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Old 01-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Best option for track event - 2004 330i ZHP or 2012 MINI Cooper JCW

I have been autocrossing my MINI and plan on continuing to autocross it this come year. I also want to do a track weekend.

What would you take to the track? The BMW or the MINI? The MINI has dedicated autocross pads which should be fine for a first track event. The BMW will be getting/needs new rotors and pads for the track as well as a brake flush. Tires are a heck of a lot cheaper on the MINI but on the open track I have a feeling the BMW will be more fun, where as the MINI is more fun for my autocrossing.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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A friend and I swapped cars at the ring. He took my e46 around and I took his Mini S with KWs. I thought the Mini was fun as hell. I would take the Mini.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:08 PM   #3
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The big question is which track?
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I've seen too many M54B30s fail at the track. Mini if it were me...just my opinion.
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