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MINI Cooper Podcasting with db, Todd, Gabe, Chad & Alex

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Comment on Woofcast #635: Everything Goes Sideways by db

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:01:29 +0000

Thanks Shari! :D

Comment on Woofcast #635: Everything Goes Sideways by Shari Baughman

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:19:25 +0000

Awesome show guys! Couldn't stop laughing.... thanks for a great year and looking forward to more in 2018.

Comment on Woofcast 626: JCW Sales are Insane by Rick Austin

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:52:45 +0000

Todd, I think it was this episode that you were expressing your sentiments regarding MINI's direction and how they have lost their way. It was interesting to me that in last month's Fast Company I read this quote in a branding article and specifically about being overrated: "BMW is one that sounds out to me. When you compare them to other luxury cars like Audi or Tesla, BMW doesn't really stand for anything. I admire what Tesla and Audi are doing because they care about the world we live in, the environment, and it just seems they know their audience in a what that's more sophisticated." - Chief Creative Officer

Comment on Woofcast 627: The Countryman Crashes Well by db

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:01:54 +0000

Thanks for being so damned awesome Steve!

Comment on Woofcast 627: The Countryman Crashes Well by Steve R.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:10:35 +0000

Hi Guys.. Thanks for the kind words and mention on the show (this is Steve from the Chicago MINI Motoring Club)

Comment on Woofcast 626: JCW Sales are Insane by Kevin

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:15:03 +0000

My MINI dealer is just a car dealer to me. I don't feel anything more for them. The service department was pretty blah in the past and I had gone elsewhere once it was out of warranty. I have a new MINI now so I'll be going back for scheduled free maintenance but beyond that I have other sources, and Chads shop isn't so far away so I will look him up if mods or bigger work arises out of warranty

Comment on Woofcast 625: Going Old School by db

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:22:18 +0000

Wow! Thanks for stopping by Tim and thanks for listening!

Comment on Woofcast 625: Going Old School by tim scott

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:16:07 +0000

hi from alamogordo new mexico. 70 miles n of el paso tx guys my 2012 cooper(alice) has 115,000. original clutch, timing, chain.2nd battery 1 yr old. just did 2nd set front pads,and new 2nd rear pads. and brake fluid change. original rotors 2nd set spark plugs. 2nd anti freeze change. original o2 sensors both good.on 2nd set tires got 70,000 from originals. change oil and filter every 10,000 miles with castrol synthetic. no burning oil, nothing leaks. I put on about 110 miles up and down a mountain a day 5 days a week. will still run 125 mph. my daughter and i ran MTTS 2014. we had the best time.she had blue hair you guys had bday presents for her in memphis 7-4-14. she had blue hair then and was 14 will be 18 in 2 weeks. alwys listen. thanks so much . tim

Comment on Woofcast 621: Gert Hildebrand Was Right by db

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:53:06 +0000

Great shot Kell! Thanks for tagging us and listening!

Comment on Woofcast 621: Gert Hildebrand Was Right by Kelli Creighton

Sat, 06 May 2017 05:32:41 +0000

Hey!!!! Thanks so much for using Blaze's pic from MTTS2016...Devil's guys ROCK!!!!!

Comment on Woofcast 620: The Chad Show by db

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:42 +0000

Thanks for chiming in Mark!

Comment on Woofcast 620: The Chad Show by Mark Goldman aka Gearhead60

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:21:27 +0000

I have to argue with Chad in regard to his explanation of the bubbles in the sidewalls on Alex's car. Chad is correct that the bubbles are a result of impact damage from hitting potholes, but the reason is not a separation of the belts, but a cut on the inner liner of the tire at the sidewall where the rim and tire compressed and cut the liner at the point of impact. The inner liner is what allowed tires manufacturers to dispense with the inner tube. Because the inner liner, which BTW is what keeps the air in your tire, is now compromised, air is leaking out to between the radial plys and the outer layer of rubber, showing up as a bubble. The only thing holding air in the tire is now that thin layer of outer rubber at the bubble....not a lot of safety here!

