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05-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By TheBigNewt

You can get adjustable dampers on the Gen3 Minis....

You can get adjustable dampers on the Gen3 Minis. The blurb I read on the 300HP JCW Clubman/Countryman said they'd have a stiffer/sportier stock suspension but you can still get the adjustable...
04-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,972
Posted By TheBigNewt

I think what he meant is that only 500 factory...

I think what he meant is that only 500 factory JCW cars of all models come to the US/year (seems low to me though). So during the Coupe production years (2012-2015) just a small fraction of those...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By TheBigNewt

I have paddles on my car, but I almost never use...

I have paddles on my car, but I almost never use them. It downshifts for about 30 seconds and goes back to automatic mode. But the F56 cars want to be in a higher gear than my car (6 speed) so they...
04-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,093
Posted By TheBigNewt

Bought my first Mini in 2007, first year of the...

Bought my first Mini in 2007, first year of the R56. Lots of waves. But most of them were R53's. You know, the ones with the checkered mirror caps on them. The ones whose biggest mod was a pulley....
04-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 88,079
Posted By TheBigNewt

The Coupe's still the best LOOKING Mini of all...

The Coupe's still the best LOOKING Mini of all time. And probably the best handling Mini too. I still have people ask me what I'm driving.
03-27-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By TheBigNewt

I think the sales dept. (maybe incl the MA) gets...

I think the sales dept. (maybe incl the MA) gets some "credit" if you finance the car through the dealership. Not sure how much you can get taken off your price. Remember that a big chunk of...
02-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By TheBigNewt

I believe that the coilovers are the same as the...

I believe that the coilovers are the same as the stock car when you get the Sport Suspension even though they have different sticker on them. The difference in the SS are the sway bars. That's why...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-10-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By TheBigNewt

No, no "gunshots". And it only does it if I'm at...

No, no "gunshots". And it only does it if I'm at about 4,000 RPM and let off the gas. It's really cool. If I'm cruising at 3,000 nothing pops. But it did not do that before the ECU tune (I don't...
11-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By TheBigNewt

FWIW my Coupe has a stock stubby mounted on the R...

FWIW my Coupe has a stock stubby mounted on the R rear fender (the top/roof is different, no electricals in it at all). Works fine.
05-29-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,845
Posted By TheBigNewt

You see the bland and generic ones on the lot...

You see the bland and generic ones on the lot 'cause all the good ones got sold. :grin:
05-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By TheBigNewt

FWIW I owned a 2007 MCS from new to 2014 and it...

FWIW I owned a 2007 MCS from new to 2014 and it was fine. It did burn some oil by the time I traded it in but no mechanical problems. HPFP failed but that was early under warranty they were a known...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,050
Posted By TheBigNewt

The RFs aren't that bad with 17" wheels. Sure...

The RFs aren't that bad with 17" wheels. Sure they're a little harsher than non RFs but what I found is I can just run a few pounds of tire pressure less than recommended and they are better. Mine...
03-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,180
Posted By TheBigNewt

There's a reason they want to sell it to you for...

There's a reason they want to sell it to you for $2500 and it isn't to save you money either. I remember a dealer trying to sell us more warranty on a NEW Mazda 3 once and by the time we were able to...
02-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By TheBigNewt

So in January 2,100 out of 2,900 Minis sold were...

So in January 2,100 out of 2,900 Minis sold were 4 doors, almost 75%. That outta tell you something. Remember when the G2 Countryman came out? It took over sales from the HB pretty quick.
Forum: JCW Garage
11-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By TheBigNewt

I don't have one but from what I've read the...

I don't have one but from what I've read the "clipon" boosters like the JB+, NM, and Dinan are easy to connect and remove and don't leave any evidence for the dealer to see. In fact at least one of...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-27-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 72,718
Posted By TheBigNewt

Way Motor Works does them. You can mail your ECU...

Way Motor Works does them. You can mail your ECU to them in Atlanta and he said he could even apply the ManicMini tune and mail your ECU back the same day. I didn't ask him about the F56 engine...
06-26-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By TheBigNewt

6k miles, what car do you have a 2015 JCW R58? ...

6k miles, what car do you have a 2015 JCW R58? Just drive 300 miles to Atlanta and let Way Motor Works do it for ya. Like I said I held out until my warranty expired, but I'll tell you you'll notice...
06-21-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By TheBigNewt

I'll try and remember to ask the dude if he knows...

I'll try and remember to ask the dude if he knows of anyone in FL who does it. This guy actually works at a place that sells used cars and fixes foreign cars. I think he's mainly a mechanic there.
03-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,322
Posted By TheBigNewt

Does the F56 have 2 reverse lights or 1? My car...

Does the F56 have 2 reverse lights or 1? My car has 1 on the right side. It seems to light up OK.
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