Application/installation
MINI Countryman Brake Light Pulsar Install instructions
Created: April 26, 2018
The brake light Pulsar for the MINI Cooper & Cooper S Countryman converts your 3rd brake light to silently 'flash' when first applied, greatly enhancing visibility to the car behind. Various configuration options are available - call us today!
R50 & R53 Performance Brake Cooling System Upgrade installation
Created: February 28, 2018
Performance Brake Cooling System Upgrade Kit reduces peak operating temperatures for improved braking performance on the track. Greatly reduces brake fade with stock brakes & lowers peak temperatures on big brake kits. Optional Debris Screen available separately. Fits the following models with 16 or 17" wheels: 2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper & R53 Cooper S Hatchback, and 2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertibles
MINI Cooper Brake Duct installation instructions for JCW Aero Kit
Created: November 09, 2017
Your MINI Cooper with the JCW Aero Kit needs the correct brake duct kit to direct airflow properly. Install it with confidence using these detailed instructions for R56 & R57 MINI Cooper S with the factory JCW Aero Kit.
MINI Cooper Wilwood Brake Clearance 12.1" Instructions
Created: May 15, 2013
MINI Cooper Brake system from Wilwood can be used with a number of different wheels when this guide is used to determine clearance.
Wilwood Wheel Clearance 11.75" instructions
Created: May 15, 2013
Click here for Wilwood Wheel Clearance 11.75"... If you want to make sure your new wheels or even your factory wheels will work with this Big Brake kit from Wilwood, this diagram will give you the info you need.
Created: February 22, 2013
Click here for installation instructions. Stainless steel brake lines are the racers choice for performance and safety. The flexible stainless steel covering protects a teflon hose as well as greatly reduces the chances of damage from road debris or catastrophic suspension failure. The benefit that is most sought after is the noticeably firmer brake pedal as we activate the master cylinder. The original rubber lines will have a propensity to swell under pressure while the teflon will not, thus the pedal feels more solid and provide much more of a feeling of control.
Brake Fluid
Mini Cooper Brake Fluid- the ABC's of it!
Created: April 15, 2014
If you want to know what is most important about brake fluid, reading these ABC’s will help put you at the top of the class in Brake Fluid Science 101. Even if you skip the final exam, you will at least know WHY the pros carefully choose what they use!
Brake Kits
MINI Cooper Rear Brake Kit by Wilwood
Created: May 27, 2016
MINI Cooper Rear Brake Kit by Willwood
Find the right Big Brake Kit BBK for your MINI Cooper
Created: December 07, 2015
Mini Cooper Front Big Brake Kit BBK Application Guide for identifying the correct kit to fit your Mini Cooper and Cooper S models.
Created: December 12, 2013
If you have modified your MINI to go faster, you will need to modify it to STOP faster too! The convenient brake kits below are designed to work perfectly in both the stop-and-go conditions of street driving, and occasional high-speed track use.
MINI Cooper Brake Upgrade from Wilwood Dynapro-6
Created: July 02, 2013
The DP6 enhanced brake capacity and pad performance of the DynaPro 6 forged billet six-piston caliper is combined with 12.88” diameter rotors for this group of front wheel drive sport compact kits. These kits are the perfect compliment to wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades on daily drivers, competition vehicles, and custom styled show machines. Each kit is engineered vehicle specific to maintain full compatibility with the OE master cylinder output and factory ABS functions. Optional caliper finishes and rotor designs enable the builder to personalize the style and optimize brake performance for every individual application.
Wilwood Big Brake Kit for the MINI Cooper & S
Created: January 28, 2006
Wilwoog Big Brake Kit Forged Billet DynaPro 4 Piston Calipers The DynaPro four-piston radial mount caliper is a combination of process and design. The process of stress-flow forging re-aligns the metal's grain structure within the contour of the caliper body. This eliminates the stresses and interruptions to the internal grain structure that occur when machining a straight block billet.
Created: January 26, 2006
Big Brake Kits give your vehicle that Supercar look and feel, and exceed stock performance in two areas. First, larger rotors increase heat capacity. Second, stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines reduce system compliance.
Big Brake Wheel Fitment for MINI Cooper & MINI Cooper s
Created: January 10, 2005
To check caliper clearance, print out and use one of the templates below on your wheels. The Brembo caliper is 1mm wider than Stoptech. AP Racing caliper is 0.5mm less than Stoptech.
