Hi guys, im a new joiner on this forum although I have been looking on here for a while.
A couple of months ago I bought a 2010 John Cooper Works R56 hatch (I have no idea whether this is an LCI model though :s) and am looking to make a few little alterations to make it my own, as I bought it at 3 years old.
One of the things that I have seen on a few JCWs which I really want to do is change my black brake ducts in the front bumper grille to red ones. I have found some for sale online, at the "Genuine Mini Parts" website (I cant post the link as this is my first forum post, sorry), but they are in the GP section of the site, and state that they will only fit the "LCI type JCW Front Bumper (kit 3)". This is where my inexperience comes in. As mine is a 2010 model will these fit OK? Or are there any others which you guys would recommend?
2010 was the changeover year and the parts list says cars from 1/2010 to 7/2010 could be pre- or post-LCI. The simplest check is LCI cars have black instrument surrounds and dashboard bits, while pre-LCI cars have them in silver.
However I'm not a JCW expert so hopefully someone will come along and confirm that the JCWs changed the same as the ordinary cars.
Thanks for replying, I will check what colour the surrounds are when I finish work, I believe they are Silver, but best to check.
I feel a bit of a noob asking questions like this on here, which have probably been asked a thousand times, but before I spend £100 on the replacement ducts (which are non-returnable) I would rather be certain
Out of interest has anybody on here had their brake ducts painted at a Mini dealership/ body shop? I like the idea of having them painted properly with the correct colour/shade, but was wondering if anyone knew how much Mini would charge for this kind of alteration?
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.