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Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

To my shock and surprise dealer reimbursed me for...

To my shock and surprise dealer reimbursed me for my faulty Dinan :) :sad: no more 280hp
Forum: JCW Garage
Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By MikeMJCW

To my shock and surprise dealer reimbursed me for...

To my shock and surprise dealer reimbursed me for my faulty Dinan :) :sad: no more 280hp
07-13-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By MikeMJCW

I was recently pissed off at my Dinan module...

I was recently pissed off at my Dinan module failures so I went and test drove a 2019 Camaro 1LE (previously owned a 2014 SS Camaro). I figured at least it wouldn't have a faulty Dinan! Before I...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,087
Posted By MikeMJCW

Whalen shift knob installed

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/980x2000/jcw_ss_shaft_cover_af09e6409e7f49c4ea52dc0c8d071e29cc3efaa9.jpg...
07-11-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By MikeMJCW

I ordered one O.Z. Hyper GT wheel from tire rack...

I ordered one O.Z. Hyper GT wheel from tire rack to test fit. Baby steps, I'm scarred from the past when aftermarket wheels were still square and the bolt holes were off about 1" or so.
07-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By MikeMJCW

I'll forget and my next post will be of a branded...

I'll forget and my next post will be of a branded hand :lol:
07-11-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By MikeMJCW

Whalen Polished Stainless JCW Knob

I had to post this here too: Installed a gorgeous piece of machinery (Whalen Shift Machine Polished Stainless Steel Shift Knob with polished collar/shaft). Easy enough install, this guy put up with...
07-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20,435
Views: 2,512,540
Posted By MikeMJCW

Whalen Polished Stainless JCW Knob

Installed a gorgeous piece of machinery (Whalen Shift Machine Polished Stainless Steel Shift Knob with polished collar/shaft). Easy enough install, this guy put up with my many renditions to arrive...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-09-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,087
Posted By MikeMJCW

Do you folks know where to find instructions on...

Do you folks know where to find instructions on how to replace the shift knob and shaft on F56 JCW? The cravenspeed site doesn't seem to have the JCW setup.
07-09-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,069
Posted By MikeMJCW

Do you folks know where to find instructions on...

Do you folks know where to find instructions on how to replace the shift knob and shaft on F56 JCW? The cravenspeed site doesn't seem to have the JCW setup. I'll post this question elsewhere too if...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-06-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By MikeMJCW

I think it'd be worth it if someone can fab up...

I think it'd be worth it if someone can fab up the bracket. I'd use stainless steel tubing maybe 1-1/4" or 1-1/2".
We'll see what the GP3 brace looks like when it's released although the rear seat...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-06-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By MikeMJCW

Click on the "have a closer look" it's just to...

Click on the "have a closer look" it's just to the right of "description", there's close ups of the bracket. I thought the same thing, like using a bicycle seat post quick release or at least a...
07-06-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

Does this mean anything: ULT 121201 boost...

Does this mean anything: ULT 121201 boost pressure to high- intake manifold pressure to high. That's all I have in writing regarding the failures.
My car is garaged & I work form home, no...
07-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

The 3rd module did turn it into a little beast...

The 3rd module did turn it into a little beast (see my old post), the other ones didn't however, for all I know they could be damaging something. I'm hoping MINI of Peabody just refunds me, I'm not...
07-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

So I gave the 3rd module a week, put it thru the...

So I gave the 3rd module a week, put it thru the normal paces, barely notice an increase in HP. The car is much smoother without the module, if anyone else has noticed that?
The 2nd module was...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By MikeMJCW

feel free to share the plans :lol:

feel free to share the plans :lol:
Forum: JCW Garage
07-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By MikeMJCW

F56 Rear Strut Brace bar

Any of you fine folks out there know of a rear strut bar for the F56? Link below is the only one I found $308 - $398. I'ts neat looking with the logo but wonder if it's worth the money. ...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-03-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By MikeMJCW

On my 3rd "correct" Dinan module, feels slower...

On my 3rd "correct" Dinan module, feels slower than the 2nd one did. Oh well, now what, get ready for a battle, I have to prove it's slower than the 2nd module? I might wait for my lawyer buddy to...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-30-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By MikeMJCW

Thanks, my eyes (and brain) are not what they...

Thanks, my eyes (and brain) are not what they used to be, nor have I been to a drag/track strip.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-30-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By MikeMJCW

Nice numbers and color :) I found a motorweek...

Nice numbers and color :)
I found a motorweek article that put our cars (auto tho) at 0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds, 1/4 mile: 14.2 seconds @ 102 mph. How did you get 0-60 in less than half that? 1/4 mile...
06-30-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By MikeMJCW

Did you notice any change in your steering?

Did you notice any change in your steering?
Forum: JCW Garage
06-29-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By MikeMJCW

Wackit-- why not name the dealer that did the...

Wackit-- why not name the dealer that did the work? Let's not give any of these "heavy charging" dealers any of our business.
Bratling posted his dealer, which happens to be where I purchased my...
06-28-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By MikeMJCW

Any wheel pics of 18x8 45 offset 215/40's please

I gave up on wheels but now I got a itch for the O.Z. Indy HLT wheels. Have you folks had to modify your fenders to get 18x8, 45mm offset 215/40 tires to fit?
06-27-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

Just picked up the car, felt a bit slower than...

Just picked up the car, felt a bit slower than the 2nd module but it was hot here today 86 deg. We'll see how this module works out. Thanks everyone for your input.
06-26-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By MikeMJCW

That was me the guy on his 3rd module (1st was...

That was me the guy on his 3rd module (1st was dealer error). If was a different car with the correct module, to bad for me the modules are proving unreliable.
06-26-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

That's good (and bad) to hear. I'll give it one...

