The Stage 1.5 Performance Upgrade kit for the 2007+ R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback and 2009+ R57 Cooper S Convertibles blends the racing performance experience of Mini Mania with the demands of the enthusiastic MINI street driver.
2007-2010 R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
2009-2010 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible
For the same kit to fit the 2008+ R55 MINI Cooper S CLUBMAN, see G2NMK1014.
This kit is all about improving the flow into and out of the engine - a basic but effective concept. Increased flow into the engine creates stronger combustion and a less restrictive exhaust results in a more efficient engine.
The Hi-Flow Performance exhaust system from Quicksilver provides a gain in horsepower combined with the right amount of aggressive tones consistent with the performance image of the MINI Cooper S. The K&N Typhoon Intake system with their free flowing re-usable air filter allows the engine to develop more horsepower while providing superior protection against dirt and debris, extending the engine life. The Hi-Flow Charge Pipe increases flow by eliminating the OEM sound chamber and increasing pipe diameter over stock. The Turbo Outlet Pipe increases flow by eliminating the intake muffler.
You will not believe the difference this kit will make! This kit can easily be installed by any serious DIY'er or by a local service shop in just a few hours.
Racing expertise for more fun in everyday driving. The Mini Mania Stage 1.5 Kit for the MINI Cooper S includes components whose development is derived directly from expertise gained from motor racing. This version of the new Mini Mania kits thus carries on a tradition which dates back 32 years of racing success of the Classic and BMW MINI. The resulting package fires the MINI Cooper S to new performance peaks and even greater driving fun!
The tone at idle is nice and deep, similar to a Borla system. The QuickSilver system has slightly more volume throughout the rpm range when compared to the Borla. Definitely not loud or annoying, but a nice sporting sound.
This system delivers on every aspect that our customers have requested:
QuickSilver's newly developed 'Sports' exhaust system for the R56 Cooper S Hatchback is designed to let the 4 cylinder turbo engine breathe more freely and sound great. Customers have reported up to 35bhp performance increase!
Drastic weight reduction - from 40 lbs. to 18.6 lbs! Twin 3" upswept slash cut exhaust tips (DTM style) gives your Mini an individual and assertive look.
Pleasant increase in volume with an encouraging 'Rasp' on acceleration - just right for Urban use.
[ ] This exhaust system is designed to bolt-in at the downpipe flange which removes the secondary catalytic converter. If you wish to keep the secondary cat, you can have a muffler shop cut and clamp or weld downstream to maintain the cat.
[ ] Will not cause 'Check Engine Lights'.
[ ] 3 Piece design includes 'B' pipe, tail pipe, and exhaust tips.
[ ] 25 Year Manufacturers' Warranty against corrosion.
[ ] Imported item - delivery can take 2+ weeks depending on inventory levels.
K&N Typhoon Intake
K&N Typhoon™ Intake System is built for performance and show. The Typhoon™ Air Intake System is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube induction system. This Short Ram (SR) Typhoon intake is designed to dramatically reduce intake restriction allowing more air flow to your engine. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine's RPM range.
[ ] Designed for increased performance utilizing finest quality components.
[ ] Guaranteed to provide more horsepower and increased acceleration.
[ ] Includes K&N High-Flow Wahable / Reusable Air Filter.
[ ] Easy to Install.
[ ] Million Mile Warranty.
Hi-Flow Intake Charge Pipe Upgrade
The MINI Cooper S engine utilizes a turbocharger to pressurize the intake tract to force feed the engine air to produce power. As such, a weak point has been identified that impairs the efficiency of this system.
The Hi-Flow Charge Pipe Upgrade replaces the factory necked-down hose between the intercooler and throttle body (cold-side) with a new larger diameter CNC mandrel bent pipe and silicone couplers that will not expand under boost. The system eliminates OEM sound chamber which, in result, helps to increase turbo response as well as mid-range and top-end power.
Turbo Outlet Pipe
The R56 MINI Cooper S engine utilizes a turbocharger to pressurize the intake tract to force feed the engine air to produce power. The factory set-up uses an 'intake muffler' with reduced diameter and baffling that prevents 'smooth' airflow.
The Premium Hi-Flow Turbo Outlet Pipe eliminates the intake muffler and replaces the factory rubber hose between the turbocharger and intercooler (hot-side) with a new CNC mandrel bent pipe and silicone couplers that will not expand under boost.
Items in this kit were carefully selected for optimum 'complimentary' performance.
NOTE: Check with local emissions laws for compliance.