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07-02-2019, 09:10 AM
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2005 R53 owner here, just over 130K. Works fine...

2005 R53 owner here, just over 130K. Works fine but no real abuse of the car.
06-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Not to be a total downer but Gen 1 Aero Kits are...

Not to be a total downer but Gen 1 Aero Kits are made of Unobtainium. Your best bet is going to be looking for them in wrecking yards for just the one part.

There are two companies that list here...
06-11-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1za7OuzUOo ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1za7OuzUOo
This is what my R50 sounds like with that aFe and the Megan exhaust. Mic is tucked inside the engine bay by the battery box. Most of what you are...
06-10-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

So if the traction control comes on, you have...

So if the traction control comes on, you have done something wrong. But that is just my opinion, though the MINI's DSC kicks in WAY too soon. I've taken the same corners in the S at the same speed...
06-10-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

I'm way late to the game but the Porsche you saw...

I'm way late to the game but the Porsche you saw with the mattress on top could have been 996roadtrip from Instagram.
Instead of putting a bird on it (thank you Portlandia) they put a tent on it.
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05-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
R50/53 - R50/53 Auto Dimming Mirror?
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My understanding is that there is light sensor on...

My understanding is that there is light sensor on the front and back of the mirror that activate the dimming. The actual dimming action is probably some kind LCD. Not sure if it is actually LCD or...
05-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,237

I beg to differ. The R53 and R52 will drop until...

I beg to differ. The R53 and R52 will drop until you will have to pay to get rid of them. However, the R50, that will be at Ferrari and Porsche values any day now.
05-06-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

From my days with the PDX MINI Club, we had a...

From my days with the PDX MINI Club, we had a member that was a certified MINI Service Tech. If memory serves me, he was saying that the total travel for the suspension is 3 inches, so your estimate...
05-02-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

Full disclosure: I know very little about towing...

Full disclosure: I know very little about towing things but.... backing the car on the trailer, I would guess, would put too much weight too far back; away from the tongue; which would cause the...
04-30-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355

Good to know... I had been wondering if I was an...

Good to know... I had been wondering if I was an a-hole..... sometimes it's hard to tell. :wink:
You should also NOT post your findings here, keep the knowledge. People like me don't deserve to...
04-30-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355

Not to be an a-hole or anything but...... go to...

Not to be an a-hole or anything but...... go to your local dealership's part dept and ask for the parts to see if they actually line up with the tabs for fitment. The parts person should know if they...
04-29-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

I did retract the pistons when putting them in. ...

I did retract the pistons when putting them in. It is hard to tell if the piston is moving as rears don't wear like the fronts. I'll have to find time to pull the rear wheel off and check to see of...
04-29-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

Hey, when I did my brakes on my R50, the left...

Hey, when I did my brakes on my R50, the left rear doesn't seem to be doing all of what it is supposed to be doing, i.e. I think that the piston is stuck as the outer side of the rotor is showing 0...
04-22-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444

I did not get exact measurements. It's about 2.5...

I did not get exact measurements. It's about 2.5 to 2.75 inches deep and about 12 inches long with about a 4x4 section where the spare tire holder bracket is.
04-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570

To the best of my knowledge, the Getrag5 and...

To the best of my knowledge, the Getrag5 and Getrag6 are essentially the same in what parts you need to make the swap. I'd go with the 6 speed as it is a much better unit and you can sick a LSD in...
04-09-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

I remember in Bangkok there were many BMW 128 and...

I remember in Bangkok there were many BMW 128 and 135 wagons both in 4 door, 2 door and diesel variants; several older A-class from MB. The A1 is cool little hatch and the Alfa MiTO is something...
04-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444

I'll try and remember to take measurement tonight...

I'll try and remember to take measurement tonight though it will not be exact. The R53 box the battery sits in is not an extension of the area in the R50. That is the only substantial difference in...
04-08-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

Eddie07S way more detailed than I could have...

Eddie07S way more detailed than I could have done. The big takeaway here is that you will trade a lower top speed for better acceleration which can be very beneficial for Autocross events. I would...
04-08-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363

To my understanding, the options you listed are...

To my understanding, the options you listed are the ones you have. MINI, for whatever reason (probably a money aspect), looks at the supercharger as a consumable, like breaks, clutches and dampers. ...
04-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

Okay so on the Toyo web site they make the R888R...

Okay so on the Toyo web site they make the R888R in 195/50-15... According to Tire Rack the tier weigh in at 19 pounds. I have a set of Hollies that weigh in at 12 pounds... so 31 pounds at each...
04-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558

I am not sure if you can fit a r56 gear box to a...

I am not sure if you can fit a r56 gear box to a W10 or W11 motor. You can fit the gear box from a R53 - Cooper S, the 6 speed Getrag or the 5 speed Getrag from a mid 2004 and newer R50 - MINI...
04-04-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Sorry, don't have the dimensions but it's oddly...

Sorry, don't have the dimensions but it's oddly shaped with a lage bump in the middle where the spare tire mount/holder is. This will take up a lot of space that the sub would probably need. When...
04-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

The TVG in Europe is still the fastest I have...

The TVG in Europe is still the fastest I have traveled using ground transport.

When my wife and I were traveling to New Zealand and Australia we initially had a 20 hour layover in Shanghai where...
04-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

I, for one, would love to see a high speed train...

I, for one, would love to see a high speed train run all over the US. Heck, the TGV is all over Europe and is awesome - hit 186mph (300kph) out of Avignon to Leon. When I traveled there, nearly...
04-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

If you make it to Shanghai make sure you use the...

If you make it to Shanghai make sure you use the Mag-Lev train! Always wanted to ride one. Haven't had the chance, yet. Here in the PNW, we have been talking about high speed rail off and on for as...
04-02-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341

All great suggestions though the fuel stabilizer...

