Will a Cooper grill fit on a Cooper S?

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  1. DneprDave

    DneprDave Well-Known Member
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    The eggcrate grill on my Cooper S is hard to clean thoroughly. The slatted grill on a Justa Cooper looks like it would be easy to keep clean. Are these grills interchangeable?
     
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    The S and Cooper grills are different parts so they don't have the same part number, that doesn't tell me if they are interchangeable.
     
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    Sorry not much help
     
  5. Metalman

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    By doing a little creative sleuthing...
    The chrome hood trim P/N 51132751040 fits both R56 Cooper and S models. So that means the front hood clearances are OK.

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    Then the real clincher is the Aero package showing fitment to both Cooper and "S" grills...:thumbsup:

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    Soooo.... Based on that.... I'm gonna say they are interchangeable.... Probably...:D
     
  6. M1N1

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    The top, bigger one should fit. The lower one I think depends on if you have the "Aero" style grill, as the location/attachment points are different. This is based on me researching the opposite swap. The black mesh "Aero" style upper grill is a straight swap for my OE chrome grill, but the lower requires some work to make it fit. Thinking of buying the Aero grills for the Justa.
     
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    Yeah... The lower grill probably won't fit...
     
  8. Rainman768

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    Funny you should ask. I always liked the look of the grills on the concept Coupe and Roadster so i bought one quite a while ago. I was waiting to get around to painting the slats red before putting it on. I went ahead and did so a few minutes ago to see if it would fit. Granted mines a 2015, so your mileage may vary...
     

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    It verkz......:thumbsup:

    Ii's a justa S....:D
     
  10. Rainman768

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    For what it's worth. I tried it on the clubby as well. Everything lined up and the hood closed just fine.
     
  11. Rainman768

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    I recently noticed that area between the upper slats is closed off. Only the space between the bottom two slats is open. Not sure how I missed that during the installation of it on both MINIs... I'm a little concerned that, as is, not enough air flow would reach the bloody hot engine and turbo. Fortunately I removed it shortly after doing a test fit.

    I'm now of the mind that it's not worth the effort to remove the material between the other slats and have to paint them.
     
  12. Crashton

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    When I had the one off my wife's Cooper clubster I took a drill to it & Swiss cheesed it. Lots of air goes through there now. I like the look of the Cooper grill.
     

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