Comment on Interview: Luis Parocarpi of Lap Motorsports by White Roof Radio Interviews Luis Perocarpi – MINI Race Fan

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:43:35 +0000

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Comment on Woofcast 618: Alligator Seawolf by Buzz Saw Magnum

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:56:14 +0000

Another great show, guys! Thanks!

Comment on Woofcast 614: The Thirty Fives by db

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:37:47 +0000

Fair enough. But, to be fair, a few of us want to have the high beam switch back under our left foot. So...;)

Thanks for stopping by Robert!

Comment on White Roof Radio Live TONIGHT! by 200,000 … then zero | M&I / GBMINI

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:00:14 +0000

[…] then according to WhiteRoofRadio live tonight, tragically, his MINI stopped / died, in Victorville, CA! Hopefully, it’ll be sorted soon […]

Comment on Woofcast 614: The Thirty Fives by Robert Neal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:49:29 +0000

I, for one, LOVE the digital directional signal stalk and find all of the others like my wife's GMC Yukon XL antiquated. MINI is taking another step backwards. Would it stop me from buying another MINI . . . . . nope.

Comment on Woofcast 613: A Big Bag of 6 Podcasters by Rick

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:17:23 +0000

I agree totally with your comments about how a MINI (and previously my two Miatas) provides the highlight of my day...driving to/from work is oftentimes the best part of my day. There are drivers/Motorers and then there are those who drive appliances to/from any given destination. There will never be a successful "driverless" MINI.... Motorers don't drive appliances.

Comment on B-Spec MINI: Racing on the Cheap by db

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:31:18 +0000

You can print this one Russ.

Comment on B-Spec MINI: Racing on the Cheap by Russ Lundberg

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:57:06 +0000

Is there a way that I can get a print (8x10) of this photo? I acquired the driver's door skin today from the BMW CCA Foundation. There are other parts on display, but because of the damage, they had it for sale. This is the only picture I can find that includes the damage.

Comment on Woofcast 612: The New Todd by Darren Mayes

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:39:40 +0000

This podcast was a bit of a conundrum for me with regard to the self-driving cars.

I have always been of the mindset that one of the reasons that mass transit is not more popular in the US is due to our love affairs with our cars. As a future MINI owner (and you being current MINI owners), do we really want to give up the autonomy of driving an automobile that we have paid a premium for (when you consider size / gas mileage)?

Does everyone doubt that once this capability comes about that it will eventually be legislated that if you have a car that has self-driving capabilities, that they be used all of the time? With higher precision capabilities will come an increase in lanes for the current road widths. As an example, given current road widths that support two lanes, with automated driving, could probably support 3 lanes.

Would I love to get in my automobile (which will hopefully be more like an optimized compact motor home with TV, sleeper sofa) after work and wake up in Nashville the next morning well-rested to go visit my family? Sure.

Obviously, we may not see this in our lifetimes, but I am not necessarily as "excited" about this eventuality as you all seem to be. When this transition is complete, the performance choices between cars will be obsolete (as they will probably be mandated for equality) and the price differences will be based on the exterior stylings and the luxurious aspects of the interior.

I would be interested in your opinion(s) on this.

Comment on MTTS Headliner and Event update by Mini Takes the States | Schomp MINI

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:41:38 +0000

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Comment on About by RJ Miller

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:21:55 +0000

So Todd has the new car with the Dinan Tune and a R59S Roadster. Is there a "good" programmer for the Roadster S

Comment on Woofcast #608: I forgot to pick a title by db

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 03:44:14 +0000

Thanks Phil. It might be because of the HK amp powering down and back up. Didn't even think of that!

Comment on Woofcast #608: I forgot to pick a title by Phil Kitchen

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:59:44 +0000

Hey guys, just a note to say that I've had the same as Todd regarding stop-start and the volume drop.

