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07-10-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,041
Posted By SFMCS

So MiniAndo and Eddie07S, are you guys trading...

So MiniAndo and Eddie07S, are you guys trading your current MINIs for the new MINI EV?
07-09-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By SFMCS

Hey I got a bunch of previous mods, that were...

Hey I got a bunch of previous mods, that were re-moded, cheap!
Forum: JCW Garage
07-07-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By SFMCS

My tire guys (Discount tires) do any work, (new...

My tire guys (Discount tires) do any work, (new rotation) and I ALWAYS have to check and adjust afterwards. Doesn't drive right on the way home. I got an electronic gauge and it was off, not very...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-06-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By SFMCS

Looking at the photos (thanks) it appears that...

Looking at the photos (thanks) it appears that the mount is pretty far back, close to the "C" pillar and probably wouldn't do much. I have Craven's "big pair" which does help and is noticeable. ...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-06-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By SFMCS

I have the NM front billet and have rear seat...

I have the NM front billet and have rear seat delete. I am thinking that rigid conduit would work in the back. It will be helpful if the end brackets were designed to let the conduit bar to lift...
07-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,874
Posted By SFMCS

Mine did the same before I went with the JCW...

Mine did the same before I went with the JCW tune. Sent it back to NM (or whomever bought them) and they first repaired the wire connectors and second time replaced the wiring harness. It sent the...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-30-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By SFMCS

My MCS is manual. Did Thermal, CA in a JCW auto....

My MCS is manual. Did Thermal, CA in a JCW auto. If I was going to track, it would be an auto. No time, for me at least, to shift and stay off of the guardrails.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

You can "track" them but competitively? I would...

You can "track" them but competitively? I would be interested to know if a GP ever ran in a recent event in the US. Or ever. SCCA had a MINI guy who won their class in a R56 a few years ago. Now,...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

Talking to a factory rep a few years ago, MINI...

Talking to a factory rep a few years ago, MINI now admits it missed the mark with marketing in the US. They aimed for college grads and the young urban professionals. Gas prices dropped, college...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

Granted. I would speculate that MINI (BMW...

Granted. I would speculate that MINI (BMW central) has gotten a lot of technical feedback from their sponsored series like IMSA, Mini challenge, and others. Remember the CPU problems during the...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

Here's the youtube link MINI UK:...

Here's the youtube link MINI UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q30LOVCAhRo
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

I believe that the Motoring File did have a video...

I believe that the Motoring File did have a video that Charlie Cooper is racing MINIs in the Pro Series, in Europe, and is sponsored.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-17-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

"They are a stock car but use different brake...

"They are a stock car but use different brake pads due to aggressive braking and higher temps."
Digression is making unsubstantiated comments. And you have attended which driving schools and which...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-17-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

"and from what I have heard, the JCW's at the...

"and from what I have heard, the JCW's at the driving school use different brakes"
Interesting. Just whom did you hear this from? When I was there, I was told that the cars were stock and appeared...
06-15-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,609
Posted By SFMCS

Perhaps, but nature has a way of eliminating the...

Perhaps, but nature has a way of eliminating the distracted (staring at something too long) and not having situational awareness. Before, it was the sabre tooth tiger lurking by you. As evidenced...
06-15-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,609
Posted By SFMCS

Duc OT, Went through Los Alamos Tuesday morning...

Duc OT,
Went through Los Alamos Tuesday morning on the way to Jemez Springs for the day/night. Past LA, the fire remains were concerning but the road was great. Hooked back around on 550 and then...
06-14-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,609
Posted By SFMCS

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ No...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/

No download but complete manual. Use it constantly and includes procedures. Very complete.
06-14-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,609
Posted By SFMCS

I was talking to the Sales/Finance Manager a few...

I was talking to the Sales/Finance Manager a few months ago about trade in/ resale values. He lamented that the whole industry has changed and leasing is now the main focus of auto manufacturers. ...
06-10-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,317
Posted By SFMCS

Wireless armrest charger retrofit

I have an 15 MCS with Mini connected and Mini connected XL. Found updated Qi retro armrest charges for BMW/Mini that fit in the armrest for an iPhone 8 (got rid of android/google). Found the...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-08-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

Justa

Was talking to my SA a couple of years ago about tracking. He told me of a customer who does and he started by ordering a justa. He is an engineer at a national lab and did the weight/hp calculations...
06-06-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,874
Posted By SFMCS

Ferret

Let my female ferret (Chloe) spend 20m minutes under the hood (cold engine) after a mouse chewed through a ground wire causing a fault. Our male (Maverick) would probably chew on the rubber wire...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-05-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

That definitely does not sound right. At the...

That definitely does not sound right. At the MINI school, they have an exercise that teaches ABS full braking while corning, under control. The speed increases each run, finally at 50 mph. It...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

Good posts. My wife's justa R58 is a dog at our...

Good posts. My wife's justa R58 is a dog at our altitude. I hit 70 mph in third when entering the interstate here, at this altitude. Hers barely hits 55mph in the same distance, pedal to the floor....
Forum: JCW Garage
06-04-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,336
Posted By SFMCS

Driver error?

Interesting to lurk on this thread. Rather than spending dollars on part mods for one's JCW, I would suggest going to MINI's driving school in Thermal, CA where they run STOCK JCW's on Conti's. I did...
06-01-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,666
Posted By SFMCS

cap

It is a cover, over a hole, for access to a bolt on the interior of the door. Your hatch (top) has many.
05-26-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,469
Posted By SFMCS

Brother told me of a carjacking case in Omaha a...

