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06-28-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Car Misfireing
Views: 748
Posted By Minibeagle

Could be as simple as worn plugs, too. Did you...

Could be as simple as worn plugs, too. Did you check them?

I had a misfiring issue that would occasionally result in a thrown code on my 06. It would always happen under heavy load (pushing hard...
Forum: Suspension
06-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Suspension shock knock?
Views: 1,193
Posted By Minibeagle

↑ EPIC! :lol::thumbsup:

↑ EPIC! :lol::thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension
06-26-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Suspension shock knock?
Views: 1,193
Posted By Minibeagle

This sentence makes absolutely no sense. And boy,...

This sentence makes absolutely no sense. And boy, are you ever grumpy.
06-25-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Minibeagle

Wasn't it already listed?

Wasn't it already listed?
06-24-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Minibeagle

Super decent price on these. Why do I always find...

Super decent price on these. Why do I always find these when I'm short on cash?
06-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,148
Posted By Minibeagle

No problem @jeromenclature. Glad I was able to...

No problem @jeromenclature. Glad I was able to help you. The LXM Ottawa MINI Group on FB is the Ottawa area group. Great group and pretty active. Some of us are also active in the Motorsport Club of...
06-21-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,148
Posted By Minibeagle

Hi and welcome! Let me first say that there are...

Hi and welcome! Let me first say that there are no stupid questions. Nobody knows everything and we can all benefit from other people's knowledge.

Now as for your '03 R53, most people run 17 inch...
06-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By Minibeagle

Smallest diameter wheel size you're going to be...

Smallest diameter wheel size you're going to be able to run is 16 inch due to the size of the front brake calipers. Even then, you might need to research that size since some won't clear. Easier to...
06-13-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Minibeagle

UK vendor on eBay...

UK vendor on eBay (https://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-MINI-JCW-Aero-Front-Bumper-Skin-2001-2006-R50-R52-R53-One-Cooper-S-D-NEW/273599010570?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)
06-12-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By Minibeagle

Killer deal. These are strong too. Wish I had...

Killer deal. These are strong too. Wish I had more $ to toss around: I'd get these.
06-12-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,354
Posted By Minibeagle

Some people end up cutting them off with an angle...

Some people end up cutting them off with an angle grinder... very carefully. I never did this myself but others have.
06-11-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,758
Posted By Minibeagle

Do you know if your low speed radiator fan still...

Do you know if your low speed radiator fan still works? The resistor tends to fail, leaving you with only the high speed fan. There are videos on YouTube showing how you can test so see if the...
06-10-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Interior/Exterior Retro Seats for R53
Views: 2,625
Posted By Minibeagle

Damn. This thread has all kind of sexiness.

Damn. This thread has all kind of sexiness.
06-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 competitive in STX?
Views: 1,203
Posted By Minibeagle

I have given trying to compete in STX with my R53...

I have given trying to compete in STX with my R53 JCW. I'm partially to blame for that (there are much better drivers than me at the local and regional level competing in STX) but the R53 is at a...
06-05-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Minibeagle

Worth every penny. These are freaking rare. ...

Worth every penny. These are freaking rare.

GLWS
Forum: Suspension
05-29-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Suspension shock knock?
Views: 1,193
Posted By Minibeagle

Forgot to get back on this. The tip of the Koni...

Forgot to get back on this. The tip of the Koni metal adjustment tab was knocking against the metal of the wheel well. I had tightened the strut top nut too much. Backed it off a few turns and the...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Minibeagle

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

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05-23-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By Minibeagle

You'll need an H7 yellow fog light bulb. Not many...

You'll need an H7 yellow fog light bulb. Not many stores carry them, where I live anyway. I bought mine through Amazon - HELLA H71070702 Optilux XY Series H7 Xenon Yellow Halogen Bulbs
05-17-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By Minibeagle

:thumbsup: GLWS

:thumbsup: GLWS
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,181
Posted By Minibeagle

I'll consider getting a used one once they've...

I'll consider getting a used one once they've been on tbe market for three or four years. I'll let someone else pay the big $ to get it new ahead of me :thumbsup:
05-15-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Minibeagle

This is a complete shot in the dark but could...

This is a complete shot in the dark but could clearing any adaptations (car was used to running with the wrong coils) help?
05-15-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,488
Posted By Minibeagle

For folks wondering what these go for, check...

For folks wondering what these go for, check this: 2006 MINI GP auction prices at Bringatrailer.com (https://bringatrailer.com/search/mini+gp+2006/)
05-15-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Minibeagle

How the heck are you getting that much negative...

How the heck are you getting that much negative camber in the front with a stock suspension? I had to install camber plates in the front to get -2 degrees camber I use for autocross. If I'm not...
05-14-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,237
Posted By Minibeagle

Unmolested, low mileage JCW and GP R53 garage...

