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  1. New addition to the Minitorque community from Blighty

    New to Mini Torque?
    Good morning one and all! Matt here from the hole referred to as Britain. Please, I am nothing to do with our politicians, so I can't help there. I have recently acquired a 2006 R53 Cooper S JCW! White with go-faster stripes up the bonnet! I don't think the stripes work though as it's not too...
  2. New Member of 2010 R56 Cooper S LCI - Surrey

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi Everyone, I'm Elliot, new owner of a beautiful 2010 R56 Cooper S in Midnight Black with Red Roof/Mirror Caps. Only had the car a few days, absolutely loving it :drool: Currently compiling a list of modifications/customisations that I want to carry out - I welcome any...
  3. Relocating JCW badge

    MiniTorque Threads
    Decided to move and spray the rear JCW badge for a laugh, results as shown. I also sprayed the chromed JCW scuttes too, but didn't bother fitting them as I have the blackline scuttles fitted which I like. Steps involved: 1 - Removed rear badge from boot using dental floss to cut through...
  4. R56 fjcw auto

    MINI Chat
    Hi, I'm looking at buying a JCW 62 plate with the N18 engine in a auto. I have a few questions as I can't find answers anywhere else. 1. Does the auto have any known problems that the manual doesn't? 2. Does the exhaust pop/bang/burble like the manuals? When i test drove it I couldn't hear them...
  5. Newbie Mini Owner - Stage 2 Dyno Results - JCW???

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi all, I have recently purchased a 2007 Mini Cooper S (With JCW Pack). I am led to believe that the official JCW Mini was only released, as far as the V5 goes, in 2008. I believe that my Mini had a dealer JCW pack as an optional extra. It has a lot of JCW quirks with regards to stickers and...
  6. kate from dublin

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi everybody! :) I have owned my r56 cooper s for 9 months now and still fall in love with it more and more each day. I viewed many before spotting this one down in cork and left the next day to view it, placed a deposit and brought her home the following weekend. at time of purchase, the...
  7. Service Light?

    Faults & Fixes
    Hello everyone, This light came up on a JCW N18 R56 I have checked my service list and I have everything up to date until 10/2018. If I turn off the engine and then turn on again this error desappear. This yellow light came up like 5 times throught those last 5 days or so. Any ideia? Thanks
  8. R56 N18 JCW - IC and so on

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hello everyone, I'm thinking of pushing a bit but since I'm kinda new on this field I want, if possible, your input in some questions. Intercooler - Airtec V2 or Wagner Competition? Which one and why? Intake - I was thinking about ITG/K&N filter but many of you use a full KIT from AEM (CAI)...
  9. R56 Challenge Exhaust

    R56 General
    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone out there knows if it's still possible to purchase the R56 Challenge Exhausts with to 80mm bore pipe? I've been searching but had very little luck! Many Thanks Christian
  10. R56 JCW N18 - Advices & thoughts

    Tuning Discussion
    Hello everyone. I'm new here and I saw already some interesting threads :) I have a few question regarding some upgrades and I really appreciate your input on It to help me out. Well, I have a R56 N18 FJCW and I'm thinking of pushing it a bit, so with that being said... Intercooler - Airtec V2...
  11. 2013 MINI Hatch 1.6 John Cooper Works 3dr [Chili/Media Pack] [SS] (63) - Low Milage

    MINI For Sale
    21k miles, lots of extras - £14,750 Currently available to view in south Leeds, I am free all day on Sunday 8th Oct to view. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710019849452 With only 21k miles this is an incredible example of a Mini JCW. This car has nearly every extra in the...
  12. NEWBIE In search of a R56 JCW

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hello All, Currently looking to purchase a R56 Mini JCW. (2010/60 reg onwards) Essential Spec: Pan roof Harman Kardon hi-fi Privacy Glass Leather Seats Sat Nav I'm aware of the timing chain/ clutch issues etc. However, how do I know if the car needs a new clutch, is it easy to spot? Also...
  13. R56 JCW bumpers Front / Rear

    Exterior
    Hi folks, new to the forum and looking for some advice. I have a boggo standard R56 S that will be a road legal track car come next year. I much prefer the JCW front / rear bumpers so would like to add those to the car, however I can see the front is widely available online to buy but I can't...
  14. My Astro Black JCW

    The Projects
    Hi All :hurray: Welcome to my 2008 Astro Black JCW. Car list so far: Fiesta Zetec S mk6 (first car <3 ) bmw e36 (for 10days) mk2 mx5 (6months of being too tall) bmw e87 123d (auto diesel, never used it) I have always fancied a mini, but had multiple bad experiences with test drives (mainly...
  15. Master Bate's Facelift daily hyper blue JCW - Soon to be tracked

    The Projects
    Hi! Been meaning to do a project thread for a while now, not sure why I haven't. I've now decided that I had done enough to the car already to make a thread about it! So onto the car.. Bought in June 2016 from Romford for a semi-decent amount. I went for a mini as I liked the look of them...
  16. JCW Airbox

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Hi guys/girls, I have a R53 John Cooper Works airbox for sale! Great for if you are looking to convert your car to a JCW, quite rare and hard to get a hold of! I can't upload the photos for some reason but if anyone is interested I could send the pictures across. £200 ono.
  17. R53 #3 dsm

    MINI Photobooth
    Hi all, I'm back and returning with my third R53 MCS. There must be something about them, each time I sell a car I keep coming back to Mini. I've previously own a Dark Silver MCS and a black, pictured below. FB_IMG_1488993159869 by Robert Cole, on Flickr 20170306_203829 by Robert Cole, on...
  18. RED 08 R56 JCW - My first mini

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi all I am new to this forum and also new to Mini ownership. After losing my way in the motoring world, I ended up owning a few diesels however, I felt I needed to be back in a car that actually puts a smile on my face. The last car I owned that did this was my Clio 172 and although it was...
  19. About to buy a JCW

    R56 General
    Hey guys, First of all, I’m Max, 18 years old and currently have a mini Cooper D. Secondly, There is a jcw that caught my eye. But as some of you might know, unfortunately some dealers tend to buy Cooper S’s and “rebadge” them to JCW. I wanted to know if any of you can see, only through...
  20. Hi - my R53 JCW

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi, New to minitorque and the mini scene in general. I've been lurking over the new threads for the past couple of days so I thought I'd chuck mine up as well for some ideas. Bought it in June 16 on 70k miles, full service history, it was a pretty good deal and i was out in the market for a...
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