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06-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By RLM

Welcome to turbocharged engines my friend. Out of...

Welcome to turbocharged engines my friend. Out of the box, tuners have been able to make gains of 70hp+ on bone stock cars just by fiddling with the ECU's.
06-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By RLM

Be wary of RPM tuning. I know a couple from our...

Be wary of RPM tuning. I know a couple from our local club are extremely unimpressed with the tune and the service. one member had to send off his ecu multiple times and it is still not running...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-11-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,244
Posted By RLM

After My service last week and them looking at...

After My service last week and them looking at all the info I provided, New module is on order under warranty. Hopefully will arrive in the next little bit and will hopefully solve all the problems....
Forum: JCW Garage
05-30-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,145
Posted By RLM

Too bad no LSD for auto Transmission, Would have...

Too bad no LSD for auto Transmission, Would have one on order immediately.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-29-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,145
Posted By RLM

OK, I'd like to chime into this thread. First...

OK, I'd like to chime into this thread.
First what I have, 2016 JCW 3 door w/ DDC and auto transmission.

First the braking, I found that the pad compound out of the factory was complete trash....
05-29-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,091
Posted By RLM

I talked to them before it was available on the...

I talked to them before it was available on the option sheet about how they were going to do it once it was on the build sheet. I could see them maybe adding it at the factory ( with the chrome tips...
05-29-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,091
Posted By RLM

It gets installed at port of entry because of...

It gets installed at port of entry because of restrictions on the valved exhause and because of additional duties on vehicles with carbon fiber parts. by importing them separate and joining them...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-24-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,244
Posted By RLM

Further research on the issue may have sprung me...

Further research on the issue may have sprung me a lead. I have reached out to BMW for a confirmation of my suspicions. If you are having the issue with the exhaust, can you find the RA number on the...
05-22-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By RLM

Just Don't Do It

Do not fake badge a car as a JCW. The engine itself is different in a JCW as well as suspension, exhaust, and I believe transmission as well even. slapping badges on it would be like slapping M3...
05-22-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By RLM

Hate to break it to you, but that stud kit you...

Hate to break it to you, but that stud kit you posted a link to on ECS will not work with your car. It is for cars with M14x1.5 bolts. Not our M14x1.25 bolts. I have yet to find a kit to go M14x1.25...
05-22-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By RLM

OP, Where did you find a stud conversion kit to...

OP, Where did you find a stud conversion kit to go from BMW's M14x1.25 to the more standard M14x1.5?
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,244
Posted By RLM

I'm also going to jump in requesting that TSB...

I'm also going to jump in requesting that TSB number. will give me more ground to stand on in Canada as well.
05-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By RLM

If you are in the market for a F56, I would just...

If you are in the market for a F56, I would just splurge the extra little bit for the LED lights
05-09-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By RLM

Lower dog bone mount?

Lower dog bone mount?
04-29-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By RLM

Though I have not personally had these on my car,...

Though I have not personally had these on my car, I have a friend who put them in theirs (not a mini). They rode terribly as the spring rates and damper rates were not properly matched for each other...
04-29-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By RLM

This right here. godspeed is a downgrade over...

This right here. godspeed is a downgrade over stock. Their only purpose is to put a car as low as possible for the absolute least amount of money. They will not last, they will ride terribly, they...
04-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By RLM

Yup, JCW. The wheels are made by Fast. not sure...

Yup, JCW. The wheels are made by Fast. not sure which model. Picked them up cheap with curb rash and repaired them.
04-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By RLM

Nice work, I've been steadily adding to mine over...

Nice work, I've been steadily adding to mine over the past year of ownership. It is definitely an addiction.
...
04-22-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,814
Posted By RLM

Vehicles equipped with factory alarm kit have the...

Vehicles equipped with factory alarm kit have the audible beep (one for lock, 2 for unlock). this can be disabled in the I-Drive screen if the user wants. I wonder if its possible to code this to non...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-16-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By RLM

This will help me sleep better at night. Thanks...

This will help me sleep better at night. Thanks :thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension
04-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By RLM

Was just looking at Real OEM, it does appear that...

Was just looking at Real OEM, it does appear that the VDC harnesses for the shocks just plug into the main harness. Likely the dealer priced it out and found it was much cheaper to just offer a 1K...
Forum: Suspension
04-15-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By RLM

If the car can be built at the factory with it,...

If the car can be built at the factory with it, the dealer can add it. though it is often very expensive and labour intensive. In the case of DDC, it would require an entirely new harness (maybe more...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-15-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By RLM

The thread quoted here is for the R56 JCW...

The thread quoted here is for the R56 JCW brembo's, not the F56 JCW brembos. I have not been able to find anything mentioning anywhere that the F56 JCW brakes still have that plastic bit on them to...
04-12-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By RLM

I dont have the DINAN, but have the racechip,...

I dont have the DINAN, but have the racechip, Short answer is yes, these cars go like a bat out of hell with a good plug in like the elite or racechip. the DINAN sport however only gave a modest jump...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-12-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By RLM

Aftermarket replacement pads don't have this...

Aftermarket replacement pads don't have this clip. after the first replacement, you can then just pull the pads without removing the caliper.

I didn't know the pistons were plastic though. You...
Forum: 3rd Gen FAQs
04-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By RLM

I just used a large mallet on the upright. a few...

I just used a large mallet on the upright. a few hits and it dropped. no spreader tool required.



