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Forum: JCW Garage 05-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Cotnballs2000
You are comparing a 36K R and 41K JCW to a 70K...

You are comparing a 36K R and 41K JCW to a 70K M3(all equally equip as possible)??? :roll:
Forum: JCW Garage 03-09-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,545
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Absolutely if you love what you drive it makes it...

Absolutely if you love what you drive it makes it so much better..
Forum: JCW Garage 03-07-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,545
Posted By Cotnballs2000
We picked up a brand new R for the wife a few...

We picked up a brand new R for the wife a few weeks ago. I just happened to call the dealer and someone that pre-ordered it backed out of the deal. We got a white 4 door with Nav and Sunroof (paid...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
If this hurts somebody feelings I’m sorry. This...

If this hurts somebody feelings I’m sorry. This is MY honest opinion. I really tried to like this car but just too many things about it was uncomfortable or un-user friendly. We drove two different...
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I'm seeing 26-27 MPG in town back and forth to...

I'm seeing 26-27 MPG in town back and forth to work in my 2012 GTI with winter gas which drops MPG about 10% here in Colorado. I hope the CM will get about the same.
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Do you drive mostly Highway or mixed?

Do you drive mostly Highway or mixed?
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-15-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Mine has been at the dealer 70 miles away for the...

Mine has been at the dealer 70 miles away for the past week. Snow prevented me from picking it up last Friday.
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-15-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Bone stock its a toss but we are not talking...

Bone stock its a toss but we are not talking stock. If you take the $2350 price difference between the equally equip two and buy Stage II parts from APR for the GTI it will be much faster. Just...
Forum: R60/R61 Fixing Problems and Issues 02-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Nice, Im glad to hear that..

Nice, Im glad to hear that..
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-15-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I agree, I would love to rip a S or JCW hardtop...

I agree, I would love to rip a S or JCW hardtop around a tight road course! Who knows if I would have test drove a S before I got the GTI we mite be a two Mini family.:grin:
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By Cotnballs2000
The smaller the car the greater the sensation of...

The smaller the car the greater the sensation of speed.

I own a MKVI GTI and looking at how easy the GTI is to go much faster with bolt on parts from tuners like ARP I wouldn't trade for a car...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-13-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,576
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Go to Harbor Freight and pick up a 4x8 trailer...

Go to Harbor Freight and pick up a 4x8 trailer kit and make a box for it. The thing is rated around 1200 lbs. but weights in around a few hundred empty. Put it on Craigs List and sell it after you...
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 151,900
Posted By Cotnballs2000
2012 VW GTI, 2004 Nissan Titan LE Crew Cab 4x4...

2012 VW GTI, 2004 Nissan Titan LE Crew Cab 4x4 and Two Harley's Nightsters 08 (mine) and 09 (wife's trike).
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Our CM is in, going in Saturday to test drive it...

Our CM is in, going in Saturday to test drive it etc. I hope it doesn't have swirl marks or orange peel on it!
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
My MA just called and they are unloading mine off...

My MA just called and they are unloading mine off the truck at the dealer as I type this!!
Forum: R60/R61 Fixing Problems and Issues 02-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Shouldn't that be under warranty if you bought it...

Shouldn't that be under warranty if you bought it with the car?
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-07-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,463
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Mmmm dual clutch! :nod:

Mmmm dual clutch! :nod:
Forum: R60/61 Cooper S Drivetrain 02-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,012
Posted By Cotnballs2000
How does the DoS intake not suck in water if its...

How does the DoS intake not suck in water if its raining out or does the hood seal that box up it sucks air from?
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,463
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I lot of the newer "auto's" out perform the...

I lot of the newer "auto's" out perform the manuals in performance and MPG especially the dual clutch autos like VWs DSG and the newer gen CVT autos.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
My CM left the VDC sometime last week. My MA...

My CM left the VDC sometime last week. My MA called me 3 times about what dealer options I wanted so they could have them there ready to go. I understand the reason and I'm glad he is being proactive...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Cotnballs2000
A Prius really?? Each their own. I like Hippies...

A Prius really?? Each their own. I like Hippies to cry when I start my Auto! TDI gets just as good MPG and way more fun to drive.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-04-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
My CM left the VDC, probably be at dealer next...

My CM left the VDC, probably be at dealer next week!

11/23 Order
12/19 Completed
12/30 Left Port
1/28 Arrived at VDC
2/3 Left VDC
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Not on the the tunes I have seen on the dyno,...

Not on the the tunes I have seen on the dyno, none have been on a Mini so I can not speak to that. The happy range is 10.5-11.5 under full boost and WOT I will agree with you there but dialing in the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Cotnballs2000
What State are you in? In Colorado if the car has...

What State are you in? In Colorado if the car has more than 150 miles on it or something like that they can not sell it as new. The dealer needs to fix the paper work with the DMV because it is...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 02-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Under full boost this is what you want to prevent...

Under full boost this is what you want to prevent detonation. Going down to around 10.5:1 will get you max HP under full boost.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Thanks for the info..