Brake Pads
Replacing Rear Disk Brake Pads on Your MINI Cooper
Created: August 23, 2018
VIDEO on how to replace Brake Pads on ALL (but Countryman) MINI Coopers (2002 +)
Video: EBC Brake Pads
Created: July 26, 2018
Whether you’re looking for brakes as a daily driver, or for sport the need for high performance brakes are instrumental to your safety and EBC Brakes produces the largest range of brake pads in the world. At Mini Mania, we feature four excellent EBC brake pad types specifically made for your Mini.
EBC Brake Pads for MINI Cooper
Created: January 27, 2017
Browse our selection of high performance EBC brake pads for all MINI models. Ships from the US. Live customer service. Upgrading the Brake Pads is one of the first steps in improving the performance of the brakes in your MINI
Find the best Carbotech™ Brake Pad for your MINI Cooper
Created: June 16, 2016
Mini Cooper Carbotech™ Performance Brake Pad Upgrade Application Guide to help identify which Carbotech Brake Pads will best meet your needs. From performance street pads to full race pads, Carbotech has the solution for your Mini Cooper and Cooper S models.
Find the correct OEM Brake Pads for your MINI Cooper
Created: April 30, 2015
Mini Cooper and Cooper S MINI Factory Brake Pad Replacement Guide. The handy guide shows you which pads fits which models with direct links to the product pages.
Find the correct EBC Brake Pad for your MINI Cooper
Created: April 27, 2015
EBC produces high quality replacement and performance Brake Pads for the MINI Cooper. Whether your MINI needs routine maintenance or upgrades for track, EBC offers a solution to fit your needs. Choose from EBC Ultimax, EBC Greenstuff, EBC Redstuff, and EBC Yellowstuff Brake Pads
Wilwood Brake Pad Bedding for MINI Coopers
Created: May 02, 2013
Bedding is a "real conditions" heat cycle and the final step in preparing the pads for service. All pads, even OE stock replacement parts, will benefit from a proper bedding cycle. Bedding can be done either in the vehicle, or on a special bedding dyno that can realistically duplicate the torque loa...
EBC Street Brake Pad - Bedding In Process
Created: August 25, 2011
See the Bed-In procedure below for Street EBC Brake Pads
CARBOTECH Brake Pad Bedding In Process
Created: August 25, 2011
BED IN PROCEDURE FOR THE BOBCAT STREET PADS Brake from 60mph down to 30mph about 4-6 times. Then let your brakes cool for about 2-3 minutes while driving. Repeat step # 1. Allow the brake pads and discs to cool down to ambient temperature (about 30 minutes or more). NOTE: Proper bedding of pads & rotors will result in greater performance and longer pad & rotor wear.
Brake Rotors
Find the correct OEM Brake Rotor Replacement for your MINI Cooper
Created: June 22, 2015
Mini Cooper Brake Rotor Replacement Guide for the MINI factory original replacements. The OEM Factory Brake pads were selected by the MINI engineers to offer the optimum balance between performance, longevity, and cost. If the stock pads worked well for you, here is the application guide to identify the correct original pads for your MINI.
MINI Brake Rotor Upgrade and Replacement Guide
Created: June 22, 2015
Mini Cooper Brake Rotor Upgrade and Replacement Guide including solid, slotted, drilled, and slotted and drilled upgrades. Whether you do your performance upgrades or for looks, these rotors can improve braking performance while delaying the onset of brake fade.
Warped Brake Rotors Means Pulsing Brakes
Created: December 09, 2009
When you apply the brakes, you feel a pulsation through the brake pedal and even the steering wheel. You wonder how the brakes and steering are interconnected and what is causing the pulsation. How can it be prevented, and how can it be corrected? And most important, is it a safety issue?The cause o..
MINI Cooper BRAKE PROBLEMS
Created: April 02, 2007
There are rare times when the steering wheel vibrates as a MINI Cooper slows down or comes to a a stop. This causes discomfort and anxiousness to the driver. Most MINI owners initially attribute this problem with faulty tire pressure. But what if the tire pressure is at a right level? Then the probl...
