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Old 08-15-2006, 11:32 PM
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If they work, we're gonna need a parts list. I'm assuming those are not the John Cooper Motorsports / JCW parts, right?
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:14 AM
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If they work, we're gonna need a parts list. I'm assuming those are not the John Cooper Motorsports / JCW parts, right?
Wrong. Those are the John Cooper Motorsports parts; #JCM 679.

The only non-factory parts on the car are Randy's adjustable sway bar and braided steel brake lines.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:45 AM
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Wrong. Those are the John Cooper Motorsports parts; #JCM 679.

Cool! The pictures I've seen of just the parts never made much sense. Seeing them installed makes a big difference.

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Old 08-16-2006, 06:05 AM
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Yeah, I've had a jones for them since I first saw them on the Newfie Rally winning MCS in '04.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:58 PM
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I had looked at these a while ago. I was a bit put off by the price though. The install does look very slick though. Do you think there will be enough air to bridge the distance and still cool the rotor. Some BMW air ducts replace the dust shield with a cover that a hose hooks to sending air dirrectly to the center of the rotor. Overkill? Of course being BMW parts they may fit at the rotor, but no fog light/ inlet duct. Oh yeah, JCW has a duct part on clearance. I was wondering if it in any way works with the JCM 679 ducts?

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JCM 581 (First post, not sure how to put up a picture yet.)
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:11 PM
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welcome leprachaun.

to post the pic, find the exact location of the hosted pic. In this case
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http://www.johncooper.co.uk/public/pictures/products/zoom/JCM581.jpg
then add [*IMG]http://www.johncooper.co.uk/public/pictures/products/zoom/JCM581.jpg[*/IMG] around it without the *. (the add image button does this for you)

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Old 08-17-2006, 08:22 PM
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Great! Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:33 AM
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OK, now you've done it. I had ruled these out due to price, but I am once again considering them. Keep finding myself on the John Cooper web site. Just like a kid staring into a store display window at Christmas. Using my head, not my heart, I'm going fluid, SS lines, JCW suspension, rear sway, better pads, new stereo, then I'll be going for better brake cooling. Maybe by next spring Sidd can have some time to give a bit of feedback on the JCM ducts. I do like the all JCW build-up. It "Works" for me.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:17 PM
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They seem to work well. I put the car through some serious touge the last few days. (I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to do that anymore, and as the rear end hung out on the outside of an off camber turn while the inside was filled by a double bed gravel truck with air horn at full toot, I wondered why I was doing it again!) I'll know more after this weekend at Reno-Fernley
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:05 AM
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So far, so good then. On one hand they don't deliver air dirrect to the rotors, but they are JCM and used on MINI Challenge cars. That does say a lot.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:53 PM
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Air ducts front

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Air delivery to front wheel well

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They deliver air from the front air dam to as close to the rotors as they can. I've chipped off some of the fiberglas from the delivery port with the front wheels cranked all the way over. The installation is elegant (no dryer hose, zipties, etc.) and they seem to work well up here in the Nevada desert in August with no noticeable brake fade even while chasing a pesky Datsun 510 Production racecar which I could not pull on the straights but could catch in the corners. The instructor in the "fast Elise" seemed somewhat chagrined as I motored past on the Sunset Straight.

Reno-Fernley is a starkly beautiful and interesting course which looks like it could be somewhere on the moon. I'd say it's definitely worth the trip.


Sad Arthur at home.

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Old 08-27-2006, 02:06 PM
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As I said earlier "now you did it". I have to rework my budget. Looks like the JCM's are going unto my "things to add to the MINI" list.
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:40 AM
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The instructor in the "fast Elise" seemed somewhat chagrined as I motored past on the Sunset Straight.
Dang it, Jer! Stop picking on the Elises (sp?).
I told the guy in the silver one to stop and say hey from me.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:50 AM
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He did. And he learned a lot in the last two days but still not enough to catch me. Hi yourself.
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I really like this picture. Looks mean with the contrasting ducts.

Any pictures of the orange wheels when they aren't spinning?
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