, a good all around place to get parts and some...

+1, a good all around place to get parts and some hard to find oem euro parts would be ECSTuning.
05-03-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By Alpha Motoring

If you lower the rear the camber will be off. ...

If you lower the rear the camber will be off. 1-2Ē will be too much negative to correct with stock control arms. Youíll need aftermarket lower control arms to bring the camber into spec.
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05-03-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Alpha Motoring

I would replace the battery. But if youíre on a...

I would replace the battery. But if youíre on a budget and want to eliminate another cause...get it load tested at an auto parts store to see if itís an alternator causing the issue.

Remember to...
04-14-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Alpha Motoring

It looks like that, it'll settle a bit more

It looks like that, it'll settle a bit more
03-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Alpha Motoring

16x7 ET40 is actually very conservative. Most...

16x7 ET40 is actually very conservative. Most people run 16x7.5 or 16x8 ET40 without issues and lowered. You'll be on the safe side. I would run a spacer to flush it out and it still should not...
03-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Alpha Motoring

N14 is a great motor, most of the issue came with...

N14 is a great motor, most of the issue came with MINI recommending 10k oil change intervals and this motor having a tendency to burn oil.

Some oil consumption on this motor is normal, but you...
01-23-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By Alpha Motoring

It will fit

It will fit
01-16-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,621
Posted By Alpha Motoring

They never made a true "red" leather interior for...

They never made a true "red" leather interior for the R5x cars. Closest is redwood which is still orange.
01-14-2019, 02:10 PM
01-12-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Alpha Motoring

R53 cover will work on R56 R56 cover will...

R53 cover will work on R56

R56 cover will also work on R53

This applies to both the indoor and outdoor ones, tried them myself.
Forum: Electrical
12-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Alpha Motoring

You can tap into the reverse wire lead behind the...

You can tap into the reverse wire lead behind the speedometer. The trigger wire is not canbus.
Forum: JCW Garage
11-09-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By Alpha Motoring

No, issues were worked out by then.

No, issues were worked out by then.
11-01-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Alpha Motoring

Not sure what part you're confused on. The kit is...

Not sure what part you're confused on. The kit is really straight forward, that pic you posted above is the female end for the relay that comes included in the kit that you plug into it.

You need...
Forum: Suspension
11-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Alpha Motoring

The KW V3 are softer than the Ohlins in my...

The KW V3 are softer than the Ohlins in my opinion, I like the fact that I can go lower on the KW without issues. Ohlins specify if you go out of their range on lowering it'll make noise, something...
Forum: Suspension
10-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Alpha Motoring

I have KW club sport and KW V3 on two of my MINIs...

I have KW club sport and KW V3 on two of my MINIs and one R56 has Ohlins, as a heads up the Ohlins do not go very low if that is important to you.
10-04-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Alpha Motoring

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-mini-cooper...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-mini-cooper-s-10/

I think $11k is a good deal if its what you're looking for.
06-22-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Alpha Motoring

You can buy an OEM one for the same price.....

You can buy an OEM one for the same price.....
04-22-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 128,685
Posted By Alpha Motoring

I know that car since the first owner. Itís not...

I know that car since the first owner. Itís not a real a Challenge car, just a modified R53 with a plaque that the owner made and put on. No idea how along the line that story with that car came...
01-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,822
Posted By Alpha Motoring

I have a set of Recaro Sport Topline I used for...

I have a set of Recaro Sport Topline I used for about 2 month in a MINI before going with the european JCW Recaro CS. If you're interested lmk. They're leather/alcantara.
07-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,528
Posted By Alpha Motoring

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