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01-07-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By DRMCDAVE

You would run the following 2 channels for...

You would run the following

2 channels for rear 6x9's
2 channels to front mid - they are crossed over internally for the tweeters

What I don't know is how easy it would be to amplify the stock...
01-05-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I did a sound quality based setup although I...

I did a sound quality based setup although I guess it can get plenty loud but I haven't tried it. It sounds to me like you should just get a replacement amp and install that head unit. The adapter...
01-04-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By DRMCDAVE

The most challenging part about the audio install...

The most challenging part about the audio install is getting the new wire into the doors through the factory location. It was a real PITA. However the sound quality I have now was worth it. I...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

So my current cart has a clutch kit and all the...

So my current cart has a clutch kit and all the other stuff that was recommended. I also added a limited slip, control arm bushings, KW V1's, and adjustable rear arms.

I'm pretty close to...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-03-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I like buying rare cars because they hold their...

I like buying rare cars because they hold their value pretty well. The only one of mine I don't want to run miles on is the 1M. I'm a real estate agent so I drive about 28-30k miles a year so...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-03-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Also I drove a r56 JCW and was fairly uninspired...

Also I drove a r56 JCW and was fairly uninspired by it. However I've driven some EPS cars that with some lights mods didn't feel so disconnected.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I have a z3 Mcoupe, a 1m, and an e30 (not M3) so...

I have a z3 Mcoupe, a 1m, and an e30 (not M3) so I need to drive whatever I replaced this mini with if I decide to do so.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-03-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

On that note I'm doing some pricing and I'm not...

On that note I'm doing some pricing and I'm not sure which clutch kit is recommended. I don't have ambitions of making big HP but it's a fun car to mod so it would be nice to have enough clutch to...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-03-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've been eyeing...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've been eyeing some GP2's online although I haven't driven one. Any comments about going from SC to turbo and also about the GP2 as a DD.

I daily drove a...
Forum: JCW Garage
12-28-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: JCW Garage
12-28-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Clutch Job - what else "while I'm in there"

I've read that replacing the clutch on these minis is a pain and fairly labor intensive so I want to capitalize on replacing other labor heavy parts while I'm in there.

My car is a 2004 mini...
03-22-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,005
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I did a pioneer headunit Hertz 6.5 component...

I did a pioneer headunit
Hertz 6.5 component set in the doors
Hertz 6x9's
Small clarion amp under the driver seat.

I wired it for a sub but haven't installed one.

It sounds fantastic. ...
02-09-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I ran a wire off the #10 fuse per the directions...

I ran a wire off the #10 fuse per the directions from Crutchfield. I have the seats connected again. I just need to connect the wiring harness to the head unit and such and I should be good.
02-09-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By DRMCDAVE

So to be clear. I'm understanding this as don't...

So to be clear. I'm understanding this as don't start the car but turn the key to the "on" position so I have power?

I think I'll connect the seat but not bolt it down so I can maintain access to...
02-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,005
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I rewired everything and if I could do it again I...

I rewired everything and if I could do it again I would have replaced my HK amp or simply just added speakers.
02-09-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Can I connect to battery with the seats out without issue?

I have the battery disconnected to do my install but I want to test the system before I button it all back up.

It's been a bit of a pain but I'm on the home stretch. I'd hate to put everything...
01-23-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I took the seat out and cut the carpet but I'm...

I took the seat out and cut the carpet but I'm going to leave the foam. The amp fits just fine. Where is the best place to run the speaker wire and RCA? Through the center console or along the...
01-23-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I think I'll shoot for under the driver seat. I...

I think I'll shoot for under the driver seat. I looked under there but I didn't notice that there was space for an amp. I bought a small 5 channel clarion amp so that location might also be...
01-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,417
Posted By DRMCDAVE

For anyone considering running new wiring. I'm...

For anyone considering running new wiring. I'm doing it now and getting a new wire into the door is pretty horrible. I assume it to be the worst part of the install but it wasn't pleasant.
01-17-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Sorry wrong section. Can someone move this to...

Sorry wrong section. Can someone move this to the r53 section.
01-17-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By DRMCDAVE

r53 audio install - can I remove Nav module?

I'm doing a full rewire of my Mini stereo which has turned out to be a huge PITA. I have the wires run into the doors through the factory wire housing. It put up a good fight but I got it through...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-06-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Correct although I don't know where I can find...

Correct although I don't know where I can find oem wheel fitment. As I believe the r90's were r53 wheels. I guess I could order them and get spacers if needed.
Forum: JCW Garage
09-05-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By DRMCDAVE

The hub diameter should be fine. The only issue...

The hub diameter should be fine. The only issue I think I might have is that the wheel face might hit the brake caliper.
Forum: JCW Garage
09-04-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Wheel Fitment Question

My r53 JCW has r56 JCW brakes. I'm looking to go to a 17 OEM wheel. At the moment I have OZ superleggera 18's but I've bent the hell out of them. Any suggestions for OEM wheels that will fit?
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07-30-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Wheels and brakes are now sold. Payment pending...

