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  1. Common faults - R56, issues ?

    Faults & Fixes
    I thought I started a thread on the reliability of the R56 but cannot find it (mod feel free to merge if you do find it) - basically I was wanting an update from you guys who have been running them for a few years now or who have bought older cars... In short: How are they coping ? What...
  2. Genuine Xenon headlight retrofit - Help required! Scraggles?

    Exterior
    Hi Guys First post so please be nice :D I've got a 06 Cooper (R50) but I have a small dilema. I've bought a set of genuine and complete Mini xenon headlights (The facelift ones with projectors): I've followed the instructions given by "Scraggles" in this the below thread but my xenon low...
  3. Loz's Well Trimmed Blue Minge

    The Projects
    Here we go then, first a bit about me. I started working at BMW MINI Stephen James Enfield in 2003 when I was 16, got to BMW tech status then was made redundant in April 2009, since then I've moved onto better things. I now work at a trimmers called Btrim in Enfield, much prefer the work, much...
  4. Petes Black II JCW

    The Projects
    As a lot of you will recognise, this is Dave's JCW that i bought around christmas time. Thought it was time to introduce myself and make a thread. No mods yet as im still a student at uni (final year though..!) and need to keep it running on minimal cash over the next few months. Heres some...
  5. JCW Steering Wheel - Full Leather or Leather/Alcantara?

    Interior
    Hi all, I'm looking to get a new JCW steering wheel for my R56. I normally prefer full leather but the leather/alcantara one looks very nice too. However, I'm worried about the leather/alcantara one wearing down very quickly. For those who have this steering wheel, what prompted you to go for...
  6. 2003 R53 mini cooper S

    MINI For Sale
    My brothers 2003 mini cooper S well looked after very reluctant sale 80,000 Full leather Auto climate control Chilli pack GTT intercooler 17% pulley Janspeed manifold Janspeed catback Eibach 35mm springs Car will be on S spokes, rotas are mine all being well Powerflex wishbone bushes Dave F...
  7. Fatandre R53

    The Projects
    This is my Mini
  8. Camshaft testing - stock vs Piper vs NS1

    R53 Tried and Tested
    R50 Camshaft testing - stock vs Piper vs NS1 Hi guys, as you can see from the title this is about a few tests i did on my R50. Thought it would be interesting to share with you. At first, i have to explain a few things about the performance tests i chose, and the meaning of them. The...
  9. Factory JCW 2009 Build and Tuning Guide/Input/Explained

    The Projects
    FACTORY JCW 2009 BUILD AND TUNING GUIDE / INPUT / EXPLAINED Hi to everyone reading this. Im making this thread or guide to show what I have done since I bought my car in april 2009. and then I will continue to the current build, that will resume in January 2011. Im using my archive photos...
  10. Lyrikal13, hello

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hello, i'm french (Paris)!!! I have a R53 Mini Cooper JCW Checmate Pulley -17% Intercooler GP Injectors 450cm3 AAC newman cams ==) 225 hp, 256nm.
  11. Green Dragon or Kavs Motorsport (KMT) 002

    The Projects
    Hi boys, I actually more or less finished my Blue racer project (of course 300% maintance will still be included and also few changes in interior maybe) and after hard working every mile in this 120000 km long period (the engine is still without problems) and huh heh maybe 5000+ km on the track...
  12. jcw sparco seats and more

    MINI Parts For Sale
    due to the last thread being full of shatty comments i thought id start a new one with pictures- if you like what you see then pm me mj heated jcw seats in mint condition- comes with heating wiring kit- installation instructions- and bases absolutly everything you need- even the resistor...
  13. James' R56 S (Chocolate Belgian Waffle)

    The Projects
    So after 6ish months of problems the GP has gone back to Rybrook Stratford after a very good px offer. Picked up a black R56 S with Aero Kit and a few nice options. It’s very different to drive as it doesn’t feel as urgent as the R53 which I miss but the R56 isn’t awful and does good MPG's...
  14. Matts - project (Keano's Protégées) Wheel Gap and Faffing Aplenty

    The Projects
    right thought id start a new fresh thread as the last one was shit, due to a new jobb (manager in selfridges :)) i now catch the train to work and the CS sits on the drive all week waiting to been mullered on a week end, so with more money to spend on it and less reason to worry about it as a DD...
  15. info about Lohen head with schrick enlarged exhaust & inlet valve

    Engine & Drivetrain
    hi,I'm italian ..what do you think about lohen performance head with schrick enlarged exhaust & inlet valve ?I want to know how much hp this lohen head increases rather than jcw head,and which is the different performance between rmw jesus head and lohen step2 head ?
  16. Whiteys Blue Toilet Of Win (Contains Charlie Sheen)

    The Projects
    Whitey's Blue Toilet Factory Spec ▪ Full Hyper Blue ▪ 2005 Reg ▪ 34,000 Miles ▪ 1 Previous Owner ▪ FSH ▪ LSD ▪ Chilli Pack ▪ Visibility Pack ▪ Full Leather Interior ▪ MFSW/Cruise Control ▪ Harmon Kardon w/ AUX Input ▪ Anthracite Interior...
  17. jbcola's '04 MCS

    The Projects
    Maybe time for a new tread here... After 3 other Mini's this is my new project. The 3 others... '02 BRG MCS '08 SS MCCS '06 MB MCS So after some problems with n°3 i bought this '04 DS MCS. Factory specs: - S spoke 17 " - Sports suspension - MF 3-spoke sport steering wheel - Heated washer...
  18. evolve MINI R56 Cooper S

    The Projects
    We will use this thread to keep everyone update on our latest project car. We picked the car up last night at 11PM. The car was on the dyno at 10AM this morning :-) It is Astro Black has the JCW Aero Kit, full leather interior, MFWS, Xenons and pimping interior mood lights and 18k miles on the...
  19. GP 1854 - AKA Spicy Mchaggis

    The Projects
    Thought i better actually start a project thread. My car was purchased in November last year from Halliwell Jones Mini in Southport, was the closest one to me with low mileage. So off on the train with my mate and i soon became the owner on Mini GP -1854 Second day after getting it my KW...
  20. My '03 DS MCS

    The Projects
    My '03 DS MCS, now '10 JCW Clubby Hi All Just thought 'd start a project thread for my R53 :tongue_smilie: In late Oct '09, I bought my DS MCS as a non-runner. Otherwise, it's a fairly well loaded MCS with sunroof, satnav, xenons, full leather, auto wipers, auto dimming rear mirror, and...
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