NM Engineering’s Front Upper Strut Bar - Tie-Bar is designed to reinforce the already stellar MINI Cooper chassis. Installation reduces fore and aft, as well as side-to-side chassis flex during spirited driving, which helps to eliminate unwanted geometry/alignment change. This results in better steering response and better handling.
Fits the following models:
2014-2020 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2015-2020 F55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
This NM Engineering bar will work with ALL Gen 3 MINI Coopers, F56, F55, 2.0T, and 1.5T. The mounting bases and tube ends are machined from solid 6061-T6 aluminum billets, and not some cheap welded together sheet metal pieces. The bar is formed utilizing a 1" round 6061-T6 aluminum tubing with 1/4" thick wall for the perfect balance between stiffness and weight. While others use a single bolt design we use two bolts to solidly secure the tube end to the mounting base. The single bolt mounting still allows the assembly to pivot and skewed, rendering them ineffective against chassis flex, no matter how tight you cinch the bar end bolt.
NOTE: Installation requires holes to be punched through the weather stripping - Punch tool is included in the kit. (See instructions for more details).