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06-18-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By TheBigNewt

I just paid $170 for black front headlight...

I just paid $170 for black front headlight rings/clips. My chrome ones where trashed/falling apart. If you get knockoff Chinese ones and they're for sh*t good luck returning them.
Forum: Detailing 101
06-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By TheBigNewt

So if one does the ceramic application themselves...

So if one does the ceramic application themselves RIGHT AFTER THEY BUY THE CAR, they shouldn't need to do all the paint prep/orbital buffing/compounds, etc. Especially if the car didn't sit on the...
06-17-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,488
Posted By TheBigNewt

When I was new to Mini in 2007 I was on NAM a lot...

When I was new to Mini in 2007 I was on NAM a lot to learn about the car and what people did to mod them. The when the F56 came out I got on more to hear how people like them (but bought an R58!)....
06-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By TheBigNewt

I ordered a set of clips too, for about $27. So I...

I ordered a set of clips too, for about $27. So I shouldn't need those, you said the rings come with the necessary clips? I didn't say in the description that the rings come with the clips as I...
06-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By TheBigNewt

I need new headlight rings!

Mine are chrome (2014 Coupe). The left one's "chrome" (which is more like shiny thick aluminum foil with plastic under it) is coming off. Can I easily replace these myself with black ones? Looks like...
06-11-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 88,079
Posted By TheBigNewt

Really nice pic there! I have an old pal who...

Really nice pic there! I have an old pal who lives in Sequim (sp?).
06-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,752
Posted By TheBigNewt

An owner did the chrome-to-black trim thing not...

An owner did the chrome-to-black trim thing not the dealer. And probably the stripes too. It's done a lot. If you can find an N18 JCW that would be a great trackmobile especially with a little...
06-06-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By TheBigNewt

I have a Manic ECU tune installed (not a clip on...

I have a Manic ECU tune installed (not a clip on box) and have never had something like that happen. I may have the Stage 1 tune though and have an N18 JCW.
06-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,586
Posted By TheBigNewt

I had manual 2007 MCS it was fine. Now auto 2014...

I had manual 2007 MCS it was fine. Now auto 2014 JCW it's great. I bet that 300 HP engine with the new 8 speed AT will be awesome. I don't blame them for no manual, the clutch might wear prematurely...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-03-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By TheBigNewt

Really? Then what's the diff between the Clubman...

Really? Then what's the diff between the Clubman and Countryman? Love the barn doors too.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,451
Posted By TheBigNewt

Electric Mini actual pic from MF.

Showed up the other day on MotoringFile. Looks pretty much like a G3 HB to me. Early 2000 is the anticipated release, about $29k same as the MCS. We shall see.............
05-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,244
Posted By TheBigNewt

The guy who did my ManicMini ECU tune (for $500...

The guy who did my ManicMini ECU tune (for $500 in Tempe, AZ) said at least half the people he does already had a clip on box.
05-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,323
Posted By TheBigNewt

I've got an R58 that needs this!

I've got an R58 that needs this!
05-29-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,557
Posted By TheBigNewt

That would be the 300 HP Clubman right? Built on...

That would be the 300 HP Clubman right? Built on the BMW 2 series platform. I'll probably be in the market for one of those next year.
To the OP: what I did was have an ECU tune of my JCW Coupe. And...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-29-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,203
Posted By TheBigNewt

The R56 Justa was quite a bit lighter than your...

The R56 Justa was quite a bit lighter than your Gen3 JCW right? I think some of the 4 door Gen3 cars weight upwards of 1000 more pounds than my car does (2,600 lbs). That by itself will lead to more...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,188
Posted By TheBigNewt

What's an easy to use ceramic coating for the...

What's an easy to use ceramic coating for the trim? I've only used Black Wow which is "OK" but leaves a lot to be desired wrt how uneven it looks after application.
Forum: Detailing 101
05-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheBigNewt

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/mini_detailed_2_0da3858a86839124a8c41ce83e49c397a1da2f5e.jpg
I got a 7 inch ($50) polisher/sander from Harbor Freight,...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-22-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheBigNewt

Harbor freight has these things for under $100....