Unmolested, low mileage JCW and GP R53 garage queens might climb in value if they are in very good condition. Apart from that, forget about it. And it won't be happening anytime soon either. It's...
05-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Minibeagle

↑ This.

↑ This.
05-13-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By Minibeagle

Nice looking, unmolested car. GLWS.

Nice looking, unmolested car. GLWS.
05-13-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Minibeagle

Yeah. I would nip that product in the bud. Unsafe...

Yeah. I would nip that product in the bud. Unsafe and producing it will expose you to all kinds of potential liability.
05-09-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,643
Posted By Minibeagle

I've noticed the same thing. There is what feels...

I've noticed the same thing. There is what feels like a momentary / split second downward blip in power at around 3500 RPM. I was worried I might have some kind of vaccum leak somewhere. Glad to see...
Forum: Suspension
05-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Suspension shock knock?
Views: 1,193
Posted By Minibeagle

I have just finished installing KONI yellows with...

I have just finished installing KONI yellows with Swift Spec-R springs on my 2006 R53 JCWand am having the exact same knocking noise described by ringmaster73. The noise is coming from the right rear...
05-06-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Minibeagle

Good luck. They are impossible to source in North...

Good luck. They are impossible to source in North America new. Used R53 front aero bumpers are also super rare. I managed to find one vendor in Great Britain who sells brand new primed units on...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-03-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Minibeagle

I'd just replace them. They don't cost much and...

I'd just replace them. They don't cost much and are easy to replace if you have the socket to the job. regular plug sockets won't work so you may need to get something like this: 14mm Spark Plug...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-03-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Minibeagle

Please don't crash it into a room of women...

Please don't crash it into a room of women playing bridge. :lol: And welcome back to the fold.
Forum: 1st Gear
05-03-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Minibeagle

Spark plugs should be replaced. They were worn...

Spark plugs should be replaced. They were worn out on the 2013 R60 JCW shortly after we bought at 78,000 km (49K miles). Ours has been problem free so far apart of having to replace the friction...
05-02-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Wheel squeak?
Views: 282
Posted By Minibeagle

Are the rear inside pads properly mounted using...

Are the rear inside pads properly mounted using the spring to attach them to the lip of the rear caliper piston? If that's not done, then the pads aren't secured properly, mobe back and forth against...
05-02-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Minibeagle

This

This
04-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By Minibeagle

Duly noted and thanks for the input. I love that...

Duly noted and thanks for the input. I love that so many people are providing input here :thumbsup: Oh and my the way, I'm not a very talented autocross driver either :lol:
04-25-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Minibeagle

The engine rocks back quite a bit under load when...

The engine rocks back quite a bit under load when accelerating hard through the gears or when repeatedly stabbing the throttle hard, like during autocross. This rocking motions gets transferred to...
04-25-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Minibeagle

Thanks for the update on the solution. Too many...

Thanks for the update on the solution. Too many people come here for input but never report back on what fixed the problem
04-25-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By Minibeagle

Beefing up both bars won't really help in certain...

Beefing up both bars won't really help in certain situations. For autocross, a beefier front sway bar will just increase the amount of understeer you have to deal with and hamper the car's rotation...
04-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Minibeagle

yes. It's okay to drive.

yes. It's okay to drive.
04-25-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Minibeagle

What your hearing is most likely a loose heat...

What your hearing is most likely a loose heat shield rattling due to galvanic corrosion that occurs when two different metals are in contact over a period of time. the rattling you describe is common...
Forum: Suspension
04-24-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Minibeagle

Thanks guys. I knew some of the NAM veterans...

Thanks guys. I knew some of the NAM veterans would be able to help me out
Forum: Suspension
04-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Minibeagle

:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension
04-23-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Minibeagle

Yet another Koni Yellow installation question

I'm installing Koni Yellows with Swift Spec-R sport springs. Assembly of the rear shocks and springs went off without a hitch. Had a bit more trouble getting the front struts and springs together and...
04-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,907
Posted By Minibeagle

Pace

Man, that boxster was six seconds faster over a roughly one minute course. That's HUGE!. Will be interesting to see how MINIs fare in STU in other local events
03-29-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Minibeagle

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/362x191/giphy_1__0cc689d3fb52f1c07da53c85cbca4df9c5614345.gif
03-28-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Minibeagle

How do you know it's the low speed fan? Usually...

How do you know it's the low speed fan? Usually when I notice the fan going off it's the high speed one. I checked the resistor for low speed last fall and found out that my fan was no longer working...
03-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By Minibeagle

Following

Following
03-26-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,907
Posted By Minibeagle

I agree. And that's Craig at the wheel of a...

I agree. And that's Craig at the wheel of a better class-prepped SMF MINI, which is apples to oranges compared to a MINI with just a larger turbo slapped on driven by a newcomer to autocross.
03-26-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Minibeagle

That is some serious kit :thumbsup:

That is some serious kit :thumbsup:
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