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Under Strut Tower Plates for added protection from costly 'strut tower mushrooming' - for use in conjunction with the Strut Reinforcement Plates for maximum protection.
Fits your MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53
Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53

Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53
Selected: NMS7301
Mini Cooper, Cooper S Under Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates (pair), Hardtop R50, Convertible R52, Hardtop R53
Understrut Reinforcement
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Part No: NMS7301
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Internet Price $139.50

Under Strut Tower Plates for added protection from costly 'strut tower mushrooming' - for use in conjunction with the Strut Reinforcement Plates for maximum protection. These plates fit 'inside' the strut towers and are sandwiched between the the strut tower and the top of the struts. Sold in pairs.

Fits the following models:

2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 MINI Cooper S Hardtop/Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and S Convertibles

Too Much G Force
Whether you are competing at an autocross or driving on a Sunday afternoon your MINI is at risk. Even if you already have some STD's, you may want to double up. Because around every corner, in the very depths of every pothole, and the pinnacle of every bump G forces lie in wait. The occasional G may seem harmless by itself, but at times there may be several lurking in one rut and once they have done their damage to the sheet metal atop your tightly sprung strut towers, it will be difficult to resume normal activity.

Mushrooming
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but you may not be able to detect the mushroomed strut towers if you looked at a thousand photos. Less than 3/8" of tower deformation can be extremely detrimental to your MINI's alignment. This has been a common issue that MINI owners have had to face. It is a compromise in the design of the vehicle, where the tight springs allow for the griptastic handling that we love on the twisties, but are the main reason that our MINI's have a unique disposition for sheet metal deformation.

Double Up
These Under Strut Plates are an additional preventative measure. Double up on protection, use with Reinforcement Plates together to your advantage - this will strengthen your MINI's strut towers before deformation can occur. By sandwiching the sheet metal between the 1/8 inch cold rolled steel Under STrut Plate and the 1/2 inch thick aircraft aluminum Reinforcement plate there is no possible way for tour your frame to bend. Sold in pairs.

Under Strut Tower Plates
Installation is a little more difficult than the Reinforcement Plate, using the included instructions, it will take about 30 minutes to ensure that you do not have to go through a lengthy and expensive alignment repair. You will need to lift the car, bolting the strut unbolt the struts, and maneuver the Plates into place before bolting the strut back in place.

Fitment
The pair comes plated in a gold nickel finish. The finish will have some scratches from the manufacturing process, but do not fear, the UTI is barely visible once it is installed.

See NMS7300 for Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates.

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This Item (NMS7301) Fits the following cars:
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper
  • R52 Convertible
  • Automatic
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper
  • R52 Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R52 Convertible
  • Automatic
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R52 Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2006
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper
  • R52 Convertible
  • Automatic
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper
  • R52 Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R52 Convertible
  • Automatic
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R52 Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2005
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2004
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2004
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2004
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2003
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2003
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2003
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2002
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Automatic
  • 2002
  • MINI Cooper
  • R50 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
  • 2002
  • MINI Cooper S
  • R53 Hatchback /Hardtop
  • Manual
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Better Handling for Road, Track or Autocross
Created: January 26, 2009
Once again we’re back to trade-offs. For the average driver, with average passengers, the ability of the car to absorb bumps without rattling the dentures of gran’pa in the back seat is at least as important as how fast the car will get around corners.
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