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Forum: R59 :: Roadster Talk (2012+) 12-14-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By TheBigNewt
I'd be all over it like a cheap suit in a...

I'd be all over it like a cheap suit in a downpour. I had a 2007 N14 MCS for 7 years and it never gave me a bit of trouble. That's a great looking Mini.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 12-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By TheBigNewt
I have paddles on my 2014, but it's the G2 N18...

I have paddles on my 2014, but it's the G2 N18 car not the G3. The difference is if you downshift with paddles the lower gear only stays for a short time if you use the lever it stays til you change...
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 11-28-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By TheBigNewt
"Does the top come off"???

"Does the top come off"???
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 11-27-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By TheBigNewt
I don't know why they did away with the CD player...

I don't know why they did away with the CD player in the G3 cars. I virtually never used it even in my 2007 but still.........it's cheap.
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 11-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By TheBigNewt
One thing I remember seeing was some some dude...

One thing I remember seeing was some some dude whose spoiler would freeze and wouldn't raise when he drove over 50 mph. You can't disable the thing evidently. I don't remember that its trying in vain...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-27-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By TheBigNewt
RSB for sure. My friends' stock suspension rolled...

RSB for sure. My friends' stock suspension rolled like a hay wagon lol.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-27-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,295
Posted By TheBigNewt
I have the R58 JCW with Stage 1 tune. 28.5mpg...

I have the R58 JCW with Stage 1 tune. 28.5mpg city (29 mph). 34 mpg hway (53 mph). Overall about 30 mpg. My car is quite a bit lighter than the F56 JCW (2700 lbs I think). 1.8L engine.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-22-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
That's true, it wasn't "Best tune using a...

That's true, it wasn't "Best tune using a removable boost device". From what I gather the ECU tune not only increases boost but changes fuel mixture and other stuff. I know mine changed the exhaust...
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 11-21-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By TheBigNewt
I've had wireless charging on my Galaxy S6 Edge+...

I've had wireless charging on my Galaxy S6 Edge+ for 3 years at home, and it's freaking SLOW. I don't know if there are faster chargers, but it's nowhere near as fast as plugging it in. How's the...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-21-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
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 11-21-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 49,995
Posted By TheBigNewt
One thing I wonder is if the person who installed...

One thing I wonder is if the person who installed the Dinan updated the car's firmware/software beforehand. I know when I had mine (different tune) done the dude did update the car's firmware first....
Forum: JCW Garage 11-20-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
Ok I get it now, you'll have to excuse me my mom...

Ok I get it now, you'll have to excuse me my mom dropped me on me head when I was a baby. So you get about the same thing you can get for about $500 but you pay $900 because there's a warranty you...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
Yikes, it's about double what mine was. And I...

Yikes, it's about double what mine was. And I guarantee it's not twice as fast either :no:. So this is a banafide ECU tune not some boost box that clip connects like the JB+, right?
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 11-20-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,398
Posted By TheBigNewt
How much does a dealer charge you to do the whole...

How much does a dealer charge you to do the whole LED fog light job? I like the look of them as DTR's. I vaguely remember seeing/hearing a figure of $800.
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 11-20-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By TheBigNewt
I drove the stick MCS for 7 years. Seeing as how...

I drove the stick MCS for 7 years. Seeing as how this is my only car the AT is more easily appreciated. And I never had paddle shifters before, I just downshift and the ECU tune makes the exhaust pop...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-20-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By TheBigNewt
I didn't use one of the clip on box boosters....

I didn't use one of the clip on box boosters. Factory JCW=fast car. fJCW with Mini Maniac Stage 1 ECU tune ($500)=super fast car!
Forum: JCW Garage 11-20-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
How much is the Dinan ECU tune? My tune was $500...

How much is the Dinan ECU tune? My tune was $500 and well worth it IMO.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-20-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By TheBigNewt
The reason they sometimes have a fire sale on...

