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Performance Stage Kits for MINI Cooper
Created: January 14, 2020
Find performance stage kits for your BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper S. Shop brands such as Borla, Dinan, K&N, NM Engineering, Remus, QuickSilver and Wagner for stage 1, stage 2, and stage 3 kit options for road, street, and race use. Each stage consists of different parts for a level of performance.
MINI Cooper Quicksilver Performance Exhausts
Created: December 12, 2013
QuickSilver MINI Cooper Exhaust - Produces superior exhaust systems to increase performance & durability, improve appearance, enhance sound and reduce weight, saving up to 40 kgs against an OE equivalent.
Created: June 09, 2015
MINI Cooper High Performance Stage 4 & 5 KitsThe Mini Cooper S was designed by BMW as a iconic car with everything in mind; economy, looks, style, utility and performance. If you like many of us that would rather have performance on the top of the list, Mini Mania is here to help. Stage 4 ...
Brake Kits
Find the right Big Brake Kit 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.
Brake Pads
Performance Brake Pads for MINI Cooper
Created: January 14, 2020
Find high performance brake pads for your BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper S. Shop popular performance brands such as Brembo, EBC, CarboTech and StopTech for sport/street use. We carry options for low dust, high friction, track, full race, & autocross.
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.
Created: September 22, 2014
Complete list of Clutch Kits for all years of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S
MINI Countryman Clutch Problems
Created: March 23, 2015
MINI Countryman Clutch Problems Reported problems with the factory original clutch used on the early MINI Countryman are easy to find. While more problems seem to related to the All4 version of the Countryman they are by no means isolated to them. The experiences are varied. Some MINIs only suffer ...
Cylinder Head
Cylinder head intake and exhaust valves - BMW MINI Cooper
Created: January 17, 2014
We offer the most complete selection in the country of original equipment and after market performance parts for the MINI aluminum cylinder head. The introduction of a cost effective alternative for stock valves compliments our existing range of performance and over-sized valves for both the first and second generation models of the MINI.
Cylinder Head Performance Improvement
Created: December 30, 2005
There is no single 'magic bullet' upgrade that will take your MINI to optimum horsepower, as all components are designed to work together to give the best performance. This technical paper explains what happens when an upgrade is installed on a stock cylinder head, and what changes you might want to make next to take maximum advantage of that extra boost.
Drivetrain
Performance Stage Kits for Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 MINIs
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
Stage Kit Performance Upgrades Gen2 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen2 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
MINI Cooper and Cooper S Performance Exhausts | Gen1, Gen2, Gen3
Created: January 08, 2020
Find and shop for MINI Cooper Performance Exhausts | Borla Exhausts, QuickSilver Exhausts, Dinan Exhausts, NM Exhausts, Remus Exhausts
How-To Install Exhaust in MINI Coupes and Roadsters
Created: August 03, 2016
VIDEO: How to Install Exhaust in MINI Coupes and Roadsters
Performance Chip Software Upgrades For MINI Cooper S R55 to R61
Created: November 05, 2019
Upgrade Your MINI  Cooper S with these easy to do performance parts
Created: March 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions about performance upgrade in and around your engine!
Fun Things
New 2020 Performance 301 HP JCW GP
Created: November 19, 2019
This is the groundbreaking 301 HP 2020 JCW GP. MINI has touched every part of this car to create a powerful driving experience while maintaining the highest in MINI quality.
Advanced Street Driving Skills
Created: December 11, 2009
Advanced Street Driving Skills Created: December 11, 2009 Now that we’ve spent some time explaining where engine performance comes from, and how to get more out of your MINI Cooper S or Cooper, we need to inject a note of reality. No matter how much potential speed and performance an owner builds into a car, fast is as fast does. At the end of the ra..
Gen 3: F54 - F60
MINI Performance Air Intakes and Air Filters | Gen3 F54-F57, F60
Created: January 09, 2020
Find and shop for MINI Cooper Performance Air Intakes, Air Filters, and kits | Gen3 F54, F55, F56, F57, F60 | K&N Air Intakes and Filters, NM Engineering Air Intakes, and more.
Gen1: R50 - R53 (2002 - 2008)
Performance Air Intakes and Air Filters | MINI Cooper R50 R52 R53
Created: January 09, 2020
Find and shop for Gen1 MINI Cooper Performance Air Intakes, Air Filters, and kits | R50, R52, R53 | K&N Air Intakes and Filters, AFE Cold Air Intakes
Gen2: R55 - R61 (2007 - 2016)
MINI Performance Air Intakes and Air Filters | Gen2 R55-R61
Created: January 09, 2020
Find and shop for MINI Cooper Performance Air Intakes, Air Filters, and kits | Gen2 R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61 | K&N Air Intakes and Filters, NM Engineering Air Intakes, and more.
Performance Upgrades for your MINI Cooper
Created: September 03, 2019
Shop for MINI Cooper performance parts. Find performance exhausts, intakes, filters, turbos, superchargers, and more. Shop by performance brands such as AFE, Brembo, Borla, K&N, Remus, Wagner, Wilwood, Milltek, Billstein, and more.
