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Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By bratling

Here’s a datapoint. This data is from last...

Here’s a datapoint. This data is from last summer; I’ve had zero problems. The original map Bytetronik sent prompted the engine to boost waaaaay too high; they updated it to stay in a safer zone....
Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By bratling

I think not everyone gets notified by email when...

I think not everyone gets notified by email when there is a PM. I see this pretty often. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By bratling

If you decide you’re willing to ship give me a...

If you decide you’re willing to ship give me a ping.
Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By bratling

Wow, such service! :-) Pics are perfect and it...

Wow, such service! :-) Pics are perfect and it really looks remarkably like it belongs.

Does it dim the mirror at night (headlight glare from other cars)? That’s the only reason I could imagine...
Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By bratling

In addition to the other notes, you can actually...

In addition to the other notes, you can actually close and lock the doors and that will turn off the red light too.

Basically, this is like the “accessory” position on an old turn-key ignition,...
Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bratling

They won’t fit your 2011; the bolt pattern...

They won’t fit your 2011; the bolt pattern changed from a four bolt to five bolt setup.
Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By bratling

How does it look from the driver’s seat? And from...

How does it look from the driver’s seat? And from outside the car? Would love to see a pic or two of the installed unit itself. Thanks!
06-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,488
Posted By bratling

Maybe there is a chicken and egg problem here....

Maybe there is a chicken and egg problem here. Forums aren't popular on mobile devices but it's not because of the content. It's because the mobile forum sites and apps just don't give a very good...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-14-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By bratling

Welcome back! Lots of fun cars in the world,...

Welcome back! Lots of fun cars in the world, sounds like you’ve had a few :-)



July is the usual date, but a dealer will know for sure. Both will be available with that transmission (now the...
06-13-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,488
Posted By bratling

2019 year to date sales are down 22% vs. 2018: ...

2019 year to date sales are down 22% vs. 2018:
...
06-11-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

That, or maybe sponsor a war in the Middle East...

That, or maybe sponsor a war in the Middle East to drive up oil prices and make small cars attractive again. So long as gas remains cheap, Americans are going to keep buying their big SUVs and light...
06-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20,382
Views: 2,498,443
Posted By bratling

Thanks! Not much of a routine. Since the car is...

Thanks! Not much of a routine. Since the car is still young (3 years and 31k) it's not had time for corrosion to start making anything ugly. Simple Green all purpose cleaner, scrub with a nylon...
06-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,944
Posted By bratling

Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty! ...

Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty!

http://i.imgur.com/9zsFcHg.jpg

Had to put in a new storm door over Memorial Day weekend. On the way out of the Home Despot parking lot a middle...
06-02-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20,382
Views: 2,498,443
Posted By bratling

Made the engine cleeeeeeean! I know it's...

Made the engine cleeeeeeean!

I know it's pointless. Entropy always wins. But there is just something SO satisfying about it!

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06-02-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,868
Posted By bratling

It seems to me that BMW is trying to buy time...

It seems to me that BMW is trying to buy time until real full-electrics are ready to go. The Countryman SE is basically the same design and technology as the BMW i8. It gets them a plug-in hybrid to...
06-02-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By bratling

[/size] You'll be fine if your check engine...

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You'll be fine if your check engine light is not on. Massachusetts is one of the states that simply trusts the car's computer to tell it about the emissions status (for post-1996 cars)....
Forum: Detailing 101
06-02-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By bratling

Last weekend I did a full wash-and-clay then...

Last weekend I did a full wash-and-clay then applied Prima's Hydro Max polymer sealant (https://www.primacarcare.com/product-page/prima-hydro-max) spray-on. I am very pleased with the results so far....
05-29-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,586
Posted By bratling

In this case that isn't because of customer...

In this case that isn't because of customer demand. It's the new trim tiering system that MINI North America has adopted – every trim level above the basic gets the automatic by default. The dealer...
05-29-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,586
Posted By bratling

I disagree. Manuals no longer offer superior fuel...

I disagree. Manuals no longer offer superior fuel economy, to be sure, but I greatly value not having to argue with the automatic transmission about what gear is appropriate for my current...
05-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,244
Posted By bratling

I was under the impression that only MINI dealers...

I was under the impression that only MINI dealers could install the tune, even though the rest is just hardware to bolt on and wire to 12V & ground.

Can non-MINI, non-BMW dealers load the tune...
05-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By bratling

Check out the “my good truck” thread over in the...

Check out the “my good truck” thread over in the F54 area :-)
05-21-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By bratling

The countrymen, all models, ride much softer than...

The countrymen, all models, ride much softer than any of the hardtops. Much, much softer. So while I can’t tell you how different the CMS vs CMJCW are, the baseline for both is going to be softer...
05-18-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By bratling

I'll add here to the other comments, mostly with...

I'll add here to the other comments, mostly with this link and excerpt which explains it better than I would have:
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05-18-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By bratling

Hey Minnie- I did the Chassis Bones version from...

Hey Minnie- I did the Chassis Bones version from Way Motor Works for my F55. Absolutely worth it. I had already put in a 22mm rear seat bar by NM Eng and the JCW suspension (rebranded KW v1) and...
05-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By bratling

[/size] Read this post:...

