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Smokey

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    Mark
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    Denise

My MINI

  • My MINIs Year
    2011
  • My MINIs Type
    Cooper S (Hatchback)
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Eclipse Grey
  • My MINIs Roof Color
    Black
  1. See if this works: http://www.europeancarweb.com/tech/proven/epcp_1204_2011_mini_countrymen_cooper_s/index.html
  2. I have read several threads with people looking for alternatives to the tunes out there, whether pre-packaged or custom. For anyone with a MY2011 or newer, there have been no options at all, until now... I recently had the dumb luck of having a customer leave the MAR/APR edition of European Car at my shop. I've been dying to get a tune for my '11 MCS and NM Engineering, well known for exquisite Mini hop-up parts (I wish I could afford) was featured in an article with their new tune in a 2011 countryman. According to the article, the outcome was more than they ever expected and everything the Mini should have been from the factory. Oh, and the price was advertised at $500 - more than lunch money but a whole lot less than other tunes I've seen. Needless to say, I emailed Jerry at NM immediately about availability; he told me they were still doing some late-stage testing but that it should be available in the early March time frame. Long story short (too late?), I sent off my ECU to him several weeks ago so that they could work their magic and O.M.G!!! Let me put it this way, I discovered that my Mini actually does have traction control! Cold start up is stock, idle is perfect, and most important of all, drivability is even better. Smooth & progressive throttle response, very linear with no hiccups or dips in the power curve. The SPORT mode still works but is not needed as much as stock did. Also, no check engine light. In other words, no compromises. The fun, however, starts anywhere you want it to - down low, up high, everything is so much more torque & power. Where as before there was no reason to rev to redline, now the engine pulls strong right to the limit. My MCS is no longer quick, its fast! I'll admit I just put on an Invidia exhaust system but that was after the tune - the two compliment each other, reinforcing why you would get either. Jerry said that procrastination is the only reason that the tune hasn't appeared on NM's website but that it will soon. If you're interested, read the European Car article and drop Jerry a line; I can't imagine why you would wait.
  3. I had my S 2 days before the run-flats were gone! The Dunlop Star-Specs transformed the handing & kept me from back surgery... the originals are horrible. After that, the only other change you really need to make is a bigger rear sway bar. Sure, Konis & springs, camber plates, etc. are all nice for the track but the tires and rear bar make the Mini livable & a blast to drive on public roads. Well, those and the hood stripes that add at least 20 MPH:laugh:
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    <p>A fantastic track, a beautiful setting, and a great organization! This is the best way to really experience your MINI in a fast, safe environment. Very competent instructors coach you at your own pace, never feel pushed to be uncomfortable. Once you try it, you'll never look at your car the same.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.trackdaze.com" rel="external nofollow">www.trackdaze.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><em>*** DISCLAIMER ***</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>This event is hosted by another club, vendor or other non-affiliated individual, it is not organized by DCMM. It is posted here for informational purposes only and DCMM accepts no responsibility for the event planning nor what takes place during the event. Participants shall expect to be subject to the rules and guidelines set forth by the event organizer(s).</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>*** DISCLAIMER ***</em></p>
  5. A fantastic track, a beautiful setting, and a great organization! This is the best way to really experience your MINI in a fast, safe environment. Very competent instructors coach you at your own pace, never feel pushed to be uncomfortable. Once you try it, you'll never look at your car the same. www.trackdaze.com *** DISCLAIMER *** This event is hosted by another club, vendor or other non-affiliated individual, it is not organized by DCMM. It is posted here for informational purposes only and DCMM accepts no responsibility for the event planning nor what takes place during the event. Participants shall expect to be subject to the rules and guidelines set forth by the event organizer(s). *** DISCLAIMER ***
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