That's good (and bad) to hear. I'll give it one more try, I might even dyno (Bren tuning) it to see if their claims are true. If I go with a race chip GTS then I can unplug it and have the non Dinan...
06-26-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

Hey mooch, your D#AMN right I'm frustrated. This...

Hey mooch, your D#AMN right I'm frustrated. This module is unreliable. Car will be at dealership 2-3 days. Mechanics are probably taking turns getting 1G on the exit ramps. :-(
Info: Purchased...
Forum: Suspension
06-25-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 129,616
Posted By MikeMJCW

At the time I was in the same boat as you, just...

At the time I was in the same boat as you, just looking to make it sportier, less roll and dive. It's not as "soft" as the sport suspension and it's a bit tougher over frost heaves but not by much. I...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By MikeMJCW

Best chip module tune out there

As the post reads: what's the best chip module tune out there? My Dinan's failure rate is annoying me. What''s out there that can get into 300hp?
06-25-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

So the check engine light is back on. This time...

So the check engine light is back on. This time going straight to the Peabody dealership as this is becoming routine (Warwick wont touch it). 4 trips in 6k miles. If this turns out to be another...
06-24-2019, 01:37 PM
Forum: Suspension
06-18-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 129,616
Posted By MikeMJCW

I've had mine for about a year and am happy with...

I've had mine for about a year and am happy with them. I liked the fact that these are a factory fit and have the least amount of drop out there. Ride height was important to me as I drive in New...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-17-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,142
Posted By MikeMJCW

I don't feel "engine vibration" in the shifter....

I don't feel "engine vibration" in the shifter. In the past I had other cars that would transfer the vibration to the shifter.
06-12-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,069
Posted By MikeMJCW

Thanks, that looks to be 3 times the length of...

Thanks, that looks to be 3 times the length of the forge (oriented differently). Your not having any issues at all? My previous shifter mods resulted in having to hesitate between gears (or grind)...
06-12-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,069
Posted By MikeMJCW

Looks like the Craven shortens the shaft (knob...

Looks like the Craven shortens the shaft (knob height) and the Forge addressed the throw. I never had luck with short shifters (VW's/ Acura RSX). The shifter would always grind or I could never get...
06-10-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 432,948
Posted By MikeMJCW

The Enkei...

The Enkei...
06-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior BMS Clutch Stop F56
Views: 4,154
Posted By MikeMJCW

It appears of lot you folks like these "stops"....

It appears of lot you folks like these "stops". At $10 " practically less than a Taco" I'll give it a try.
06-09-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior BMS Clutch Stop F56
Views: 4,154
Posted By MikeMJCW

Quote: That stopper would cause the clutch not to...

Quote: That stopper would cause the clutch not to be able to "Fully" disengage. That was my thought also, why would the manufacturer set the engagement point so high for no reason?
Forum: JCW Garage
06-03-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,537
Posted By MikeMJCW

I noticed that after driving for about an hour...

I noticed that after driving for about an hour the "snap crackle and pops" aren't as pronounced, is this due to the engine getting hotter (weather)?
05-31-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Interior/Exterior New Steering Wheel Installed
Views: 4,796
Posted By MikeMJCW

Sweeeeeet!! The circumference looks the same but...

Sweeeeeet!! The circumference looks the same but they flattened the bottom!! On their website the first pic is of VW (type R) wheel that looks like a video game console.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,976
Posted By MikeMJCW

Check the model number too. Dealer installed the...

Check the model number too. Dealer installed the wrong Dinan when I got my car then the 2nd Dinan failed. Car didn't feel much different with the first two.
The 3rd Dinan I felt instantly when I...
Forum: Suspension
05-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By MikeMJCW

I had 3 Mini dealers (MA&RI) quote around $1000...

I had 3 Mini dealers (MA&RI) quote around $1000 for a strut/coilovers. They claim to have never done coilovers before-?
That price disgusted me so I ended up doing it myself. For reference, it's no...
05-01-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By MikeMJCW

What do your 18x7 Black Night JCW wheels look...

What do your 18x7 Black Night JCW wheels look like, are they black versions of the 534 double spoke wheel?
Forum: JCW Garage
04-18-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By MikeMJCW

I saw a 2019 Knights Edition JCW at Warwick Mini...

I saw a 2019 Knights Edition JCW at Warwick Mini in RI. I'm curious what they're gonna let it go for.
04-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By MikeMJCW

2019 F56 Knights Edition at Warwick MINI

FYI: There's F56 Knights Edition at Warwick MINI.
https://www.miniofwarwick.com/inventory.aspx?_vstatus=3,4,5&_new=true&_make=mini&_model=john+cooper+works
Forum: JCW Garage
04-13-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,537
Posted By MikeMJCW

My button is starting to stick now.

My button is starting to stick now.
04-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20,435
Views: 2,512,540
Posted By MikeMJCW

Washed it

Washed the Mini today- 1st 70 deg day in 7 months- why do I live here? CA is starting to look really good! :lol:
...
04-12-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeMJCW

Dinan Double Dilemma

So I got my car back (check eng light)…. Dealer said something about Waste gate/intake manifold pressure to high on coastdown (?? give me a Holley 4 barrel). This will be the 3rd Dinan Elite...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-11-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By MikeMJCW

I had 2 dealers quote around $1000 labor (parts...

I had 2 dealers quote around $1000 labor (parts about $1500). Neither dealer said they had done them before and IMO played up the difficulty, so I ended up doing them myself. No different than any...
Forum: Suspension
04-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 115
Suspension H&R Sway Bar Kit
Views: 10,022
Posted By MikeMJCW

I like the term "Black Magic" as each car is...

I like the term "Black Magic" as each car is different and responds differently to mod's. The most neutral (sliding into corner) cars to me have been Alfa Romeo's (driven them in Italy). This doesn't...
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