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Read this post: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/f55-f56-hatch-talk-2014/308686-how-to-buy-a-new-mini-the-art-of-the-deal.html

At least read the first page, then the last...
04-28-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By bratling

Great price, hope someone grabs it from you. The...

Great price, hope someone grabs it from you. The gentleman who was Crap Industries has passed away, so these are no longer being made.
04-21-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,415
Posted By bratling

On the R56 & R60 families, yes. But the F56...

On the R56 & R60 families, yes. But the F56 series has done away with that nonsense. :-)
Forum: JCW Garage
04-13-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By bratling

Just think, all it took to get R53 & R56 people...

Just think, all it took to get R53 & R56 people to stop arguing and band together was… a bizarrely pimped out F56… :lol:
Forum: JCW Garage
04-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By bratling

Agreed. I noticed the mini-splitters flow right...

Agreed. I noticed the mini-splitters flow right into the side wings here. I doubt those are camouflage – making molds for IM costs a lot. Molds are expensive and you don't make them unless you need...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-08-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By bratling

They’re messing with us. They’ve got to be. The...

They’re messing with us. They’ve got to be. The rear wing I buy but those fenders...

(maybe Chris Bangle is back for a little hit-and-run styling? ;) )
04-08-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,428
Posted By bratling

Wow, I feel a difference! :) more below. ...

Wow, I feel a difference! :) more below.



i can’t believe I forgot to follow up here. Yes, they make a difference. It’s very subtle (read: not a huge difference) but very real. Throwing the car...
04-06-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,881
Posted By bratling

If they ever want to do a non-CF version at half...

If they ever want to do a non-CF version at half the price, I'm in. The CF is beautiful no doubt but I just can't justify spending that much.
03-30-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

Maybe she would like a Pink Paceman. :)

Maybe she would like a Pink Paceman.

:)
03-29-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

This weekend might be a good time to go get a...

This weekend might be a good time to go get a deal… This just landed in my inbox:
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03-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

How does that work? Do they pay off your lease...

How does that work? Do they pay off your lease and then tack that money onto your new car's financing? That seems like a lousy deal, if that's what it is. You'd end up paying interest on the last few...
03-15-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

$2000 incentive on custom orders

got this in my email this week — First time I remember seeing an incentive specific to custom orders!
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03-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By bratling

ultimately you’ll want to make your own judgement...

ultimately you’ll want to make your own judgement of course. :) Mine is in comparison to my 2009 R55 and my spouse’s 2014 Countryman S, both of which have much stronger initial bite, linear response...
03-11-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By bratling

The factory brakes on my 2015 F55 have very poor...

The factory brakes on my 2015 F55 have very poor initial bite, but when I push them hard and give them a second to heat up I can pull 1G braking force. Once. Then they have to cool down.

I have...
03-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By bratling

Check out the Integral Audio sub: ...

Check out the Integral Audio sub:

https://integralaudio.com/catalog/product/view/_ignore_category/1/id/415/s/phantom-subwoofer-system-for-mini-cooper-gen1/
02-25-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By bratling

Smile Received, quickly, fantastic condition. :-) Can't...

Received, quickly, fantastic condition. :-) Can't wait to install it … when the weather warms up!
❄️❄️☃️❄️❄️
02-21-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By bratling

Only takes a couple minutes extra. And if it had...

Only takes a couple minutes extra. And if it had cut outs for the oil drain and filter access it would give up a good bit of strength on that side. The protection is worth the trade off to me.
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02-16-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 75,306
Posted By bratling

I’m getting emails like this two or three times a...

I’m getting emails like this two or three times a week now. Smells like desperation ...
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02-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By bratling

Yup. The Countryman started with those cup holds...

Yup. The Countryman started with those cup holds but upsized to American in 2013 I think.

These tea mugs look perfect for my spouse! She drives the Countryman and her usual tea travel mug...
01-17-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,274
Posted By bratling

Amazon has a huge counterfeiting problem that...

Amazon has a huge counterfeiting problem that they aren't really interested in fixing. This is probably such a case, because Amazon is not an authorized reseller for Magnaflow products:...
01-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,471
Posted By bratling

Note that the F55 rear bumper is not...

Note that the F55 rear bumper is not interchangeable with the F56.
01-09-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By bratling

and don’t forget that MINI sales, like the...

and don’t forget that MINI sales, like the overall non-SUV market, are declining and sales people are under huge pressure to change that. Want to see something that scares MINI dealers to death? Look...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By bratling

Welcome back! Love my F55. Yours is so sleek!

Welcome back! Love my F55. Yours is so sleek!
01-08-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By bratling

It uses stock mount points, so you may need to...

It uses stock mount points, so you may need to repair those first. The front three, where it attaches to the bumper, uses special c-clip nuts that come with the Rennline shield (or did on my...
12-19-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,386
Posted By bratling

I'm going to pre-disclaim this with "I'm not a...

I'm going to pre-disclaim this with "I'm not a fluid mechanics engineer, what do I know":

It looks like the transitions from circular to rectangular segments result in different cross section...
12-17-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By bratling

Parts #16 & 17 here: ...

Parts #16 & 17 here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XP73-USA-01-2016-F56-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=51_9306

but really nearly any pan head, self tapping sheet metal screw would do the...
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