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I've returned, F56 cooper

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So im back in a MINI!


Had a right pain with insurance and a few factors causing it to increase so my BMW is for sale and ive went and ordered a new f56 cooper[emoji51]


Would have liked a jcw or cooper s but too expensive to insure at the moment.


Some may remember my first car/mini which i had a year then bought the BMW. Heres the mini.

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Next was the F30 which i bagged and planned to keep for longer.

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So decided to go for something fun again and drove my mums cooper and liked it.


I should hopefully have the car by the end of May. I'll post pics and spec when i get it but breif spec is 1.5t petrol, manual, jcw body kit and two tone 18 inch wheels with chilli pack.

Picked lapis luxury blue for the color as really liked it and isnt too many around yet.


Was at rockingham and seen a lapis jcw so heres a few pics to show the color. Really like the new challenge f56 cars so might be abit of insipiration for mods [emoji848]

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Now to wait on it arriving



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Good to see you back [emoji4][emoji1303]



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Just been and picked the car up. I love it!


Really happy with it and the colour combo. Few mods planned for it already [emoji23]


Heres the spec


Mini cooper 1.5 turbo manual

Lapis luxury blue

Black roof and mirror caps

Jcw sport pack

Chilli pack

18" cup spoke jcw alloy wheels

Tinted rear glass

Anthracite headlining

Centre armrest

Mini navigation

Visual boost

Piano black interior trim

Cloth/leather seats

Cruise control


Happy with the spec everything i want but not fully loaded.


Heres some pics but need to give it a clean when the weather is nice


Cheers


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Looking good, welcome back to the MINI club [emoji1303]

Looks a decent spec too

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Whoop Whoop! How long until it's on air? [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


Looks great [emoji106]



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Gave the car its first clean as told the dealers not too wash it.


Got a bit of protection down so should stay nice for a little while.


Think the front end needs a few jcw parts to improve it and some lows


Love this colour [emoji7]


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Not a mods update but went up to hartside for a local meet. Was good fun and the mini handles well round the twisty roads.


Was following some faster cars and got to the bottom and my front brakes were somking heavily[emoji91][emoji23]. Cant see it too much in the picture. The pedal was going pretty long by the time we got to the bottom.


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Didnt plan on doing any brake upgrades but think its needed. Think i will go with better pads and see how they hold up as i dont have the money for a bbk or jcw brakes at the moment.




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Small update time


MINI stubby ariel fitted

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Got jcw rubber mats due to getting in my car dusty from work everyday and the carpet ones would end up ruined.


Next i remembered i still had the jcw carbon gear knob from my old r56 so decided to see if it would fit. Fits fine but i had to do something about a gear gaiter so got my mum to help make one from some cheap alcantara i had laying around. b8e224d4feb4ca99f0a35032efac0c1b.jpg201707 ... ac0c1b.jpg"><a href=https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170722/b8e224d4feb4ca99f0a35032efac0c1b.jpg' alt='URL>'>

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My favourite thing so far. I want more noise from the car as i miss that from my previous mini. So made a intake using aother factory airbox i bought and a k&n cone filter. A few f56 owners have done this so far and its a cheap way of getting the sound without spending hundreds on a induction kit.

The noise is addicting [emoji23]

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">http://https://youtu.be/GTQCoHmp0mk

Hope that link works as i put a video up of the sound on you tube


Cheers





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Nice one Jamie, I would probably get addicted to that noise too, also gotta love a mod of bits from previous cars and for want of a better word "leftovers" (in regards to the alcantara)

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What a mum, and what a noise... I can see why that's addictive [emoji5]


How you getting on with the car as a whole?



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Thanks ian yeah its cool to have a part from my first car still in use.

Its a great car Simon. Done around 2k miles in it so far definatly a good all round car. Would be nice to have a cooper s or jcw but that will have to wait till i can insure them. Need to get to a mini meet/event sometime



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Thanks ian yeah its cool to have a part from my first car still in use.

Its a great car Simon. Done around 2k miles in it so far definatly a good all round car. Would be nice to have a cooper s or jcw but that will have to wait till i can insure them. Need to get to a mini meet/event sometime



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Hiya Jamie, I like the idea of what you've done with the gear stick. I've got a F56 cooper S and the standard gear stick has faded a lot so I may have to invest in something like this [emoji848]



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Update time


Been doing some bits to the mini this week. Got the jcw top grille and the jcw grilles that go in place of the fogs for my birthday. Whilst i had the bumper off decided to just start de chroming aswell. So colour coded the light surrounds and done the grille surround in black.


Wanted to do some sort of front spliitter at some point but with the duell ag one being pretty pricey decided to buy the jcw pro ones. So thats the front end sorted i think.


With removing the fogs i have a fog warning light now though so going into mini to see if they can code it out.


Rear wiper delete ordered so that should be here soon.


Some pics of everything


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Could the carly app not code the dogs out for you (although mates rates I guess if your brother works at the dealership) [emoji1303]

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Im not sure i dont have a clue about coding. Might have a look around the internet see if there is any info about. He gets me discount on the parts but not the labour unfortunately

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When you next over Jamie? Sure Ian or myself can help you out with our Carly's....it'll cost you a mars bar [emoji1]



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When you next over Jamie? Sure Ian or myself can help you out with our Carly's....it'll cost you a mars bar [emoji1]



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I'm coming to mini mania tommorrow so if you want to have a look then that would be cool.


Car is all clean now but will be covered in flies by the time i arrive [emoji23]



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A few things changed since i last posted on here. Happy with how its looking now.


Decided to delete the rear wiper with a kill all wipers delete kit. Cleans up the back end as tbh i rarely used the rear wiper. Also i added carbon badge covers front and rear. Dont really like how big the mini badges are on the f56 so it helps them blend in a bit.

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By far my fav thing so far, KW V1 coilovers[emoji41]

Ive set them at the lowest height which looks great. Handling wise it could probably be a little higher for more travel but i love how it sits at this height.

Went for a drive up hartside to see how they handle and get a few pics. Definatly a good improvement.


Not too sure what to do next. Could do with brakes that dont fade so quickly and maybe better tires which might mean new wheels[emoji849]


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Looking good, liking your work. Sits great on the coilovers [emoji6] Not too sure on the F56, but there is just something about your’s [emoji848] Look forward to your next mods [emoji1303]



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Jamie, what a transformation. It all ties together now you’ve got some lows! Knowing what your like, it’ll be wheels first [emoji51]



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Very nice.... makes me want to put coilovers [emoji85]



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Very nice.... makes me want to put coilovers [emoji85]



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Uh ohhhhhh :lol:

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