The reason they sometimes have a fire sale on them is people decide to ditch them for an ECU tune after they buy it. The guy who did my tune said he has people who'd bought the JB+ and want to...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-16-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By TheBigNewt
Not on mine. Pretty sure it's 40/40. I keep it at...

Not on mine. Pretty sure it's 40/40. I keep it at least 38/38. Like I said my OEM Dunlap Sport 1 RFs summer tires lasted 26k.
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 11-14-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By TheBigNewt
I had manual MCS 7 yrs now auto JCW 3.5 yrs. The...

I had manual MCS 7 yrs now auto JCW 3.5 yrs. The auto is pretty good with the paddle shifters. Unlike the F56 my car stays in 4th and 5th gears longer. Don't need to downshift it much. Wife doesn't...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-14-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By TheBigNewt
Man I bet that was a helluva lot of work right...

Man I bet that was a helluva lot of work right there. Looks great though.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-14-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By TheBigNewt
Do that. I did it and it's freaking great. AND my...

Do that. I did it and it's freaking great. AND my exhaust now has pretty cool subtle backfire burbles when I let off the gas at higher RPMs. The guy who did it never told me about that. $500. Well...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-13-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By TheBigNewt
The air cleaner's in a rectangular box on top of...

The air cleaner's in a rectangular box on top of the engine. I don't think that hood scoop is even in the same zip code as the turbocharger air source lol.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-08-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,680
Posted By TheBigNewt
The Sport mode with paddle shifter rocks. My...

The Sport mode with paddle shifter rocks. My problem is I tend to forget to use it. And with the JCW with the Manic tune the freaking car jumps so fast when I hit the gas I don't need to downshift...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-07-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,680
Posted By TheBigNewt
I had a manual R56 MCS and now an auto R58 JCW...

I had a manual R56 MCS and now an auto R58 JCW Coupe. Love em both. I did drive my friends' auto F56 MCS a bit and I can tell you compared to my JCW it wants to be in a higher gear. Mine wants 4th at...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-07-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By TheBigNewt
Fake news. You gotta pay for brakes and tires....

Fake news. You gotta pay for brakes and tires. Unless they're defective that is.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-07-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
My car is over 3 yrs old so there's no more...

My car is over 3 yrs old so there's no more warranty. I waited until then to do the tune. They can actually add a switch that allows you to make it go away so the dealer can't see it, but you gotta...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-06-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheBigNewt
Pretty sure that's what I have (check my sig). I...

Pretty sure that's what I have (check my sig). I know, I know, I have an R56 JCW. But I got mine put on the car in Tempe, AZ for $500 and it's freaking great. AND, it makes the exhaust pop/burble...
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 11-01-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By TheBigNewt
I realize I have an R58 not an F series. But I...

I realize I have an R58 not an F series. But I added a Stage 1 ECU tune for only $500. Not a clipon box. You can do the same thing to the MCS cars. I added more HP than the JCW tune, and it improved...
Forum: JCW Garage 11-01-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By TheBigNewt
Yeah the i8 is like $160k, runs on battery that...

Yeah the i8 is like $160k, runs on battery that gets charged by what I think is the same motor in the Justa Cooper, 1.5L 3 cylinder.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-30-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By TheBigNewt
FYI: I traded my 2007 MCS at the dealership on my...

FYI: I traded my 2007 MCS at the dealership on my 2014 JCW Coupe, so I'm sure I didn't get any smoking deal lol. It had 70k no mechanical probs, needed rear brakes and an interior guage light. They...
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 10-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By TheBigNewt
For me the easiest way to tell a factory JCW from...

For me the easiest way to tell a factory JCW from a MCS with the tuning kit is the factory will have the Brembo brake kit. Hardly anyone does the bigbrake kit after then get an MCS, but the factory...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-30-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By TheBigNewt
I keep mine at 40psi and rotate about every 7k....

