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  1. R56 MCS Stock Suspension - Gauging Interest

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Ok need some help with this, I have my old R56 MCS stock suspension sitting around, its done about 42,000 and is from Feb 2007 Does anyone want it and how much does this sort of thing go for?
  2. Evolve-R remote flash/ecu tuner

    Engine & Drivetrain
    There has been a lot of talk about switchable remaps for the R56 MCS and the possibility of us tuning cars that are unable to visit us - due to distance. We now have a solution. The evolve-R. This remote cable is one that you (the end user) keeps and can flash in files using your laptop...
  3. Larger injectors for the R50 now available !

    Engine & Drivetrain
    For all those of you who spend time and money for your N/A R50, i have good news. The stock R50 injectors are very small, at 178cc/[email protected] bar (Bosch part number 0280155991). Anything more than a full exhaust system and intake, like a camshaft, will take them to 100% duty cycle at high rpm if...
  4. DavidRodrigues Cooper S+

    The Projects
    From daily to track toy - PROJ3CT R53 Hi, my name is David and this is my MINI R53 :) First Track day PART LIST: Brakes: EBC Greenstuff Front Motul RBF 600 Goodridge Braided Hose Kit EBC Front Brake Discs Drilled and Grooved Engine: FMIC Airtec Alta Intercooler Couplers Alta Supercharger...
  5. James' R56 S (Chocolate Belgian Waffle)

    The Projects
    So after 6ish months of problems the GP has gone back to Rybrook Stratford after a very good px offer. Picked up a black R56 S with Aero Kit and a few nice options. It’s very different to drive as it doesn’t feel as urgent as the R53 which I miss but the R56 isn’t awful and does good MPG's...
  6. Suprising amount of want...

    R56 General
    Not that I was looking but stumbled accross this: MINI Cherished - MINI details Yes its stock spec with wheel gap and OEM rims but... I think that looks pretty mean !! :thumbup: Make it lower, take it for a remap and I would be happy rocking it... not too bad a price and spec really...
  7. ARC

    Engine & Drivetrain
    ARC Products for R53 MINI Cooper S ARC Intercooler The ARC intercooler is a direct replacement for the stock factory unit & makes a claimed 10bhp over the stock Cooper S intercooler, it also comes with an air plate diverter to allow smoother airflow into the intercooler from the scoop opening...
  8. Hammer Time

    The Projects
    Well a few months ago i got bored since i couldn't get much more done to the JCW without it either looking silly or venturing into the unknown.... then i went to the seaside & bought a shell It started out life as a 52 plate Cooper but since then it's misplaced it's engine.... it also needed...
  9. Cylinder Head.

    The Projects
    Well as my first modified cylinder head is on my engine already, and I didn't take any pictures, I thought I best take pictures of my second cylinder head before and through my process of modification to installation, so here are a few photo's in it's stock form as I received it. Exhaust...
  10. MLJ's - Outside Toilet (Garden Gnome's Toilet)

    The Projects
    Welcome to my project thread, some of you may know me off totalmini. BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH :tongue_smilie: I got my 2001 chilli red cooper for my 17th birthday and set about destroying it ever since :blushing::blink: This is basicly what it looked like only with more chrome :blushing: Initial...
  11. new car

    MINI Free Zone
    With me banging on about supras , I started looking around , found one and purchased it ! previously had a lot done , then some garage mechanic where it was being serviced took it for a spin , promptly underestimated how quick they are and bashed the front in !!! oops - settled with the owner...
  12. Operation: Vacuum Gain System (VGS) - Thoughts?

    Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Ross-Tech.com... Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...
  13. What's your average MPG?

    R56 General
    I'd heard rumours of 40+ MPG. Last three tanks I've only managed between 32 and 34 (not including the 9.9 I got round Bedford :laugh:). I've not been caning it everywhere either - this has included at least 150 miles of motorway. Anyone noticed a difference with the sport button on or off? I...
  14. From stock to Ringtool

    The Projects
    I have gradually modded my 2003 MCS from 2004 till now and recently things are getting more serious because I bought a 1st gen. MCS Cabrio to be able to make the R53 more suited for the Nurburgring and other tracks. Currently the Mini runs 250 bhp and 280 Nm (full mod list in de vbGarage) and...
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