Performance Upgrades Customized to Your MINI Model
Created: August 14, 2018
We get a lot of calls from Non-S MINI Cooper drivers wondering how they can increase their MINI's power. That led us to compile a few of the most popular performance upgrades specific to your year and model of MINI Cooper!
Mini Cooper Performance Parts - an upgrade guide for your Mini
Created: March 16, 2016
This is a comprehensive guide on products can extract more performance out of your Mini Cooper. This article will list what types of upgrades are available for your Mini Cooper S.
Performance Exhaust Upgrades for MINI Cooper R50 R52 R53
Created: September 06, 2017
Performance and Cat Back Exhaust systems for your Gen 1 R50 R52 and R53 MINI Cooper offer better flow with reduced back pressure for improved performance. These systems typically offer a lower deeper tone with a slight increase in sound volume. Some of these systems install at the front flange, the others are spliced in after the secondary catalytic converter or resonator.
MINI Cooper Performance Upgrades for the F56 Gen 3 MINIs
Created: February 17, 2015
MINI Cooper F56 Performance Upgrades
Tips: Before You Take Your Next Road Trip in Your New MINI
Created: May 22, 2020
Looking to hit the road? Make sure you check in with your New MINI to make sure it's in tip-top shape before you hit the streets. Our technical experts have come up with a list of things that you should check out on your car before your next road trip.
MINI Coupe Performance Package from AC Schnitzer
Created: February 02, 2012
BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has gotten a hold of a 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe and has wasted no time getting to know it personally.
MINI Cooper Performance Spring Kit and Shock Upgrades
Created: May 27, 2009
Two suspension components have the most direct effect on ride quality and handling performance, the springs and the shocks. The length and resilience of the springs determines how easily and how far the body will move when the wheels hit a bump or when weight is transferred in acceleration, braking,.
Importance of MINI Cooper Snow tires
Created: November 28, 2011
With our own winter tires arriving today we thought it appropriate to talk about why you should consider winter tires if you live in the snow-belt
Casual Autocrossing the MINI Cooper
Created: February 27, 2009
Autocrossing has been a popular competitive sports car activity since the earliest days of sports car driving in the United States. Offering a competitive atmosphere and the opportunity to challenge your own driving ability and the car’s capabilities, these events provide adrenalin-boosting excitement and the chance to improve your driving skills under very safe conditions.
How To Articles
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
Installation
Top DIY Performance Projects for your New MINI
Created: May 06, 2019
Looking to make some DIY performance upgrades to your New MINI? These are some of the most popular performance upgrades available for the DIY car owner. The experts at Mini Mania have given each DIY project a rating on ease of completion; 1 being easy and 5 being difficult, to help you prioritize your DIY projects.
Created: November 09, 2017
High performance forged pistons that can handle boost & maximum horsepower for your MINI Cooper. CP forged pistons feature superb ring seal, higher vacuum, lower blow-by, greater durability and increased horsepower and torque through the powerband. See this article for specifications, recommendations, ring gap measurements, and honing instructions.
Performance Upgrade Kits for F55 and F56 Mini Coopers
Created: October 28, 2015
Mini Cooper Performance Upgrade Kits including Engine Upgrade kits and Suspension Upgrade Kits.
MINI Maintenance Tasks You Can DIY
Created: February 09, 2018
There are several MINI Cooper maintenance tasks you can perform yourself that will save you money. Proper maintenance prevents breakdowns, ensures maximum performance, extends the life of your vehicle and increases resell value.
MINI Cooper Performance R53 Camshaft Installation Instructions
Created: March 08, 2006
Installation instructions for the NME6041 camshaft for the MINI Cooper S
Intercoolers
Intercooler Performance Upgrades & Replacements for Your MINI
Created: June 01, 2016
The best in Intercooler Performance Upgrades begins with the best in quality parts. That's why our kit consists of Intercoolers by Wagner Tuning and Hi--Flo pipes by NM Engineering. Get the most out of your MINI with a performance upgrade kit that will have impact. Intercooler and Hi-Flo Pipes.
MINI Cooper Performance Intercooler Upgrade Installation Guide
Created: November 13, 2017
Have you noticed your MINI Cooper S engine seems more powerful & responsive in cold weather? As the inlet temperature is reduced, the air packs a greater number of O2 molecules, resulting in more powerful combustion. This nets more power to the wheels. Now you can have similar performance on warm days with this Intercooler upgrade. Call for details!
Serious MINIs for Touring, Track and Autocross. What Next?
Created: November 11, 2013
Serious MINIs for Touring, Track and Autocross If you’re working your way through this book one step at a time, by now you have gotten a few weeks or months experience with your MINI. We also hope you have taken the opportunity to participate in a basic one-day driving school where you got more ...
Performance
ECU Upgrades for MINI Cooper R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61
Created: September 05, 2017
R55-R61 ECU software upgrades skew towards performance by manipulating parameters such as ignition timing, fuel mixture, boost pressure, just to name a few. ECU upgrades become more critical as you add more 'serious' engine upgrades such as Turbos or internal upgrades, but are also...
