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Old 12-21-2014, 03:30 AM
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yup looks great
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:28 PM
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Just when I thought I was all set for an intake...... I have found this

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100% on the shopping list but not cheap at 500, however it is full carbon fibre.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:06 PM
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Congrats! Well deserved
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Bit of an update....

Sadly we had our house broken into and the Police suspect it was an attempt to try and steal the keys to the car. Thankfully I still have it. No more details on a public forum, for obvious reasons.

The better news is that I think I am going to bite the bullet and just buy a bloody intake!!! The ARMA one looks awesome, but it costs the earth and is STILL nowhere near release!!!

So I think I'm getting the GruppeM intake, just awaiting a price from Evolve.

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Old 01-19-2015, 09:42 PM
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Update - decided to go ahead and order the GruppeM intake.

Evolve have got it on order from me and I will be making a day of it and heading down to them for a before and after dyno.

It will also give Evolve the chance to poke around the F56 - so everyone is happy!

Will update once its on the car.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:30 AM
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Yikes dude, that's awful about the break in. I hope they didn't take anything irreplaceable.
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Damn, that does suck. The intake plans look good!
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:55 PM
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Couple of pretty good updates for this thread....

On Monday I decided to order up the F56 JCW brake upgrade. This compromises of the following:

For the front:

2 x 4 piston Brembo calipers in red with JCW logo
2 x 335x30mm drilled and grooved discs
2 x sets of pads
2 x sensors
2 x backing plates
All mounting hardware

For the rear:

2 x rear calipers & carriers painted red (same as Cooper S, just red)
2 x rear plain discs (same as Cooper S)
2 x sets of pads
2 x sensors
All mounting hardware

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and the callipers look like this! :cloud9:

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I should get one of the 1st sets about, which will be great and I can't wait to see them on the car!!!

Today I took a trip down to Evolve Automotive in Luton for the fitting and testing of the GruppeM carbon fibre intake. This is their 'Super Cleaner' pod design which houses a K&N filter.

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I got the car down to them for just before 11am and they set about doing some pulls on the dyno with the stock airbox where the car hit a peak of 202.6 bhp, not bad considering the only performance mod is the Remus valvetronic exhaust!!

Pleasantly surprised, they then swapped in the GruppeM air intake and over the same number of runs on the dyno the car hit a peak of 202.2 bhp with a 1 degree increase in IAT, again impressive considering the lack of direct cold air feed like the OEM system.

The biggest benefit for me about the GruppeM is this..... don't think it will get boring for a while!! :excited:

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Dyno sheet for those who are interested:

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The other pretty exciting news is that Evolve are very keen to be working on the F56, with some plans in the pipeline! While the car was there they took the chance to try one of their own in-house 'eventuri' carbon pods on the car. With the help of some rather cool 3D printing, the knocked up a MAF adapter and stuck one on the car. It made more than 2 bhp over the stock system, and again that was with no cold air feed like the OEM design. Also its worth pointing out that this was literally just a mockup so who knows what the gains will be once they play about with the pod size and add a cold air feed duct...... I will be keeping close to this and no doubt end up changing over to the Evolve kit at some stage!!!

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I got the car down to them for just before 11am and they set about doing some pulls on the dyno with the stock airbox where the car hit a peak of 202.6 bhp, not bad considering the only performance mod is the Remus valvetronic exhaust!!

Pleasantly surprised, they then swapped in the GruppeM air intake and over the same number of runs on the dyno the car hit a peak of 202.2 bhp with a 1 degree increase in IAT, again impressive considering the lack of direct cold air feed like the OEM system.

The biggest benefit for me about the GruppeM is this..... don't think it will get boring for a while!! :excited:
Am I reading this wrong, or did you loose power?
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:34 PM
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Am I reading this wrong, or did you loose power?
No your not.

It make 0.4 hp less compared to the stock set up.

However 0.4 hp could be down to any number of variables.... its that insignificant.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:59 PM
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Doesn't seem worth having if you can't gain anything from it. I guess you gained the sound you wanted, but it seems odd to shell out money for what is supposed to be a power adding modification and not gain any power.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:25 PM
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yeah, I would go back to stock in that situation
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:15 PM
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Doesn't seem worth having if you can't gain anything from it. I guess you gained the sound you wanted, but it seems odd to shell out money for what is supposed to be a power adding modification and not gain any power.
It never claimed to add power... and I didn't buy it thinking it would add power either

Your right though, I've gained the look and sound I wanted!

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yeah, I would go back to stock in that situation
More than happy with the GruppeM
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It never claimed to add power... and I didn't buy it thinking it would add power either
I mean....that's sorta the whole purpose of ramming more air into the engine....to increase power

If it didn't add power, I'd probably rock the OEM intake since it looks better. But, that's just me.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:07 PM
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I was being facetious..... none of the F56 intake options are sold with any dyno info whatsoever and to be honest on modern turbo charged engines you are a fool if you think an intake is going to give big gains in HP.

You may make a few HP maybe, but you could gain a couple of HP by changing nothing and just running the car on the dyno a few times and letting the many different variables do their work - a few HP really is negligible and you certainly wouldn't feel it on the road!!

The intercooler is the place to look to if you want to gain from lowering air temperatures as I'm sure everyone knows!

Again the looks of anything are subjective - a bit like the F56 itself, its a marmite thing but I love the look of the GruppeM which is why I bought it and since both myself and Evolve were keen to see how it did I didn't pay anywhere near retail for it.
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