2nd Gen JCW R56 JCW - My Bottom Is Gonna Be As Smooth As A Baby's Butt

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  1. Metalman

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    After I installed my new "Bug Catcher", I noticed the underside of my MINI wasn't as smooth as it could be.

    So......
    I call up Aaron at Outmotoring this morning and ordered all the parts needed for the "Under Floor Coating". Heh, Heh, Heh

    These parts are going to smooth out the air turbulence under the MINI, all for the sake of improving gas mileage. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Heh, Heh, Heh.

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    How much was all that?
     
  3. Metalman

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    Not firm pricing (I'll know for sure when all parts come in). About $140ish, both RH & LH with brackets and all of the various OEM fasteners included.
     
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    Thanks, that's not bad at all!
     
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    I thought that these were standard on the 2nd Gen MINIS. These will also work on the first gen MINIS with some minor cutting on the front of the panels and cost about a third of the price of the GP under panels. Here are some rough pics when we put them on Kelli's car:

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    That's what I'm talking about!!!!
     
  7. Mr. Jim

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    I like it! :Thumbsup:
     
  8. Justa Jim

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    Do these do something different from the defuser or would they work together?

    Jim
     
  9. Rixter

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    For those of us in wetter climates (with road salt) do you think it will potentially cause more rust (or inhibit) water from washing away? Also is it metal or a PVC product? If its PVC, perhaps drilling some holes will help with draining (?)

    Looking forward to seeing how you like it!:Thumbsup:
     
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    If you want it really smooth I think Mark or Richard will have to crawl under with a creeper and clay and wax it for you :lol:
     
  11. Metalman

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    I'm thinking the two panels are a plastic polymer. Almost all of the OEM fasteners are those plastic rivet thing's with only a couple being metal screws & bolts. If you look real close at the first picture posted by Wes, you'll see some teardrop shaped holes (looks like a cheese grater), they are shaped to aide in drainage. The panels are actually spaced away from the floor pan by those cone shaped indents. I'll also take some pictures as well.
     
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    And a couple coats of paint makes it smoother and faster!!

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    They would work together, while doing different jobs.

    These are "kind of" standard on second gen's from what I've seen. Some report having them standard and some don't. Mine didn't come with them.
     
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    It seems like it is a toss up as to how some of these cars come from the factory. That is interesting.

    Jim
     
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    I'm curious to see what I have when I get home.
     
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    Ernesto, outstanding

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  17. Metalman

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    Hmmmm.......
    I wonder what the deciding factor is that determines what the content build is when these little boxes come down the line. It seems like once you order a vehicle, it would be built complete. Who's going to get down on the knees and say "Hey.... you didn't finish building my car..... so now the price comes down a little.... right"?

    Unless of course, it's all included as part of the complete aero kit. This could be the deciding factor maybe????
     
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    Thanks for the pics Batrugger.
    I would love to add these to my R53, but do think they would play very well with my TSW X-brace. :( I guess we can't have both.
     
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    Was it difficult to install - are the holes in the under carrage for them or do you have to drill holes - also what year car are these installed on
     
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    #20 DIET SUV, Sep 15, 2010
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    Here's mine on a 2006 JCW. Had mine installed by the dealer. Definitely notice the difference at high speeds (triple digits).

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    Yes, you have to cut away a little section on each, but if you take your time and measure, you can make it look factory clean. Although I did not do the install, the mech said he was surprised how snug and tight everything fits.

    Here's the cutaway pieces from the installation.

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    Edit: Here are the part numbers (I got from another forum) for extra parts needed for the install. These are the part numbers I gave my dealer.

    Part No's for the panels are:
    51 75 2 753 163
    51 75 2 753 164

    You will also need the brackets:
    51 75 2 753 165
    51 75 2 753 166
     

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