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Forum: Electrical 08-19-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Edge
Ian Cull shared this with me via email years ago...

Ian Cull shared this with me via email years ago (after I asked him about it). I deliberately never posted it (even though I use it) because I figured there is a reason it wasn't made public......
Forum: Navigation & Audio 07-29-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Edge
No - 1st Gen convertibles with H/K have the amp...

No - 1st Gen convertibles with H/K have the amp under the passenger seat. If the same convertible also has the factory Nav, the Nav computer is under the driver's seat (instead of the passenger seat...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 07-28-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Edge
Take it somewhere else to get it re-inspected. ...

Take it somewhere else to get it re-inspected. My MINI passed inspection in March (also in VA) with the driving lights on it. :)
Forum: JCW Garage 07-27-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By Edge
There's no such thing as a "JCW Aero Kit" for 1st...

There's no such thing as a "JCW Aero Kit" for 1st Gen MINIs.

Just the Aero Kit (as pictured, above). It was never sold as a JCW accessory.

2nd Gen MINIs are a different story - there is a JCW...
Forum: JCW Garage 07-17-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,828
Posted By Edge
putttn, that 03 MINI would be an excellent...

putttn, that 03 MINI would be an excellent candidate for the JCW-200 to JCW-210 upgrade kit. It bridges the gap between the earlier JCW kits and the "updated" one released later, which added new...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 07-17-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By Edge
Part number is 84110150524. Installation PDF...

Part number is 84110150524.

Installation PDF here (http://motoringfile.com/howto/sirius_antenna_install.pdf).

Not sure if the antenna kit has since been discontinued or replaced with another...
Forum: JCW Garage 07-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,828
Posted By Edge
Slight semantic correction... the "JCW Stage 2"...

Slight semantic correction... the "JCW Stage 2" tuning kits, as you called them (I've always heard the two versions called JCW-200 and JCW-210), were also made available as an "install from scratch"...
Forum: JCW Garage 07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Edge
4 years, 50,000 miles... whichever comes first. ...

4 years, 50,000 miles... whichever comes first.

The maintenance plan is only 3 years, 36,000 miles though - unless you buy the extended maintenance.
Forum: General MINI Talk 07-06-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By Edge
To paraphrase & repost an older post of mine: ...

To paraphrase & repost an older post of mine:

2nd Gen MINIs feel very different than 1st Gen MINIs. Some people strongly prefer the 2nd Gen MINIs (quieter, more "refined", BMW-like, much more fuel...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 07-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,076
Posted By Edge
Probably has something to do with it being a 3...

Probably has something to do with it being a 3 year old post.
Forum: Electrical 06-23-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,465
Posted By Edge
Good timing! :) Sorry that the close-up is a bit...

Good timing! :) Sorry that the close-up is a bit blurred... be warned, the full-size ones are very big!
...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-18-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Edge
I think it's designed to help ensure that the...

I think it's designed to help ensure that the wiper has a strong contact with the glass - the additional wind force generated by pushing on the wing achieves that. I guess they decided it was only...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-15-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Edge
lvcubs23 - try browsing RealOEM.com...

lvcubs23 - try browsing RealOEM.com (http://www.realoem.com). It's an online database of the entire BMW & MINI parts system, so you can literally find any OEM part for any MINI on there.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 06-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Edge
Thread moved to 1st Generation Stock...

Thread moved to 1st Generation Stock Problems/Issues
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,263
Posted By Edge
MINI dealerships can generally order any of the...

MINI dealerships can generally order any of the MINI Motoring Gear accessories. They have part numbers just like anything on your MINI. I've ordered stuff like that (shirts, an umbrella, etc.) via...
Forum: MINI Collectibles 06-12-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,721
Posted By Edge
Yeah, I managed to score a ZIG too... after much...

Yeah, I managed to score a ZIG too... after much asking around and trying... and within 2 weeks, someone had stolen it - along with the top piece of my antenna. I had to get a whole new antenna!
...
Forum: Electrical 06-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,465
Posted By Edge
For those who have asked - my MINI is not in my...