Brembo Brakes - Frequently Asked Questions- Mini Cooper
Created: January 17, 2008
Brake Installations: How long does it take to install a Brembo system? Will it work with my standard master cylinder, ABS, or traction control? Should big brakes be installed on the front wheels or all four? What should be put on the rear? Brake Systems: What is the difference between the d...
Front Brakes
How-To Install Front Brakes & Coilovers Springs on a MINI Cooper
Created: August 30, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Install Front Brakes & Coil Over Springs on a MINI Cooper
Find the right MINI Cooper Brake Maintenance Kit
Created: August 21, 2015
Brake maintenance kits provide a convenient and cost effective way to obtain all the parts for your brake job. This application guide lists the 'good-better-best' options so you can make an informed choice.
MINI Cooper Tools: Brakes, Engine, Maintenance, Repair
Created: January 17, 2014
Mini Mania offers a comprehensive range of tools for maintenance, repair or upgrades for your Mini Cooper. From simple to complex jobs, we can help.
Created: December 12, 2013
Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems. Since their founding in 1977, they have developed a substantial matrix of brake components and engineering techniques that allow them to quickly and reliably create brake systems for almost any application.Wilwood em...
Created: December 12, 2013
Brembo SpA is an acknowledged world leader and innovator in the field of automotive disc brake technology.
About EBC Brakes - the Company
Created: September 01, 2009
About EBC Brakes - the Company
Created: September 01, 2009
Research and Development is the driving force of any successful brake manufacturer and EBC Brakes is proud of its extensive R&D facilities located at its Bristol manufacturing plant which include full chemistry, friction development and testing facilities including 5 dynamometers.
MINI Cooper Brake Wear Sensor Service Warning Indicator Reset
Created: June 18, 2009
Procedures for resetting the Brake Pad Wear warning light.
Created: October 08, 2008
BMW is recalling 560 of its 2009 John Cooper Works and John Cooper Works Clubman vehicles equipped with 16-inch-diameter front brake discs because under "conditions of intense brake usage, braking performance would be reduced."
Brembo Brakes for the MINI Cooper & S
Created: January 27, 2006
Recognizing our passion for excellence has driven Brembo engineers to develop the finest replacement brake systems available in the market today. Seeing the need for systems that either optimized the original equipment brake systems, or replaced their major components for a more significant upgrade, Brembo designed, tested and manufactured these systems to provide the highest levels of quality, style and performance available.
Maintenance
MINI Cooper Brake Service & Maintenance
Created: January 26, 2015
The "Value Line" range of products from Mini Mania are sourced from top quality manufacturers and offer great value and performance to keep your MINI in top condition at great low prices. Now you can keep your MINI Cooper Brake system in as new condition and not brake the bank in doing so.
MINI Cooper Brake Maintenance Parts- Most Popular
Created: August 26, 2014
Top Selling Brake Maintenance Items for your MINI Cooper
MINI Cooper Brake Service A word of Caution
Created: March 06, 2014
Servicing and Upgrading Brake Components should only be performed by a competent and qualified auto mechanic. Any incorrect installation may cause serious safety problem or an accident.
Performance
Making Your MINI Cooper More Responsive
Created: April 02, 2009
Making Your MINI More Responsive - Getting More Bite from Your Brakes. If you’ve had the chance to spend a day out on the track, we suspect that towards the end of the day you were starting to smell a fragrance that was new to you: the odor of hot brakes. You may also have noticed that you were having to...
How-To Install Front Brakes-Coil Over Springs-MINI Cooper
Created: July 29, 2019
In this video we install a set of coil overs and 13" (330mm) big brakes from Vmaxx on our 2012 MINI Cooper JCW Coupe (R58).
MINI Cooper Brake Rotor Upgrade Video
Created: July 05, 2018
In this video we swap out factory JCW MINI Cooper front brake disc rotors and pads and replace them with EBC Yellowstuff Pads and the slotted and drilled rotors.
How-To Upgrade Brakes on your JCW MINI Cooper
Created: August 12, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Upgrade Brakes on your JCW MINI Cooper
EBC Brakes Mini Cooper
Created: December 12, 2013
The History of EBC Brakes. With business commencing in 1978, the company has grown from an importer distributing products from a single van to a multi-national group employing over 400 staff with manufacturing in three countries and worldwide sales in excess of $100 million. The product range comprises brake discs