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Forum: JCW Garage 12-17-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By TheGeekGuy
The only "Fake News" here is what you are...

The only "Fake News" here is what you are spreading. If you don't get your pads covered, then that is on you. I have had 3 sets of far FOC.

In future check your facts. Kinda like politics.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-22-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By TheGeekGuy
OK, I have to ask - Why are you requesting this...

OK, I have to ask - Why are you requesting this information? It hasn't been explained.
Forum: JCW Garage 11-02-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Replacement brake pads are included when you...

Replacement brake pads are included when you purchase a new MINI. While the pads can be "dusty", I'd take free over paying for them any day.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-29-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By TheGeekGuy
What you are buying is a normal chrome grill...

What you are buying is a normal chrome grill painted black. So, when it chips they are more pronounced as the chrome shines through. The plastic cover is more resistant to chips. If your friend...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-29-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Ordered the same painted grill surround. Since it...

Ordered the same painted grill surround. Since it is not powered coated it chipped badly so I ended up ordering the one from Outmotoring and have been happy ever since.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-23-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,111
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I chose the JCW coil overs over the Sports...

I chose the JCW coil overs over the Sports suspension for the same reason Ryan did - too soft.

DDC seems a gimmick to me and will add weight to the car. Not sure how it performs on the track,...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,018
Posted By TheGeekGuy
On the road of life there are drivers and...

On the road of life there are drivers and passengers. Some just don't get it.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-04-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Yeah, when I took delivery I bitched about the...

Yeah, when I took delivery I bitched about the lack of netting (amongst other things). My MA said that it wasn't standard anymore and I calmly told him for the amount of money I spent on the car they...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-02-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
http://www.motoringfile.com/2017/09/29/exclusive-2...

http://www.motoringfile.com/2017/09/29/exclusive-2020-mini-jcw-gp-set-powerful-mini-ever/

Interesting reading.....
Forum: JCW Garage 09-21-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By TheGeekGuy
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1240x2000/80-2017_09_21_14_08_02_78d76a81adc456d3cc6930144676a9aa548b66d3.png

FYI.
Forum: JCW Garage 09-21-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I have Enkei TS-10 18" Wheel Rims which I got on...

I have Enkei TS-10 18" Wheel Rims which I got on TireRack with Pirelli P ZEROs and TPMS fitted, balanced and delivered. Although not a grippy at the Michelin, the Pirellis are a good choice in my...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
But now you're close to M2 money, which most...

But now you're close to M2 money, which most people acknowledge is the best M car BMW make.
Forum: JCW Garage 09-06-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
OK, I'll quantify the hood scoop - The R53's hood...

OK, I'll quantify the hood scoop - The R53's hood scoop was functional. It was supercharged, but still there is hope.

I've seen comments on Motoring File's website I just don't think people get...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-06-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
If you remove the overuse of red, then it works...

If you remove the overuse of red, then it works just fine.... Better in fact.

As for the hood scoop, how do you know it isn’t functional? There was kit for the R56/58 that made it’s hood scoop...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,088
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Omfg! MINI JCW GP3 Concept

http://www.motoringfile.com/2017/09/05/world-premier-mini-jcw-gp-concept/
Forum: JCW Garage 08-10-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 75,742
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Wrong forum. This the F56 JCW forum, not the R56....

Wrong forum. This the F56 JCW forum, not the R56.

Nice colour combo though.
Forum: JCW Garage 08-02-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I've heard good things about Stoptech: ...

I've heard good things about Stoptech:

https://www.tirerack.com/brakes/results.jsp?autoMake=MINI&autoModel=John+Cooper+Works&autoYear=2016&autoModClar=Hardtop+2+Door

Filter by brand.
Forum: JCW Garage 07-30-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Brake pads are covered FOC for the first 3 years...

Brake pads are covered FOC for the first 3 years I believe. As dusty/soft as they are, free beats money every time.
Forum: JCW Garage 07-24-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 78,081
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Careful with curbs.... The paint is REALLY soft...

Careful with curbs.... The paint is REALLY soft and there isn’t much protection from the tyre sidewall.
Forum: JCW Garage 07-11-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 52,877
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Did MINI do a TSB for the DME at a service? Had...

Did MINI do a TSB for the DME at a service? Had the same issue with mine (running Race-Chip) and suspect MINI changed the ECU to drop CELs with 3rd party ECU devices.
Forum: JCW Garage 07-09-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By TheGeekGuy
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/jcw-g...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/jcw-garage/312300-comparison-nm-eng-power-module-vs-racechip.html

This might help a bit.
Forum: JCW Garage 06-29-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By TheGeekGuy
MINI may have lost me as customer....

http://www.motoringfile.com/2017/06/29/mini-lci-include-revised-engines/

Now, I will state up front that the Clubman is a kewl car, but it is not for me. If I wanted 5 doors and 300+ HP then I'd...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-04-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Not really. Here is a thread on NAM with an image...

Not really. Here is a thread on NAM with an image of the fitted component. Might give you an idea about placement:
...
Forum: JCW Garage 05-20-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 78,081
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Damn they are fugly.

Damn they are fugly.
Forum: JCW Garage 04-28-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By TheGeekGuy
It's a BTO, hand made product. $2100 isn't that...

It's a BTO, hand made product. $2100 isn't that bad for it when you consider it. Not that I would pay that much, ever, but there is the craftsmanship angle.
Forum: JCW Garage 04-21-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By TheGeekGuy
It's about personal choice. You are OK with...

