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11-12-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By GreyLens

I have to agree with this notion. I've done many...

I have to agree with this notion. I've done many add on mods but kept all the original parts. I plan to drive this thing till I die and it will be in great shape on that day though I won't.
09-23-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By GreyLens

Getting 225-45-17's to fit is the bigger...

Getting 225-45-17's to fit is the bigger challenge. Plus the wider the rim the wider the tire will expand. The 8" is much better from a handling perspective since you want as much width on the rim...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-23-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,315
Posted By GreyLens

No Stinking Badges...Stealth Baby

I agree. I have a 2009 JCW and took all external badges off...only indicator is JCW Door Sills (thinking of replacing with Craven blacks) and the JCW CF insert on lower arm of steering wheel which I...
09-23-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,852
Posted By GreyLens

Thanks for heads up

I lost track of this issue...thanks for the reminder. I just ordered one. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
09-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,658
Posted By GreyLens

I ran SCCA STX for two years and then moved to...

I ran SCCA STX for two years and then moved to DSP. I do about 20+ events a year.

You can see my mods below. All 2WD vehicles can use any LSD in STX which is the ST class for CooperS and JCW.
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09-12-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By GreyLens

My 2009 JCW was one of the first 200 factory ones...

My 2009 JCW was one of the first 200 factory ones built. I love it. But, I had the clutch problem discussed. We discovered it when we installed the OS Giken LSD at about 15,000 miles...the dealer...
09-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,413
Posted By GreyLens

I'm an old guy that has been lucky to own a lot...

I'm an old guy that has been lucky to own a lot of fun cars over the years. My 2009 JCW, GreyLenz, is the most fun car I've ever driven. I will drive it till I die...which, hopefully, will be quite...
03-13-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,093
Posted By GreyLens

New NM Engineering Catch Can

Anyone used this one? Way Motor now sells this as well. I'm a big NM Eng fan and their system has the typical Good Looks of NM stuff.
03-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By GreyLens

My 2009 JCW is the most fun car I've owned. In...

My 2009 JCW is the most fun car I've owned. In the past I had a Z3 Roadster, Z3 M Roadster, M Coop, 540, 740 plus other fun stuff. I'm keeping the JCW till I die. A blast to drive daily and at the...
02-24-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,054
Posted By GreyLens

I have to agree with ONEFISH2 and others saying...

I have to agree with ONEFISH2 and others saying not to check the box. His plan is what I did and I'm glad I took that route. I do a fair amount autox, some track time and lot's of fun back road...
02-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,147
Posted By GreyLens

I've had my 2009 JCW since Nov 2008. Several big...

I've had my 2009 JCW since Nov 2008. Several big problems...clutch & flywheel...turbo. But, I love it. I now autox regularly and do a few track days a year. OS Giken LSD, AST shocks, swift...
04-09-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,938
Posted By GreyLens

I just returned from a test drive after doing...

I just returned from a test drive after doing this mod. I see similar results...all around smoother in shifts and boost seems more "there" than variable during shifts. I don't have a boost gage so...
04-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,938
Posted By GreyLens

Thanks for the how to post reference. I just...

Thanks for the how to post reference. I just ordered one from europaparts for $75.00 including tax and will install and post results as soon as I get it.

:impatient: :impatient: :impatient:
02-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By GreyLens

I installed an OS Giken LSD about a year ago. We...

I installed an OS Giken LSD about a year ago. We inspected the clutch while doing so and found the Dual Mass Flywheel was defective and had damaged the clutch and replaced it all an OEM package. ...
01-27-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,676
Posted By GreyLens

My 2009 JCW had a similar failure at about 31,000...

My 2009 JCW had a similar failure at about 31,000 miles. I had noticed a very faint whine at times in the month or two preceding failure but no noticeable loss of power. I do two autocross events a...
12-11-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,996
Posted By GreyLens

I put the mod in three weeks ago and love it. It...

I put the mod in three weeks ago and love it. It makes a very noticeable difference. That in combination with the NM Short Shifter has significantly changed the feel for the better.

I'll put one...
11-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,015
Posted By GreyLens

Thank you, indeed. Someone mentioned getting it...

