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10-24-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,897
Posted By cct1

True that, but it's all part of the same...

True that, but it's all part of the same equation. Add into it we're running larger injectors, in some cases much larger injectors, and the stock fuel pump becomes a relatively weaker link.
10-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,897
Posted By cct1

Tuning the car on a dyno isn't going to prevent...

Tuning the car on a dyno isn't going to prevent fuel starvation on a 1g+ left hand sweeper...Ask the Lotus guys. Data logging on the track would be ideal, but it's not feasible for many, and even...
10-24-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,897
Posted By cct1

And there is the rub. By the time you "know it",...

And there is the rub. By the time you "know it", at least on the track, it's too late.
07-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,244
Posted By cct1

It's going to take more than a rear sway bar to...

It's going to take more than a rear sway bar to get the F56 to feel like a go-kart--much more. Steering is lighter, suspension is softer, it's not a go-kart on wheels anymore.
07-10-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,244
Posted By cct1

Few, if any, have ever regretted buying a GP or...

Few, if any, have ever regretted buying a GP or GP2. Many have regretted not buying one.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By cct1

Soopercooperinfo.com is a great DIY resource.

Soopercooperinfo.com is a great DIY resource.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By cct1

Tell you what--I'll give you a six-pack of your...

Tell you what--I'll give you a six-pack of your favorite German beer for that can. Heck, I'm feeling generous...I'll make it a twelve pack.:grin:
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By cct1

If that beer can is still in existence, it would...

If that beer can is still in existence, it would fetch a hefty price....

Bud though...Ugh. You guys could have done better there.:)
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By cct1

Interesting--and here many of us are complaining...

Interesting--and here many of us are complaining that the F56 has gotten too futuristic...Like the 911 stalwarts, many of us were blown away by the original R53, and have never gotten past that (I'm...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By cct1

Wow, if it's the real Frank Stephenson, it's...

Wow, if it's the real Frank Stephenson, it's awesome to have you on the site and posting, hats off to you and welcome!

If it's not the real Frank Stephenson, may you be relegated to driving a...
07-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,469
Posted By cct1

It's five inches longer than the R56, with...

It's five inches longer than the R56, with significantly more nose overhang, to the point that the car has lost it's proportions, especially if you go back to the R53. It's DEFINITELY noticeable. If...
07-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

At the track, I run 9 inch wide tires up front, 8...

At the track, I run 9 inch wide tires up front, 8 in the rear. 1.5 cm spacers up front, 8mm in rear. Need 75mm studs for those...

There is nothing wrong with bolts though, other than without...
07-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,469
Posted By cct1

Interesting, thanks for that. It's always nice to...

Interesting, thanks for that. It's always nice to have your personal biases
confirmed. :)

It would be interesting to see a second group of people who have never own a MINI before go through...
07-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

Agreed on the Allen heads, they strip way too...

Agreed on the Allen heads, they strip way too easy. I did use the Allen heads last time I installed these to do the final torque check, I wasn't 100% convinced that using the lock nuts was going to...
07-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

That's the same thread pitch as the APR studs, so...

That's the same thread pitch as the APR studs, so if you buy a replacement stud from Turner, nuts will fit just fine (that just sounds so wrong... :) ). So if you can't get a single H&R stud, you can...
07-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

You can order a single stud through Turner,...

You can order a single stud through Turner, they're cheap. Just get the same length, I'd also by the nut from them too to ensure the pitch is correct, unless you're absolutely sure on the pitch....
07-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

Checked Turner, it's 16 lbs, so 15-16 is fine for...

Checked Turner, it's 16 lbs, so 15-16 is fine for either the R53 or R56. Torque specs for the nuts are 88 for the R53, 103 for the R56.
07-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

Turner Motorsports has a pdf on lug installation,...

Turner Motorsports has a pdf on lug installation, including torque specs, which I forgot. They recommend red Loctite. Lugs have been known to fail, I'd definitely follow Turner's instructions.
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07-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By cct1

That's the one you want. It has two tools, one...

That's the one you want. It has two tools, one for each direction, an improvement over the old tool--which I snapped in half. This one is built much stronger, it's a different manufacturer and of...
07-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By cct1

You can get it at Harbor Frieght for about 40...

You can get it at Harbor Frieght for about 40 bucks.
06-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

No offense, but it's clear you have little...

No offense, but it's clear you have little understanding how business works for relatively small MINI vendors. I talk to them all the time, I do, and I have great empathy for the stuff they have to...
06-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By cct1

If they do a good tune, that's even more of a...

If they do a good tune, that's even more of a reason for them to reset the tool...
06-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

He can has room to "flex" in that he's his own...

He can has room to "flex" in that he's his own boss, he can do anything he wants. But he doesn't have the resources to write things off left and right. A large company can absorb a ton of loss before...
06-26-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By cct1

Well, the thing is, all the reputable tuners...

Well, the thing is, all the reputable tuners pretty much allow reuse of the tool. And you can sell still sell your old iphone and get something back for it, whereas the OP is stuck with a useless...
06-26-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By cct1

If you but a canned tune on a car with identical...

If you but a canned tune on a car with identical mods, the tune itself will work fine on either car, which is why Cobb, RMW, etc. keep their tunes proprietary. Not to mention, people have not only...
06-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By cct1

Actually, Cobb isn't the only tuner that will...

Actually, Cobb isn't the only tuner that will reset a flash tool, but regardless, there is a cost associated with it.

These are propietary, and he's right in that all tuners do this, so you...
06-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

You're missing the point...Way has more flex, but...

