DescriptionStage 3 Performance Upgrade kit
for the Countryman and Paceman! Racing expertise for more fun in everyday driving. The Mini Mania Stage 3 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 kit carries on a tradition which dates back 35+ 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!
These kits are all about improving the flow into and out of the engine. Increased flow into the engine creates stronger combustion. The oversized intercooler lowers the intake charge temperature for a more dense intake gases resulting in a more powerful combustion. All this combines for increased power to the wheels!
Fits the following models with the N18 engine:
2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper S Countryman
2013+ R61 MINI Cooper S Paceman
You have a choice of Exhaust systems from:
- Borla - splices into the stock system downstream from the secondary catalytic converter.
- NM Engineering - splices into the stock system downstream from the secondary catalytic converter.
- Quicksilver - bolts-on at the downpipe flange which removes the secondary catalytic converter.
STAGE 3 APPLICATION CHART:
THE STAGE 3 CONCEPT
The Hi-Flow Performance Exhaust System provides a gain in horsepower combined with the right amount of aggressive tones consistent with the performance image of the MINI Cooper S. The Hi-Flow Induction 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 Turbo Outlet Pipe increases flow by eliminating the intake muffler. The Hi-Flow Charge Pipe increases flow by eliminating the OEM sound chamber and increasing pipe diameter over stock. The Front Mount Intercooler helps to reduce inlet temperatures by greatly increasing the cooling surface area which nets more power at the wheels.
You will not believe the difference this kit will make! This kit can be installed by any serious DIY'er or by a local service shop in just a few hours.
Performance Intercooler Upgrade
This oversized Air-to-Air Intercoler Upgrade reduces inlet temperatures and improves performance. As the inlet temperature is reduced, the air becomes 'more dense' packing a greater number of O2 molecules, which results in a more powerful combustion. This nets more horsepower to the wheels!
Technically, the Intercooler upgrade does not 'add' horsepower, but it reduces the losses which results in a net gain at the wheels. The engine basically 'retains' the horsepower normally lost to high inlet temperatures. The difference is pronounced on warmer days where normally, the car would feel 'sluggish'. If you have warm climate or hot summers, this is a must have upgrade!
Hi-Flow Induction Kit
The 'Open-Air-Box' system gives you the abundance and unrestricted 360° of air source compared to OEM's sealed air box with flat filter and tube fed air source. During R&D, we installed temperature probes around the engine compartment and the gauge showed the inside temperature matched the ambient after vehicle speed past 20 mph. And by logging the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor also showed that open-air-box intake generated higher volume (gr/sec) of air going through the sensor. So when we had to choose between (a) cooler air at all speed with limited air source, vs. (b) cooler air at 20~ mph. with unlimited air source, the choice was pretty obvious.
The blue intake tube feature CNC mandrel bent aluminum pipe and finished with durable textured powder coat.
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.
NOTE: Some States (like California) have ever tightening requirements for emissions testing and inspections. Always check your local regulations on compliance for street use.