Thank you, indeed. Someone mentioned getting it rebuilt yesterday but didn't know much more about than I do. I checked out the site and I'm encouraged. I will definitely check this out...
11-05-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,015
Posted By GreyLens

This is a great thread. I got a tune from Jan a...

This is a great thread. I got a tune from Jan a few weeks ago. Great results but three days ago I lost all boost. The dealer just notified me I need a new turbo and they will not do it under...
10-26-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,093
Posted By GreyLens

I had a similar problem with the clutch. When we...

I had a similar problem with the clutch. When we installed the OS Giken LSD we discovered a serious problem with the flywheel that helped damage the clutch.
...
10-26-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,093
Posted By GreyLens

The major repairs are finished and the track is...

The major repairs are finished and the track is in good shape. They still have one small area on the inside of the straight between turn 3 and 4 that needs fixing but it is way inside of a good...
10-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,093
Posted By GreyLens

Jan tuned several cars in Austin a couple of...

Jan tuned several cars in Austin a couple of weeks ago. You can see the few mods I've done listed below. He got 260 ftlbs of torque out of the GreyLenz! I took it to the Harris Hills Raceway in...
09-23-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,490
Posted By GreyLens

I read a lot about the EDLC and comparisons to a...

I read a lot about the EDLC and comparisons to a real Limited Slip Differential when I first bought the JCW. I opted not to get the factor LSD expecting the electronic capability to do an adequate...
09-19-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,490
Posted By GreyLens

I de-badged mine the first week but I've kept...

I de-badged mine the first week but I've kept every OEM part since I plan to keep the car till I'm dead.

BMW should offer a Quaife LSD as an option. The other oem LSD was not very good and the...
09-18-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,490
Posted By GreyLens

I'm having a great time as a newbie in SCCA STX...

I'm having a great time as a newbie in SCCA STX and continuing to move on up as I learn the car and add a few basic mods. I've owned many a monster in the past. The GreyLenz is simply the most fun...
09-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,596
Posted By GreyLens

I've been running exactly that set up on my 2009...

I've been running exactly that set up on my 2009 JCW. I love the look and the wheels with Dunlop Dirrezza Z1 star specs in 215-45-17's is awesome on the autox track. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By GreyLens

I have a 2009 JCW, the first year of factory...

I have a 2009 JCW, the first year of factory JCW's. I love it. You can't go wrong.

Opted to just keep the stock cooper S suspension because I planned to upgrade it with an aftermarket setup at...
08-11-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,475
Posted By GreyLens

Cool. I'm planning to do this soon. I really...

Cool. I'm planning to do this soon. I really like the looks of the NM unit. Post your results/satisfaction...very interested.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-30-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By GreyLens

Coopatroopa210: Welcome to NAM. I, too,...

Coopatroopa210: Welcome to NAM.

I, too, am San Antonio based. We'd love to have you sign up for the Lone Star Mini Club as well: http://www.lonestarminiclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735
...
07-26-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By GreyLens

A friend helped me install them and we had the...

A friend helped me install them and we had the same issue. One of the sides appeared slightly off on the template but we adjusted before we cut and the final came out fine.
06-02-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,643
Posted By GreyLens

I've had 215-45-17 Star Specs on new Kosei wheels...

I've had 215-45-17 Star Specs on new Kosei wheels for 3 weeks now. I do autocross and a little track time. The tires are awesome and seem very good in the rain as well.
05-21-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By GreyLens

I don't know what the OEM spring rates are but...

I don't know what the OEM spring rates are but I've been researching a full suspension upgrade for several months now. To make a long story short, I'm planning on using Werkin Mini, San Antonio, to...
04-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,147
Posted By GreyLens

Yes! And I'll drive it till I'm dead.

Yes! And I'll drive it till I'm dead.
04-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By GreyLens

I hit the sport button and the DTC button (first...

I hit the sport button and the DTC button (first level) as soon as I start up. That way my daily driving is in the same mode I drive autox in. I love the stronger throttle response and the steering...
03-21-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,045
Posted By GreyLens

Over the last 8 years I've owned a Z-3, M...