Thanks for the info..
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,206
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Thats rich, couple years of training hardy har!...

Thats rich, couple years of training hardy har! The stereotype slimy used cars salesmen comes out.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Did the dealer use your deposit you put down on...

Did the dealer use your deposit you put down on the first one for your re-order?
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,206
Posted By Cotnballs2000
The OP stated he had oil in his air cleaner, this...

The OP stated he had oil in his air cleaner, this is a CLEAR sign it was over filled. Over filled oil can cause damage to emission control devices on the car not so much "blowing" a seal. The guys...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-02-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Taking delivery soon

I ordered a Countryman back in Nov. It should be at the dealer in the next few weeks. This is the first car I have special ordered. At the time we ordered they did not have any thing close to what we...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 02-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I'm having the same problem on my GTI that was...

I'm having the same problem on my GTI that was done just before Christmas by a local shop. I'm gonna take my back in the next few weeks. The edge on the mirror is coming up and two places on the...
Forum: General MINI Talk 02-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Cotnballs2000
21,490 is the invoice (23,800 MSPR) on a base...

21,490 is the invoice (23,800 MSPR) on a base model S but that doesn't include any type of dealer incentives they recieve from Mini or the finace companies they use. Lots of sources out there to use...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 02-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 501,071
Posted By Cotnballs2000
What is the resolution are you suppose to view...

What is the resolution are you suppose to view the web page with? I tired IE and Firefox and the edge of the photos on the main page etc don't center etc.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
We ordered on the same day but mine got done on...

We ordered on the same day but mine got done on 12/19 and left on the Morning Composer on 12/30.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-31-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
We ordered ours Nov 23 2011 and it got to Cali on...

We ordered ours Nov 23 2011 and it got to Cali on Saturday. My salesman told me probably 2 more weeks to get to dealer.
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By Cotnballs2000
The correction numbers on the dyno's are jacked...

The correction numbers on the dyno's are jacked up big time. Looks like the temp, humidity and pressure sensor weren't working. As you can see from below you were far from the perfect conditions and...
Forum: 1st Gear 01-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cotnballs2000
You should let the turbo cool down and engine...

You should let the turbo cool down and engine idle for about a minute prior to shutting it down. This will extend the life of the turbo.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-30-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,897
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I think they should give you purchase price plus...

I think they should give you purchase price plus tax, title and any other fees you paid! Any thing less and I would be mad if I was you!
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-28-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
The eagle has landed. My ship the Morning...

The eagle has landed. My ship the Morning Composer docked in Calif today. I guess it will set till Monday when the VDC opens.
Forum: 1st Gear 01-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I really dig Mini's also just the factory scares...

I really dig Mini's also just the factory scares me. Our CM docks on Saturday in Cali. My salesman is bugging the hell out of us about accessories but no way I'm paying labor to get them put on by...
Forum: 1st Gear 01-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I just bought a 2012 GTI. I have about 1100 miles...

I just bought a 2012 GTI. I have about 1100 miles on it and love it. I got a really good end of year deal on it and 1.9% for 60 months. I have owned many air cooled VWs and two Jettas. We have a CM...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-25-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,871
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Sounds like a exhaust leak. Start your car and...

Sounds like a exhaust leak. Start your car and plug the exhaust with a rag and listen for hissing (leaks). The rpm will drop some and its normal. Don't keep it plug for two long. You may need a...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Cotnballs2000
ALL2 is a oxymoron LOL I like it..

ALL2 is a oxymoron LOL I like it..
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
2 months, its been two months yesterday for me...

2 months, its been two months yesterday for me and the ship is not even to Cali yet (docks 28th). I have another two weeks after that before it even gets to the dealer so it will be close to 3 months...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-24-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Has anyone on here got the CM they ordered and...

Has anyone on here got the CM they ordered and realized its not what they wanted and reordered?
Forum: R60/61 Cooper S Drivetrain 01-22-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,341
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I was not disputing your hp gain of ~28hp; I was...

I was not disputing your hp gain of ~28hp; I was explaining the large stock HP reading in regards to the STD dyno run (someone commented on the high stock number). In the US, SAE is the industrial...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-21-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Mine never showed up on the W&W site.

Mine never showed up on the W&W site.
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Cotnballs2000
I'm an engineer type for a major US aerospace...

I'm an engineer type for a major US aerospace company so I know a little about manufacturing and supporting the product after delivery to the customer. Mini does not do enough engineering to design...
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk (2010-2015) 01-20-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 90,655
Posted By Cotnballs2000
MA just told me mine is due in on the 24th in...

MA just told me mine is due in on the 24th in Cali. I just looked up the ship and they are due to arrive on 28th now, I think Im on the Morning Composer. MA also told me it takes about 2 weeks to get...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 01-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By Cotnballs2000
Unsecured load not his fault, yeah right tell...

Unsecured load not his fault, yeah right tell that to the Police Officer. Signs on back of trucks saying stay back xx amount of feet and not responsible for damage is all BS to deter you from calling...
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