Harbor freight has these things for under $100. I'm considering one. Is there a "how to use an orbital buffer on your paint" video or website? That tells you what stuff to use and what with it...
05-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By TheBigNewt

You can get adjustable dampers on the Gen3 Minis....

You can get adjustable dampers on the Gen3 Minis. The blurb I read on the 300HP JCW Clubman/Countryman said they'd have a stiffer/sportier stock suspension but you can still get the adjustable...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-20-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By TheBigNewt

I had a manual 2007 MCS and now an auto 2014 JCW...

I had a manual 2007 MCS and now an auto 2014 JCW Coupe. I have to admit I prefer the auto. What I suspect with the 300 HP Clubman/Countryman is developing a manual/clutch for that powerplant may have...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-16-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By TheBigNewt

I bought a spray wax sealant product off my phone...

I bought a spray wax sealant product off my phone (Produxa) and used it recently after I clay barred my car. It's really easy to use I'll say that much. I used about 1/2 or a 16 oz bottle ($35) did...
05-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheBigNewt

I've seen people post that going to 16" non...

I've seen people post that going to 16" non runflats make a huge difference.
05-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By TheBigNewt

In Arizona the first Mini dealership was in north...

In Arizona the first Mini dealership was in north Scottsdale, right above the BMW dealership. I bought my 2007 MCS there. Then they moved around the corner to their own building (bought my 2014 Coupe...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By TheBigNewt

Yes, automatic only, with a new 8 speed tranny....

Yes, automatic only, with a new 8 speed tranny. If you read the stuff about the Gen4 Mini (maybe electric only???) it seems like these 2020-2022 JCW Clubmans might be the last of BMW's "BMW-like"...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By TheBigNewt

Yeah my JCW was about all the power I needed. I...

Yeah my JCW was about all the power I needed. I added the Stage 1 ECU tune and that's almost too much for most of the driving I do, but it's fine. I just like the idea of the tranny, the suspension,...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,540
Posted By TheBigNewt

Who's considering the 308HP 2020 JCW Countryman/Clubman?

Read a blub about it today on Motoringfile (I can't post links for some reason sorry). I sounds pretty much a deluxe track type Mini to me, huge power, 8 speed trans (no manual), stiffer body and...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By TheBigNewt

You should be able to tell right away that it's...

You should be able to tell right away that it's different accelerating. I could tell before I got to the first stop light.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By TheBigNewt

What did the 2005 JCW have that the MCS did not...

What did the 2005 JCW have that the MCS did not have, an ECU tune? The body kit? Were the front Brembos only on the 2006 JCW?
05-13-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By TheBigNewt

Every time I see a flat tire in a parking lot I...

Every time I see a flat tire in a parking lot I know why I replaced my OEM tires with runflats again. I actually bought mine from the Mini North Scottsdale dealer for $750. My originals only went...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-08-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By TheBigNewt

The guy who did my ManicMini tune in Tempe, AZ...

The guy who did my ManicMini tune in Tempe, AZ said he used to offer a switch or something so you could turn it off. But it added $50-100 to the price and he said nobody ever used it so he quit...
05-07-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheBigNewt

My car had the red stripes on the bonnet and the...

My car had the red stripes on the bonnet and the grey/black ones on the top. The dark ones spotted up pretty bad so I had my dealer remove them, which only took a short time and I couldn't tell at...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheBigNewt

What's the difference between a "DA" polisher and...

What's the difference between a "DA" polisher and the rotary orbital units? The one with the link attached is battery operated but it's $250! I'm not that serious about this lol. I could handle $50...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheBigNewt

I think next time I detail my car I'll go...

I think next time I detail my car I'll go somewhere and get it detailed/polished, the glass too. I'm not really stoked to buy one and do it myself (I claybarred mine yesterday). My Eclipse Grey paint...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By TheBigNewt

I did my paint yesterday (wash with Dawn,...

