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August 29, 2011 @ 01:27 AM
ony

Post: 219

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: CA

I have a 08 mini cooper. Im completely oblivious to cars and parts, but i really want to get into it. What could I do to my car to make it faster/ better in general?
August 29, 2011 @ 01:51 AM
thephreak

Post: 1118

Join Date: Jan 2007

Location: Irvine/台中

exhaust, ecu tuning, air filters, and cold air intakes are the cheapest ways to get more power from the engines. as far as a mini goes, it will be hard to put that power via the front wheels though.

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August 29, 2011 @ 03:11 AM
ClydeFrazier

Post: 6407

Join Date: Feb 2009

if it's a cooper s, there's a bunch of stuff you can do, i'd start with an ecu reflash

if it's regular one, don't bother

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August 29, 2011 @ 12:59 PM
Cybrax2

Post: 529

Join Date: Mar 2009

If its cooper S then you could get 15-25 HP by remapping your ECU(the computer that manages your car). It cost 325-550 in my area.

Its a probably the best thing you could do with your car in terms of Performance/Price.
August 30, 2011 @ 01:05 AM
ony

Post: 219

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: CA

yeah its not an s..
September 5, 2011 @ 02:35 AM
500sd

Post: 194

Join Date: Mar 2010

my friend has an 02 cooper, not an s. he just installed new suspension, sway bar, and a cold air intake and he continues to love the thing. its a pretty fast car with a good amount of potential. if you go stage 2 with upgrades youd be suprised how munch faster your car would be.
September 7, 2011 @ 02:34 AM
ClydeFrazier

Post: 6407

Join Date: Feb 2009

i'd only bother working on suspension making it more enjoyable, but there's no point in trying to make horsepower gains on such a small naturally aspirated engine

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September 7, 2011 @ 06:44 PM
╒rozzy

Post: 1884

Join Date: May 2011

Location: California

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Get them coilovers and just do some autoX, should be fun. Seen a lot of Mini's at the local autocross events.

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September 7, 2011 @ 08:37 PM
Lemonz

Post: 2693

Join Date: Sep 2011

Location: http://zyenet.tk

Why do you drive a mini? There are cars that are miles better for around the same price.

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