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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if the chrome bar grille for the R56 Cooper, will fit an R56 MCS? I reckon it would look good if it fits, but would the airflow be sufficient?

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Sure I read that the grill's were different between the MC and MCS... sure someone will be along in a minute to confirim for sure.

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The Dooper guys "including me in 20 minutes" does the opposite ! We have to buy the lower crome surroundings to make the JCW grill fit !

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Does anyone know if the chrome bar grille for the R56 Cooper, will fit an R56 MCS? I reckon it would look good if it fits, but would the airflow be sufficient?
You would definitely get less air through a Cooper chrome grille as only the lower slot is open.

I know for sure the bonnet shape on a Cooper D and an MCS are the same, so the top of the grille will fit fine. The lower chrome section might be more tricky though.
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i dont know if the 'clip in' slits are in different places on the cooper/s as on the grills them selfs, the bit which clips in to the bumper are all in different places along the grill.


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i havea cooper s grill on my cooper and the lower chrome stripe was a squeeze to fit but its in so i'd say the cooper to a cooper s would fit and i'm sure i have seen a cooper s with a cooper grill on here somewhere
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Does anyone know if the chrome bar grille for the R56 Cooper, will fit an R56 MCS? I reckon it would look good if it fits, but would the airflow be sufficient?
Here's proof that it can be done (sorry I don't know how) , I found this pic of a Cooper S with chrome grille
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that is lookin good
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Does somebody know how this work?
I've installed a Cooper S bumper on my Dooper.

The lower part of D doesn't fit at the edges...

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your best bet to get a chrome grill on an S is a dooper grill as the bonnets are the same shape.

with the s bumper on a dooper, the grill should still clip in. you may need an S lower grill surround, that should solve the problem of the edges not matching.



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As you can see at first three pictures, with D lower surround, the edges don't filled. The S lower surround isn't installable.
I think to go trim with a Dremel the middle of the grill.
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As you can see at first three pictures, with D lower surround, the edges don't filled. The S lower surround isn't installable.
I think to go trim with a Dremel the middle of the grill.
why cant you put an S trim on?


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