I keep mine at 40psi and rotate about every 7k. My original Dunlap RFs only lasted about 16k despite that. My current set has 17k on them and isn't even close to halfway yet. The tires that come on...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-23-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By TheBigNewt
So you can get a PHEV Mini now? Is it as...

So you can get a PHEV Mini now? Is it as cool/fast as the BMW i8 perhaps? I saw one of those in a parking lot recently. Yikes!
Forum: JCW Garage 10-23-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,593
Posted By TheBigNewt
Do this: get a 25mm rear antisway bar added to...

Do this: get a 25mm rear antisway bar added to the DDC. I have a JCW with the factory sport suspension. I drove my friends' new F56 stock suspension. Lots of body lean/understeer compared to my...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-21-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By TheBigNewt
How to reset the service indicators?

Now that I get oil change and brake fluid change locally (not at dealer anymore) I can't for the life of me figure out how to reset the service indicators. I can't do it using the center display,...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-19-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By TheBigNewt
The scoop on my R56 didn't let any airflow...

The scoop on my R56 didn't let any airflow through either. Fake news.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-19-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By TheBigNewt
And the 19 model will most likely be that last...

And the 19 model will most likely be that last year of the G3 cars.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-19-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By TheBigNewt
Looks like a pretty nicely loaded JCW. Probably...

Looks like a pretty nicely loaded JCW. Probably cost $45k sticker new. Who knows how it ended up on that sleazy looking car lot lol. GO FOR IT DUDE!
Forum: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes 10-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By TheBigNewt
My RFs aren't that bad ride wise. I got non RFs...

My RFs aren't that bad ride wise. I got non RFs on my 2007 MCS and yes you notice the ride improve right away. And I never had to fix a flat. But I like knowing I won't have to screw around with one....
Forum: R59 :: Roadster Talk (2012+) 10-17-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,698
Posted By TheBigNewt
2014 JCW Coupe purchased new in April 2014. Did...

2014 JCW Coupe purchased new in April 2014. Did Stage 1 ECU tune last March. 32k miles. Goes like a bat out of hell!
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-04-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By TheBigNewt
Looks very very nice. I though it was a JCW...

Looks very very nice. I though it was a JCW actually. How much is the BBK installed and does it include the bigger front rotors like the JCW?
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-04-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By TheBigNewt
The F56 definitely needs a thicker rear sway bar....

The F56 definitely needs a thicker rear sway bar. My friend bought one and her car leans like a sack of cement in turns, understeers up the yazoo. It actually handles pretty good but the steering...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-02-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By TheBigNewt
Sounds like the age old phrase "he's sleazier...

Sounds like the age old phrase "he's sleazier than a used car salesman" still rings true. And to think I used to be one!
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 10-02-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By TheBigNewt
21mm hollow sounds right because I see most...

21mm hollow sounds right because I see most people who get thicker rear bars get 25mm around here. On my car, the Gen 2 Minis had solid bars so we'd get 19mm a lot, sometimes 21mm.
Forum: JCW Garage 09-28-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By TheBigNewt
Looks pretty badass (and I like your color combo...

Looks pretty badass (and I like your color combo lol). So when you drive it semi fast on twisty roads the tires don't rub on the plastic fenders at all? Those are cool wheels too.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 09-28-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By TheBigNewt
There was an almost identical Green used...

There was an almost identical Green used exclusively on the "WC 50" JCW special model a few years back. I think they just renamed it Rebel Green for these cars.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 09-28-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By TheBigNewt
Rebel Green is only on JCW's and it's different...

Rebel Green is only on JCW's and it's different than BRG. Darker I think.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-26-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,622
Posted By TheBigNewt
Some people have trouble checking the pressure in...

Some people have trouble checking the pressure in their tires too.
Forum: R57 :: Cabrio Talk (2009+) 09-21-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By TheBigNewt
No, blame the fact that they are not a popular...

No, blame the fact that they are not a popular car. Very low sales volume. Probably because they are perceived as being little bitty cars with not much room in them. Which is pretty much true. Ever...
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