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Clutch Kit Performance Upgrade Stage 1 - R55/r56 Mini Cooper S

Clutch Kit Performance Upgrade Stage 1 - R55/r56 Mini Cooper S

Clutch Kit Performance Upgrade Stage 1 - R55/r56 Mini Cooper S
Selected: G2NMG1601
Clutch Kit Performance Upgrade Stage 1 - R55/r56 Mini Cooper S
Stage 1 Unsprung Clutch
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Part No: G2NMG1601
Internet Price $699.00
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Whether you are looking for something 'more durable' or 'better than stock', or a nice performance upgrade, the Stage 1 kit is a great fit.

Fits the following Cooper S models with the N14 engine:

2007-2010 R56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2010 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2009-2010 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible

Image shown is an approximation and not the actual product.

Stage 1 Performance Clutch Upgrade kit features an integrally molded carbon kevlar-based, high performance organic lining that offers smooth engagement and excellent life. This lining has an integrally bonded steel backing for strength under high clamp loads and temperatures. Best for street and many track/off-road applications.

The kit includes an 'Unsprung' solid hub Clutch Disk for use with Dual Mass Flywheels. (Not recommended for solid single mass flywheels).

NOTE: These Clutch Kits are available with sprung or unsprung (solid hub) clutch disks. Select the Clutch Kit with the unsprung (solid hub) clutch disk if you have a Dual Mass Flywheel like the stock unit. If you are using an aftermarket lightweight 'solid' flywheel, select the Clutch Kit with the sprung clutch disk.

Stage 1 Cooper S Performance Clutch Kit offers a nice upgrade from the factory setup with stock-like daily drivability and very good wear characteristics. For Street, Drag, Drift, Road Race, Rallye, Pulling, Autocross.

Features high clamp pressure plate, steel-backed and multi-compound woven organic material and high torque solid hub disc assembly, and bearing.


[ ] High clamp pressure plate
[ ] Torque Capacity of 257 ft-lbs
[ ] Steel-backed and multi-compound woven organic material
[ ] High torque solid hub disc assembly
[ ] Bearing and tool kit

Spec High Clamp Load Pressure Plates are standard with all performance kits. These plates can feature higher clamp loads than original equipment and have a very reasonable pedal requirement. The exclusive 360 degree pivot technology assures a perfectly even lift and disc clamp, maximized leverage, more consistent clamp load and minimized wear.

For other stage levels, see G2NMG1601-P.

For the factory replacement Flywheel Bolts, see G2NMG7603.


Unless using a new flywheel provided by SPEC, existing unit must be resurfaced prior to installation of the clutch product to ensure integrity of friction surface. Owner must also break in the new high performance clutch for a minimum of 450 miles, primarily city and/or stop-and-go driving, before full throttle engagement, drag launching or speed shifting. * FAILURE TO EXECUTE EACH OF THE ABOVE WILL HINDER CLUTCH PERFORMANCE AND VOID ALL WARRANTY!!!

Unless otherwise instructed by written notice from SPEC, follow manufacturer’s instructions when installing clutch and flywheel products. SPEC recommends that all bolts be inspected before re-installation, and any bolts that have been removed and re-torqued multiple times replaced. SPEC will not warrant any component failure due to install error.


S.P.E.C., Inc warrants all products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for normal use and service up to 120 days after retail purchase. SPEC reserves the right to examine any part returned for warranty claim to determine whether a defect in materials or workmanship exists in such product. SPEC liability is limited to repairing, replacing or crediting towards other product, and credits will not exceed the invoice total for the parts. Labor and storage charges are not products of SPEC and, therefore, will not be reimbursed for any reason. Final determination of the condition and suitability of the parts for uses contemplated by the buyer is a sole responsibility of the buyer. SPEC will not be liable for any damage or injury to persons or property that might be claimed as a result of improper installation or misuse of any part subject to this warranty. There are no warranties expressed or implied beyond those set forth above.

Torque Rcommendations (measured at flywheel):

TORQUE CAPACITY 257 ft-lbs 295 ft-lbs 330 ft-lbs 352 ft-lbs 407 ft-lbs 352 ft-lbs 493 ft-lbs
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