1st Gen R53 Cooper S R53 vs JCW alignment specs

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by brewmeister, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. brewmeister

    brewmeister New Member

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    Can anyone enlighten me on what the differences would be between the alignment specs on the 2006 R53 verses a 2006 JCW?
     
  2. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    Well according to Hunter (alignment machine vendor) there must be some kind of spec difference as it always ask me if the car has standard, sport, or JCW suspension. I have never aligned any back to back to see the difference. I do however think that it only ask for the specific suspension so it can compensate for right height difference in order to calculate toe and camber correction. I can say that our rack is the BMW specific version that for some stupid reason added 25k to the friggin cost?!
     
  3. beaner

    beaner New Member

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    I don't know if there is a difference, but factory specified numbers don't allow one to have the most fun in a MINI. More camber at both ends helps.
     
  4. brewmeister

    brewmeister New Member

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    That's what I thought Professor. I had my "S" aligned Thursday and just noticed that the report references "JCW". Guess I'll visit them again Monday, and they do use Hunter equipment.
     
  5. ScottinBend

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    My alignment shop had no difference on the numbers from their Hunter machine, just different profiles. Probably simply for the title of the report.......
     
  6. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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    The specs for both those cars are the same.

    Both those cars only have front toe, rear toe, and a very small amount of rear camber adjustment.
     

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