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  1. Squeaky/ Whistling Brakes on an R53 2005 Mini Cooper S

    R53 General
    I have recently had my rear discs and pads changed, and i have a constant whistling from my rear brakes when i am on the move, it varies from speed to speed, so when I am on the motorway doing 70mph, there is a constant whistling and the same when driving around town. Anyone got any remedies?
  2. JR12's With R56 Brake Upgrade On R53 - Anyone tried?

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Looking for abit of advice please. I've got my eye on these: JAPAN RACING WHEELS JR12 17X8 17X9 5X100 5X114.3 DEEP DISH WIDE ALLOY EURO JAP | eBay In - 16x8 | ET22 or ET15 (probably ET15) As I'm currently cleaning up a set of R56s brake calipers & carriers, I'm wondering if i need to worry...
  3. Odd brake problem

    Faults & Fixes
    Hello all, New to the forum and r53, brought mine at 47000 in july and just wondering if this problem is normal. Every now and again i get an odd creek from the brake. During this time i loose braking power a bit until i press the pedal agin and all is well again. Brakes seem ok and working...
  4. GP2 Brembo 6pot big brakes - Help!

    R53 General
    Hello people, I'm new here, but been a MINI owner/driver for past 5 years. Currently have an 2004 Cooper S (R53). A while back I bought some GP2 Brembo 6pot big brakes, but didn't take into account they won't fit with my wheels. I have the S Spoke R85 wheels. Been trying to find out which...
  5. Mini R56 Calipers

    MINI Parts For Sale
    For sale r56 cooper s front brake callipers with carriers from 54k miles car. Price is £220 I can post or you can arrange courier! I am open to offers pic attached Will bolt onto an R53 using the screws that come with them
  6. R56 s brake calipers and carriers

    MINI Parts For Sale
    R56 Front Brake Calipers For sale r56 cooper s front brake callipers with carriers from 54k miles car. Price is £220 I can post or you can arrange courier! I am open to offers pic attached Will bolt onto an R53 using the screws that come with them
  7. brake upgrade r53 to r56

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    hi guys, this might be already explained but i am struggling to get a clear result in my research. i want to upgrade my brakes all around on my mini cooper s with jcw tuning kit. apparently you can use the 2006+ brakes on the 2003 mini. if so what parts will i need and where do i get them...
  8. Nitrac Discs for R53 JCW

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Can someone just confirm the part number for me of the Nitrac Front Discs Vented 12 Groove to suit a R53 with JCW brakes. I think its PBD9294M but wanted to double check. Also is it worth getting the NITRAC MAX - DCT &/or BPF Coating for performance looks, I hate the rust look on discs...
  9. Looking to build a bullet

    The Projects
    Hi, Im pretty new to this mini cooper s world and forums if im being honest so apologies in advance if im after making a total mess of this. I have no real experience in them either but so far since i bought the car i cant see myself driving anything else for at least another 10 years. Anyway...
  10. R56 S Brake Conversion for R53

    R53 General
    Hi all, I'm looking to do a brake conversion to R56 S brakes for my R53. Could anyone let me know what components this would consist of exactly? (i.e discs, lines, calipers…) Also if someone knows of some for sale could they please point me in the right direction :) Cheers Matt
  11. PADS - EBC Yellow Stuff - ADVICE PLEASE

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hi Guys, I'll be doing a track day in a couple of weeks time and was looking at getting some decent pads. In the past I've used EBC yellow stuff and found them to be good in terms of wear. Does anyone else have any feedback on these. I need to know whether I should get them again or if ill be...
  12. R56 Cooper SD brakes upgrade (arguing with Sytner)

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hi Guys I am new to this website so excuse me if i am repeating anything but haven't learnt my way around this site yet. I have joined the site in search for some information as MINI Sytner will not listen to me as there parts catalogue is "never wrong". Basically I own a Mini Cooper SD with...
  13. ABS ight

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Help! My ABS light keeps coming on... is it likely to just be the sensor that needs replacing? Anyone got any ideas/advice? Cheers
  14. Occasional lack of feel from brakes

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Over the past week or so, the brakes have occasionally not given much feedback or actual braking when first pressing the pedal. This morning on the driveway before leaving the pedal went down quite far and it took a couple of pumps to firm them up. It doesn't give much confidence when I come...
  15. EBC Groved disks & EBC Redstuff pads

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Hello, up for sale is a set of front EBC grooved disks and redstuff pads for R53. (non JCW brake upgrade) These disks and pads have been used about 1000miles. still have plenty of use in them. selling due to brake upgrade. £140
  16. Uneven Brake Pad Wear

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    This what i found when i changed my rear pads today. Looking at the brake though the hole in the caliper didn't look quite right, and also it seemed like one was worn down far more quickly than the other 3. Now i have replaced them i can see why, part of the pad was not touching the rota leaving...
  17. R56 Front brakes - Callipers and Discs

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Hi all, finally made a move from MINI2 to here. Basically Ive currently sold my Mini cooper s R53 and just got the new R56..... Just before i decided to get my new car i had the R56 Mini cooper s brakes put on my car. Whichare now up for sale. The brakes are in excellent condition and have...
  18. A good price or not?

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    hi guys, Need some advice. Been offered a brand new full set of R56 4 pot brakes (front and back). Looking to fit these to my R52 jcw with standard brakes at the moment. Including fitting, it comes to £1000. What do you guys reckon? Expensive??
  19. Project Mini:RMR - Rotrex Mini (goal of 500+ bhp again)

    The Projects
    Well I think I'm at a point now where I can just about justify a project thread. I never ever anticipated to get into what I have, but hey ho :) I bought my JCW R53 not long ago (having had a MCS before) as a promotional car for my photography business. However, it became quickly apparent that...
  20. tweedbean's R53 MCS

    The Projects
    As project orange was completed, I have decided to start a new thread around my car showing where it started, what it looks like now and what my future plans are. This is less of a project and more of an ongoing thing. Its a 2004 facelift MINI Cooper S. I was bitten by the modding bug after a...
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