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07-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ThumperMCS

I have Jan's RMW coilovers on my GP....love them

I have Jan's RMW coilovers on my GP....love them
04-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By ThumperMCS

R53 Invidia N1 Exhaust-Low Mileage

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02-07-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By ThumperMCS

How old is it?

How old is it?
01-24-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By ThumperMCS

If the car is otherwise fairly stock, the Invidia...

If the car is otherwise fairly stock, the Invidia sounds wonderful and is not over bearing, you will like it.

However, once combined with a header and head/cam...it is very loud, quite obnoxious...
01-20-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By ThumperMCS

Michelin Pilot Super Sports and the newer...

Michelin Pilot Super Sports and the newer Michelin PS4S are the two best street tires I've encountered...the endless glowing reviews don't lie.

Spend the money, its worth it
12-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By ThumperMCS

Congrats! GP's are the best :) I used to...

Congrats! GP's are the best :)

I used to have a tube of OEM Thunder Blue touch up, but it was very old and was a horrible match, looked worse than the rock chips I tried to touch up. Like others...
08-04-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By ThumperMCS

In CA as long as it doesn't have a check engine...

In CA as long as it doesn't have a check engine light on it will pass. They don't do sniff test anymore on newer cars (forget what the year cutoff is)
05-13-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ThumperMCS

It's usually best to just call Jan if you have...

It's usually best to just call Jan if you have questions....his website isn't always up to date nor does it tell everything that's available.
05-13-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ThumperMCS

r53 gp

r53 gp
05-13-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ThumperMCS

The GP is a fun car stock...but once you add a...

The GP is a fun car stock...but once you add a few mods it really comes alive and you can really hang with much more serious cars.

I have a RMW big valve head, cam, header, injectors and tune. ...
04-27-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

Sold :)

Sold :)
04-09-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,372
Posted By ThumperMCS

Excellent build thread Jan! I've seen this...

Excellent build thread Jan!

I've seen this car in person and the craftsmanship is every bit as good as the pics above suggest, and then some :thumbsup:

Please remember, I would like a ride...
04-08-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

They are BR series...custom re-valved, w/ swift...

They are BR series...custom re-valved, w/ swift springs
04-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

:wink::thumbsup:

:wink::thumbsup:
04-06-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

Price reduced to $1250.... These are...

Price reduced to $1250....

These are basically brand new...
03-30-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

What he said :thumbsup:

What he said :thumbsup:
03-28-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

7kg/mm front 8kg/mm rear

7kg/mm front
8kg/mm rear
03-27-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By ThumperMCS

Greene Performance/BC Racing BR Coilovers w/ Swift Springs

Custom valved BC Racing Coilovers with Swift Springs from Greene Performance. Only used for less than 1,000 miles...in like new condition. Adjustable front camber plates included. Fully height...
06-20-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By ThumperMCS

This car is a complete steal at this price...even...

This car is a complete steal at this price...even with the higher mileage :thumbsup:

I've toyed with the idea of selling mine, but I'd want a heck of a lot more than that :lol:

Good luck with...
06-10-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,137
Posted By ThumperMCS

It's common. Mine was leaking within the...

It's common.

Mine was leaking within the first 5k miles from what I recall. I should check it again as I'm at 22k now...
06-10-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,695
Posted By ThumperMCS

The more discounting they do when new, the worse...

The more discounting they do when new, the worse resale will get. MINI's used to have outstanding resale...it wasn't until they started offering incentives and discounts that resale started...
04-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,941
Posted By ThumperMCS

Sorry but an intercooler has ZERO to do with...

Sorry but an intercooler has ZERO to do with coolant and oil temps. Keeps your intake air temps down yes...but no effect on coolant temps, that's what the radiator behind it does lol
12-23-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThumperMCS

If you are rolling the drive off fees in for true...

If you are rolling the drive off fees in for true $0 down, $450/mo tax included is really good on a '16. Add 50 pts to the MF to waive the Acq Fee (payment is lower than keeping the acq fee). Also...
Forum: JCW Garage
12-09-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,293
Posted By ThumperMCS

They don't actually have a book/auction value as...

They don't actually have a book/auction value as there are too few to collect data on.


They do have somewhat of a book value for banks/lending...unfortunately it is based off of a Cooper S w/...
11-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,273
Posted By ThumperMCS

You're also missing an entire cylinder lol...I...

You're also missing an entire cylinder lol...I would expect the B48 to make bigger gains.

I'm sure you'll be able to get more gains using the JB4 version as you can fine tune it more. Also, I'm...
11-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,273
Posted By ThumperMCS

BMS has a B38 piggyback...and the JB4 piggyback...

BMS has a B38 piggyback...and the JB4 piggyback they are developing should work on B38 as well.


I've had one since it came out...works as advertised, no issues. Have never dyno'd or anything...
11-12-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By ThumperMCS

One of my coworkers has a muffler deleted F56 S...

One of my coworkers has a muffler deleted F56 S and it sounds great. It's not loud in my opinion. Personally I have a F56 Cooper with muffler delete as well, and it sounds fantastic and not too...
10-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
F55/F56 Incentives
Views: 1,165
Posted By ThumperMCS

None... They don't need to incentivize...