For those who have asked - my MINI is not in my possession right now (went back to the body shop again after MOTD to fix the matte black aero kit paint) but it will be very soon! I'll try to...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,894
Posted By Edge
I never said it was impossible, just not easy. :)...

I never said it was impossible, just not easy. :)

I already have my full set, and I recently ordered a couple of spares "just in case" something happens to one of them - I don't want to have to...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,386
Posted By Edge
After seeing your post, I loaded up the MINIUSA...

After seeing your post, I loaded up the MINIUSA configurator, and did exactly what he said - added only the Sport Suspension to a Factory JCW. No other options.

The price comes to $29,700. I'd be...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-04-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,386
Posted By Edge
Again, you're over-simplifying it as though it's...

Again, you're over-simplifying it as though it's $4,500 for better wheels. Also, I think you're forgetting the labor cost of installing the Stage 1 kit. Prices in the Steps 5 & 6 of the...
Forum: R55 :: Clubman Talk (2008+) 06-04-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By Edge
I'm afraid I don't know... I imagine that the...

I'm afraid I don't know... I imagine that the process of "converting" from the 2-seater to the 3-seater involves all new seats, both the back and the base, in addition to the extra seatbelt, matching...
Forum: R55 :: Clubman Talk (2008+) 06-04-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By Edge
Yep (on the three seat passenger option), and...

Yep (on the three seat passenger option), and here it is:

RealOEM.com - R55 Cooper - Seat, rear, 3-seater (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ML31&mospid=50618&btnr=52_3409&hg=52&fg=30)...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-04-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,993
Posted By Edge
The source I am buying my seats from does not...

The source I am buying my seats from does not normally sell seats, but I have done a good amount of business with them before (i.e. bought a bunch of other stuff from them), so they are "hooking me...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-04-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,386
Posted By Edge
It doesn't even come with that. It comes with...

It doesn't even come with that. It comes with the base suspension. Utterly stupid decision on their part for the "high end" model. The Sports Suspension is an extra option, as is the...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 06-04-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,386
Posted By Edge
For those of you comparison shopping between the...

For those of you comparison shopping between the two, consider this:

When comparing, try (as much as you can) to ignore the options in steps 5 & 6 in the MINIUSA Configurator.

Why? Because...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Edge
Chuck, The Auto A/C control mechanism was an...

Chuck,

The Auto A/C control mechanism was an option on all 1st Gen MINIs, including Coopers, Cooper Ses, and the factory JCW, both in the hardtops and the convertibles. Auto A/C came with the...
Forum: JCW Garage 06-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Edge
Here you go: RealOEM.com - R56 Coop.S JCW...

Here you go:

RealOEM.com - R56 Coop.S JCW Gear shift knob/shift lever cover (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=MF93&mospid=50964&btnr=25_0444&hg=25&fg=10)

It doesn't actually say...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 06-01-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Edge
OUCH - that sucks... a cautionary tale though. ...

OUCH - that sucks... a cautionary tale though. This is one of the primary reasons why I have a very strict rule about "no food and drink in the car". Only exceptions are bottled drinks with...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-29-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By Edge
Yep, I have it too. It's fantastic! Can't buy...

Yep, I have it too. It's fantastic! Can't buy it here in the US though (thanks MINIUSA! :sly:), you have to import it from overseas.
Forum: JCW Garage 05-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,993
Posted By Edge
No, not the same page. I have an R53, and...

No, not the same page.

I have an R53, and I'm getting the Lapis Blue Sparco-based JCWs (the ones officially for the R50/R53) for it. The new seats come with heating elements, so that's not an...
Forum: Drivetrain (Cooper S) 05-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By Edge
I don't know the exact answer to your question...

I don't know the exact answer to your question (other than comparing a stock MINI on a wheel dyno vs. the manufacturer's numbers), but I want to point out that you should also clarify: Manual or...
Forum: JCW Garage 05-28-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,993
Posted By Edge
The R53 Sparco Milano 2-based seats are still...

The R53 Sparco Milano 2-based seats are still available... they just had a few different versions of them, and some of the versions have been discontinued.

It used to be that you could order them...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-28-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By Edge
Just to further clarify - the CCC version is also...

Just to further clarify - the CCC version is also known as the "Professional" version. rkw is correct, you need the "High" DVD. Navteq makes the map discs in different formats for different Nav...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-22-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Edge
Ah OK - well I'm afraid I can't help you too much...

Ah OK - well I'm afraid I can't help you too much with that (I know a lot more about the options for 1st Gen MINIs), but I'm sure that others here can. In order to help find that best, I'm moving...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-22-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Edge
What year of Cooper? That makes a huge...

What year of Cooper? That makes a huge difference.
Forum: Factory JCW Talk (2009+) 05-22-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Edge
Actually, you're wrong about that. The sports...

Actually, you're wrong about that. The sports package on the S does not give you the same brakes as the factory JCW has. The Factory JCW comes with the JCW Brembos that you mention as standard. ...
Forum: General MINI Talk 05-19-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Edge
Sorry, you were told incorrectly. Definitely not...

Sorry, you were told incorrectly. Definitely not the same between 1st Gen & 2nd Gen.

Compare these two pages. Notice the part numbers are completely different for the R53 vs. R56:

RealOEM.com...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-15-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Edge
Barry, Any word from George about low-res...

Barry,

Any word from George about low-res proofs? It would be nice to get a general idea of how the pics look. He's done it in previous years.
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-15-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,562
Posted By Edge
Can you identify who? Pass-asses need to be...

Can you identify who? Pass-asses need to be called out, IMO.
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-14-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,562
Posted By Edge
Maybe that's because MOTD is less about show(-ing...

Maybe that's because MOTD is less about show(-ing off) and more about go! :thumbsup:

(unlike some other "big" national MINI events...)

(...admittedly which I haven't been to, but heard enough...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,562
Posted By Edge
I agree, but we've been through this for multiple...

I agree, but we've been through this for multiple years at MOTD... with much repetition and "information" given... repeated in the guides, posted here on NAM (and on other sites), etc.

At some...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-11-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,562
Posted By Edge
Absolutely no lynching required. Great post - you...

Absolutely no lynching required. Great post - you should post more often. :)

And to MINI_Bee - thanks for your tremendous service to the community by educating (deserved public shame can be...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-10-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Edge
If I'm not mistaken, Detailer's Paradise had a...

If I'm not mistaken, Detailer's Paradise had a hand in it too. :thumbsup:
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By Edge
I know exactly how you feel. I remember you...

I know exactly how you feel. I remember you being one of the other "night owls" up chatting in the lodge lobby at 1 or 2 am.

Those of us who are not morning people yet want to go on the drive...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-09-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By Edge
That's fantastic news - bravo! :thumbsup: ...

That's fantastic news - bravo! :thumbsup:

Here's hoping you make it back again next year, Aaron... all I ask is that you please consider moving the drive to Friday morning instead of Saturday......
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,935
Posted By Edge
That is going to happen - it happens in many...

That is going to happen - it happens in many Internet forums... you just have to politely ask to come back on topic... and if it becomes a chronic problem, report the thread, and perhaps we will move...
Forum: Navigation & Audio 05-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,935
Posted By Edge
Yet another "beaten horse" thread on the MINI Nav...

Yet another "beaten horse" thread on the MINI Nav system. I'm likely to end up closing this one too, judging by the incessant ranting that some of you continue to espouse.

cjp240, you just...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,411
Posted By Edge
Is the sticker a dealer sticker or a factory...

Is the sticker a dealer sticker or a factory sticker? It could be mislabelled. I've also heard of some exceptions, but at least when I ordered my MINI (2005 model), the adjustable lumbar support...
Forum: R50/R53 :: Hatch Talk (2002-2006) 05-07-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,411
Posted By Edge
A couple of points here for you: Not having...

A couple of points here for you:
Not having the HK stereo is not such a bad thing. It allows you to then get the DPSM upgrade, which is far superior to the HK in the first place (The DPSM upgrade...
Forum: 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon (Apr 29 - May 3, 2009) 05-06-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Edge
Very impressive work indeed, Celia! Lots of hard...

Very impressive work indeed, Celia! Lots of hard work put into that - very unique. I'm glad I got a chance to read it in person before we all left in our caravan on Sunday. It was also a pleasure...
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