It's about personal choice. You are OK with chrome, some of us are not. For all the "choices" MINI give you, it would be nice to order your MINI blacked out if you wanted. I mean, they offer a chrome...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-27-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By TheGeekGuy
"Softer" is a relevant term. MINIs are not know...

"Softer" is a relevant term. MINIs are not know for their compliant ride. The newer suspension on the F56 is worlds better than the R56/58, but it is still firm. I have a JCW with the Pro Coilovers...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-17-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 78,081
Posted By TheGeekGuy
No, 35 for 18 if you want the speedo to be...

No, 35 for 18 if you want the speedo to be correct.

And I don't have access to my old 17" wheels as I am away on business. I guessed, and guessed wrong. I stand corrected.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-16-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 78,081
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Just as an aside - When upgrading to 18" wheels...

Just as an aside - When upgrading to 18" wheels and tyres from 17" you must remember to do the math. The stock tyre size on 17" wheels is 205/40. Increasing the diameter to 18" requires reducing the...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-03-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Comparison - NM Eng Power Module vs RaceChip

DISCLAIMER - The views expressed in this comparison are my own and are not backed by Dyno or other mechanical methods of verification.

PREAMBLE - When I decided to buy the JCW I did so without...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-27-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,007
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Function over form.

Function over form.
Forum: JCW Garage 02-25-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,007
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Way TOO much money for this. Until I see it under...

Way TOO much money for this. Until I see it under $400 USD, not even looking at it.
Forum: JCW Garage 02-23-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By TheGeekGuy
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mini/clubman/98054/ne...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mini/clubman/98054/new-mini-clubman-jcw-2017-review

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-mini-john-cooper-works-clubman-all4-photos-and-info-news
...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-27-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By TheGeekGuy
There should be a copy of the packing slip in the...

There should be a copy of the packing slip in the box with the exact model you ordered. It will have the vehicle model on it.

Along with the packing slip there is a another piece of paper with the...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-19-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By TheGeekGuy
You could just get the non-runflat Pirellis. I...

You could just get the non-runflat Pirellis. I have them on my car and I love them.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-13-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I am running the JCW Pro Coil overs lowered to...

I am running the JCW Pro Coil overs lowered to about 25mm from tyre to wheel arch along with 45 offset wheels and 225/35 R 18 tyre and no rubbing.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-12-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By TheGeekGuy
No so... Close, but no banana. The issue is...

No so... Close, but no banana.

The issue is that it is not an excuse for speeding....

"Sorry Officer, but my tyre size for the rim size is just off. You understand, don't you?"

As the speed...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-12-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By TheGeekGuy
215/40? Your speedo will be all over the place....

215/40? Your speedo will be all over the place. Use a tyre size calculator to get the correct size:

https://tiresize.com/calculator/

I don't have the NM wheels, but the ones I have are a 45...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-12-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By TheGeekGuy
MINI wheels are too heavy. Save your money and...

MINI wheels are too heavy. Save your money and buy aftermarket wheels. The choices are better, cheaper and lighter.

Tire Rack is your friend.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-11-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By TheGeekGuy
This is what I call: Piss Off the Neighbours...

This is what I call:

Piss Off the Neighbours Mode

Too bad MINI can't get their collective **** together and solve the problem.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-03-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 52,877
Posted By TheGeekGuy
OK, that most likely happened after I had already...

OK, that most likely happened after I had already bought the module. I have it in race mode all the time with no issues.

I don't want people to think I was ragging on the Racechip, just I was...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-03-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 52,877
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I did 15 minutes of research and found as many...

I did 15 minutes of research and found as many "OMG don't use this POS" as "This is a wonderful product" Racechip reviews. While I am sure it is hit and miss, I haven't read one review about the NM...
Forum: JCW Garage 12-01-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Speaking from experience, I have a set of Enkei...

Speaking from experience, I have a set of Enkei TS-10 will fit an JCW:
...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 11-05-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,266
Posted By TheGeekGuy
B46 or B48?

B46 or B48?
Forum: JCW Garage 10-31-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By TheGeekGuy
I have Enkei TS-10 wheels fitted to the car...

I have Enkei TS-10 wheels fitted to the car (check Tire Rack). The width is 8". As for how low - there is about 1.5" from top of the tyre to the wheel arch, but they are tucked in from the wheel arch...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-31-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By TheGeekGuy
225/35R18 Tyres

These work with a 45 offset and the JCW Pro Coil Overs. No rubbing either from suspension travel or steering.

Just an FYI.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-26-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By TheGeekGuy
Ummm... You know this is the F56 JCW forum,...

Ummm... You know this is the F56 JCW forum, right? The Paceman has the old N18 engine, the new MINIs have the B48. While I am sure that the tune unlocked the power within, from what I saw on the...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-18-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 75,742
Posted By TheGeekGuy
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/1200x900/80-lady_nerio_540e129dcff4935e8bc26054843ee1fc2eda11bb.jpg

Black on Black on Black....
Forum: JCW Garage 10-03-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By TheGeekGuy
JCW Challenge Review

MINI John Cooper Works Challenge: So Loud It's Illegal - Carfection - YouTube
Forum: JCW Garage 10-02-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By TheGeekGuy
It won't add much is any HP or torque. It gives...

It won't add much is any HP or torque. It gives you an auditory experience.

K&N Typhoon is fitted to mine. Makes a lovely sound.
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