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Forum: JCW Garage 02-17-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By KYDan
I have the 215 40 tires on my JCW with the 18"...

I have the 215 40 tires on my JCW with the 18" CUP wheels. That is the largest tire I could use without spacers. They are fine for me. There are some threads about spacers and tire sizing in this...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-07-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By KYDan
You are more than welcome to join us. There are...

You are more than welcome to join us. There are 6-8 of us that run together during the event and wherever the big groups are going we head out for another route and sometimes just explore new ones. ...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By KYDan
If you attend the MOTD this year we will most...

If you attend the MOTD this year we will most likely do another one the night they do the night run for everyone. We wait at Deals Gap until we figure they have almost reached the Tennessee end and...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-07-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By KYDan
Night Run on the Tail of the Dragon

Here is a link to my You Tube Channel that has six minis making a 10 minute night run on the complete Tail of the Dragon. 12 miles, 311 curves. We are the lead car in our F56 JCW, the sweeper is...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-04-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By KYDan
I use it when driving on the interstates, you...

I use it when driving on the interstates, you don't need handling and JCW performance to drive more than the posted speed limit in eco mode. When on two lane roads it stays in sport with the exhaust...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-01-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By KYDan
I have had the JCW PRO for three years and it has...

I have had the JCW PRO for three years and it has been flawless, pricey, but it added 8 hp and great sound. The Remus has had good reports as well. It's simply a matter of choice. There are other...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-25-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By KYDan
We have mercurial winters here in Kentucky and...

We have mercurial winters here in Kentucky and generally not much significant snow. I have found the all season michelins work best for me. If we do get some nasty snow, more than 3-4 inches, the...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-25-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By KYDan
The default setting is DSC, when you turn that...

The default setting is DSC, when you turn that off it enters DTC, and when you hold the switch down for 3-10 seconds it turns both off and you are in ELDC mode. These modes are numbered in my...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-24-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By KYDan
Thanks, yours is the first post that defines what...

Thanks, yours is the first post that defines what actually remains when go to EDLC mode!
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 01-23-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By KYDan
As far as I know it is a fail safe for some...

As far as I know it is a fail safe for some control. I usually just have the switch off when performance driving. I had forgotten there was an additional setting when you hold the switch down for...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-22-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By KYDan
Thanks, from what I have gleaned from several...

Thanks, from what I have gleaned from several other answers (I posted on several sites.) You hold the switch down for at least 3 seconds, but not longer than 10. I have not tried it with the ELDC...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 01-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By KYDan
Thank you, I have posted this question on several...

Thank you, I have posted this question on several forums and you are the first that knew the answer, I could not find it in the owner's manual and my mini dealership didn't either.!
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 01-22-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By KYDan
Stabilization Control

I have posted this question on several forums, and asked the staff at my mini dealership as well. To-date no one has been able to answer it.

1. ELECTRONIC DIFFERENTIAL LOCK CONTROL
Lock control...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By KYDan
Stabilization Control

I posted this question on the mini 56 forum, but no one has answered, but there has been a lot of interest, so I thought I would try this forum as well as the F56 hatch forum.

1. ELECTRONIC...
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-18-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By KYDan
OK, can you move the thread there, or should I...

OK, can you move the thread there, or should I just post it there?
Forum: General MINI Talk 01-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By KYDan
F56JCW GP

I think I am going to spring for the GP when it becomes available and I would like to get a European delivery. You can do this with MB and I think BMW offers it as well on some models, but not the...
Forum: JCW Garage 01-09-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By KYDan
Are you running a stock JCW, and do you have a...

Are you running a stock JCW, and do you have a tuned exhaust, JCW PRO, Remus, etc?
Forum: JCW Garage 12-04-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By KYDan
Yes, but I have and will continue to hold off and...

Yes, but I have and will continue to hold off and go for the GP in 2020, and then all bets are off! Caveat, if they build it appearing similarly to the concept after removing the bolt ons! I really...
Forum: JCW Garage 12-04-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By KYDan
An addendum after reading the entire thread. I...

An addendum after reading the entire thread. I chose not to risk warranty issues with my dealer and installed the NM module. I remove it before included dealer services. I have almost 29,000 miles...
Forum: JCW Garage 12-04-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By KYDan
Yes, here is the proof on my JCW on the...

Yes, here is the proof on my JCW on the dynomometer with the run with JCW PRO exhaust closed and then with it open. Proof positive and I can feel the difference in the butt dyno as well.
Forum: JCW Garage 10-11-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By KYDan
Turbochargers

I decided to be more informed about turbos as I knew very little about them. This is a link that leads to an excellent article about the different types, notably twin scrolled turbos, and the...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-07-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
There is personal truth in all these statements...

There is personal truth in all these statements regarding power, speed, and capability. If I were 40 years old I should more capable of handling more speed and power than I can now and perhaps I...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-06-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
True statement, I have a C7 Z06 that has blazing...

True statement, I have a C7 Z06 that has blazing speed and incredible acceleration, but my favorite car to drive is the mini!
Forum: JCW Garage 10-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
I ordered a 16 and they stole the dipstick, the...

I ordered a 16 and they stole the dipstick, the secret compartment, the cargo net, and rear power outlet, and raised the price, but still produced a marvelously wonderful go fast toy!
Forum: JCW Garage 10-04-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
I love the car, but there marketing plan really...

I love the car, but there marketing plan really is the pits. They manage to make everyone angry, by dropping formerly standard goodies and putting them in packages with other options that you may...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-03-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
It is still the same engine that is in the...

