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Hi.

Firstly id like to say hi as im new on here. Im only 19 and have the privelidge of owning a COOPER S TURBO! With huge insurance costs may i add.

Secondly id like to share with you my R56 COOPER S as its my pride and joy.

You would not beleive the problems i have had with this car. ie.

1. New engine as my original one ate parts of itself 4 days after a bought it for no apparent reason.

2. new turbo as that also ate parts of the engine in the process.

3. new gearbox as the original one failed on me when the engine popped.

4. new wheel bearings all round

5. 2 new chain tentioners.

Now the car feels much better and am sure will out last alot of cars its age.
 

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Looks good and its some car for a 19 year old so you should be proud.

Notice its an early car, I had problems with my 1st S and I ended up rejecting it.

Seems you got everything sorted so its happy days :cool:
 

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Hmm and JCW aswell - or so it looks. Congrats :D And welcome :D
Pretty sure the JCW badge on a real JCW doesn't sit there;)

Also hope he has declared that badge/modification to the insurance company, as it makes it more desirable to thieves and an insurance company would use that as an excuse not to pay up if the worse was to happen.
 

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Plus you get one for the back that sits on the left. Of course there's nothing to stop you moving them.....

But what's most important is that they add 10bhp each! :D
 

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I know for a fact its hard to get insured under 25 with any mods that wont be fitted at the factory.

Both the JCW Kit and JCW Engine Kit mean companys like Direct Line wont insure you untill your 25 (FACT) infact I could even have a named driver under 25 on a moded car with Direct Line. The only one I could find was Tesco and it added about £500 a year.

Would be intresting to know which company hes with rather than "how he can afford it".
 

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I know for a fact its hard to get insured under 25 with any mods that wont be fitted at the factory.
It's not that hard... The 'mainstream' companies won't want to know for sure but there are plenty of specialist insurers who will, though sometimes for a price... Of course it does depend on your own circumstances etc etc.

I've had cars with suspension, bodywork and exhaust mods insured fully comp since I was 18. I was 25 when I purchased a new R56 S with areokit and found the value of the car limited my choice a bit, but didn't have much problem finding good quotes. Then adding the tuning kit didn't hurt it too much.

I'm currently with Adrian Flux and have always found they give the best quotes for modified cars. I have found some companies slightly cheaper but they have been little known outfits and I was never sure they had been quoting the right car and would fully cover the mods.

Go and buy a copy of Max Power or similar mags, don't worry it's only the insurance company listings at the back. They have plenty of firms dealing with mods and young/high drivers etc.

The comment about how he can afford it is a little relevant. If he's lucky enough to have been left a huge sum of money or won the lottery etc he may not mind spending £5k a year on it. :D
 

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It sits there if you have the JCW tuning kit installed. :tongue:
Doesn't it go on the other side?
Whether Stage I Kit or Factory, the badges should be in the same place: right-hand side of lower grille and right-hand side on tailgate about handle height. Unless the dealer/individual just put them in the wrong place ;)
 

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More than likely the badge has been bought of ebay and stuck on ;)

To clear up any confusion, the JCW aero kit does not include a badge. See parts here: RealOEM.COM   BMW R56 Cooper S JCW AERODYNAMICS PACKAGE

The JCW dealer fit tuning kit includes one badge (of the old JCW logo design) which should be rear mounted on the left hand side of the tailgate at handle height. Here's the parts included in the kit: RealOEM.COM   BMW R56 Cooper S JOHN COOPER WORKS TUNINGKIT

The factory works has the new design JCW logo on the bootlid mounted to the right of the boot handle (usually wonky :p) and no other boot badges. It then also has the badge on the lower front bumper grille on the right hand side.

Any other badges are either incorrectly fitted, or added after ;)
 

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Hi.

Firstly id like to say hi as im new on here. Im only 19 and have the privelidge of owning a COOPER S TURBO! With huge insurance costs may i add.

Secondly id like to share with you my R56 COOPER S as its my pride and joy.

You would not beleive the problems i have had with this car. ie.

1. New engine as my original one ate parts of itself 4 days after a bought it for no apparent reason.

2. new turbo as that also ate parts of the engine in the process.

3. new gearbox as the original one failed on me when the engine popped.

4. new wheel bearings all round

5. 2 new chain tentioners.

Now the car feels much better and am sure will out last alot of cars its age.
Sounds as though you had a crap start to Mini ownership, brand new car and all those new bits, if it was mine I'd have wanted my money back. Or at least a replacement car.
 

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Whether Stage I Kit or Factory, the badges should be in the same place: right-hand side of lower grille and right-hand side on tailgate about handle height. Unless the dealer/individual just put them in the wrong place ;)
The original instructions for the JCW tuning kit specified the left hand side of the front grill as shown in the pics here, and the left rear (same height as standard Cooper S badge) as I've already said. Trust me... I've seen the instructions and I have the kit on my car... can't say if they have changed over time though. All JCW tuning kitted cars I've seen on here have been the same, unless they had spotlights fitted.

Remember the tuning kit is an upgrade for the Cooper S and so the Cooper S badge is retained. The factory Works model is treated like a different model so it only gets the Works badge on the back.
 

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The original instructions for the JCW tuning kit specified the left hand side of the front grill as shown in the pics here, and the left rear (same height as standard Cooper S badge) as I've already said. Trust me... I've seen the instructions and I have the kit on my car... can't say if they have changed over time though. All JCW tuning kitted cars I've seen on here have been the same, unless they had spotlights fitted..
See my post above with Links. The kit only includes one badge.... care to advise me how you're able to stick one badge in two locations? :p

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