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Old 02-17-2015, 08:54 PM
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Couple of videos from the dyno - sadly they don't do the noise justice from the Remus, it sounded epic on full chat!!!

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:54 PM
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Had a delivery from Italy today......

​F56 JCW brakes.

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with a coke can to give an idea of how big these things are!

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Also I've sent off my steering wheel to LG Triming to be redone in alcantara and leather with red accents (stitching & 12 o'clock band) and I will be getting my engine cover and steering wheel trims layered with real carbon by Carbonworx too to lift the engine bay and complement the steering wheel.

Cant wait!
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:56 PM
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Good lord
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:17 AM
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Ha - they are pretty awesome!
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:25 PM
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OK, well the brake saga continues. MINI don't have an ETA on when you will be able to buy discs and pads for these calipers, and the callipers themselves are not available from them either - even though they all have part numbers and prices???

This evening while trolling German eBay I stumbled across a full front and rear set up complete with the required discs / pads / sensors / lines.... I immediately impulse purchased (as you do!) as they were a bargain. The MINI retail for this lot is 1.3k.

So the good news is that I will now have these on the car much sooner than I originally thought and perhaps even the 1st customer car in the world to actually sport these things.

The discs look rather odd, but the eBay add stated 'undamaged, normal signs of use' so I am hoping the weird looking discs is just either a storage factor, or that they need a good couple of hard stops to sweep the crap off them??

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My other callipers (just the housings, no discs or pads) will be up for sale if anyone is interested - as I will be selling them for 400 delivered.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:06 PM
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Bit of an update.... this time magazine related!

The car will be featuring in the next issue of Modern MINI magazine, out on sale this Friday.

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Really happy with the write up, but as is always the case I've done a few extra mods since the shoot...

In other news, the brakes are going on the car a week today! Cant wait!
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:45 AM
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Received my full JCW brake kit from Germany today!

They arrived covered in brake fluid so I've spent the evening cleaning them up - really chuffed with the condition of these, they are like new now they've had a clean.

Fingers crossed I will be fitting them on Wednesday along with some HEL braided lines.

Once on, this will be the 1st F56 out there sporting these, as you cant buy these from MINI yet.

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I could do with some opinions though about these discs - as you can see there are raised grooves which can be slightly felt when running a finger over the disc face. I'm not sure if they have been skimmed (badly) or if they need to be skimmed before fitting?

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Old 03-13-2015, 01:11 PM
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Congrats on the feature!
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:59 PM
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Right, where do I start with this update?!

Firstly, the brakes are on.

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However, things really were not that simple!

I took the decision (after much faffing) to fit the kit as it was, after getting some advice from a few garages they advised that the discs and pads would be matched and I wouldn't have any issues. All seemed OK, and I decided to get the place who did my coils and alignment (they know their stuff) to do the work.

Dropped it off at 10 am and literally a few hours later, get a phone call telling me that one of the front calipers is leaking fluid all over the place! The design of the F56 JCW calipers means the fluid line to feed the outer two pistons is on the outside of the caliper, rather than an internal channel. This was damaged and had a hole in it. Repairable, but not when my car was in bits with half of the new brake kit fitted, and also they would only be able to repair it with copper pipe - so would look shit!

Luckily, I had my brand new pair of calipers sat at home that I had planned to sell on, so I had to take those down for them to switch the pads into and get the kit fitted, but sadly for me that now means I've had my fingers burned by the eBay seller as I'm left with a pair of used calipers, one of which needs a 130 repair! The plan for this set is now to have both of them fully refurbished by a Brembo brake specialist back to brand new condition with the pipework renewed and also a brand new chilli red paint job. Then sell them on.

All in all a nightmare day yesterday, but they look awesome now they are on! I think I need to have them bled again though, as the pedal has to be almost halfway down before any real bite. They really are a powerful set up though as they can lock the ABS pretty easily.

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Old 03-19-2015, 01:22 PM
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Well they look awesome. This car is really coming together
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:21 PM
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Are you sure the problem with the brake pedal has to do with better bleeding of the line?

I believe the bigger brakes require a matched master cylinder that provides a bigger volume of fluid for proper filling of the brake pistons.... You can verify this by cross checking the master cylinder P/N's...
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:05 PM
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Wasn't intending for things to move this quickly, but I couldn't resist these at such a ridiculous price!

Once again another 1st, FJCW spec front bumper with the fog delete.

Also snagged a pair of side skirts!

Will be getting these off to the painters as soon as they land from Germany

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Can't wait, just need a JCW rear next, and need to decide if the JCW Pro splitter extensions are worth the mega asking price?!
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:31 PM
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Ummmmm..... Did you buy the wrong MINI?
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:42 PM
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I'm still super tempted to get the JCW kit
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:16 PM
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Ummmmm..... Did you buy the wrong MINI?
Nope!

Love my Cooper S!

Just want the JCW bumpers and brakes.
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