2nd Gen R56 Cooper S A Question of Red

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by jmc31100, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. jmc31100

    jmc31100 New Member

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    #1 jmc31100, Jan 21, 2013
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    Hi gang. I'm currently scheming over my first MINI. I'm hoping to put forth my proposal for a 2013 MCS in the next few weeks. While messing around with the configurator an idea popped into my head. I was playing around with a Chili Red MCS and added the JCW Interior package hoping to tie the red exterior to the red stitching/accents.

    My question is this: are the 2 reds the same or at least close enough that it won't come off as "close but no cigar"? The interior colors look much brighter in the builder but I have little faith in the color accuracy of my monitor, etc.

    I will now hang up and listed to you response. :)

    Thanks,
    -John
     
  2. Mr. Jim

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    I think they are different.
     
  3. jmc31100

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    Thanks Mr Jim.

    I've been playing some more. This time I pulled up a JCW and the configurator says the JCW red roof is in fact Chili Red. The JCW interior should match the JCW roof...right!?

    I was afraid the roof red was a completely different color.

    I'm feeling better about this but not quite convinced yet.

    Thanks again,
    -John
     
  4. Motoring Magic

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    in person it is very close and looks great-if you are a "red" guy, do it-you won't regret it! and remember red IS the Fastest color and RED IS THE BESTEST COLOR!!
     
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  5. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Well...........Yeah,it's traditional for a Mini(as opposed to a MINI) Cooper.:thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  6. jmc31100

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    MM...love what you've done with Calvin! Red has always caught my eye and was already on my short list. Finding the JCW interior may have locked it in the top position!

    Gee...this place is pretty friendly. :D

    Thanks again everyone!

    -John
     
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  7. debscooper

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    Yeah yeah RED is the best colour next to Brt Grn ~ just saying :D
     
  8. jmc31100

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    And wouldn't ya know, BRG is still in the running too! :thumbsup:

    That's the problem(?) with MINIs and me...every time I pass one I say...Boy, that looks sharp! <sigh>

    -John
     
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  9. Firebro17

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    Chili Red with a Black top is the cat's a$$..... Or the new JCW Black with a Red top... Or, the Classic White with a Red top. All are awesome combos!

    Best'a luck on your color choice journey. :beer
     
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  10. KittyMini

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    One thing about MINIs... They have such great colors to choose from.

    But people..... GREEN means Go.

    Just sayin' :ihih:
     
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  11. Dave.0

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    So why do you have one......:devil::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I love red cars. You should go with the red/red/red trifecta. Red make the car go faster. I think it's worth a couple of hp. I am working some red into the black of mine to pick up some speed.
     
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  13. Justa Jim

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    I could be wrong, but I thought you could NOT get the JCW red interior unless you built a JCW MINI. I thought they kept that interior only for the JCW.

    Jim
     
  14. KittyMini

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    I knew you'd say something you chunky prick :lol:
    There was no way I could have gone with a red MINI.... it would look like your twin!
     
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    Nothing says super awesome more than a all black MINI....IMHO
     
  16. Dave.0

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    Yeah your MINI is just Green with envy over my hot Chili Red and Black Mini. :thumbsup::lol::lol::lol::ihih:

    As for all Black, I will never own another All Black car. The moment its clean and waxed its dusty and dirty again. :mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
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    That concerned me too Jim but the configurator let me build it and my MA didn't baulk when I ran a question about the combination past her.

    I now return you to your previously scheduled program..."BRG vs. Chili Red - Which Is Faster?" :)

    -John
     
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  18. Dave.0

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    Well everyone knows red adds HP.
     
  19. Justa Jim

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    That is good to know. Thanks for the update. I always thought that was kind of silly, as I like those colors. JCW's are way over rated IMHO. :lol:

    Jim
     
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    Jim....Jim....Jim, I'm going to wash your mouth out with soap for talking like that (my mom )
     

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