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Forum: JCW Garage 06-17-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,895
Posted By KYDan
I do have dipstick envy, I don't bond well with...

I do have dipstick envy, I don't bond well with electronic nannies! Cool, on the countryman, AWD is a definite winner! It would be interesting if they would try it on the hatch or GP! Yep, I am...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-17-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By KYDan
I suppose I have been lucky with this. I had the...

I suppose I have been lucky with this. I had the JCW performance exhaust installed in March of 2016 and have never had any issues with it. I am still using the original battery in it as well, and I...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-17-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,895
Posted By KYDan
This is an interesting and long lived thread. We...

This is an interesting and long lived thread. We picked up our 2016 JCW in November of 2015 and it has been a love affair ever since. The car is definitely the most fun mobile we have ever had. We...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,109
Posted By KYDan
It does if you are on an interstate and cruising...

It does if you are on an interstate and cruising in eco mode, or least ours does. Another excellent reason to stay off them, the interstate highways, that is. The only reason we ever use them is to...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-12-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By KYDan
[QUOTE=nclorax;4374341]Dealer confirmed no change...

[QUOTE=nclorax;4374341]Dealer confirmed no change in HP on JCW with install of JCW Pro Exhaust i.e. no ECU change to get the increase you would get on the S. I am definitely learning from everyone's...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-11-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By KYDan
Properly installed the JCW PRO Exhaust should...

Properly installed the JCW PRO Exhaust should give you an 8 HP. increase.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By KYDan
I don't know about the Dinan Tune, but the PRO...

I don't know about the Dinan Tune, but the PRO Exhaust added an 8 horsepower boost to my 2016 factory JCW and the NM module another 31 HP. The total dynoed HP is now 269 and the torque is 285 with...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 03-09-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,093
Posted By KYDan
Yes, if you don't run the car with the exhaust...

Yes, if you don't run the car with the exhaust open most of the time and even then the primary exhaust will be more sooty. Mine are soot covered as I have 30,000 miles on the car with most of it at...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-08-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By KYDan
The dealerships know that a plug in may have been...

The dealerships know that a plug in may have been used, but proving it is a different matter dependent upon the laws of the country, state, etc. My dealership knows I have been using something, but...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By KYDan
I like rural twisties, city streets attract too...

I like rural twisties, city streets attract too much attention. I had an M7 with a good driver that couldn't hang with me on the Tail of the Dragon. We visited after the run at Deal's Gap, he was...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By KYDan
The R56 JCW was fun, but pales in comparison to...

The R56 JCW was fun, but pales in comparison to the performance of the F56 JCW. Still, I plan on checking out the M2. I have a speed car, I am really looking for a better technical tight turning...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By KYDan
Hmm, I have never driven the M2 maybe I should...

Hmm, I have never driven the M2 maybe I should check it out and consider it instead of the GP.
Forum: JCW Garage 03-06-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By KYDan
Good thread, I received my 16 JCW in November of...

Good thread, I received my 16 JCW in November of 2015, and was not aware of the PRO exhaust and added it later with the NM module and, therefore, no issues with warranty. The warranty is good...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-05-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By KYDan
I had the JCW PRO exhaust installed on my JCW and...

I had the JCW PRO exhaust installed on my JCW and it gave me a 9 HP boost, coupled with an NM module my dynomometer results were 269 HP 285 FT LBS of torque. It turned my JCW into a proper...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-03-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By KYDan
Not really as the stock one is adequate, but for...

Not really as the stock one is adequate, but for aesthetic reasons we modify them, more noise, or in my case washable and reusable filters. I did not change the intake, just the filter. The carbon...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-02-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By KYDan
Hecko Pete, keep the mini! I have a C7 Z06 and...

Hecko Pete, keep the mini! I have a C7 Z06 and it is a monster and fun to drive, but I would part with it before I would give up the mini! I am so stoked about the new GP that I am lusting after...
Forum: JCW Garage 03-01-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By KYDan
I put a K & N filter that fit in the OEM box, it...

I put a K & N filter that fit in the OEM box, it does make more noise than the OEM one and I doubt it really changed the power, but it is washable and I already had all the cleaner and media solution...
Forum: JCW Garage 02-17-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
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, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
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, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
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, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
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, 04:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 05:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,716
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...
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