So... I want to upgrade my mini

Aug 29, 2011 @ 01:27
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?
Aug 29, 2011 @ 01:51
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.
Aug 29, 2011 @ 03:11
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

Melo Gang All Day

Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:59
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.
Aug 30, 2011 @ 01:05
yeah its not an s..
Sep 05, 2011 @ 02:35
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.
Sep 07, 2011 @ 02:34
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

Melo Gang All Day

Sep 07, 2011 @ 18:44
Get them coilovers and just do some autoX, should be fun. Seen a lot of Mini's at the local autocross events.


Sep 07, 2011 @ 20:37
Why do you drive a mini? There are cars that are miles better for around the same price.
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