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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2015, 09:30 AM
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Evening wow,

Brakes are ok, take a little bit of getting used to after having the R56 cooper S. These seem a little slower braking....consideration of upgrading to the brembos is an option. But at the price they come in at I'm not sure it warrants it.

Do you have a 210?

Hi Baysie,

I have done the jcw tuning kit upgrade and was wondering if the existing cooper s brakes would be suffice. For now I am happy but could do with more bite hence the question around upgrading to brembo Jcw or not.


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Hey wow,

Sorry for the late reply....brakes are better than what I think they were originally.....so much so I braked the other week and had some clown go right up the back of me and the car was in the bodyshop for about a week. I would still consider the JCW upgrade but I think I'd have to take a jcw manual out to test the brakes.....could always post up on minitorque and see what happens???

However when my car was in at the bodyshop they did a quality enhancement check which translates as a recall I believe. It's to do with the crankshaft bearing housing. On some of the MCS models the wrong housing was built for a certain batch of engines and I think they recalled all.

Has anyone else had a recall on their 210?

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GUys do i spend the extra 400 to insure one of these or do i go for a 218i sport and save some money?
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Go for the 210!!! You won't stop smiling!!!
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GUys do i spend the extra 400 to insure one of these or do i go for a 218i sport and save some money?

If you want fun go with the 210. Life is too short to be boring.
You will constantly be amazed by the car, from the sound to the stunning interior and great tech to the suspension and handling. No looking back.

Only part I think they should have included in the 210 are jcw brakes because my stock brakes are struggling with this additional power and cornering driving style where the eDiff applies brakes.

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got a 210 ........ haven't stopped smiling yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bought my 210 (#30) in May

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got a 210 ........ haven't stopped smiling yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neither have i! got it in May and love every second of driving it!
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