Wheels and brakes are now sold. Payment pending on wheels. Brakes will ship today if I can get to the post office/UPS before they close.
07-28-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA
07-25-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By DRMCDAVE

r53 JCW Brake kit & ADR 17x7 wheels with snow tires

I picked up a 2004 JCW. I recently upgrade the brakes to r56 JCW brakes on all four corners so I have my r53 JCW brake kit for sale (no rear rotors) and a set of winter wheels with snow tires that...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By DRMCDAVE

215/35r18 or 205/40r18

My car came with 18 inch superleggeras which I've finally installed. However, the tires are a bit worn from either poor alignment or prior aggressive driving. I'm noticing that the tire selection...
Forum: JCW Garage
02-09-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I like the JCW intake and exhuast. This is my DD...

I like the JCW intake and exhuast. This is my DD so they are fine. I do have a set of 18 inch OZ superleggeras that came with the car. I'm going to get some Michelin Pilot SS for those once the...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-26-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Those are good recommendations. I think I'm...

Those are good recommendations. I think I'm going to start with a suspension overhaul and then go from there.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Well there is always going to some compromise...

Well there is always going to some compromise with looks and comfort. I have bilsteins on my e30 and would have preferred koni's. Maybe a streetable coilover is the answer.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By DRMCDAVE

That's what I'm thinking. They have to be close...

That's what I'm thinking. They have to be close if not mostly dead now.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-18-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Help me clean up my suspension

My 04 with JCW suspension needs a suspension tune up. I'd like to replace any bushings and maybe get springs a bit lower than the JCW units (keep the struts?) and get an H-sport rear bar.

This...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By DRMCDAVE

The originals was 325ix not sure why they changed...

The originals was 325ix not sure why they changed it to 325xi. Nevertheless it's a cool car but pretty old now. I rarely drive it but I can't bring myself to sell it. It just has that cool 80/90's...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Here is the Mcoupe and the 325ix. I'll...

Here is the Mcoupe and the 325ix.

I'll look into those items. I may just have to put a list together and do an big order.

Does anyone know someone that is well versed in MINI's near...
Forum: JCW Garage
01-06-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Just picked up a 2004 w/ JCW kit

I just picked up a 2004 with JCW kit, aero kit, etc as a toy/DD. I've always wanted one and while driving through town I came across a nicely outfitted 2004 PW. Obviously The gearing, LSD, and 05+...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-10-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I did find a factory JCW for 12k w/ 91,000. It...

I did find a factory JCW for 12k w/ 91,000. It was too far away to go look at though.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-10-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Well with the r56 JCW brembo retrofit out there...

Well with the r56 JCW brembo retrofit out there and the fact that most don't have aero kits I guess it doesn't make all that much sense.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-04-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Factory JCW - Worth it?

I've been looking into buying a mini for a while. I am currently driving a bmw M coupe but need to clear some debt and increase MPG's. I really have no desire to sell the BMW but I could save...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-09-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I found a clean non-JCW that I'm after as well....

I found a clean non-JCW that I'm after as well. It will be my first mini also. My bmw is just costing me too much in gas and really isn't ideal for what I need. I love it but it's not the right time...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-09-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Young drivers pose a larger risk. It's proven...

Young drivers pose a larger risk. It's proven that sometimes they drive like idiots. When I look back on some of the stuff I did on public roads I should have been put in prison for being stupid.
Forum: JCW Garage
11-09-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Yep same car. I left with a bad feeling about...

Yep same car. I left with a bad feeling about the car. Did you notice the rust bubble on the driver side rear quarter it was small but possibly from a repair? The carfax is clean but that isn't...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-07-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I've been looking for one with an LSD they are...

I've been looking for one with an LSD they are hard to come by. Hard to beat that gas mileage. It seems the turbo cars do better than the SC cars.
Forum: JCW Garage
11-07-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

No kidding. I'm just going through gas at an...

No kidding. I'm just going through gas at an incredible rate. I fill up about 3 times a week with my coupe (250 miles per tank). It's just ridiculous. I'm considering a 2012 JCW as well. I was...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-06-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Some guy did it somewhere on the other side of...

Some guy did it somewhere on the other side of the pond. Certainly a sweet swap. Mine is an s52. I actually wanted the s52 because it's much cheaper to maintain/service. If I had an s54 this...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-04-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

I checked out the carfax. Nothing on there to...

I checked out the carfax. Nothing on there to worry about. Looks like a 3 owner car. It's been all up and down the east coast. The hardest part about this is decided whether or not to let go of...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-31-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DRMCDAVE

Looked at a 78k JCW - How much is it worth

First off I'm new here. I'm a long time BMW enthusiast. I currently have a 1991 bmw e30 325ix and a 2000 BMW Mcoupe. I'm using the Mcoupe for daily duty at the moment as the e30 is more of an...
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