Did the JCW transmission bolt right up? One of the few things I don’t like about the 3-cylinder manual transmission is the really tall gearing. It’s weird.My wife's 3 cylinder 1.5 is running over 210bhp. And it's a fantastic ride
2017 Mini Cooper Clubman - out of warranty due to some minor mods we carried out. The engine went boom due to an OEM spark plug which failed and melted the piston which in turn damaged the cylinder and melted the cat. Once we had ascertained that BMW would not help out we took the (big) decision to rebuild, strengthen and tune.
So..... in no particular order: BMW i8 pistons and rods; stage 2 Superchips remap; Forge intercooler; Eventuri induction kit (with new Cooper S bonnet to enable scoop RAM air); Miltek decat pipe; Remus cat back exhaust (Cooper S twin exit.... so now running Cooper S rear bumper); JCW big brake kit (with grooved and drilled discs); Forge brace kit; KW coil over kit (70mm drop); 20mm wheel spacers all round; JCW gearbox (2ltr spec); strengthened clutch; lightened flywheel; Quaife LSD; Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres.
I think there is maybe more.... but it's been a quick journey and I tend to forget some of the things we have done... sometimes things worked and sometimes things didn't and we had to try again. Biggest headache was the LSD.... which didn't fit the original gearbox and led to head scratching with everybody at Quaife and the tuner until we realised small differences in the fitting kit tolerances meant it would never fit (I was quoted for Quaife to build me a bespoke LSD but it was going to cost over £5K and they needed the gearbox for a few months ? )
We believe that we have trail-blazed with this car - doing things which haven't really been done elasewhere. Possibly more power to come from a different turbo....but for now it's just a really fun chuckable car to drive.
Ask away - chances are we have tried and failed or are enjoying the fruits of our labour ?
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