Only happens when I have it loud, and I'm sure it goes back up when it's finished turning the starter motor. It happens on my F56 JCW (2016)and also my old R58 JCW (2014) both of which have/had HK. Didn't happen on my R55 Cooper S (2009) or R56 Cooper D, but they didn't have HK so I wondered if it was to do with the power required to feed the HK amp whilst restarting the engine?

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by David

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:00:32 +0000

Getting caught up on WWR and listened to your lock issue. I just hit the unlock when I am getting out of my car. Then from the outside when I push the button it locks the car. Otherwise on the outside pressing the button once will unlock all the doors and you have to wait to press it again to lock all the doors.

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Steve

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:54:09 +0000

Thank you Gary for the info!

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Gary

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:10:48 +0000

17" NM Engineering RSe05s - light and strong, perfect for the Cooper.

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by db

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:24:53 +0000

Hopefully he sees this and lets us know!

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Steve Carrigan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:09:37 +0000

Great show as always. I really dig the wheels on Gary's red Roadster. Do you know the brand and model?

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Gary

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:10:56 +0000

Incidentally, you should "ask Chad" if he remembers doing the GP2 diffuser installation on this R59, the very first unit he ever had at DT. Yep, you heard right, a diffuser install on a Cooper. Had to centerline the exhaust system and of course, completed with some engraved JCW chrome tips. ;-)

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Gary

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:20:20 +0000

Todd, here you go:

I have the manual version (much cheaper to replace if I ever end up kissing a concrete berm!) but the remote control unit is pretty cool.

Comment on Woofcast #605: Alex is back! by Darren

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:53:37 +0000

The brown that you were talking about was one of the available colors for the highgate special edition.

Comment on Woofcast #599: You Alienated Your Base by Gary

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:41:44 +0000

Sales analysis by Alex = brilliant.

Comment on Woofcast #598: Minus the Bear by John Stover

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:43:54 +0000

Happy Day,

I spoke with a gentleman with MINI from Germany at MTTS ATL and lost his card. Could you see if you can tell me his name, title and email address? On Motoring file MTTS 1st weekend wrap up he is is wearing a pink shirt and has a microphone in his hand in front of the ATL Motor Speedway VIP boxes.

Thanks for your help. Can't copy image (MTTS_2016_V9A2202-150x150.jpgar)

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Butch

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:15:06 +0000

Guy check this out. Not my cup of Tea but... Sorry doesn't really pertain to this podcast but interesting??? 2016 Woodie Clubman I suspect it's a wrap. What do you all think?

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Alex

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:38:28 +0000

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll make sure to test these roads out.

On MINI SF I wanted to shop around but I was very aggressive on them and they caved in really quickly. Not surprising given the states of sales. But yes, in absolute I would recommend someone shop around via email from the comfort of their sofa.

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Alex

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:16:24 +0000

Thanks Henry! I definitely want to go through that but I need to find someone who can do it for me. This thing doesn't work on a Mac and can't use my work PC to do it.

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Alex

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:59:52 +0000

Thanks Brian!

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by R.O

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 05:14:12 +0000

Alex it's not "Bear Creak Road" it' Bear Creek Road. Typo. lol

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by R.O

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 04:59:57 +0000

Alex, on your drive to Santa Cruz Mts and area, I thought I heard you say that you drove Hwy 17.

For your next trip to the area, I recommend trying the following:

Go south (take 280 - boring but, it's get better - lol) to Hwy 84 Woodside/La Honda Road. Hwy 84 west to Hwy 1. South on Hwy 1 to Hwy 9. Hwy 9 north/east to Hwy 35 (at Boulder Creek)

Hwy 35 south to Bear Creak Road. Bear Creak Road north/east to Old Santa Cruz Hwy. At junction of Bear Creak Rd and Old Santa Cruz Hwy turn right onto Old Santa Cruz Hwy (going south) and drive to Aldercroft Heights Road till you get to Alma Bridge Road. Turn north (left) at junction of Aldercorft and Alma Bridge Road. Alma Bridge Road follows Lexington Reservoir (first the road winds through forest). Alma Bridge Road will take you back to Hwy 17.

