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01-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Posted By contented

jazzman, welcome to the forum. I own a 2017 Mini...

jazzman, welcome to the forum. I own a 2017 Mini Cooper S convertible that I bought new and have driven a Countryman loaner for 10 days. I'm patiently waiting the 302 hp version of the JCW...
12-31-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,044
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California Dreaming, I installed the Elite a few...

California Dreaming, I installed the Elite a few months ago on my F57 S convertible. IMHO opinion the biggest pain was getting the key fobs out of range. After that it was figuring out how to...
12-03-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By contented

Although a little more expensive, I like BlackVue...

Although a little more expensive, I like BlackVue https://www.blackvue.com. Mine is the 650 which I don't think is made anymore. They are small, capture a high quality image, and have a variety of...
09-13-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By contented

I've never even heard of anyone doing that....

I've never even heard of anyone doing that. Mileage has always been my guide combined w/ convenience and coordination w/ other routine maintenance. Depending on the vehicle, my personal preference...
09-08-2018, 12:13 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By contented

You didn't read the first paragraph in my link. ...

You didn't read the first paragraph in my link. :-)
09-08-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By contented

My Motoring Advisor has been telling me this is...

My Motoring Advisor has been telling me this is coming - http://www.motoringfile.com/2018/09/06/world-premier-the-300-hp-bmw-x2-m35i/ That's when I trade the Nissan Altima.
09-08-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By contented

MrFunk, it can be very discouraging when one buys...

MrFunk, it can be very discouraging when one buys a new vehicle and has trouble. IMHO the good news is your dealer appears to be stepping up and starting to do what needs done. Keep after them. I...
09-04-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By contented

OP, bummer on all your issues. Re: your...

OP, bummer on all your issues.

Re: your rear deck opening I offer the following thoughts. My 2017 F57 S was doing all sorts of seemingly "strange things" including - boot unlocking w/ error...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-04-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By contented

There are indeed two different Elite models for...

There are indeed two different Elite models for the F series cars (at least for 2017), one for the Base/S and one for the JCW. Check out Dinan's website at the links below.

Installed an Elite on...
09-04-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,989
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Mine has the two white factory applied stripes on...

Mine has the two white factory applied stripes on the hood. I watched my Xpel installer position the film on the hood, then ever so slightly lift and score the film (freehand) along the edges of the...
08-29-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,989
Posted By contented

My thoughts too. Xpel installer came to my house....

My thoughts too. Xpel installer came to my house. It took him a good five hrs to install kit you described on my F57 S. i'd never attempt it myself.
08-15-2018, 05:41 AM
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Views: 2,498,400
Posted By contented

Installed a Dinian Elite from ECST on my 2017 MC...

Installed a Dinian Elite from ECST on my 2017 MC S convertible yesterday. An easy job once one figures out how the BMW connectors come apart and you get the key fobs far enough away. Included zip...
08-12-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By contented

We live in Florida and have a 2017 MC S...

We live in Florida and have a 2017 MC S convertible in Caribbean Aqua w/ the basic black interior. We also have a red 2015 Nissan Altima w/ black leather interior. For us the interior color or...
08-07-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By contented

We have a 2017 F57 S convertible. It came new w/...

We have a 2017 F57 S convertible. It came new w/ all season 16" Pirelli P Zero 195/55/16 runflat tires. It did not come w/ a separate spare. I was new to Minis and runflat tires. After two years...
08-06-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By contented

I have a 17 F57 S convertible and replaced the...

I have a 17 F57 S convertible and replaced the stock 16" Pirelli P-Zero runflats at 14k miles. The final straw was a second tread face punctureI. Thats more tire problems than I'd had in in nearly...
08-03-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,669
Posted By contented

MrGrumpy, maybe I'm like the kid who sticks his...

MrGrumpy, maybe I'm like the kid who sticks his toe into the deep end of the pool but is afraid to jump in. Mario has responded to several PM's and given me a means to get in touch and I need do...
07-20-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20,382
Views: 2,498,400
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RB, thank you so much for your post, It prompted...

RB, thank you so much for your post, It prompted me to jack Baby up and look very closely at what would rub (horizontally) if wheel size / offset were changed. In the rear the closest thing to the...
07-19-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20,382
Views: 2,498,400
Posted By contented

Installed ST coil overs and an NM GT 25mm rear...

Installed ST coil overs and an NM GT 25mm rear sway bar on Baby several months ago. The sway bar is adjustable. Today I went from softest to stiffest setting which is a simple matter of moving the...
07-13-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By contented

Indeed. Fla is not overly wide, but certainly...

Indeed. Fla is not overly wide, but certainly long. From central Florida to Atlanta is 6+ hrs if the traffic isn't too bad. Three more hours to the Dragon. More yet to the Back of the Dragon and...
07-12-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By contented

You are killing me. I have the time, but am just...

You are killing me. I have the time, but am just a little too far away for a quick trip. :-( Sometime over the next few months I want to hit the Caffeine & Octane car show just north of Atlanta,...
07-10-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By contented

No offense taken. I'll say it another way, after...

No offense taken. I'll say it another way, after owning three Honda Accords and a Mazda Miata where the worst trouble I had was one flat tire for the lot. One gets used to a low maintenance car. ...
07-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,053
Posted By contented

SD200, I did the exact same thing to my 17 MCS...

SD200, I did the exact same thing to my 17 MCS convertible, replaced the Pirelli runflats on 16" loop spoke wheels w/ Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ at 14k miles. A big difference in handling for sure....
07-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By contented

OP, we bought our first Mini new (2017 MC S...