Over the last 8 years I've owned a Z-3, M Roadster, M Coop, 540, 740. They were all great cars. But, I'm hooked on the JCW. It is simply the most fun car I've owned. It is essentially a full-up...
02-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

Excellent. I'll focus my research on a 7.5 or 8...

Excellent. I'll focus my research on a 7.5 or 8 inch wheel with 235-40-17 RE-11's. Thanks.
02-01-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

Thanks for the heads up. I checked the rules and...

Thanks for the heads up. I checked the rules and the STX 2WD can run up to a 9" wide wheel. Cool. So, the 235-40-17 on a 17 X 8" Wheel would fit ok? That would be awesome.
02-01-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

My understanding is that I can only do a 7.5 on...

My understanding is that I can only do a 7.5 on STX...I'll look closer at the rules. If I can do wider by the rules I might do so. Adds a little weight but... I just learning this stuff.
01-31-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

I'm going to stay with street tires and run in...

I'm going to stay with street tires and run in the STX class. Looking at RE-11's.
01-31-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

Excellent. I see you're running 17x7.5's with...

Excellent. I see you're running 17x7.5's with 235-40-17's...just what I'm thinking of doing. Glad to see they fit. Any issues I need to consider first?
01-30-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By GreyLens

JCW Brake Duct Kit

I just installed the brake duct kit. It only fits the JCW aero kit. We also installed the JCW splitter at the same time. It took us right at five hours...first time doing it...and being very...
01-29-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

Point taken. I'm looking to optimize between...

Point taken. I'm looking to optimize between cool looks, autoX and track days. On track day's the heat issue should be straight forward and heating the wider tires, with the right camber settings...
01-29-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By GreyLens

AutoX Newbie / Junky

I ran my first autoX and placed 7th out of 20 registered novice drivers. I ran C stock. It was a blast and I'm hooked. I'm not going to run novice for the rest of the year. I don't care if I...
01-28-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,927
Posted By GreyLens

I took delivery of my 2009 Factory JCW Hardtop,...

I took delivery of my 2009 Factory JCW Hardtop, Silver on Silver, on 16 November 2008. It has no JCW markings anywhere in under the bonnet so I guess it was among the earliest ones. It's a blast.
12-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,505
Posted By GreyLens

I was told some are slotted to allow adjustments....

I was told some are slotted to allow adjustments. I'll check it out further.

Thanks.

Your ride looks awesome.
12-05-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,505
Posted By GreyLens

I'm envious. I'm developing an 18 month...

I'm envious. I'm developing an 18 month extensive mod plan centered on NM Engineering, TSW, Forge and some M7 stuff. The look of the NM stuff is awesome and their reputation, though new to the...
12-02-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,537
Posted By GreyLens

Track Day at Harris Hills San Marcos Texas

Evidently this HPDE day is sponsored by the Harris Hills club itself. They've recently had several sponsored by other clubs but they plan to hold six or more themselves in 2010. This is my first...
12-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,537
Posted By GreyLens

2009 JCW Silver/Silver, JCW Aero Kit, some...

2009 JCW Silver/Silver, JCW Aero Kit, some external carbon fiber stuff, most goodies, no sun roof.

Purchased Nov 08

18,300+ miles. Average measured mileage: 29.2 mpg...60/40 city/highway.
...
11-27-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,505
Posted By GreyLens

NM Rocks

Onefish2. Thanks for posting this...I'm getting ready to start a major mod effort on my 2009 JCW, Silver on Silver, in a few months. The color theme will be the NM Blue, Silver and Carbon fiber. ...
11-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By GreyLens

Congrats!! Just got my wife a pepper white MCS...

Congrats!! Just got my wife a pepper white MCS and I have a 2009 JCW, Silver/Silver...The best car I've ever owned. My first track day is 19 Dec...only modification is a Whalen Shift Ball. Mod's...
11-20-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,008
Posted By GreyLens

I've had my 2009 JCW for 3 weeks now. I've not...

I've had my 2009 JCW for 3 weeks now. I've not had it on the track but I've been impressed with the ediff approach so far. The big question asked above is how it will fare on an extended track run...
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