All great suggestions though the fuel stabilizer may be overkill for just 90 days storage though it really can't hurt so might as well do it anyway. I have two Mini's and can only drive one at a...
04-02-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834

If you have all the service records from new, the...

If you have all the service records from new, the number of owners is not a big deal, some people just don't keep cars for long.

As for the 2005 for $7500 in the list above, WAY overpriced in my...
03-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 Driveline lash?
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Sounds like what you are talking about is torque...

Sounds like what you are talking about is torque steer. It should be moderately low as the front axles are nearly the same length. Having said that, it is more pronounced the harder you launch off...
Forum: Suspension
03-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614

Mine are the older set up for the Megans. I have...

Mine are the older set up for the Megans. I have the Euro II's which have the front camber adjustments. If I remember correctly, the front spring are 7kg and the rears were 8kg or was it the other...
Forum: Suspension
03-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614

I have a set of Megan's that are shot after 5...

I have a set of Megan's that are shot after 5 years of daily driving of crap Portland, OR roads and 5 track days sitting in my garage right now. Megan will rebuild them but you have to send back to...
03-15-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,535

Though the seats and steering wheel are nice, you...

Though the seats and steering wheel are nice, you don't happen to have the factory parts that these replace? And if so, was the steering wheel a multi-function?
03-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

So, things have been complicated the keep the R50...

So, things have been complicated the keep the R50 and mod the hell out of it or get a Miata ND RF.
RMW has crate engines now or at least now listed on his website. I am sure that he could do a R50...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,332

The Samba Saga is a bit different than what...

The Samba Saga is a bit different than what happened on BaT. The 23W (I haven't read the whole thread yet - please no spoilers) seems to be, as of page 21, VIN washing. I am not sure if Mecum knew...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,332

My problem here is BaT knew that the seller was...

My problem here is BaT knew that the seller was misrepresenting the car. BaT has sold too many MINI's to not know this by now. It was actually me that tried to post links to this site and others to...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-06-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,332

Resurrecting this old thread... let me explain. ...

Resurrecting this old thread... let me explain.

Over on another website that sells cars just sold a "2004 Modified Cooper S JCW." No big deal until the seller started to say that this was a...
02-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

Not sure I agree with the price point for the...

Not sure I agree with the price point for the Alfa in regards to other cars like it. Take the Quadrafioglio that appears to be pictured in your post. Even after fully loading the Alfa ...
02-15-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

No R53 for me at this time. I have been driving...

No R53 for me at this time. I have been driving the wife's R53 as of late but still on the fence if i want to sell the R50 and get a 2019 Miata RF GT-S. It would cost about the same to make the R50...
02-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,430

Between my two MINI's I have replaced 6 upper...

Between my two MINI's I have replaced 6 upper mounts at $80 each, 4 on my R50 (just gets driven more) and 2 on the R53. $480 in parts. I put the Vibra on my R50. $200 for the Vibra is still less...
02-14-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 101,783

My Midlands started to make a sound similar to...

My Midlands started to make a sound similar to having the straight cut gears before it was rebuilt. It's way cheaper to get a failing Midland box then the other options. ;-)
02-14-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728

I had the Megans on my R50 for many years until...

I had the Megans on my R50 for many years until they wore out, which was at about 60K. If you bounce out of your seat at every tiny bump, they are probably turned up to or around 32 (max hard) on...
12-28-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Auto Headlight question?
Views: 425

I have had problems with the aftermarket...

I have had problems with the aftermarket windshields with the sensor when the windshield is replaced. I always tell windshield repair people to bring two because I will reject the repair and not pay...
12-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Auto Headlight question?
Views: 425

I think that they are overly sensitive. Make sure...

I think that they are overly sensitive. Make sure that the sensors on the rear-view mirror, front and back are free of obstructions and that the sensor for your rain sensing wipers is also clean. I...
12-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,591

[/troll font] @ThumpeR52 - it was more than 5...

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@ThumpeR52 - it was more than 5 years prior to your post that this thread ceased to be and you are trying to call out Trolls? Really? You quite literally dredged this thread from the...
Forum: Suspension
12-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,242

For factory 16's, the X-lites are going to be...

For factory 16's, the X-lites are going to be your best option. If you are willing to go to 15's 949racing makes wheels that are dedicated 4x100 and tip the scales at a whooping 10.9 pounds and they...
11-30-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 41,385

Any of these in good condition? 51-13-7-112 ...

Any of these in good condition?
51-13-7-112
the small 3-inch corner trim above the A-piller for Gen 1 R50/52/53?
11-29-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
R50/53 - R50/53 Left DRL not lighting
Views: 252

Lucas the Prince of Darkness... has come... On...

Lucas the Prince of Darkness... has come...
On a somewhat unrelated note - for about a month in my 2005 S, I had to turn on the drivers side seat warmer to get the H/K stereo to come on... once it...
11-29-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342

So other than looking like crap and a strangely...

So other than looking like crap and a strangely large amount of wind noise, does water get into places that it is not supposed to be if this is just kind of sticking out a bit? For what its worth,...
11-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627

outside ordering them from a dealership, those...

outside ordering them from a dealership, those may be hard to find.
11-27-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Looking for a very small part

Looking for a very small part - part number 51-13-7-112... this is that little corner piece on the trim on top of the polished a-pillar trim... it's part 15 in the link below. Portland MINI told me...
11-27-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,752

Looking for a very small part - part number...

Looking for a very small part - part number 51-13-7-112... this is that little corner piece on the trim on top of the polished a-pillar trim... it's part 15 in the link below. Portland MINI told me...
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