You're missing the point...Way has more flex, but less resources. A big company can eat a loss and make it up elsewhere, Way doesn't have that luxury. His reach goes across the country....We have...
06-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

I have spoken with many a vendor who would gladly...

I have spoken with many a vendor who would gladly pass on a customer with expectations such as have been expressed in this thread rather than take their money. It falls into the "life is short"...
06-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

At some point you have to draw a line, and Way...

At some point you have to draw a line, and Way could have drawn the line farther back, as in not accepting a return at all. You can speak about goodwill all you want, but at some point it's easier...
06-25-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,833
Posted By cct1

There aren't that many threads showing; I'm not...

There aren't that many threads showing; I'm not exactly sure what look the OP was after, but it may not be safe. Probably better off with OEM bolts rather than tuner lugs. 20% restocking seems...
04-27-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 128,807
Posted By cct1

That's simply not true. That's dealer dependent,...

That's simply not true. That's dealer dependent, not MINI dependent.

Some dealers void the warranty, some don't. Mine didn't.
01-12-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,022
Posted By cct1

Summary of engine mounts: Stock--no NVH,...

Summary of engine mounts:

Stock--no NVH, cheap, will fail--not a question of if but when, and make a mess when it does.

TSW:slightly more expensive, more NVH, less forgiving than stock, which...
10-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,520
Posted By cct1

You misunderstood--I did some reading OUTSIDE of...

You misunderstood--I did some reading OUTSIDE of that article, and it was an Amsoil article I was referring to, not the one you posted. In that one, Amsoil of course came out on top, but Redline...
10-27-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,266
Posted By cct1

Mine was overly sensitive too. You have to talk...

Mine was overly sensitive too. You have to talk to it in gentle, encouraging tones, really be supportive. Sometimes a seatbelt sensor whisperer (kind of like the dog whisperer) can be of great help,...
10-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,880
Posted By cct1

May be more now, but that price is set by alien...

May be more now, but that price is set by alien tech, not RMW, RMW has no control over what alien tech charges. Jan charges for the tunes, not the resets.

In any case it's still best to contact...
10-25-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,520
Posted By cct1

Apexer--wow, thanks for that--I did a quick read,...

Apexer--wow, thanks for that--I did a quick read, it's impressive in scope, the fact that's it's directly related to track testing is timely, and when I get a chance, I'm going to look at more in...
10-25-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,520
Posted By cct1

I just did some reading, the Ultra finished lower...

I just did some reading, the Ultra finished lower than both Amsoil and Redline, but I'm not sure how objective those tests were as it was Amsoil sponsored. Throwing out the Amsoil though, the Redline...
10-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,520
Posted By cct1

Link by any chance? I'd love to read that. I have...

Link by any chance? I'd love to read that. I have been using Redline 5W-30 or 40 depending on time of year for a car that mainly is on the track, if there's something better, may be time to switch.
10-25-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,880
Posted By cct1

Not giving anyone a hard time, but it's going to...

Not giving anyone a hard time, but it's going to suck for someone who buys a flash tool mated to a car, and has to pay to have the flashtool reset--which is exactly what happens, it's propietary, and...
10-24-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,880
Posted By cct1

Good luck with the sale--whomever buys the Flash...

Good luck with the sale--whomever buys the Flash tool, make sure you contact RMW BEFORE you buy it--it's definitely doable selling it and using it on another car, but you definitely want to have a...
10-21-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

Everyone asks about power? You realize the stock...

Everyone asks about power? You realize the stock MC dominated it's autox class to a degree that lead to rule changes...Something the MCS (which I own) cannot claim. Guess which car finished first in...
10-21-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

You totally don't get what MINI is about. It's...

You totally don't get what MINI is about. It's not about power, never has been. If that's how you look at it, you are definitely in the wrong place. I like the Fiesta, but it's like comparing Toyota...
10-21-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

Power is only half the equation. The Fiesta ST is...

Power is only half the equation. The Fiesta ST is HEAVY for it's size--the R56 will be approximately 200lbs lighter. That more than makes up for the power difference.

The Focus is in the Mazda 3...
10-18-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By cct1

Yeah, the new harbor freight tool, with a...

Yeah, the new harbor freight tool, with a clockwise and a counter clockwise unit is really nice. Is it one side, or both doing it? If it's both, it might be the tool. Before I had the HF, it was...
10-16-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

Good thing I didn't mention the Focus RS500...:)

Good thing I didn't mention the Focus RS500...:)
10-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

Rumored as a possibility for 2015, but who knows...

Rumored as a possibility for 2015, but who knows for sure. I would love to drive one. It's almost definite (99.999999%) we are NOT getting the Fiesta RS, which would have really, really been...
10-16-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,839
Posted By cct1

What you are missing is.... The Ford Focus RS. ...

What you are missing is.... The Ford Focus RS.

I agree 100% about the ST--driving it is, like, meh, what's the big deal? I really wanted to like it too.

The RS is what I'd like a go at--that...
Forum: Suspension
10-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,166
Posted By cct1

Sees the bait...Doesn't take it. Good luck....

Sees the bait...Doesn't take it. Good luck....
Forum: Suspension
10-16-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,166
Posted By cct1

For the record, I read your sig--"Shopping for...

For the record, I read your sig--"Shopping for coilovers" doesn't necessarily mean coilovers aren't on the car, it would be an assumption either way....For what it's worth, I have coilovers on at the...
Forum: Suspension
10-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,166
Posted By cct1

What suspension are you on? I never had issues on...

What suspension are you on? I never had issues on stock suspension. If it's coilovers, you need to adjust your ride height and/or springs/spring rates.
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