Find MINI Performance Ignition Upgrades by Generations
Created: January 22, 2020
Find and shop for MINI Cooper Performance Ignition Upgrades parts.
Find MINI Performance Air Intakes & Air Filters | Gen1 Gen2 Gen3
Created: January 09, 2020
Find and shop for MINI Cooper Performance Air Intakes and Air Filters | K&N Air Intakes and Filters, NM Engineering Air Intakes and Air Filters, AFE Cold Air Intakes, and more.
Performance Brake Rotors for MINI Cooper
Created: January 22, 2020
Find high performance brake rotors for your BMW MINI Cooper & Cooper S. Shop popular brands such as Brembo, StopTech and Wildwood for sport/street use. We carry options for track, full race, & autocross.
Performance Clutch Kits for MINI Cooper
Created: January 22, 2020
Find performance clutch kits for your BMW MINI Cooper & Cooper S.
Borla Performance Cat Back System For R50 R52 R53 MINIs
Created: December 30, 2019
Borla Performance Cat Back Exhaust System MINI Coopers R50 R52 R53
How to Increase the Horsepower of Your MINI Cooper
Created: January 11, 2018
Want more power? Here are 9 MINI Cooper Horsepower boosters available on our site. Air filter upgrades, cold air intakes, ecu upgrades, intercoolers and more. Our expert staff of specialists can help you find the right upgrade at the right price.
Stage Kit Performance Upgrades for Gen1 R50 R52 R53 MINIs
Created: September 06, 2017
Stage kits for your Gen1 R50 R52 R53 will save you time and effort when you choose from our wide selection. The Mini Mania stage kits have been designed with 40 years of background of Mini tuning and racing.
Performance Exhaust Upgrades for Gen3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60
Created: September 06, 2017
Performance and Cat Back Exhaust systems for your Gen 3 F54 F55 F56 F57 F60 MINI Cooper offer better flow with reduced back pressure for improved performance. These systems typically offer a lower deeper tone with a slight increase in sound volume. Some of these systems install at the front flange, the others are spliced in after the secondary catalytic converter or resonator.
Performance Exhausts Gen2 MINIs R54 R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61
Created: September 06, 2017
Performance Exhaust systems for your Gen 2 R555, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60 and R61 MINI Cooper offer better flow with reduced back pressure for improved performance. These systems typically offer a lower deeper tone with a slight increase in sound volume. Some of these systems install at the front flange, the others are spliced in after the secondary catalytic converter or resonator.
Cold Air Intakes Upgrades for MINI Cooper and Cooper S
Created: November 22, 2014
MINI Cooper Cold Air Intake systems for either the Supercharged or Turbocharged MINIs is a great addition. Easy to install . Increased Performance. Better gas mileage.
Created: December 12, 2013
MINI Cooper Tuning & Performance MINI Cooper TUNING We Offer a Complete Line of Products to Meet Your Mini Cooper Tuning Needs
SuperCharger Types
Created: September 21, 2010
MINI Cooper S engines from 2001 thru 2006 used Superchargers- here is an overview of the types of superchargers
Mini Cooper S Supercharger Self-Aligning Pulley Upgrade
Created: July 19, 2005
Get more POWER from your Supercharged MINI Cooper 'S' with the effective and economical ULTRIK 3-piece pulley upgrade system with belt. A 15% reduction in the supercharger pulley diameter increases the boost by more than 4 pounds, resulting in a dyno-measured gain of over 20 horsepower AT THE WHEELS. Maximum boost is achieved at lower RPM, giving more power in the mid-range.
Racing Videos
Classic Mini Racing Performance with Don & Dennis Racine
Created: August 12, 2016
VIDEO: Classic Mini Racing Performance with Don & Dennis Racine
Performance Coilovers for MINI Cooper
Created: January 15, 2020
Find performance coilover kits for your BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper S. Shop brands such as Bilstein, H&R and KW for options for road, street, and race use.
Performance Shocks Struts for MINI Cooper
Created: January 15, 2020
Find performance shocks and struts for your BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper S. Shop brands such as Bilstein, Koni and KW for options for road, street, and race use.
Sprint Booster
Sprint Booster Performance Upgrade Resource Guide
Created: April 27, 2018
Here you'll find everything you need to and should know about the MINI Cooper Sprint Booster. Easily install in minutes and feel like you have a brand new car. General info, videos, FAQs, Reviews, Articles & More.
Suspension
Performance Suspension Kits for MINI Cooper
Created: January 15, 2020
Find performance suspension kits for your BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper S. Shop brands such as Bilstein, CravenSpeed, KW and NM Engineering that supply suspension kits parts for road, street, and race use.
Lightweight Performance Wheels for your MINI Cooper
Created: June 26, 2015
Mini Cooper Wheels Application Guide for high performance light weight wheels. A simple guide to show which wheels fit which new BMW/MINI Cooper models. Fitment guide provides information on all Hardtop/Hatchback (R50, R53, R56, F56, F55), Convertible (R52, R57, F57), Clubman (R55, F54), Coupe (R58), Roadster (R59), Countryman (R60) and Paceman (R61) Mini Cooper and Cooper-S models.