I used an impact to disassemble and reassemble. Have put more than 30,000KM on the car since...
04-04-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,091
Posted By RLM

Seems like their sale to Driven Performance...

Seems like their sale to Driven Performance Brands did nothing but hurt the quality of the product.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-03-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By RLM

it wont have the same exhaust though, so I don't...

it wont have the same exhaust though, so I don't know how close in sound they will be
Forum: JCW Garage
04-03-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,244
Posted By RLM

I had mine in to the dealer in december (have...

I had mine in to the dealer in december (have brought the issue up with them several times before and its all on record). they took a look at it and simply said "technician cannot duplicate" on their...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By RLM

The reason the ceramics cost so much is because...

The reason the ceramics cost so much is because they are semi permanent. this means a full paint correction is required before application. Often the coating can last as long as 7+ years and needs to...
04-02-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By RLM

Just a point of interest question, how did you...

Just a point of interest question, how did you secure those black plates to the rear floating caliper? I'd love to do the same thing on my F56 JCW.
04-01-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By RLM

I believe pretty much all OEM alloys for F56 are...

I believe pretty much all OEM alloys for F56 are +54 offset.

As for the rims fitting, I think you'd have clearance issues even with stock shocks based on the measurements and how close to the...
04-01-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By RLM

Stock wheels are 7" wide with 54mm offset. since...

Stock wheels are 7" wide with 54mm offset. since you are going to a 45mm offset, you are already pushing the centerline of the rim out 9mm. you are then widening by an inch and a half. by my calcs,...
03-27-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,468
Posted By RLM

MomMINI, what front plate mount do you have?...

MomMINI, what front plate mount do you have? thats the best sitting one i've seen.
Forum: JCW Garage
03-26-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By RLM

OK, I guess this is her almost 1 year update. ...

OK, I guess this is her almost 1 year update.

What's changed?
1. DINAN Sport is out, Racechip GTS is in.
2. Blacked out the tail light rings, and the grille surround (headlight rings were...
03-13-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By RLM

DINAN Sport Module

I have for sale my Dinantronics Sport module for F-Series MINI. I upgraded to the more comprehensive Racechip so I no longer need this. I am located in Canada but willing to ship to US. Asking $200...
03-13-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,950
Posted By RLM

Is the Intake still available?

Is the Intake still available?
Forum: JCW Garage
03-11-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,256
Posted By RLM

To add some info to this thread, I finally got a...

To add some info to this thread, I finally got a chance to test fit the new to me Motegi MR118 17x8 +45 rims i picked up a few months ago for $120, onto my 16 JCW. without spacers they are close to...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-08-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By RLM

Out of curiosity, what code is your car throwing,...

Out of curiosity, what code is your car throwing, or did physical damage occur to your engine?
03-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By RLM

Is this based on classification requirements?...

Is this based on classification requirements? finding an aftermarket wheel that will meet this and clear the Brembos will be hard. if you need to meet these specs, i'd suggest finding a set of the OE...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-08-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By RLM

"The dealer/vehicle manufacturer has the right to...

"The dealer/vehicle manufacturer has the right to deny a warranty repair but they must demonstrate that the aftermarket part caused the problem" This is straight from that link. Lets say your car...
03-08-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By RLM

Sport performance gauges can be programmed as a...

Sport performance gauges can be programmed as a preset, but the screen for trip data (distance, time, average economy that trip) cannot be.
03-08-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By RLM

That's USD, after conversion and shipping to...

That's USD, after conversion and shipping to Canada for this person, it will just be cheaper ($100 CDN plus 13% tax) to go to the dealer and have it next day. Some of the larger dealers may even have...
03-08-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By RLM

Just the Black piece can be replaced. I believe...

Just the Black piece can be replaced. I believe you do need to remove the entire front bumper from the car to do the replacement, but you only need to buy the black piece. it is about $100 CDN from...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,275
Posted By RLM

Just wondering what you use to log AFR? OBD...

Just wondering what you use to log AFR? OBD Bluetooth adapter and a phone app? I'm looking around for a good adapter to use with the torque pro app so I can do some logging in the future.
Forum: JCW Garage
03-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,275
Posted By RLM

This is true, I am on a JCW so not really a big...

This is true, I am on a JCW so not really a big concern for me. the racechip also plugs into the MAF and MAP sensors so in theory, it could manipulate those values as well in order to get the car to...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-05-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By RLM

I very highly doubt that they will renegotiate...

I very highly doubt that they will renegotiate the deal with you, especially on a custom ordered car. Likely, they have had trouble moving the international orange so they are discounting it as they...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-04-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,275
Posted By RLM

I believe the reasoning for this is because the...

I believe the reasoning for this is because the chip is designed to only manipulate the sensor signals when under load and relative to that load. when there is no load, the chip sends the regular...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-04-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,275
Posted By RLM

I'm outside of Toronto, but have a few friends in...

I'm outside of Toronto, but have a few friends in Royal Oak so am there somewhat often. I'll try to remember to PM you when I set a date. There's going to be a JCW R56 coming along with me as well...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,275
Posted By RLM

Yes, Will be on the dyno in the spring at Detroit...

Yes, Will be on the dyno in the spring at Detroit Tuned. Will do a pull with racechip in setting "0" which is stock tune, then a pull in setting "7" which is highest mode on GTS. I will hopefully...
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