None...

They don't need to incentivize MY16's yet when the majority of cars on dealer lots are still MY15's.

Theres $500 loyalty credit and thats it.
09-18-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By ThumperMCS

lol....my F56 front's were done at 10,500...

lol....my F56 front's were done at 10,500 miles........

I drive hard....:wink:
09-11-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,852
Posted By ThumperMCS

Yeah I have the JB Stg 1...like it, zero issues,...

Yeah I have the JB Stg 1...like it, zero issues, had it almost a year now. Car is about as quick as a R56 S
09-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,852
Posted By ThumperMCS

Mine is leased too :lol: Just save it and...

Mine is leased too :lol:

Just save it and you can always have it welded back togther really easily. Or if you end up getting out of the lease early and trading the car in, it becomes a non-issue
09-11-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,852
Posted By ThumperMCS

spend $100 to have the muffler removed and...

spend $100 to have the muffler removed and straight pipe put in its place with a nice tip.

It sounds fantastic and is not loud at all
05-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By ThumperMCS

Michelin Pilot Super Sport's....all the way, they...

Michelin Pilot Super Sport's....all the way, they really do have it all. Best performance, best comfort, and great wear characteristics....pricey end of things but worth it
05-17-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,483
Posted By ThumperMCS

Lol...since you're relatively new, Ryephile is...

Lol...since you're relatively new, Ryephile is anything but an armchair engineer. He's one of the original people modding MINI's from the first gen...when people doing performance mods actually knew...
05-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776
Posted By ThumperMCS

FWIW....I've driven both a F56 S w/ JCW kit and a...

FWIW....I've driven both a F56 S w/ JCW kit and a factory F56 JCW and the JCW Kit actually seems to add a good amount of punch. Sure it's not as cheap as a JB tune, but factory stuff never is. The...
02-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,754
Posted By ThumperMCS

Anyone that can weld and has a pipe bender can do...

Anyone that can weld and has a pipe bender can do the job
02-06-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,754
Posted By ThumperMCS

Well ever since I heard the first F56 3 cyl...I...

Well ever since I heard the first F56 3 cyl...I loved the exhaust note, but it was just soooo quiet. It had good tone, but you can barely hear it. Turbo cars are generally on the quieter side, as...
02-06-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,754
Posted By ThumperMCS

I saved the muffler...its easy and cheap enough...

I saved the muffler...its easy and cheap enough to have them just weld it back up when I get rid of the car. Lol....my car is a lease too...:wink:
02-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 296,483
Posted By ThumperMCS

That's because the car limits boost when its not...

That's because the car limits boost when its not up to full operating temp. Seeing as the JB+ still uses factory mapping its just even more pronounced. You shouldn't be on it when you're not up to...
02-05-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,196
Posted By ThumperMCS

Usually only the later cars have issues with the...

Usually only the later cars have issues with the codes, usually a P0420 code. The 2006's and some 2005's.

You may or may not get it, if so its not a big deal. I use the spacer you mention and...
02-05-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,754
Posted By ThumperMCS

Even if there was, it would be a waste of money. ...

Even if there was, it would be a waste of money.

Have a straight pipe welded in place of the muffler, $100 later...you have an amazing sounding Cooper. I've gotten so many compliments on how my...
01-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 101
F55/F56 Intake options
Views: 19,154
Posted By ThumperMCS

Have the muffler deleted from the exhaust...it...

Have the muffler deleted from the exhaust...it will fix your problem :nod:

I did it a week or so ago and the car sounds fantastic now :thumbsup:. That combined with increased boost from the JB...
01-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,855
Posted By ThumperMCS

I too had a high powered R56...and while it was...

I too had a high powered R56...and while it was fun, I got tired of the issues as well.

Came from an R53 originally, so I always wanted to go back to a 53. Found a low mile GP a few years ago...
01-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By ThumperMCS

Jan at RMW has it in the works...

Jan at RMW has it in the works...
01-09-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,876
Posted By ThumperMCS

I've noticed no change in fuel economy on my B38...

I've noticed no change in fuel economy on my B38 with JB installed...obviously you are enticed to be flooring it more and fuel economy will suffer...but driving around like normal there is no change.
01-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By ThumperMCS

Nah, left it for sound quality

Nah, left it for sound quality
01-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By ThumperMCS

Finally bit the bullet and had the muffler...

Finally bit the bullet and had the muffler deleted today....sounds awesome!

It sounds pretty mean, very deep, but oddly quiet...the 3 cyl makes such a unique sound. I'd say its part classic BMW...
12-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By ThumperMCS

Still would love more sound clips of...

Still would love more sound clips of this....:wink::thumbsup::thumbsup:

I'm probably going to just end up doing it, but was hoping to hear more of how it sounds.
12-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By ThumperMCS

Provided you have no check engine lights, it will...

Provided you have no check engine lights, it will pass now with the new OBD-only tests that CA has switched to :thumbsup:
12-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By ThumperMCS

Random Tech is quality. Have one on my RMW...

Random Tech is quality. Have one on my RMW header and I had one on my first MINI which had an OBX header
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