r53 cooper s

  1. Interior
    Hi all, hoping for a bit of advice... my 2004 R53 has a 2 spoke steering wheel for some reason... I know this was at the time of change so I’m hoping to cha he it to the three spoke version... is this possible? Will the airbag off the three spoke use the same connections? Think they may be green...
  2. New to Mini Torque?
    Hey guys, Ive been lurking for a month after buying first BMW Mini (R53 Cooper S) Thought it about time i said hello ! TBH only reason i bought it was a lifetime love of minis (first car was an original mini van) And my MG ZS typically blew its head gasket.. managed a good 5 years out of it...
  3. MINI Chat
    What do people think the going rate for a face lift R53 that has just gone over 100000 miles, im assuming it is at that point that the price begins to fall quickly. I have had a look on the classified ads on here but most seem to be pre face lift or below 100000 miles. Thanks.
  4. R53 Tried and Tested
    Ok I'm posting this because although there are a few threads on mini forums about this mod, however there aren't many specifics! I'll start with explaining what the mod is; basically you cut up the driver side silencer box ad weld in a new bend straight to the left box. Pros of the mod: -...
  5. Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    hi guys, this might be already explained but i am struggling to get a clear result in my research. i want to upgrade my brakes all around on my mini cooper s with jcw tuning kit. apparently you can use the 2006+ brakes on the 2003 mini. if so what parts will i need and where do i get them...
  6. R53 General
    So i have a problem and im hoping to get advice on whos right and whos wrong so bare with me here; So about 5 weeks ago i buy my new R53 2005 89k miles. Few minor issues so i decide to get to work. I bring it to my mechanic who i always use to get an oil and filter changed. He does that about...
  7. MINI Parts Wanted
    Hi, I am after an M7 bonnet scoop for an R53. Let me know what you've got. Thanks
  8. MINI Parts Wanted
    Looking for a bonnet, front bumper, drivers headlamp and front indicator mounting for a chilli red 2002 cooper s. Came out yesterday morning to find someone had drove into my GF's car and driven off, so just trying to locate parts. Colour is not so important but would be ideal if they were...
  9. Tuning Discussion
    Heya, I've been running an r53 mini in British Rallycross for a few years now, and we've been slowly cranking up the power. We've noticed that the supercaharger inlet pipe between the supercharger and the throttle body (this bit: Supercharger Inlet Tube R52 R53 - Way Motor Works) collapses...
  10. MiniTorque Threads
    To rent in Gatwick/W.Sussex/Surrey area! Pref to fit 2/3 cars + (own) tools. Anyone know or have anything to offer?! Also looking for a First gen Cooper S engine with low milage! Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Krissy :)
  11. MINI Parts For Sale
    R53 Cooper S K&N filter only 200 miles on it, excellent condition, looks like new. SOLD Goodridge break line front is for R56 JCW and rear for R53. 30 GBP
  12. MINI Chat
    I hope you enjoy this video I took this weekend in wales. Let me know what you think :thumbup: Mini Cooper S Milltek exhaust, K&N air filter driving around Llyn Brianne Lake Wales spitting flames - YouTube
  13. R53 Tried and Tested
    I haver recently had fitted to my R53 mini cooper s a cat back Milltek exhaust system. It doesn't sit straight on the car as you will be able to see from the picture. . I have since spoken to the supplier of the exhaust (not Milltek themselves) and they suggested it was a fitting issue so...
  14. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi people, i see alot of people on here are running a Newman Cam ? what sort of performance gains have people seen ?
  15. The Projects
    RaffaIsOnFire: R53 Cooper S Facelift powered by krumm! hi there, my name is Raffa and i'm from Germany! some of you may recognize me from motoring-underground or the german MINI-boards. decided to join you guys to keep an eye on the scene in GB! here are my MINIs! sold my R50 Cooper (...
  16. MINI Parts Wanted
    Hi all We have a severely buckled 'S' Spoke 17" wheel and I am looking for a replacement... Would ideally be looking for 1 S spoke rim in excellent condition, OR a set of 4 alternative wheels - We love R56 JCW wheels, as well as the R90's I beleive they are called... If you have any sets...
  17. Faults & Fixes
    Once my mcs is warm when u rev it or blip the throttle when ur stationary once the revs come down it makes a funny horn sort of noise can anyone help?