The drive has lots of nice scenery and twisty. Also there is a nice rustic American style restaurant at junction of Hwy 84 and 35 Skyline. Name of place is Alice's.

Congrats on your new JCW. I bought my F56 Cooper S at Mini of San Francisco. Bought my 1st MIni in 2004 (R50) from them too. One suggestion though for others thinking of buying a MINI who live in and around San Francisco, there are 4 other MINI dealers in the Bay Area.

Get a quote from at least two of the other dealers first before going to SF MINI. I got a quote from 3 of the other 4. SF MINI did price match.

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Henry

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:30:52 +0000

Alex, I agree with you on the door lock issue. Drove me nuts. The only way to have it like any other car where you just press the button once outside is to code it using esys. What it will do after coding is to automatically unlock all doors when you turn off the engine. Once all of the doors are unlocked, you can exit the car, close the door and press the button once to lock all doors.

A few other things I changed through coding: - Disable legal disclaimer - Turn off MMI when door is opened - Turn on Brake Force Flashing with Hard Braking - Enable Illumination of Exterior Door Handle LEDs when in Reverse - Show Tire Pressure and Temperature in iDrive

Comment on Woofcast #597: Alex Buys a JCW! by Brian

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:27:01 +0000

Great show, guys! Alex, your comfort access door lock issue is common. If you just pull the handle twice when getting out, I think the system does now know the doors are unlocked. So, you have to push the button twice, once to 'unlock' the car and a second time to lock the car. I have gotten used to pushing the unlock button on the door as I go to pull the handle. Then, when I lock from the outside, I only have to push the button once. A little weird to start, but I have gotten very used to the sequence now. Enjoy the JCW!

Comment on Woofcast #596: The Wheel & Tire Show by db

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:39:50 +0000

That's awesome Paul! Glad to hear you have had a great experience in AK with the MINI. And that's a great special edition. Cheers!

Comment on Woofcast #596: The Wheel & Tire Show by Rick Talbot

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:29:42 +0000

Great episode on tires/wheels! Very informative/unbiased tire all depends on one's use & environment. I very much agree..."right shoes for the right season". Our R59 has summer Conti DW tires and Pirelli Sottozero 3 winter tires on separate wheels..come November, the snows go on...and off at end of March here in Iowa.

Comment on Woofcast #596: The Wheel & Tire Show by Paul Spatzek

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:25:18 +0000


I've been listening to your podcast since the very beginning. All the while lamenting that in Anchorage AK there was no Mini dealer. That all changed in 2013 and I began to plan a course toward my 1st Mini. Several things got in the way, but I finally traded in my 2002 Ford Excursion (who I promptly named Moby) for a certified used 2013 2 door Baker Street Edition in Black with the 6 speed auto, just last Saturday I would have gotten a stick, but Diabetes related foot issues mean its auto only. I am impressed with the amazing handling and the sport button just adds fun. Guys I am finally getting it what you've been saying all these years that this car makes me invent errands to have an excuse to go drive even a couple of miles to the corner store for stuff. I have not had that feeling since I was driving around Miami in the 80's in My Charger. I'm now Mini Committed!!!

Finally starting to Motor On Paul Spatzek Anchorage Alaska

Comment on Woofcastf #595: Model Year 2017 Changes by db

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:18:02 +0000

Thanks RBO!

Comment on Woofcast #590: I’d Blame Onkyo for That by db

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:40:32 +0000

I think it was the R56 for the Bluetooth. It came to the R55 later. Again, I think.

Comment on Woofcast #590: I’d Blame Onkyo for That by Zachary

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:54:28 +0000

You mentioned that Bluetooth phone was standard on 2009 and up minis. I have a 2011 Clubman that did not come equipped with that according to the dealership since the car is an LCI. I'm going to check though, would certainly make life easier.

Comment on Woofcastf #595: Model Year 2017 Changes by RBO

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:40:12 +0000

The Reasonable priced car in episode 1 for new Top Gear was a non S but now they changed it to a John Cooper Works

Episode 1 MINI: