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Forum: Suspension
08-28-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By J_L

Yowza! Mini of Valencia did the front for both...

Yowza! Mini of Valencia did the front for both TV and me for 2 hours of labor. A great deal. Probably took around 3 hours realistically. Agree that rear is a DIY, I did mine and it's not hard. ...
Forum: Suspension
08-28-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By J_L

I've had my H&R bars in for about 4 months maybe....

I've had my H&R bars in for about 4 months maybe. Few notes and answers to Mike's questions.

The H&R bars are solid, 27mm front, 25mm rear. Eibach are 28mm hollow front, and 23mm solid rear....
Forum: JCW Garage
08-23-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By J_L

Plenty of info here: ...

Plenty of info here:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/suspension/291817-jcw-pro-coilover-unboxing.html
08-22-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,647
Posted By J_L

Up to you what "enough" is, haha. The STs are...

Up to you what "enough" is, haha. The STs are stiff enough to keep the car pretty flat. But pretty much everyone would agree that a rear bar is a great upgrade for the cost- you probably saved...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-21-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By J_L

Awesome, thanks! I think you've got that...

Awesome, thanks! I think you've got that backwards, though... but that seems to jive with my theory that the JCW is closer to the KW Street Comfort than the V1. Both use a 13.1mm front spring, but...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-21-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By J_L

Hey Mike, Yeah I'd have the same guess on...

Hey Mike,

Yeah I'd have the same guess on the plastic thing.

The washers- I also put mine inboard. Same thought as you. Plus keeping the bushing intact?

Right, these kits adjust height via...
08-13-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 139,183
Posted By J_L

Leather one is awesome!! Will you have different...

Leather one is awesome!! Will you have different colors? I'd love black leather with red stitching, to match other bits inside my car... Put me on the list!
08-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By J_L

Finally, another Hawk fan! I never tried HP+,...

Finally, another Hawk fan! I never tried HP+, but loved HPS. Ought to be less noise, wear, and dust... and even better cold stopping. Do we know if there are fitments for F56 yet? Last I checked,...
08-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By J_L

It could still track straight, but your toe is...

It could still track straight, but your toe is out of whack. Handling suffers; tires wear faster. Find a coupon for a tire place or something and get it done =)
08-04-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By J_L

Yes, availabile! I should point out that this is...

Yes, availabile! I should point out that this is their first version of the bar, without the lateral locks, so you’d probably want to add a set. PM me and I’ll explain in detail.
07-30-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By J_L

Interesting... so is there a check factor or...

Interesting... so is there a check factor or something that comes into play to keep you from blowing up an engine on a hot day? Max boost regardless if it's hitting the torque target? A hot day in...
07-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By J_L

I've had the Remus Responder in my manual...

I've had the Remus Responder in my manual transmission S for over a year. I got it because I was annoyed by that dead zone in the throttle. Taking off from a stop, you have to really punch the...
07-29-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By J_L

The front is adjusted right under the hood. The...

The front is adjusted right under the hood. The rear, you would need to remove the shock. I've heard that you can make holes in the trunk panels, and add KW's extensions. I've also heard that...
07-20-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By J_L

I have this one from MiniMania. Looks the same...

I have this one from MiniMania. Looks the same as that Covercraft one, and the OEM one, minus the logo. I like it a lot. Folds up in about 3 seconds. I wedge it next to passenger seat for easy...
07-19-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By J_L

Thanks- I went to edit, and couldn't see how to...

Thanks- I went to edit, and couldn't see how to change the SOLD thing.
07-16-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By J_L

Thanks for the bump, but it's Jeff, not Joe, haha...

Thanks for the bump, but it's Jeff, not Joe, haha =)

Mods- the thread was marked sold- TV was referring to his thread, not this one. This one is still active! Thanks!
07-12-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By J_L

These are awesome, would love to see pics on your...

These are awesome, would love to see pics on your car! BTW, they won't fit F56- wrong bolt pattern.
07-12-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By J_L

There are quite a few people running 225s, and...

There are quite a few people running 225s, and most claim they don't rub. Though to me, just visually, all of them look to me to poke a little too much in the front. So that's subjective- keep...
07-03-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By J_L

Very interesting... so you didn't spring for the...

Very interesting... so you didn't spring for the capacitors at $10 to eliminate the warning? Or even with that, you needed to code it out? This sounds like a great upgrade, though I don't care for...
07-03-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By J_L

https://www.willtheyfit.com

https://www.willtheyfit.com
06-29-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By J_L

What size wheels? I'd think 16" would have fewer...

What size wheels? I'd think 16" would have fewer problems than larger sizes... more rubber between the pothole and the wheel rim!
06-28-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,079
Posted By J_L

Awesome! Been loving my mini, but missing that...

Awesome! Been loving my mini, but missing that 8k redline!
06-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,397
Posted By J_L

I ran 13mm front and 15mm rear with the OEM 17"...

I ran 13mm front and 15mm rear with the OEM 17" wheels, and NM springs. Fitment was perfect. Nice and flush, no rubbing =)
06-14-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By J_L

NM 22mm rear sway bar

This is one of your first steps in suspension upgrades- it was for me anyway! I had this on my F56 for a couple years now. A few scratches, but overall good condition. Includes bushings, and a...
06-05-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By J_L

Cut n pasted from that page... not a gen 3 issue ...

Cut n pasted from that page... not a gen 3 issue =)

MINI COOPER S 2007-2012
MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 2008-2012
MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE 2011-2012
MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN 2011-2012...
Forum: Suspension
06-05-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By J_L

Any updates on your issue? Thanks!

Any updates on your issue? Thanks!
06-01-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By J_L

I went with AFE because of the dry filter element...

I went with AFE because of the dry filter element (they do have an oiled version too though). I've had problems with K&N oil fouling sensors in the past. Maybe not an issue on these cars. Maybe I...
Forum: Suspension
05-31-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By J_L

I mic'd the bars on my 2014 S w/ OEM Sports...

I mic'd the bars on my 2014 S w/ OEM Sports Suspension: front is 24.5mm and rear is 22mm. The rear is hollow; I don't know about the front, but probably the same. So there's not really an...
05-27-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By J_L

I have this, with the dry filter. There is an...

I have this, with the dry filter. There is an optional top cover, which I don't have. The top cover probably cuts down noise, and cuts down hot air. But I wanted the noise- that's kinda all these...
Forum: Suspension
05-25-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,820
Posted By J_L

Bump for any updates... Anyone tried Project...

Bump for any updates...

Anyone tried Project Silver yet?

Does anyone know if the OEM upper mounts have a rubber bushing? Or just a solid bearing? Wondering if I'm being a baby trying to avoid...
05-24-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By J_L

Nope, my post was a bit premature... decided to...

Nope, my post was a bit premature... decided to go another route. It's all yours =)
05-23-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By J_L

Dibs! :)

Dibs! :)
05-22-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By J_L

There's also the Ultra Racing braces... a little...

There's also the Ultra Racing braces... a little further down my list, but I'd probably do the lower 4-point one before a strut tower brace. Vinnie has this- anything else you can say about it?
...
05-12-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,607
Posted By J_L

The X6 sockets get a great grip on those rear...

The X6 sockets get a great grip on those rear lower strut bolts too.
05-09-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By J_L

Gotta say, the red stripes seem awkward. But I...

Gotta say, the red stripes seem awkward. But I bet they peel right off =) Then you'd have nearly a twin of mine, from the outside at least... which I'd say is pretty stylish and tough!
04-25-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By J_L

You shouldn't judge from pics online, the color...

You shouldn't judge from pics online, the color just isn't accurate at all.

If a shop is doing it, you could bring the car and ask them to show you the best match. Maybe they could order...
04-20-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By J_L

Well once they graduate from baby seats... I...

Well once they graduate from baby seats...

I put my 9 and 13-yo back there all the time. Granted, just for a ride home from school or something short. 13 can sit behind pass seat, if it's moved...
04-20-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By J_L

Ok cool. Yep I'm close enough to Mario. Will...

Ok cool. Yep I'm close enough to Mario. Will look into it more when I have time.
04-20-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By J_L

Sounds awesome! This sounds exactly like what...

Sounds awesome! This sounds exactly like what I've been looking for... I gotta admit, I miss the b16 engine in my old Honda. It was like this ever-building wave of power... shifting at 8,400! ...
04-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By J_L

I agree that the visor is essential! However......

I agree that the visor is essential! However... why they made it 3" short of covering the window all the way to the back, I'll never understand! I don't sit particularly far back, and I often get a...
04-10-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By J_L

Chiming in... there is no difference in...

Chiming in... there is no difference in dimensions of sport suspension. It's not any lower, or has less clearance under wheel wells. I used 13mm & 15mm spacers on mine with SS, and it fit great. ...
04-10-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By J_L

Ah you just posted more... nice. Wheels look...

Ah you just posted more... nice. Wheels look great. Yeah I see that extra poke in the front... Front camber plates would help as well. I think the only one available so far for OEM mounts is the...
04-10-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By J_L

Great, would love to see more pics when you can! ...

Great, would love to see more pics when you can! Maybe a lower angle so the wheels don't look like positive camber.

Find a shop that specializes in wheel machining to ask about milling the...
04-05-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

Ah actually no I don’t know that. I’d hope the...

Ah actually no I don’t know that. I’d hope the tire shop would know what’s gonna work...
04-05-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

Someone was selling some OEM ones on here......

Someone was selling some OEM ones on here... dunno if they're still available though... worth a search in classifieds.
04-05-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

I think it's more like 9 turns on 14 x 1.25. I...

I think it's more like 9 turns on 14 x 1.25. I believe the formula is threaded length should equal the diameter (14mm). Divide that by 1.25 threads per mm, and you get about 9.

But yes, we all...
04-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

I went 33. Though now I’m not sure why I chose...

I went 33. Though now I’m not sure why I chose that over 30, as the stock are 28 I think. Oh well, more threads is good, as long as it doesn’t bottom out. 33 should be fine.
...
04-01-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

Yep, exactly. I hunted all over the web for them...

Yep, exactly. I hunted all over the web for them too, couldn’t find them. Yes those adapters are the key... but I hesitate to say you can use the stock bolts, because the adapters add 2-3mm of...
03-31-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

Oh that’s pretty lame of them... those won’t work...

Oh that’s pretty lame of them... those won’t work at all. I think that’s the size of the previous minis. F56 is totally different. You’re gonna need those adapters I linked.
03-31-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By J_L

Those are beautiful! Love the color. Fingers...

Those are beautiful! Love the color. Fingers crossed that they don't rub... too much =)

What ball seat bolts did you get? When I searched, I couldn't find any that were 14x1.25. I ended up...
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