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  1. New to Mini Torque?
    Hello 👋🏼 I’ve been using mini torque since I bought my first Mini, a Pepper White R58 Cooper S Coupe, last March and decided it’s probably time I actually joined in. I’ve gathered quite a lot of knowledge over the last year or so, and have ended up doing far more to my coupe than I had...
  2. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I’ve just finished installing the 380cc JCW 210 injectors on my completely standard Cooper S 170. I read that they would run rich but be okay to run around on before I got my tune sorted. The car has a bit of a misfire and is far less responsive on the throttle with both the check...
  3. Engine & Drivetrain
    After looking around at exhaust options to get a bit more noise(Not bothered about performance upgrades) I think I’ve decided I want to got for a JCW Backbox. It seems like quite a few people on here have already done this or know somebody that has. Any thoughts or first hand experiences and...
  4. Engine & Drivetrain
    Put a Borla exhaust on my '06 JCW. It saves about 10 pounds and sounds pretty good! Video here:
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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)...
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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