It is still the same engine that is in the current S and JCW. It can be tweaked to 300 HP. But, they have already issued a disclaimer about the body styling. Time will tell what it will be. ...
Forum: JCW Garage 10-02-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Yes, I had already read the article and it was...

Yes, I had already read the article and it was somewhat disappointing. The HP is nice, but I am already there with my tuned JCW. I wanted a good looking, unique track/street car. I may still go...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-22-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
We drove the mini JCWs at the Indianapolis...

We drove the mini JCWs at the Indianapolis Speedway a couple of years ago and they had the HUD which I didn't like, hard to see and "cheesy" so I ordered the chrono pack instead, it really isn't all...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-19-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Decent enough, but it does not grab me like the...

Decent enough, but it does not grab me like the mini concept does, style is a big deal as I/we really don't track much anymore. I still do a lot of twisties as we have some decent ones relatively...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-19-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Yes, it lit my fire, but unless they produce...

Yes, it lit my fire, but unless they produce something spectacular such as the concept I won't bite and buy one. The concept is lovely, but form follows function and doodads for appearance only...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-16-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Yes, it lit my fire, I have tweaked my F56 JCW...

Yes, it lit my fire, I have tweaked my F56 JCW enough to keep me content performance-wise and since we ordered this one with some over the top features (Literally, as it has the blackjack roof.) It...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-16-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Well, the plan worked it has us reading,...

Well, the plan worked it has us reading, dreaming, and talking about it and that is what they want. I like it and if I am going to buy it they, BMW, will have to give me a reason to. I like the...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-14-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
I have perused around the web a lot lately trying...

I have perused around the web a lot lately trying to determine if there is a planned release date for them, but I have not found any useful information. I even sent the dealership where I purchased...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
I have never driven a Gen 1 mini, but I bet they...

I have never driven a Gen 1 mini, but I bet they are a real hoot! Definitely more go kart in them than the new ones. I had an R series JCW and loved it. It was nimble and quick, but tended to be a...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-13-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
Yes, it will, I personally like the body work...

Yes, it will, I personally like the body work that they show in the internet promos. I did notice that it will be offered with 250 hp stock. Configured the way they show it it should be able to...
Forum: JCW Garage 09-13-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By KYDan
I wonder if it will have a genuine dipstick? ...

I wonder if it will have a genuine dipstick? That is my biggest gripe with the current JCW!
Forum: JCW Garage 07-07-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By KYDan
I thought I read in the brochure that it was a...

I thought I read in the brochure that it was a boxer, oh well. Thanks for the info! Yeah, and we have our like buttons back, too!
Forum: JCW Garage 07-07-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By KYDan
I have had the F56 JCW since November 0f 2016 and...

I have had the F56 JCW since November 0f 2016 and it is definitely the most fun car I have ever owned. It is equipped with the 18' OEM wheels and I am running Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+s on it and...
Forum: JCW Garage 04-11-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By KYDan
Here is a link to the 2017 MOTD, there are...

Here is a link to the 2017 MOTD, there are multiple aftermarket vendors that attend and offer different types of upgrades. Click on the sponsors link.
http://www.minisonthedragon.com/2016-intro.php
Forum: JCW Garage 04-11-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,042
Posted By KYDan
I still have the original battery in mine from...

I still have the original battery in mine from March of 2016 and it is still working. The drain from the controller is minimal. I do love the sound with it open, but I don't want to hear it all the...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-20-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By KYDan
Sounds great decent road, but needs more...

Sounds great decent road, but needs more twisties! Domo aregoto! Pardon my transliterated spelling!
Forum: JCW Garage 03-05-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By KYDan
You bet'cha! It is all about smiles per mile in...

You bet'cha! It is all about smiles per mile in either one. We took the vette and drove it to one of our favorite restaurants in southern Indiana and then backroads via the Ohio River on the...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-05-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By KYDan
It sounds like you have it in hand and a plan. I...

It sounds like you have it in hand and a plan. I was in your situation 1 1/2 years ago and went with the NM module and the JCW PRO exhaust and never really looked back and 12,000 miles of smiles...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-04-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By KYDan
Nice work, it looks top drawer! Are you go to...

Nice work, it looks top drawer! Are you go to put it on a dynomometer to check the horsepower it produces following your modifications. I never made it to Japan, however, we flew into Kadena, AFB,...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-03-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,181
Posted By KYDan
This is interesting, I wonder if it could be due...

This is interesting, I wonder if it could be due to "learning mode" by the ECU and or the NM module?
Forum: JCW Garage 02-13-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By KYDan
I have the NM module and I am happy with it. It...

I have the NM module and I am happy with it. It will give you 20HP on the low setting, but I have not tried it on high with 100 octane. With the JCW PRO exhaust and the module it dynoed at 270 HP...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-11-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By KYDan
I have the NM module and it adds about 22...

I have the NM module and it adds about 22 horsepower. With it and the JCW PRO exhaust it is 270 HP on the dynomometer. 10 minute install/uninstall. I am pleased with it.
Forum: JCW Garage 02-08-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By KYDan
Nice wheels, but I am not a Dunlop fan.

Nice wheels, but I am not a Dunlop fan.
Forum: JCW Garage 02-06-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By KYDan
I have a boost gauge that came with the chrono...

I have a boost gauge that came with the chrono pack although I seldom look at it anymore.
Forum: JCW Garage 02-02-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By KYDan
I will ask the next time I take it in for...

I will ask the next time I take it in for service! They tend to treat us like mushrooms and you never really have the opportunity to speak with the service technicians. I paid for the first oil...
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