motoring|underground  
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Blog

The Garage The place to show off your pride and joy. Show us your motoring masterpiece herein!

Go Back   motoring|underground > The Pits > The Garage
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #151  
Old 06-22-2015, 09:33 PM
R99 R99 is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 286
Default

Another update this evening that really shouldn't have happened, but these two parts came up for grabs both at bargain prices....

I managed to get a JCW rear bumper off eBay (has a crease & 2 dents - should hopefully repair fine when it goes for paint)

Click the image to open in full size.

Then tonight I have bought the JCW PRO diffuser for the JCW rear bumper which will look like this once fitted:

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 06-26-2015, 09:45 PM
R99 R99 is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 286
Default

Steering wheel update.... it arrived today and its awesome.

A selection of pictures...

Click the image to open in full size.

F56 MINI Flat Bottom Wheel by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.

Stitch Detail by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.

Alcantara / Nappa Leather by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.

F56 Cooper S Flat Bottom Wheel by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 06-27-2015, 05:44 PM
R99 R99 is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 286
Default

Got the wheel fitted today. Went round to see a fellow MINI guy as I didn't have the bottle to tackle the airbag!

An hour later and we had it off! Total pain in the arse to get it off.

Anyway - fitted pics (will get better ones when I'm not at work)

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 06-29-2015, 12:03 AM
Puma's Avatar
Puma Puma is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 6,032
Send a message via Skype™ to Puma
Default

That wheel!!! Oh wow...
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 06-29-2015, 01:00 PM
slowbutpretty slowbutpretty is offline
H Rated - 130 mph
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 30
Default

It looks amazing! Bravo!
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 06-29-2015, 05:27 PM
VicSkimmr's Avatar
VicSkimmr VicSkimmr is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 10,218
Default

Incredible
__________________
Jason
flickr
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 06-30-2015, 02:00 PM
minsanity minsanity is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 596
Default

Poor me, this is the best I can do.
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 07-08-2015, 11:12 PM
R99 R99 is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 286
Default

OK, another update to the build thread...

Sadly our house was the victim of a lightening strike and we are now homeless for 9 months as a result of a pretty bad house fire! Living in a hotel room with a small 6 month old baby is less than ideal, but the main thing is that the 3 of us are OK!

In-between all the drama, I managed to sneak the MINI off to the bodyshop to have the JCW rear bumper and JCW PRO rear diffuser fitted.

Couldn't be happier with the results, but I haven't really had chance to take any pictures as my time is needed elsewhere!

Here are the ones I have taken though.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 07-09-2015, 01:32 PM
VicSkimmr's Avatar
VicSkimmr VicSkimmr is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 10,218
Default

Holy cow, were you able to save much? That's awful!
__________________
Jason
flickr
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 07-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Drew Drew is offline
μ
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 7,157
Default

Sorry to hear the bad news about the house! That's great to hear that you all made it out safely, though! The car is looking great.
__________________
<a href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/94346598@N03/with/20975670882/ target=_blank>https://www.flickr.com/photos/943465...h/20975670882/</a>
Reply With Quote
  #161  
Old 07-09-2015, 02:43 PM
MartijnGizmo's Avatar
MartijnGizmo MartijnGizmo is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Posts: 1,724
Default

Car looks great! Hope you get the housing-situation sorted soon...
Reply With Quote
  #162  
Old 07-13-2015, 01:39 PM
minsanity minsanity is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 596
Default

Oh my, sorry to hear that. Good thing the F is there to provide you comfort. This is 1 Effin' F!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #163  
Old 07-13-2015, 10:19 PM
R99 R99 is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 286
Default

Thanks everyone for the concern!

We are now in rental accommodation, so glad to be out of the hotel!
Reply With Quote
  #164  
Old 07-14-2015, 09:02 PM
SoCar S SoCar S is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SC No More! in Charlotte and NYC
Posts: 333
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R99 View Post
KW Variant 1 Coilovers are been ordered on Friday (when I get back from my time at the MINI factory)

I have FINALLY got KW UK to understand that they are available to order! (they have actually been available since late last week, but it seems KW Germany forgot to tell KW UK.... which is a long and frustrating story!)

The lead time is 4-6 weeks as they are not currently stock piled yet, so it will be another month or so until I get them on the car!
Trying to figure out if these are going to fit the 2016 JCW. After seeing yours, I think this is totally the way to go for me.
Reply With Quote
  #165  
Old 07-14-2015, 09:11 PM
SoCar S SoCar S is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SC No More! in Charlotte and NYC
Posts: 333
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R99 View Post
Update - they are on, and they are as low as they will go!

The good news for F56 owners is that I can confirm that 18x8 ET45 with 205/40/18 tyres DOES NOT need a spacer. The bad news is that this set up is as aggressive as you can really go without encourtering unesscary headaches with fitment.

The fronts rub slightly on full lock when negotiating heavily cambered roads / drives at medium to low speeds, but its fine everywhere else. This will be solved with camber plates as and when they are available to order. Camber plates will be essential as currently I can only get -0.4 degrees camber with the stock set up. The rears don't seem to rub at all and I've had -2.4 degrees of camber dialled in, which obviously helps.

Pictures:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

My driveway is rather difficult to negotiate now

Click the image to open in full size.
I can't get these in 18x8 et 45 ... So, trying to determine fitment ... Any ideas on getting 18x8.5 on the F56? http://fifteen52.com/collections/cas.../18x8-5-tarmac
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


CURRENT MOON

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:33 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2005 motoring|underground, all rights reserved.