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Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-18-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By TheBigNewt
Wait and see how Mini works this. Because Mini's...

Wait and see how Mini works this. Because Mini's "claim to fame" has always been the myriad ways you can configure your car. I remember buying a 2004 Mazda 3. Choices were AT, Sunroof, 2 or 4 doors,...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By TheBigNewt
I hear the JustaCooper is a gas to drive now that...

I hear the JustaCooper is a gas to drive now that it's turbocharged. Dunno about the back seat in the HB it's probably pretty tight though.
Forum: R59 :: Roadster Talk (2012+) 04-16-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By TheBigNewt
That doesn't sound like a bad deal at all, new...

That doesn't sound like a bad deal at all, new top on a 3-4 yr old Roadster. And they made it right with the second go round too. How much if you had to pay for it yourself? I bet they're a grand or...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-16-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By TheBigNewt
I think the guy spent 2 hrs updating the car's...

I think the guy spent 2 hrs updating the car's firmware before the tune, which took like 30 min he said.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-16-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By TheBigNewt
Get an ECU tune for sure, don't mess with the...

Get an ECU tune for sure, don't mess with the piggyback. I know I have a different car but mine rocks AND it improved the exhaust burble to boot. Took 2 hrs and cost $500. Should've done it sooner is...
Forum: JCW Garage 04-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By TheBigNewt
And you got the HB which is cool looking. Funny,...

And you got the HB which is cool looking. Funny, with the Gen3 cars you don't see the 2 door models very much anymore. F55, Clubman, Countryman is about it. Don't know if I've even seen a G3 Cabrio.
Forum: JCW Garage 04-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
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...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 04-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By TheBigNewt
It's not very far you can probably take a bus. We...

It's not very far you can probably take a bus. We went there in 2011 and I tried to get a tour but I Emailed them and they didn't get back to me. I don't think you can just show up and go in there....
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 04-01-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,531
Posted By TheBigNewt
Yeah that looks excellent!

Yeah that looks excellent!
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 04-01-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 68,036
Posted By TheBigNewt
Chrome mirror caps rock. I have same car...

Chrome mirror caps rock. I have same car basically. Black stripe on top I took off, it faded. Red one still good. You have Recaro seats too?
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 03-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 68,036
Posted By TheBigNewt
WTF? How much does that lift the car up, and does...

WTF? How much does that lift the car up, and does it drive good lifted up too? At first I thought that was a nitrous oxide tank. Years ago this dentist I knew put a NO booster system in his Acura...
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 03-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 68,036
Posted By TheBigNewt
Wow! Talk about dropping it a bit lol. What are...

Wow! Talk about dropping it a bit lol. What are those wheels? And the custom painted wheel arches that go over them? You did that stuff between the first and last pix too. That's a seriously modded...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 03-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
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...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-20-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By TheBigNewt
Better have the upgraded HK sound system. Unless...

Better have the upgraded HK sound system. Unless you don't us it. The base one is bad news.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-12-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By TheBigNewt
I don't think any factory JCW Minis ever came...

I don't think any factory JCW Minis ever came with one. They're for looks mostly is what I always thought.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By TheBigNewt
I don't think I can remember anyone on this forum...

I don't think I can remember anyone on this forum posting that they were denied warranty coverage due to a mod they did. I know, it's theoretically possible. In contrast there were more than a couple...
Forum: R58 :: Coupé Talk (2012+) 02-21-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By TheBigNewt
I got my 2014 JCW about a year after the OP did,...

I got my 2014 JCW about a year after the OP did, I remember the "Bonnie" posts. I bought mine off the lot in Scottsdale, it had been there almost a year. NO regrets and no warranty issues except it...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-21-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 38,326
Posted By TheBigNewt
At least the back seat in the F55 is useable. The...

At least the back seat in the F55 is useable. The one in my R56 was worthless, I had it 7 years and probably 2 people ever used it. That's why I got a Coupe. But if you use one it might as well be...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 38,326
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 02-20-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By TheBigNewt
Well I'll be go-to-hell, leaving Mini after 14...

Well I'll be go-to-hell, leaving Mini after 14 years are you? To a pluginmobile? Nooooooooo! I've never driven an electric car but I'm sure they're really different than a JCW. This will most likely...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-17-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By TheBigNewt
The driver's side visor didn't come on my 2014...

The driver's side visor didn't come on my 2014 Coupe (roof's way different than my R56 which had it). I miss it. I do have the secret compartment though.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By TheBigNewt
As I recall these engines don't get the old metal...

As I recall these engines don't get the old metal fragments they used to get in new engines, there's a reason for it but I forget what it is. I do remember a few owners of new R56 Minis sending their...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-06-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By TheBigNewt
Oh yeah, I remember the guy who did my Stage 1...

Oh yeah, I remember the guy who did my Stage 1 ECU tune said that in order to get his Stage 2 tune I'd have to get a downpipe ahead of time or something similar.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 02-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By TheBigNewt
Interesting question. I all the years I've been...

Interesting question. I all the years I've been on this forum I've yet to run across anyone who installed and air suspension on their Mini to raise and lower it.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By TheBigNewt
Correct me if I'm wrong (don't have a downpipe),...

Correct me if I'm wrong (don't have a downpipe), but on this and on the Gen2 forums the installation of a downpipe is for sound, not performance. Why would a CEL come on? I think some have had it...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 02-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 38,326
Posted By TheBigNewt
That's the most off of sticker I've ever seen...

That's the most off of sticker I've ever seen posted on a Mini. Back in the day when I bought my 2007 (1st year of Gen2 Minis) I paid sticker. On my 2014 (still Gen2, JCW) I got a couple grand off,...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-31-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By TheBigNewt
2014 JCW Coupe. 38k not one problem. 2007 MCS...

2014 JCW Coupe. 38k not one problem. 2007 MCS only HPFP went out around 2009. The F56 is a really nice car. The 3G Countryman and the Clubman weigh like 3500 lbs though, they are wagons IMO.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-23-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By TheBigNewt
Hold switch down 3 seconds and some little light...

Hold switch down 3 seconds and some little light comes on on the center display somewhere. The guy who did my ECU tune said he raced a G2 Mini (autoX I think) with the DTC on and went through a whole...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 01-16-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By TheBigNewt
Wait until March to order, you'll get the new 8...

Wait until March to order, you'll get the new 8 speed transmission with the early 2019 model.
Forum: JCW Garage 01-02-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,592
Posted By TheBigNewt
He said 15K.

He said 15K.
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 01-02-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 38,326
Posted By TheBigNewt
I'm sure I was nicknamed "Ben Dover" after I...

I'm sure I was nicknamed "Ben Dover" after I bought my 2 Minis, but back then they supposedly weren't discounting them from sticker much at all. I think they make their most money on your trade...
Forum: F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+) 12-21-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,148
Posted By TheBigNewt
I think the standard suspensions are the same for...

I think the standard suspensions are the same for the Justa and the MCS.
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 12-21-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By TheBigNewt
My battery needed replacing under warranty this...

My battery needed replacing under warranty this year it was less than 3 years from the time I bought it, wouldn't hold charge.
Forum: Site Feedback 12-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,919
Posted By TheBigNewt
I vote for Trump!

I vote for Trump!
Forum: R59 :: Roadster Talk (2012+) 12-14-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By TheBigNewt
"Does the top come off"???

"Does the top come off"???
Forum: F54 :: Clubman Talk (2015+) 11-27-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,038
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 55,878
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
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!
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