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Well after what seemed like an eternity from ordering my JCW is here. I've had it a few days now and i think it's an incredible bit of kit, I'm very pleased with it.
I've made my first mod already with the JCW PRO front splitters which are quite subtle but really finish the front off nicely.
 

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Haha they've got BMW/MINI printed on them so no I'm afraid they're not cheap. DIY fitment as they're only screwed and clipped in place, a bit awkward but all done in about 45 mins.
 

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We've bought my wife's JCW convertible virtually (don't laugh). We're snobs and she wanted a small convertible, so MX5 (out no auto) or Mini (extra seat or more like luggage space) and once you start on the configurator you're hooked so we end up with a JCW with nearly everything and we've never even driven one - looks good though which is very important for us and is fairly fast for me (I go into Germany and I've never managed to max out my X6 M50d!).

We know the ride may be firm, so we put the adaptive suspension in, but here (Holland) the roads are like snooker tables so it should be good. In the Uk our old M-B convertibles were bouncy on the old UK roads - how is it feeling?

What is the max RPM they advise on the JCW?
 

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We've bought my wife's JCW convertible virtually (don't laugh). We're snobs and she wanted a small convertible, so MX5 (out no auto) or Mini (extra seat or more like luggage space) and once you start on the configurator you're hooked so we end up with a JCW with nearly everything and we've never even driven one - looks good though which is very important for us and is fairly fast for me (I go into Germany and I've never managed to max out my X6 M50d!).

We know the ride may be firm, so we put the adaptive suspension in, but here (Holland) the roads are like snooker tables so it should be good. In the Uk our old M-B convertibles were bouncy on the old UK roads - how is it feeling?

What is the max RPM they advise on the JCW?
With nearly everything on it? God! I daren't think what you've spent, they start at the best part of £28k - please don't say you've spent baby Range Rover money.
 

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I've also got the adaptive dampers as one of the main reasons for getting rid of my old Clubman S was the ride got tediously hard after Eibach springs and 18's. I haven't really pushed on as yet in sport mode as not had chance however, what I have experienced is very good and the ride is far superior to the previous R models.

Don't worry Wing co I think we're all victim of ticking too many options boxes on the configurator.
 

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Very nice indeed...

I too can certainly attest to clicking too many options on my soon to be F54. Spent many a night clicking away, at different scenarios on that configurator ;)

Enjoy.
 

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Same colour as mine, VERY NICE!
You will enjoy it alot. If the roads are very good, just means you can go much faster around the corners without bouncing off. I have some good seats in mine and to be honest, they absorb alot of the road imperfections.

As for your question regarding how many revs, just follow the manual for the first 1200 miles or so and you will be right. Some people have different opinions and I tend to agree with them as well as you don't need a running in period but I still kept it to the manuals recommendations (just in case philosophy).
 

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With nearly everything on it? God! I daren't think what you've spent, they start at the best part of £28k - please don't say you've spent baby Range Rover money.
Certainly did...!!!
The spec:

Pepper White, cup spoke wheels, automatic, Chilli and Tech pack, chester malt brown leather, chrome interior trim, heated windscreen, folding & dimming mirrors, parking stuff, media pack, comfort access, Union Flag roof motif, bonnet stripes and door mirrors black, TLC, wind deflector, first aid kit and triangle, heated seats, adaptive LED lights, EDC, comfort access, + all the standard stuff. We didn't leave off much. Will get the Mini 17" winter wheels and tyres later in the year.

Hoping for a call in the next 2 weeks with chasis number and delivery date late May. Taking it with delivery protection on and no dealer prep. Will detail it myself once home using the usual methods.
 

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Certainly did...!!!
The spec:

Pepper White, cup spoke wheels, automatic, Chilli and Tech pack, chester malt brown leather, chrome interior trim, heated windscreen, folding & dimming mirrors, parking stuff, media pack, comfort access, Union Flag roof motif, bonnet stripes and door mirrors black, TLC, wind deflector, first aid kit and triangle, heated seats, adaptive LED lights, EDC, comfort access, + all the standard stuff. We didn't leave off much. Will get the Mini 17" winter wheels and tyres later in the year.

Hoping for a call in the next 2 weeks with chasis number and delivery date late May. Taking it with delivery protection on and no dealer prep. Will detail it myself once home using the usual methods.
Oh man, I just put that on the UK configurator... Beautiful machine but crikey! 4 series money.
 

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Yep around £35.5k OTR, but I already have a 2015 BMW X6 M50d and the wife wants a very small car. At least I saved the cost of metallic paint by having Pepper White!
And it's cheaper than an equivalent spec Z4 or that silly Merc thing.....

Convertibubbles are made in Holland I think.....

I keep thinking about a Cooper for the Mrs, her R56 One is due another MOT soon, (2011) so it's about time we changed it (she only does 3-4k miles a year).
 

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And it's cheaper than an equivalent spec Z4 or that silly Merc thing.....

Convertibubbles are made in Holland I think.....

I keep thinking about a Cooper for the Mrs, her R56 One is due another MOT soon, (2011) so it's about time we changed it (she only does 3-4k miles a year).
Or maybe a second hand JCW (yours) and a new JCW Challenge for Sir?

Suits you sir
 

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I may be able to get away with a ragtop Cooper for her and keep my JCW. Not really interested in the Challenge as they haven't upped the power. I think my next car could be a JCW Clubbie.....
Possible for me too, but having driven both a Golf R and an RS3 this weekend, it has some SERIOUS competition...
 

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Possible for me too, but having driven both a Golf R and an RS3 this weekend, it has some SERIOUS competition...
Well their may be some other changes afoot later next year. Mrs J said "that's a nice car" pointing at a new M3... "Yes dear, it's an M3 with over 400bhp..."

"Well that means you can be practical and have a sports car all in one..."

I was blown away :eek:
 
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