Brother told me of a carjacking case in Omaha a few tears ago. The perps sat in the car, stalled, could no get it moving. Law enforcement showed up and arrested them. They did not know how to...
05-19-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By SFMCS

Good news? Maybe. Went into dealership to make...

Good news? Maybe. Went into dealership to make an appointment for a potential problem and talked to the SA that I have known for over 10 years. Good guy, by the way. I asked if they were closing...
05-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By SFMCS

Wife's R58 rattles, black interior/roof. Plastic...

Wife's R58 rattles, black interior/roof. Plastic dash/mirror/roof area is worst and shimmed it. My MCS ('15) not one rattle. Take that back. When the wife is in the car during previous drive, the...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-08-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,293
Posted By SFMCS

My 15S has the the "secret" compartment. I...

My 15S has the the "secret" compartment. I believe that it was dropped in 17. I was for a CD player option which, obviously, went away. I asked my SA last oil change about service bulletin about...
05-04-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Interior/Exterior CravenSpeed Rally Light Kit
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Posted By SFMCS

Nice. Had PIAA's on my '03. Tempting but...

Nice. Had PIAA's on my '03. Tempting but looking to put smaller rectangular ones right under the bumper, on the sides, over that little blank spot.
05-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By SFMCS

Denatured alcohol.

Denatured alcohol.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-29-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

To all of the GP3 depositors, all the best. ...

To all of the GP3 depositors, all the best. Respect them and they will take care of you. Congrats.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-28-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

Countryman or Clubman? With the current weight of...

Countryman or Clubman? With the current weight of the average US citizen, these maybe obsolete for the general population. :popcorn:
Forum: JCW Garage
04-28-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

Was it designed for the US market? Not. It was...

Was it designed for the US market? Not. It was designed for the European MINI and MINI PRO series. Check out the number of races they have. Bunch. LAP motorsports team may benefit (2 cars) or a...
Forum: Suspension
04-28-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By SFMCS

My MINI dealer charged 480.00 (520.00 total w/...

My MINI dealer charged 480.00 (520.00 total w/ tax) to install Cravens. I waited a couple of weeks for them to settle in. Alignment was 240.00. They also replaced the dampers which I provided,...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-28-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,075
Posted By SFMCS

The rear bumper is different and the rear pro...

The rear bumper is different and the rear pro valance, next to the exhaust, too. The fog lamps are further apart. With those two vertical supports showing, is the rear bumper closer to the body?
Forum: JCW Garage
04-27-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
JCW Advice
Views: 1,166
Posted By SFMCS

Depends upon altitude. At 6,500 ft, the highest...

Depends upon altitude. At 6,500 ft, the highest octane here is 91. CAI helps.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-24-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By SFMCS

What are your DSC settings? At the Mini Motoring...

What are your DSC settings? At the Mini Motoring school in Thermal, CA, the do not run 100%, only 50% and below. Your Clubman is also quite a bit heavier than a hatchback which I am sure that you...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-19-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By SFMCS

njaremka is correct. Instructions are...

njaremka is correct. Instructions are at:https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ The parts are painted individually.
04-19-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By SFMCS

BMW discount parts is a good source for the west...

BMW discount parts is a good source for the west of US. They go to the BMW port of entry location everyday, ship that or the next day, and they are way under list price. Door handles:
51712457410,...
04-19-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By SFMCS

Paper CAI filter

Have a NM CAI with oiled filter. Where I live, we get blowing dust and thunderstorms, all-in-one. This year, it seems that I have to clean the filter at least every 2,500 miles. The filter looks...
04-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By SFMCS

The gas cap inner ring pops off and you can then...

The gas cap inner ring pops off and you can then remove the cap. Details are on this site under reference-complete repair manual with photos and procedures. I just replaced the door handles last...
04-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By SFMCS

They are stick with pins, front and back. I put...

They are stick with pins, front and back. I put LCI ones on my '15. The rear latch on the LCI does not have the indent. Outmotoring has black cover kit that you stick on over logos. They also...
04-15-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By SFMCS

2006? This is a F56 problem and the dealers are...

2006? This is a F56 problem and the dealers are aware of it. SA said it was reacting to UV and the plastic formula was changed.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By SFMCS

Is it an auto transmission? Talking to my...

Is it an auto transmission? Talking to my service advisor about brakes he told me that autos go through brakes and manuals do not. Downshifting with rev match.
04-14-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By SFMCS

Faded. Mine got replaced under warrant,y as well...

Faded. Mine got replaced under warrant,y as well as the bumper a couple of years ago. You may try the dealer.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-11-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By SFMCS

Look at the width of the tires. They appear to...

Look at the width of the tires. They appear to be a couple of inches wider than the body. It would also makes sense that the air flow, from the well flares, would pass air over the tires and help...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-10-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By SFMCS

Like your wing that pops up and down?

Like your wing that pops up and down?
04-10-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,396
Posted By SFMCS

Lurking on this thread...I'll chime in. Used to...

Lurking on this thread...I'll chime in. Used to wave with our "03 (sold it 10 years later-daily drive-saw it last week still going) but not now. My wife's coupe got smiles, but fewer waves. My '15...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-09-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By SFMCS

Form follows function. I would assume there was...

Form follows function. I would assume there was some wind tunnel testing.
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