MINI MANIA OFFERS A COMPLETE LINE OF PRODUCTS TO MEET YOUR PERFORMANCE GOALS
The process of finding the right starting point or next step in getting more performance for your MINI Cooper or Coooper 'S' can be confusing. To help narrow your search, begin by identifying your driving style and performance goals, then choose products which fit your needs.
For detailed, step-by-step instructions on modifying your MINI for optimal power and handling, you'll want a copy of MOTORING. In the mean time, here are some basic pointers on options that are appropriate for your driving level and interest.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MINI
The BMW MINI is a spectacular reincarnation of the classic Mini Cooper.The short wheel base, rigid chassis, light weight, combined with BMW engineering results in an exceptionally well handling car straight from the factory.
The stock design makes some compromises for the masses, being a delicate balance of performance, comfort and cost.But the stock MINI provides an excellent platform for the enthusiast where upgrades can transform the car to nothing short of phenomenal.
As with any internal combustion engine, horsepower and torque are increased by improving flow of air and fuel into and exhaust gasses out of the engine. Reducing rotational mass of engine and drive train components improves ‘responsiveness’ for better throttle response and all around drivability. Each upgrade provides an incremental increase in performance, but a ‘systemic’ approach offers the highest gains.For the 1.6 liter supercharged engine in the MINI, the typical and proven sequence for upgrades are listed below. You can install each piece individually, or install one of Mini Mania’s Stage kits for R52, and R53 MINI Cooper S modelsfor the best performance at the best price.