I did my paint yesterday (wash with Dawn, claybar, wax). So far I'll say the stuff's easy to apply (spray wax) and looks pretty shiny, but I'll see how long it lasts. I suspect I overpaid, now...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-06-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By TheBigNewt

Yeah I'd not want to send mine off for an ECU...

Yeah I'd not want to send mine off for an ECU flash tune, I'd rather drive it right afterward. The guy who did mine said that most of the 2+ hrs it took was to update the car's firmware, the tune...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By TheBigNewt

I think you can turn off the EDLC by first...

I think you can turn off the EDLC by first turning off the traction control and then holding down that button until the EDLC totally turns off. . That's what the guy in Tempe said to do if you track...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,170
Posted By TheBigNewt

But Mini hasn't yet disclosed when they are going...

But Mini hasn't yet disclosed when they are going to start building this GP have they? Next year? 2021? Anybody know?
04-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By TheBigNewt

BLACKBERRY???? How old is it and what model? I...

BLACKBERRY???? How old is it and what model? I used to love those things from 2006-2010 (Pearl and Curve).
04-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By TheBigNewt

It's the same amount of front seat space as the...

It's the same amount of front seat space as the other Minis. The car's on the same identical frame too. As for price I think the Mini dealer gave me about $8k when I traded in my 2007 MCS (cost $30k)...
04-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By TheBigNewt

A rear ASB is a must on an F56. My R58 (with the...

A rear ASB is a must on an F56. My R58 (with the SS) has almost no body lean, way stiffer frame and body (same as the convertible Roadster). I drove my friend's new F56 (2016) and the body lean was...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By TheBigNewt

I have an R58 JCW Coupe not a G3 car, but my...

I have an R58 JCW Coupe not a G3 car, but my Manic ECU tune has been excellent. I've had it about 2 years, I think it was about $500 in Tempe, AZ. I've never heard any complaints about it on NAM....
Forum: Detailing 101
04-23-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By TheBigNewt

Well I went ahead and bought a 16oz spray bottle...

Well I went ahead and bought a 16oz spray bottle for $36 including shipping. Of course that was on sale lol. We'll see how it turns out. I'll claybar my car and use it this weekend. Haven't bought...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By TheBigNewt

Produxa car wax anyone???

I get ads on my phone for Produxa car wax, and the testimonials are impressive. I still use wax from Detailer's Paradise I bought long ago (I don't wax a whole lot). Anybody ever use Produxa? Thanks...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By TheBigNewt

That's a nasty accident glad you're OK. I know if...

That's a nasty accident glad you're OK. I know if it were me I'd be rubbing my neck and dragging a leg as soon as I got out of the car.
04-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,972
Posted By TheBigNewt

I think what he meant is that only 500 factory...

I think what he meant is that only 500 factory JCW cars of all models come to the US/year (seems low to me though). So during the Coupe production years (2012-2015) just a small fraction of those...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,178
Posted By TheBigNewt

I have paddles on my car, but I almost never use...

I have paddles on my car, but I almost never use them. It downshifts for about 30 seconds and goes back to automatic mode. But the F56 cars want to be in a higher gear than my car (6 speed) so they...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-18-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By TheBigNewt

Maybe that's what the guy said. But it happened...

Maybe that's what the guy said. But it happened because of racetrack runs and leaving some control on (that can be deactivated) that applied the brakes a lot.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-17-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By TheBigNewt

The guy who installed my Stage 1 ECU tune said...

The guy who installed my Stage 1 ECU tune said that if you don't disable/turn off the traction control system thingy you'll wear your front brakes down FAST. I guess it keeps them engaged a lot. He...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-16-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,896
Posted By TheBigNewt

Nice! That's a cool Mini that first JCW model. I...

Nice! That's a cool Mini that first JCW model. I never drove a Gen1 Mini of any type, just my 2 Gen 2's and friend's F56. Go for it!!!
04-16-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By TheBigNewt

See if you can find a Coupe (2012-2015). They...

See if you can find a Coupe (2012-2015). They have the stiffer frame like the convertible Roadster, a stiffer body too, but it has a top of course. They only weigh about 2600 lbs, much lighter than...
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