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I had the Mini JCW pro tuning kit fitted to my S. The ecu tune came with the Bluetooth exhaust. Very pleased with both. No downside.
 

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Lovely combo, had that in my F57 sounded amazing and despite remap only supposedly giving a quoted 20bhp increase or so it felt like a different car - enjoy 馃憤
 

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I also have the JCW tuning kit on my S and whilst 250-280BHP sounds like fun......I really don鈥檛 feel the need for any more power. I am seriously considering an LSD, but that鈥檚 a subject for a different thread. :)
 

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I don鈥檛 disagree, they struggle for traction with standard power! LSD the way forward for sure just can鈥檛 afford it yet.
 

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Just spoke to MINI insurance about the LSD out of interest. They said there will be no additional premium as it doesn鈥檛 increase the power, which MINI insurance don鈥檛 allow outside of the official JCW Tuning Kit. Just need to save for one now. :)
 

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Tuning completed 馃槏

just a stage 1 remap but what a huge difference to stock and previous tune!
Can鈥檛 recommend the Sunderland Performance Centre enough, the whole experience was refreshing from a car tuner as they were focused on what I was trying to achieve; in my case no interest in headline numbers after last remap (which was insanely quick) but all about drivability..After a decent chat we agreed a number of outcomes I wanted and they delivered, see attached for the results - well chuffed drives like a hot Mini should with power increasing as revs rise and not dropping off like stock, credit to the guys at SPC for achieving this 馃憣
Ps - if you鈥檝e had your mini serviced recently and going for a remap advise your tuner as the latest software update is locking the ECU meaning it needs to be bench flashed which takes a bit more effort 馃槓
 

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Tuning completed

just a stage 1 remap but what a huge difference to stock and previous tune!
Can鈥檛 recommend the Sunderland Performance Centre enough, the whole experience was refreshing from a car tuner as they were focused on what I was trying to achieve; in my case no interest in headline numbers after last remap (which was insanely quick) but all about drivability..After a decent chat we agreed a number of outcomes I wanted and they delivered, see attached for the results - well chuffed drives like a hot Mini should with power increasing as revs rise and not dropping off like stock, credit to the guys at SPC for achieving this
Ps - if you鈥檝e had your mini serviced recently and going for a remap advise your tuner as the latest software update is locking the ECU meaning it needs to be bench flashed which takes a bit more effort
Looks like a nice setup drivability is so important. How is the acceleration compared to the previous map?


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Cheers, the power is much more manageable previously throttle was like an 鈥榦n off switch鈥 coupled with the way the torque ramped immediately it was a real handful on bumpy back roads with power being lost to wheelspin. SPC remap is more progressive (I have left the throttle map as stock so linear) meaning you can feed in the power and manage it far easier...still v powerful, getting traction light flicker at top of third gear in damp which is nuts 馃ぃ overall I鈥檓 v pleased.
 

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Hey, decided to join

LCI 2018 MCS no GPF, 7-step DCT

JCW stock exhaust with res delete
stock Primacy 3 non-runflat tires (Pirelli snowcontrol 3 in winter)
k&n filter

there are more mods coming and there is still a lot of work to do, haha
195 hp / 311nm - STOCK (192 hp / 280 (300) Nm is rated by BMW)
260hp / 400nm - REMAP
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We're still under development and we will probably make some changes.
The new 7-step DCT is rated at long-term maximum 320nm, worried a little, but it is ok so far, no slipping, no sounds, shifting smoothly. (READ UPDATE)
But my stupidity showed up, when the custom map was made, I was running RON 99, then I after the remap I filled up with RON 95 and it made so big difference because the map was made for 99! It started to be jerky and unstable and ECU was cutting power to prevent damage, then I filled up again with 99 and it was getting better again every minute.
My mistake, nothing happened, lessons learned.
I was a bit afraid of knocking and detonation, it is good now with premium fuel.
Keep in mind, MCS has a compression ration of 11:1!

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
If anyone is considering a remap around and above 400Nm with this 7-step DCT, be aware that the clutches can get hot and you get a warning and the power cuts to prevent damage, it only happens when you abuse the engine and transmission, it needs time to cool down, same thing when you use launch control, IT NEEDS TIME TO COOL DOWN!
This might be a proof why the clutches were rated at 320nm, the transmission can do more, it is just the clutches.

If you don't abuse it, nothing will happen and no hot temperature warning, and ECU cutting power will happen.
Also consider halving the interval of the transmission oil change (not mechatronics, it's fill for life), normal interval is 120.000 km, if exceeded by 3000km, the clutches need to be replaced aswell, got this info from a MINI/BMW specialist. So go around 60.000 km and don't abuse the transmission by accelerating hard every time in a short period of time, give your good ol' transmission a chance to cool down a bit ;)

Also running a second full tank of premium petrol rated 99 RON and it is running smoothly.
Don't forget to frequently change oil and don't use that 0w20, I think it is not enough for this engine, especially when remaped to such a power.
I use Ravenol RUP USVO 5w40 for summer and Ravenol 0w30 for winter.

Any update on the clutch, 1 reason Iv not had a remap due to clutches rated @320NM.
 

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Hi there mines a manual so have a bit more headroom but not loads! The way its been mapped is a as clutch friendly as possible and I鈥檝e adjusted my driving style so I don鈥檛 boot it in high gears / low rev scenarios like fast motorway crushing. Others have had the DCT remapped and seem ok?
 

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Whats going on everyone? New to the forums here and saw this thread so wanted to share my mini's story. Last August, I picked up a 2016 MCS, 2 door, manual, with 32000 on the odo. Thought it was a JCW because I have the steering wheel and door sills but only S. I immediately had plans to mod this car, so had to start with a dyno for the "before"
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Current mods:
Nuespeed Intake
Forge Intercooler
Armytrix Downpipe
Stage 3 JMTC clutch and lightened flywheel
Wavetrac LSD
Magnaflow exaust
Eurocharge Tune
P3 Gauges
Blacked out

The "After" mods dyno
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This car is so much fun to drive! I was hoping for 300 to the wheel but we got close. Eyeing the JMTC upgraded turbo with the 50mm compressor but I think I can find something better. Been digging through some BMW forums trying to find some more options. Saw on youtube a red mini f56 claims to have 450whp... #goals

I just ordered Neuspeed RSe11s and the B/W union jack tailights and today I'm shopping for some coilovers.
Thanks for reading, have an awesome day!
 
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