OP, we bought our first Mini new (2017 MC S convertible) about two years ago, so I'm not very knowledgeable on the 1st and 2nd gen models. But my pre-purchase due diligence made it clear to me the...
07-10-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By contented

Mini Takes The States - Orlando Start

Does anyone know the details (when, where, time, etc) that MTTS begins this Saturday in Orlando. Although not officially participating, we'd like to check things out for future reference. Does it...
07-07-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,175
Posted By contented

Since you've already ordered them, just wait till...

Since you've already ordered them, just wait till they come and test fit one w/o a tire. That will tell you a lot. If you're ok at that point, then mount one tire and test fit again.

If they...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-07-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By contented

OP, although slightly different than your...

OP, although slightly different than your situation, I replaced the original 195/55/16 Pirelli runflats on my F57 S at 14k miles w/ the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. Somewhat less noise and and a...
07-07-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By contented

Never used them but they've been mentioned here...

Never used them but they've been mentioned here before.

http://www.pawmotorsport.com/index.php
07-07-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By contented

Thanks for the responses. I guess I'm a cross...

Thanks for the responses. I guess I'm a cross between "having my cake and wanting to eat it too" and knowing the answer before I ask the question. I do love this little car.
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07-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By contented

Opposite and Equal Reaction

As a first time Mini owner w/ 25k miles on a 2017 MC S convertible that we bought new, I recently upgraded to ST coilovers and NM GT rear sway bar. Handling improvement is amazing and its hard to...
07-04-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,669
Posted By contented

Hi Minnie, owning a 2017 F57 S w/ auto trans and...

Hi Minnie, owning a 2017 F57 S w/ auto trans and still educating myself on tuning upgrades, your post caught my attention as I'm considering a Dinan Elite. Do I understand you correctly that the...
06-28-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By contented

Everyone's tastes are so different. I see folks...

Everyone's tastes are so different. I see folks post picture of their expensive wheels and sometimes think, "those are just butt ugly". But its about what you like, not what I like. I'm going to...
06-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By contented

No clue, but I've wondered the same thing poking...

No clue, but I've wondered the same thing poking around on mine.
06-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By contented

I'm beginning to believe it has something to do...

I'm beginning to believe it has something to do w/ North American F57 cars. Believe it or not, Mini does not sell a John Cooper Works Pro Suspension kit for the F57 convertible, which was my first...
06-20-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By contented

Coilover Installation Issue?

I'm posting this here as the F57 area doesn't seem to get much traffic.

A competent tech and I recently installed ST X coilovers and NM GT rear sway bar on my 2017 MC S F57 convertible with about...
06-12-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By contented

Service Manuals

I have a 2017 MC - S convertible, F57 and am at the beginning teaching myself to be reasonably competent maintaining my car and making light repairs. I recently assisted a tech installing coilovers...
06-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By contented

Whine, this is a good opportunity for me to say...

Whine, this is a good opportunity for me to say thanks. A few months back you posted about back of the dragon, etc. Last month wifey and I detoured off I-77 and drove back of the dragon and several...
06-08-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By contented

easter, click the Xpel link I posted above. The...

easter, click the Xpel link I posted above. The two kits I had installed were $280 + $290 for a total of $570. Xpel charges the installer a cutting fee (I think its called) of $125 if memory serves...
06-08-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By contented

Hi again easter. As I'm washing my Mini I...

Hi again easter.

As I'm washing my Mini I thought of this thread. Upon reflection, I'd answer your question about paint protection and mods this way - if you're the kind of person that hand...
06-08-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By contented

No clue on your question, but I assume it's US...

No clue on your question, but I assume it's US gal.

As an aside, my experience w/ trip computer MPG is that they are almost never accurate, always overstating mpg. Our 2015 Nissan Altima is never...
06-08-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By contented

I bought my 2017 MC S convertible new from...

I bought my 2017 MC S convertible new from Orlando Mini. Though still under warranty and free service, they have been responsive, prompt, not pushy, etc. As a general rule, I hold car dealers in...
06-06-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By contented

I put this...

I put this http://www.xpel.com/search-coverage-options/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Mini/Convertible/Cooper_S on my 2017 MC S convertible. I used the hood/mirror and...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-29-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By contented

Nice

Nice
05-14-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By contented

Thanks to all, I get the point on RaceChip. ...

Thanks to all, I get the point on RaceChip.

MarioKart, where can I find your website and more detail on your product offerings? It appears I'm several thousand miles away in the Sunshine State.
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05-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By contented

Tuning Boxes - RaceChip

There are many many threads on NAM regarding aftermarket tuning boxes, ECU reflashes from the likes of Dinan, Burger, NM, Bytetronic, WMW, and so on. I think I've read nearly every one from 2017 to...
05-08-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By contented

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: JCW Garage
05-02-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,036
Posted By contented

This thread has me really bummed out. In three...

This thread has me really bummed out. In three weeks my 2017 MCS F57 convertible is getting coilovers and upgraded rear sway bar. The final part of the improvement plan was to be a Dinan Elite. ...
05-02-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By contented

I faced the same issue for 8-12 months after...

I faced the same issue for 8-12 months after getting our 2017 MCS convertible. It seems like it takes a while for the after market to catch up.
04-25-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By contented

I almost never put the convertible top into the...

I almost never put the convertible top into the partially open position - too much noise and wind buffeting. The nicest thing about the convertible is you can open both front and rear windows w/ the...
04-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By contented

OP, I have a 2017 MCS convertible F57 which we...

OP, I have a 2017 MCS convertible F57 which we ordered new which now has 22k miles. We traded a 2002 Miata on it and thought we just had to have another convertible. We love the car, but now twenty...
11-14-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By contented

I'd be interested if my unmodified (no roll cage)...

I'd be interested if my unmodified (no roll cage) F57 convertible is permitted on the track.
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